Breath Of The Wild feels like a cultural moment, one of those rare occasions when a new artwork is immediately and almost unanimously agreed upon as an all-time great. I’m thinking of albums like My
Absolutely. It's like the feeling of playing the original Legend Of Zelda on the NES. Ocarina captured A Link To The Past in 3D perfectly. This has the fantastic freedom that started the series and it's beyond classic already!!!! *must calm my excitement as I am on n4g* LOL
You can have any excitement you want as long as you don't shit on others
How are you going to say that, when that's literally ALL you do? Unless it's a PS Exclusive, every single exclusive game is a "let down" to you and you go whining about it in nearly every article for X hot game at the time.
All I do?
I've only replied to the same people who come into my comments and shit on me
Go through my history
I'm not sure if you're trying to convince me with that lie, or yourself. I spend the majority of my time on this site actually reading the material posted. But I couldn't help notice that almost every single article I click on. You're almost always first to comment, which explains the ridiculous amount of comments you leave.
However, without failure you're there. Crying about how everyone is wrong and every game is a disappointment or just not good. Unless of course it's a PS4 exclusive. That's about the only time you have anything positive to say.
So if Zelda is so bad why do you continue to comment in nearly every single Zelda article?
Nah, he's right. I've definitely seen you whine a lot about nothing on here.
I only replied to you when you replied to me. Weirdo.
sooo... uh, when did he shit on anyone, in that comment? insecure much?
Says the guy who go shit on whatever game that isn't on the PS4.
ROFL! Says one of the biggest PS4 fanboy whiners on here.
This is what someone sounds like when you have only one game for you system worth buying.
You sound like the typical fanboy who's upset they have to purchase a brand new console to play one game your interested in, but too much of a fanboy to admit. Seriously the majority of the people need to get their panties out of a twist and accept this game is extremely well received by gamers and critics. The only logical explanation is you can't play it, so you hate on something you can't get. Or trolling.
no, at least in graphics and performance.
By that standard you could never say that an old game is one of the greatest games ever made. Would you not be able to go back and play games like the original Deus Ex, Chrono Trigger and Ocarina of Time because the graphics are bad? If so, I think you're missing the point of playing video games.
The sad thing is, if Zelda was a PS exclusive and got that kind of reception, everyone in this site would bow down and worship it.
Just look at No Man's Sky. An awful and incomplete mess of a game yet a lot of fanboys over here defended it like their lives depended on it just by virtue of being an exclusive to their favorite console.
I'm pretty sure 75% of the people hated it, I know I did. It was like an expensive pack of zebra gum rapped in a trident layers wrapper.
It does remind me of the first time I played Zelda back in the 80's. That feeling of a huge world to explore, and not knowing what was around the next bend. It continues to surprise me every time I play it with something great. That's not to say its perfect, and not monotonous if you play it certain ways. But it is indeed, the best adventure games I've ever played, and quite different than the rest of the series.
The further I get into it the more I love it
I don't even think it's the best game of the year...
That goes to Nier: Automata for me. Incredible game, but I'm aware my opinion may be different to others.
Only really just picked up Zelda:BOTW for my Wii U, so haven't invested too much time in it yet but it plays well so far.
What, in your opinion, is a better game this year?
Horizon zero Dawn. That's just my opinion.
It most certainly is my top 5 ever
To Zelda fans perhaps.
No, not at all.
What This game has in common with zelda is the name.. Feels like a spin-off to the series. Everything has changed and I think it's in the wrong way.
and yet you go few comments up and you read " It's like the feeling of playing the original Legend Of Zelda on the NES. Ocarina captured A Link To The Past in 3D perfectly. "
Questions like these are horrible. It's like asking who's the best super hero in a comic book store.
People are asking for a fight that isn't needed. There are a lot of really good games out right now, why are people still complaining?
Reminds me of when I was younger and itching for a fight at the bar..
The voice acting alone should drop it a point. Serious cringe.
You mean the 3 voice lines you hear in the game ? there's barely any voice acting in the game nintendo still doesn't want to "over invest" in voice overs in their games i guess.
Voice acting is garbage yeah. Luckily there's hardly any of it.
Can you repeat the question?
You're not the boss of me now so no, I won't repeat the question!
Miss that show ...
I don't even think it's an above average game.
Boring, ugly and confusing right? ;-)
you played it ?
Yeah. I played it for about 3 hours today on wii u & about 15 hours overall. I just think it's ugly & boring with bad combat & control. There are times its fun. Some of the shrines are fun & occasionally you can do something pretty cool, but it doesnt make up for the ugly & the repetitive. I spent about 90 minutes today unsuccessfully searching for thr statue in Hateeno Village. That was not fun.
Wow, so edgy.
Wow, so original.
It is definitely in the conversation. Awesome, awesome game.
I hate this idea that there is a best game of all time.
Breath of the Wild is a great game that cannot be deny.
But to say this game or any game is the greatest is far fetch.
There is too many different games out there to compare.
Example: How can you compare a game like BoTW to a game lets say like Rocket League?
You can't because they are in different genres.
"But to say this game or any game is the greatest is far fetch. "
To be fair, the article isn't asking if it is THE greatest, just whether or not it's among the best. It's a little different, but that difference is quite important. It's like, there might not be a best movie, but there are certainly several movies that are widely believed to be among the best.
"You can't because they are in different genres."
Furthermore, I think a sign of a game being truly great or among the best is the ability to transcend its genre. A great example of this is Final Fantasy VII. You can say whatever you want about the game, but it's hard to deny that, despite being an RPG, it was one experience that many people tried and enjoyed. Even people who dislike RPGs or stick to different genres played it, enjoyed it and sang its praises.
With this being said, I get that the world is moving faster, but it's way too soon to start talking about Breath of the Wild's impact.
I wholeheartedly agree and man I love the salt from PS fanboys who are just cranky that Zelds scored far better than Horizon in reviews. Stop being ignorant fools and let it sink in, Zelda BOTW is a really good game and I won't say better since that's purely subjective but it is definitely far more special, you can get more feels by watching a single trailer for BOTW than everything Horizon showcased and a lot of other games releasing in 2017. And, the open world/sense of exploration aswell as freedom of play are vastly superior than pretty much a lot of games out there. I hear no praise for anything except how incredibly Horizon looks and plays, I don't hear praise for any other aspect or atleast they're not on par. Its fun looks and play well but nothing else and will be for gotten come 2 yrs whereas BOTW will be remembered for years.
You just sound like pure salt from the way you bashed horizon just now. I'm sure it will be remembered till the end of this gen.
Why can't more than one game be great at a time, why the war? Do you realize how f*c king stupid you sound, I mean go back and actually read your post.
I own both horizon and zelda botw and the play nothing alike and are both high tiers of their genre. Ps4 fanboy sound pitifully salty which they shouldn't cuz in the late 4 month sony has released the last guardian, yakuza 0, gravity rush 2, nioh, mlb the show, nier automata, horizon and kingdom Hearts with persona 5 coming soon. What's therected to be salty about, they have so many great games.
Zelda is stellar and that shouldn't take away from their experience and you shouldn't stoke it like an idiot fanboy.
The game is almost unanimously well recieved, no doubt. My problem is Zelda fatigue. For me, the apex of magic in Zelda was Wind Waker. After that, I couldnt bring myself to finish another one. Maybe enough has changed in this iteration to bring me back in. But for now, Horizon 0 Dawn has been my Zelda replacement. To me its what Zelda should have evolved into by now.
Well said. Nailed it
Well, I can tell you BOTW is drastically different from all Zeldas before it in many areas, definitely.
Give it a go.
I definately will. But I need a DRASTIC price cut before I dive in. No doubt it must be a GREAT game, but no game is worth $450 to me, and I have a pro + 4k curved tv so its not like Im a super cheapskate when it comes to gaming/entertainment.
What aggravates me the most is that I could be playing the game on either a $150 version of the console that left out the (to me) useless mobile features, or a true next gen home console that would be recieving all of the other 3rd party support + TRUE next gen Nintendo games.
Breath of the Wild feels like no other game, let alone Zelda. It's an incredible game. This is coming from someone who had Zelda fatigue and never finished Wind Waker HD due to it.
No. A solid Zelda title and a good turn for the franchise, but I think there's still room for improvement. I am enjoying it though.
Spot on. I don't think we'll be looking back at BOTW in fifteen years thinking "Wow, now that was a videogame". If they keep the basic template but fix some of the issues like repeated content and lack of old school dungeons for the next Zelda, then that game will be a beast.
That said, I'm having a lot of fun with BOTW right now, the fact that they made the world fun to explore and engage with without resorting to dishing out experience points for every location discovered or every enemy defeated, is pretty incredible and deserving of praise.
I have yet to play but I would find it hard to put it ahead of ALTTP, OOT and TP.
The best game of 8th gen consoles to say the least.
Dont get me wrong i have not played it yet but best of all time should be for titlea which push boundaries and this one doesn't. Yes it seems refreshing but that's all there is to it.
You can't say that stuff withouth having played it man. I seriously have my doubts it will pass my favourite games (The Last of Us, Witcher 3 and Ocarina of Time) BUT I have not played it yet, and I will hold my judgement until I've done so.
It has though. Plenty of other video game developers are agreeing that it's pushing the boundaries of world, level and game design. It's like watching a movie. You can enjoy the story, sure, but there are so many layers beyond that. Direction, cinematography, lighting, audio, great editing, acting ability. Granted, not everyone is going to have an eye for, or even give two craps about stuff like that. Playing this game, it's obvious to me that it was created by masters of the craft in almost every aspect of game design.
it has it's moments but there's a bad grind to it ... there's a whole lot opportunity to end up going in a direction the game doesn't want u to go and pins against impossible odds and there's really no way of telling where the game is expecting you to go first.
I understand the no hand holding but I've wasted quite a few hours of my life going towards an objective that was given to me early on to end up with a few game overs and realize i was just wasting time.
The gameworld can be way too empty at times and weapons breaking on you loses the cool factor and turns into an annoyance quite fast.
That being said it's still a good game probably gets better as you level up and can fast travel to more locations without the frustration of feeling that u're just walking
im sure its good, but i feel like a lot of the hype is just to drive sales. I havent played it yet...
Wait... The hype is to drive sales? You think people are lying about how good it is to try and get people to buy it? You think reviewers are doing that??
Just what it feels like to me, thats all. And yes, there have been instances where companies have bought positive reviews.
I feel like we would know if Nintendo was doing that by now, what with the internet and such. Having played the game I can personally attest to its quality though.
One word... Yes!
Anybody who has played said game shouldn't need convincing by outside influences. I've been playing videogames since genesis and can testify, yes, this is easily up with the very, very best of them if not thee best.
That's up to the players themselves, but I am having an absolute blast.
This game finally reminds of the original Zelda game on NES. Go where you want, do what you want. You might find yourself in an area that is way over your head and will be one-shotted by baddies there. But outside of some generic "go here, do this" you are definitely free to do as much exploring as you want.
I think the game is epic, grandiose, and definitely one of the best Zelda games made. But I respect others who don't share my enthusiasm for it, as it isn't a game for everyone. Just like Horizon, GTA, Mario, Halo, etc aren't for everyone as well.
But I definitely feel that the scores reflect the quality of the game being presented. It truly is a kick ass game.
Are they serious with this? What a joke.
On N4G no. To the rest of the world yes.
It's a masterpiece the visual style is just gorgeous, it's a modern classic. I salute the Nintendo staff that must of sweated blood and tears to create something so incredible. It's hard to know where Nintendo will take the Zelda franchise next after this remarkable game.