For my birthday this year I got a Switch and Zelda: Breath of the Wild. I've never played Zelda games, and I was planning on streaming my way through the game. My question is, do I just jump right in with BOTW, or do I have to start with a prior game in the series?
If you have Switch Online you'll have access to NES and SNES virtual console games so you can play Zelda 1, 2, and A Link to the Past if you feel like it. Link to the Past has always been my favourite of those I've played in the series so I'd recommend it if you enjoy BotW. For an action RPG the Zelda series has always been fairly light on the story. Link is the hero. Zelda is the princess. Ganon is the villian. Usual hero/villian/princess hijinks ensue but you have a shield and sword this time instead of mushrooms.