How Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom fixes Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was nothing short of a masterpiece when it came out in 2017, but six years have passed since then and some of the game’s more unpleasant aspects have become more apparent over time.

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lucian229120d ago

Hard mode still not included, likely 20$ like botw. Game is way too easy to actually enjoy. No story, still very small enemy variety too, not one new weapon technique, so core combat is exactly the same

Inverno119d ago

I'ma disagree with it being easy. If we're talking combat wise, Link gets one hit KOd and ragdolled by even the weakest enemies. That changes with fully upgraded armour but it's still a pain in the ass getting thrown around like nothing. I agree with combat not being improved in any meaningful way though. Combat isn't challenging nor fun because of how basic it is and I mostly avoid it cause of that.

lucian229119d ago

That's the thing is thst combat is what is happening the most in the game. And I feel like botw was too easy, I hated how easy it was. I mean Zelda has always been easy, my 8 year old bro back in the day beat wind waker without dying once on his first and only play, but I was casually enjoying botw. Sure I had some game overs but not much of a struggle.

I wandered into the castle then accidently beat the game because I triggered the blight boss and ended up being the final boss fight, didn't die even once even though I didn't prepare, even though at that point I had only beaten two divine beast and had no master sword and very few heart containers.

It was disappointing, so I was very upset when I saw hard mode was offered as dlc for 20$. Was really hoping they'd change that with totk

Inverno119d ago

Yea I was surprised there wasn't much pushback on the difficulty tied to paid dlc. Don't think they'll charge this time though, but I hope they have some tweaks planned if they add it in later.

InsaneChronos119d ago

But I've been told that BOTW is perfect.

GoodGuy09119d ago

Idk. It kinda fixes some problems but...not really. Having had 50+hrs and beaten it, it's basically just more botw, more of the same lol. I mean, I still really liked the game though. They could've used a lot more QOL stuff and the story was...meh. Gameplay fantastic though and is mostly why you want to play this and the original.

Charlieboy333119d ago

"six years have passed since then and some of the game’s more unpleasant aspects have become more apparent over time".

False, they were apparent at the time of launch but completely ignored because "Zelda". For me weapon breakage is just an unecessary chore and would have been a dealbreaker in any other game.

No one has ever played a game and said to themselves "You know what would make this game even better? If my weapons have limited uses before they break, so that I constantly have to spend unecessary time doing weapon management".

Can you imagine Ghost of Tsushima or God of War implementing this? They would suck big time and be torn to shreds....... but in Zelda it's a "feature" and you even have Zelda cultists claiming they enjoy it!

lucian229118d ago

just like fanboys think totk is perfect lol; it's how it is.

M0chit0118d ago

For what it offers, it is.


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shadowT11d ago

PS5 consoles are flying off shelves!


Tears Of The Kingdom Is The Top-Selling Retail Game In Japan This Year So Far

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the top-selling retail game in Japan this year so far, with Pikmin 4 coming in second.

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Tears of the Kingdom producer says there won't be any DLC as they feel they've "done all we can do"

Bad news for TOTK fans, as it now appears unlikely we'll get DLC if comments by the game's producer are anything to go by.

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kythlyn25d ago

Was hoping for Master Mode at least...

CDbiggen25d ago

Completely forgot about this game even though I completed it.

GoodGuy0925d ago

There was no way to upgrade the master sword and no master mode...yea, definitely all they could've done lol.

Well, I think it's better they move on with the next game anyways.

lucian22925d ago

I mean all they did was release a big dlc as a game, so ofcourse they are out of ideas

Ashunderfire8625d ago

Yup a big DLC that happens to score very high on metacritic, bu bu bu but Baldur Gate 3 said Hey 👋

FinalFantasyFanatic24d ago

I haven't bought this (although I may soon before holidays), but It is what it is, if it's at least as big as BoTW, then I wouldn't complain. I was happy with the content in that game, I never bought the DLC for BoTW anyway.

CobraKai24d ago

That sounds like every COD game since the OG Modern Warfare

Antnee53424d ago

It was a crime that they sold totk as a new game when it could have been sold as a 30-40 dollar dlc and is definitely not a 70 dollar full blown game

Kneetos24d ago

Everyone on here claiming it's nothing but DLC because it reuses the same map to make a new game out of it, but they will all be rushing to defend spider man 2 when it does the same thing