I feel like there's something people are overlooking with BOTW; it was the first time that a complex, HD/AAA open world game was playable on a handheld. That in itself is a pretty significant breakthrough for gaming.
That's groundbreaking for handhelds. Groundbreaking for gaming is figuring out how to map FPS controls to a gamepad, creating the platformer genre, or adapting 2D to 3D.
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