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Replicant said:
curl-6 said:

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.

Was it really that different from bringing e.g. Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation and Borderlands 2 to Vita?

Those were valiant efforts for their time and hardware, but ultimately I'd say they were unsuccessful experiments that tried but failed to translate the AAA open world experience to a handheld. Liberation was quite restricted and cut back compared to its big brothers on PS3/360 yet still ran poorly, and Borderlands 2 on Vita was basically an unplayable slideshow. Compared to BOTW I'd say its a lot like how Mario 64 compares to previous failed attempts at bringing platforming into the third dimension.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 10 July 2019