Completely agree with the above. I didn't even start attempting any kind of story progression until I'd got some exploration out my system. And that an infinitesimally small amount of ground covered relative to the actual overworld. And I still achieved things naturally. I didn't mind the thin story. It let the adventure breathe. My ONLY gripe (barely) is that I think the interiors of each Shrine could have been more varied. I'm actually quite surprised that they weren't. Even if just by region.