Here you will find a pair of treasure chests containing an Old Shirt and some Well-Worn Trousers, giving our hero some much needed clothing. Run ahead and hold the Sheikah Slate up to the pedestal, causing the nearby door to open up. Run ahead and climb up the rock to get outside, and you’ll find yourself at the Great Plateau.
After an overview of the world, Link will see an Old Man in the distance walking towards a camp fire. At this point you can navigate the world as you please; you can find some Tree Branches, Hylian Shrooms, climb up some rocks, interact with your environment, and just get used to your surroundings. You don’t even have to talk to the Old Man if you don’t want to, and he’ll react differently depending on whether you put on clothes yet or if you take things without asking. So begins the complete openness and freedom to do as you please and see what happens which this game offers! This walkthrough will feature our recommended path to take, however.
After the title cutscene, make your way over and speak with the Old Man. He talks about the Great Plateau and how it is the birthplace of Hyrule. He gives you a glimpse of the nearby Temple in the distance. If you’d like to, you can run over to these ruins to find the Temple of Time, or continue and explore the world around you.