You say that, but plenty of times i just came up with solutions using those systems completely naturally. I wasn't forcing myself to think "clever" solutions, i just thought those were the most efficient ways with what i had at hand. Be it using a random fire sword i picked up to protect myself from the cold, or beating up enemies with a rock and telekinesis.I didn't say you couldn't use them. I said they were largely superfluous. The gif of the player beating the Ganon Lynel is an excellent example of this. None of the content in the game rose to a point where it required you to dig that deep into the games systems to beat any of the content. You can use fire to create updrafts and score a headshot on a goblin; or, you can just go up the side of the tower it's sitting on because it's not the big and there aren't any other enemies around. Superfluous.
Maybe its because you're a more careful type of player? The kind that prefers preparing properly before setting out to difficult places? That would explain why your playthrough felt more conventional.
But the interesting thing is this goes back to my point about how two people can play the game in completely different ways.