Zelda: Breath of the Wild has reached a major milestone. Based on the latest information provided within Nintendo’s financial results, it’s now the best-selling entry ever.
it's a great game...overhyped yes but great.
overhyped by who though? Those who have actually played it and agree it's a great game?
Everything is considered overhyped unless it's on a preferred platform. At least, that's what I've noticed on the site thus far.
I played it and thought it was a forgetable experience. My length in the game was about 20-22 hours. Rushed the storyline towards the end. Just wanted the experience over and done with. Edit; Zelda's voice was so annoying it made me want to punch a baby!
@Kosic - you are in a very small minority of people who actually beat the game and said they didn't enjoy it. I have logged nearly 100 hours in the game and still have yet to venture inside Ganon's castle. Too much to see around the world. Plus I was working on the Trials DLC as well.
@Kosic Your sense of humor says a lot about your maturity. Of course you wouldn't like a masterpiece like this game, such art is wasted on people like you. Go play another shooter.
No. Those who have played it and consider it the second coming of Jesus Christ.
@heelix, you must be new to this site then Bob.
@Neon How the hell have you put 100 hours into the game and still haven't "seen" everything? What is there even left to see? Another dumb korok seed puzzle? Another shrine? The game is one giant checklist! Not to mention the dungeons were a complete joke. And it took me all of 10 minutes to get through Ganon's castle and 1 try to beat him. The most forgettable Zelda experience I've ever had. Maybe @Kosic and I are in the minority, but a good chunk of the majority are Nintendo fanboys clinging to any nostalgia they can find to justify it being a good game. I've played almost every Zelda game since the NES and this is the first time I've ever felt truly let down about a Zelda title.
@Rippcity OR, and stay with me here, because what I'm about to suggest is going to blow your mind- people have different opinions than you. And lol at the "Nintendo fanboys nostalgia" argument. Is that also an argument you use for God of War fans?
@pramath I am not suggesting that people cannot have differing opinions than myself. What I am suggesting is that the reason why the majority claim BotW is a good game is because of nostalgia (it being a Zelda title). Nintendo games in general are held to their own standard outside of what all other games are judged upon because of the nostalgia surrounding them. And I'm sorry but that is a valid argument when it comes to Zelda. God of War as a franchise hasn't existed nearly as long so nostalgia isn't as present as it is with Zelda. If BotW released with any other name besides Zelda, it would have been trashed up and down by reviewers. Edit: And just to clarify, I have never played a God of War game before and have no intention of playing the new one.
@Heelix "Everything is considered overhyped unless it's on a preferred platform." well said
It's an overrated zelda game. Just too much walking and climbing. The loot sucks. The enemies suck. The dungeons are average. The puzzles are average. And they take away the good paced dungeons that we seen before in other zeldas.
It can be a great game AND over-hyped. Those two aren't mutually exclusive.
People seem to think overrated means zelda is not enjoyable or good game. Zelda is a top 6 game in this generation. I enjoyed it but it's overrated if you think Zelda is the best game this generation.
Rippcity ToZ: Triforce Heroes didn't get special treatment, neither did Star Fox Zero, the last two Paper Mario games, Metroid Prime: Federation Force ect, never mind Botw was the least Zelda game in the series & had people like Angry Joe who never played a Zelda game before love it, nostalgia is a over used argument.
He is only saying because it's not a Sony game and it still is is rated higher than any Sony game from this generation.
The gameplay was good not great and the boss battles weren't the best but the world was on another level from anything I've seen before in a game. For me it was more about discovery.
Seems my only way to reply to Bahamut is to reply under your comment settirip. @Bahamut, funny that you say this piece of art is wasted on me and I should go play another shooter game. I don't quite enjoy shooters as much as RPGS, Dungeon crawlers and serious toned thriller games (heavy rain and the Yakuza series for example). I could write a list of what bugged me about The Legend or Zelda; mountain climber simulator, but it would just be ignored by the silly game defenders like yourself who can't accept anyone else's opinion if it's remotely negative. Just shows your own maturity if you can only accept your own opinion and no one else's...
The game play was amazing. Freedom, open, control, dozens of ways to approach every fight, fun. Something all modern games should strive to be. I really don't know what people expected from the boss battles, I only played a few Zelda games in the past, but they all seemed pretty simple/easy to me. It's like the moment DS/BB dropped, all games aren't allowed to be anything but 30+ wipe simulators now. Zelda, as far as I know, has never been about boss fights. They're just a thing that happens in each game.
We'll deserved. Incredible game 😊
Wait. We all deserved what? "We all deserved. Incredible game. Smiley face." Ah, so you're saying we all deserved an incredible game. I don't know man, I don't feel like we should be so entitled, you know? Like, what have we done to deserve an incredible game? You know?
We don't deserve this
Actually, it's 'we will', not 'we all'... Be careful about correcting someone if you miss the mark.
You're rambling, I think you need a firmware update
@narsaku sorry but boss battles has always been a very important part of Zelda, for one they were puzzles in them selves it tested how well you knew the games mechanics. All the gear you collect weren't just keys to past dungeons they were also the key to beating bosses. And Zelda boss fights always had an epic fill to them.the bosses in botw were just plain horrible by any game standards.
I still think Mario should have won GOTY. That’s or Horizon. Maybe Persona.... idk too many good games that year.
agreed, any of the games you mentioned were worthy. I am not a Persona fan, but I have heard great things about that series. But the other three were fantastic.
I think Mario's solid but too many repetitive moons. At least with zelda you have a decent variety different shrines. As a side note... wheres EDMIX who said this day would never come and that Zelda wouldnt keep selling?
I see your point, though i still think Mario is generally a better game.
I think smo is better than botw for sure. It's the more polished and refined game. Much shorter though. I didn't even like botw all that much to start with but hyrule itself changed that. Shrines aren't my favorite but if you look at a map they are everywhere. So are enemy camps, minibosses and other things to interact with. Say you find a rock formation but there's a rock missing. The rock is on top of a hill so you fit it into said formation and are rewarded for it. Bits like that and the overall density of hyrule (along with other things like superior physics, gameplay and combat) are why hzd is strictly worse. Hzd was solid, not a masterpiece. Persona and smt in general are great games, big fan myself, but a niche rpg was never winning goty.
Not sure how much horizon sold. I hope horizon lifetime is 10 million and same for gow
Horizon Zero dawn is a feminist Zelda knockoff that played desperately against BOTW as Sony's, "Zelda experience". Nothing about it should have been GOTY besides it's graphics.
Which seems to be 90% of the focus there. Empty world and bland main character but it looks good right?
To me only Persona 5 was on the same level.
No surprise here, fantastic game.. now where's my SS:HD Nintendo!
I love this game and will play it forever! Classic already!!!! 10/10
favorite switch game so far. can't wait for the next entry!
Me too man, it made me a Zelda fan in 1 go. I kinda wish I got into the series more when I was a kid, but all I played was OOT and Windwaker. Although that isn't a bad thing as they're often debated as the best besides Twilight and BOTW.
Good, because it is probably the best video game ever created.
Well it's definitely up there, and heck, it may be.. But it does have some steep competition. Have you ever played Modded Skyrim, World of Warcraft Vanilla/BC/WOTLK, Diablo 2, WC3, FF7? ..It's definitely my favorite game since Bloodborne, which may still be my favorite game of all time so far.
Definitely a lot of competition. Bloodborne is up there for me too. I would probably rank my top 5 favorites of all time as Breath of the Wild, Diablo 2, Knights of the Old Republic, Bloodborne and Dragon Age Inquisition.
Diablo 2 and KotOR We are kindred spirits, I hope I never insult you unknowingly on this forum in the future to come. <3
One of, for sure. Games like Chrono Trigger still exist though lol.
No surprise there, the game clearly is a masterpiece among masterpieces.
Another great news for Nintendo. I’m looking forward to their E3 showing this year.
Favorite game last year and there was some good company
Its a great game but, after playing it, it not amazing, way too overhyped.
Sorry, but people clearly disagree. It's a great game, it just didn't click for you
I think its a great game, but it is far from a great "Zelda" game. Exploration is fun, sword play is fun, a small few of the shrines are fun, most of them are just short and not challenging. The divine beasts also had lackluster dungeons. I like the idea of manipulating them and changing the environment, but they were very easy. Great game, mediocre Zelda game.
I can see where one would think it was a mediocre Zelda game. I think the next entry needs some more enemy variety, more dungeons, locked off areas of the map, actual items, more bosses, etc . . . Things that are in most entries of the series. However, as a new entry trying something fresh I was okay with it missing those things. As you said the game is great and I really think it helped revitalize the series (just look at these sales). I think it deserves all the praise it's getting but I'd definitely be dissapointed if the next entry doesn't work on some of its shortcomings and try to bring back some of the things I mentioned above.
Traditional Zelda games: Explore, shoot bow, swing sword, puzzles, dungeons, save the princess, find the towns, buy from stores, help people with their own sidequest problems, discover secrets, defy gravity/game mechanics with special items, link, zelda, kingdoms, medieval, magic, ganon, creatures, master sword, deku tre- You know what?.. I'll just stop before this becomes two pages. Great Zelda game.
The vast majority disagree, but hey you are certainly entitled to feel that way. Every game isn't for everybody. So It happens my friend. Hell, that is how quite a few people that I know feel about the new god of war. They can't for the life of them see what all the gushing over the game is about. And find the hype for the game absolutely overblown & kinda fabricated. Hell I personally could NEVER got into Halo the way many were telling me that I was apparently supposed to do. Just the way it is. However, it is a game that has cemented itself in history as one of the absolute greatest of ALL time. And the fact that it's doing so well is just another testament to that. So I will just say well deserved for Nintendo & the team that poured so much of theirselves into the game.
I think there's just a group of people that see that GOW is just another interactive movie and would prefer a product that's closer to the main interest definition of, "game.", rather than movie built into video-game format. That's personally how I feel at least, I dislike invisible/trick walled off hallways and interactive movies like Uncharted 4. I'd much rather see them in a 3 hour movie I could easily enjoy a couple of times a year rather than in a 15 hour dragged out experience that, "Lets be honest", 99.5% of it's consumer base will only ever play once. And then it's shelved and never played again. ..If I bought a board game I only wanted to play once, even if it was tons of fun it's first time played, i'd get rid of it later and play a much better board game that is fun to replay like Summoner Wars. That's just me though.
That's shocking. I didn't think it was a great game.
as I said above, you are in the minority. The vast majority of people who played it or reviewed it feel it's one of the best Zelda games and definitely one of the better games made period.
Just seen your comment above. I completely agree with you and respect that you have taken a mutual ground on the discussion. Compared to a hardcore game defender (you must agree with my opinion or you're a troll, kind of person).
This game is my personal GOTY last year, and last year was a really good year for everyone.
Everyone wins when talented artists care and love. We only lose as gamers when certain people try to turn this art form into a glorified peddling scheme.... I'M LOOKING AT YOU EA! Edit: Cough.... With love.
Super well deserved :)
Easily the best Zelda game and the best game that I played last year, what a epic game well deserved!!
This game was awesome, yeah maybe needed more temples (can't believe there's no fishing either) but it was still really fun. I really wonder what the next Zelda will be like.
Best game of any in this generation of systems. Thats right, I said.
That's what happen after long starvation
I hated it but, uh, great?
Your comment 3 days ago about GOW: Nothing short of a masterpiece, even if you don't like it or it's not a game that interests you, there's no way you can't deny what it brings to the industry. This is spitting in the face of all those who say the single player game is a dying breed of game. 3d ago 6 agree 0 disagree\ Weird how when Nintendo does something great, you're always there to downplay it, but when Sony does something great..................
LOL, yeah I've noticed that's been happening all too often. Like how the same sites that couldn't be trusted, were blinded by nostalgia, and giving your pasta Zelda when they were given it great reviews was suddenly beloved no longer blinded by the same nostalgia and credible again once they were doing the same for god of war. Crazy how that works.
Well, see I think Zelda Ocarina of Time is a masterpiece. I like the classic formula. This was boring, lacked any of the trademark dungeons and epic boss battles, and I absolutely despised the weapon degradation. So........................... ............................... ...........
Surprised this same game was on Wii u and didn't win game of the year and sold under 2 million. What a great turn around for Nintendo and the switch. Great game.
Wonderfully deserved. One of the best games I've ever played in my life. Truly magical, and I'm not even that interested in Zelda. Well.. Now I am. But not before.
8.0/10 Pretty good.