Is zeldas story not just as cliche as TLOU?
Breath of the Wild's story was just as, if not more cliche. The weakest aspect of the game in my view.
Breath of the Wild is not sized up for it's story in the same way The Last of Us is ... let's be honest, a Naughty Dog game with a mediocre story is a huge blow, a Nintendo game with a mediocre story is expected.
I personally think that The Last of Us has a great story despite the fact that I don't view it as very innovative.