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Old 02-25-2017, 11:20 PM   #1
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Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Incoming Game of the year.



The first review out gives it a perfect 10 and says:

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“The result, for all the longevity of its series and the familiarity of the open world genre, is a game that evokes feelings we haven’t felt for 20 years. Not since Ocarina of Time have we set foot in a world that feels so mind-bogglingly vast and unerringly magical, that proves so relentlessly intriguing. Plenty of games promise to let us go anywhere and do anything. Few, if any, ever deliver so irresistibly. 19 years on Ocarina is still held up as the high water mark of gamings best loved and greatest series. Now it may have to settle for second place”.
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Old 02-25-2017, 11:53 PM   #2
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Re: Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

I didn't pre-order a Switch so I am very interested in the Wii U vs. Switch info.
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Old 02-26-2017, 12:08 AM   #3
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i'll probably never get to play it because I'll never buy that console. :/
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Old 02-26-2017, 12:43 AM   #4
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i'll probably never get to play it because I'll never buy that console. :/
Same here, maybe when it hits emulators 10 years from now or whatever.

I've been watching some early gameplay and it looks amazing. Pretty jelly I'll miss out.
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Old 02-26-2017, 12:50 AM   #5
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Re: Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Horizon zero dawn seems like a better version iyam
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Old 02-26-2017, 01:14 AM   #6
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Damn, I was about to get a pro... idk what to do. Zeldas my favorite game, but Nintendo games in general dont really do it for me.
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Old 02-26-2017, 02:15 AM   #7
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Re: Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Nintendo has quite a lot riding on this Zelda title.

I've played every console Zelda game and most of the handheld ones. The last Zelda game (Skyward Sword) was probably the worst console Zelda game since Zelda II. It wasn't bad or anything, but completely underwhelming and forgettable in almost every way.

They've been mad hyping BotW up for years now, it had better deliver. It simply being really good won't even cut it.
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Old 02-26-2017, 02:31 AM   #8
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Horizon zero dawn seems like a better version iyam
Aww that's cute.
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Old 02-26-2017, 02:50 AM   #9
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Same here, maybe when it hits emulators 10 years from now or whatever.
You spelled "months" wrong.
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Old 02-26-2017, 02:53 AM   #10
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Yeah the Wii U emulator is progressing very well. I'm sure BOTW will be a priority for the devs if you want to go that route.
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Old 02-26-2017, 03:55 AM   #11
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Re: Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

You really thought Skyward Sword was that bad? I enjoyed it myself.

I'm completely on board for BotW, preordered it and the Switch basically just for this game. I'm all set to fangirl out.
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Old 02-26-2017, 09:07 AM   #12
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Re: Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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You spelled "months" wrong.
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Yeah the Wii U emulator is progressing very well. I'm sure BOTW will be a priority for the devs if you want to go that route.
I didnt even realize the wii U emulators were even playable right now. I got a pretty powerful gaming laptop(gtx970 i7) to run it. I'm sure it wont be as good as playing on the switch but at least I can play this game in some form.

You guys got me a little excited.
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Old 02-26-2017, 01:59 PM   #13
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Re: Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

I think one review gave it only its 19th 10 in the history of its publications. I don't take much from reviews usually but at least that is promising. Too bad I'm having surgery on my right thumb 3/3 and won't be able to play for probably a month after release fml.
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Old 02-26-2017, 03:04 PM   #14
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You really thought Skyward Sword was that bad? I enjoyed it myself.
I didn't think it was bad, I enjoyed my playthrough of it as well. I just thought it paled compared to most other Zelda games which are usually excellent.

Not a fan of motion controls, but even putting that completely aside, the way they did the overworld felt really disjointed to me and pretty tiny. There was very little exploration and side quests and stuff, made the game feel much more linear than other Zelda games (which are often quite linear but you can lose yourself doing side stuff so it doesn't feel like it).

It also felt shorter and easier to me than other Zelda games (probably due to lack of overworld and side stuff) and there was just lots of weird quirks (like those stupid items prompts that reset every time you restart the game).

So no, not a bad game or anything, just felt like a step down from the other Zelda titles.

The open world concept of BotW should hopefully rectify the biggest complaint and put the exploration and the scope of the world back.
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Old 02-26-2017, 03:16 PM   #15
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I think one review gave it only its 19th 10 in the history of its publications. I don't take much from reviews usually but at least that is promising. Too bad I'm having surgery on my right thumb 3/3 and won't be able to play for probably a month after release fml.
This is same people quoted in OP fwiw.

Also brutal.
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Old 02-26-2017, 04:09 PM   #16
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This is same people quoted in OP fwiw.

Also brutal.
Yeah I figured it was but wasn't 100% sure. I saw the list of the other games they gave a 10 to and agree with half of them but not all. I try not to put too much stock in it, but it is nice to see a normally harsher critic give it that much praise. At least on their list was Half Life 2 RIP to that series
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Old 02-26-2017, 04:11 PM   #17
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I wish nintendo would just go for the sega model and abandon consoles and release cross platform games.
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Old 02-26-2017, 04:55 PM   #18
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Yeah um this looks amazing. Can't splurge on this + a switch though.
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Old 02-26-2017, 06:06 PM   #19
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Re: Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Buy a Wii U from someone buying a switch?
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Old 02-26-2017, 06:49 PM   #20
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Retailers (and Nintendo) are sitting on this pile of Wii U's that nobody is buying. At some point, probably soon, I'd imagine Wii U's are going to be priced to move.

They are probably purposefully holding off on that until this Zelda game has been out awhile.
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Old 02-26-2017, 08:55 PM   #21
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I didn't think it was bad, I enjoyed my playthrough of it as well. I just thought it paled compared to most other Zelda games which are usually excellent.

Not a fan of motion controls, but even putting that completely aside, the way they did the overworld felt really disjointed to me and pretty tiny. There was very little exploration and side quests and stuff, made the game feel much more linear than other Zelda games (which are often quite linear but you can lose yourself doing side stuff so it doesn't feel like it).

It also felt shorter and easier to me than other Zelda games (probably due to lack of overworld and side stuff) and there was just lots of weird quirks (like those stupid items prompts that reset every time you restart the game).

So no, not a bad game or anything, just felt like a step down from the other Zelda titles.

The open world concept of BotW should hopefully rectify the biggest complaint and put the exploration and the scope of the world back.
Fair enough. I know people loved Wind Waker but I had a massive problem with the ocean travel that really hurt the experience for me, so it depends on how much certain issues bother you.

I know they rectified this in the remaster, thankfully. I may have only played that game once as is, the ocean travel irritated me so much.

BotW just looks outstanding, though, and the early reviews have me stoked to play it.
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Old 02-26-2017, 09:02 PM   #22
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Yes I agree completely about WW, the ocean got very tedious.
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Old 02-26-2017, 09:11 PM   #23
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I would definitely buy a cheap Wii U for this game if it's as good as its hype
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Old 02-26-2017, 09:30 PM   #24
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If you're gonna pick up a cheap Wii U for BotW then there are so many other games you can probably pick up cheap as well. It really is a good system for Nintendo titles.
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Old 02-26-2017, 10:14 PM   #25
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Re: Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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Yes I agree completely about WW, the ocean got very tedious.
This is what worries me though, and it's one of the criticisms I've seen in a review so far: the game is so big that it borders on empty at times.
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