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pokoko said:
mZuzek said:

2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (4 points)
Conversely, BotW is by far the most prominent example of the open-world adventure which has been the most prominent style of single-player gaming. Again, many other games could've gone in here, like Skyrim or The Witcher, but Breath of the Wild is the new standard every game will be looking to emulate, and is currently the average gamer's favorite game ever, so, yeah.

How would you even get such data?  What is your source?

I'm not sure what you're trying to say with that "most prominent" line.  Skyrim has sold over 30 million copies and Witcher 3 over 20 million.  I would imagine they'll be every bit as influential to the open-world RPG genre as Breath of the Wild, at the very least.  

I mean, besides the fact that this is not supposed to be a well-documented scientific article, there is one obvious place where I'm getting quite a bit of data from and in that place Breath of the Wild has been ranked #1 by a large margin for several years now. It's the same as it was with Ocarina of Time a few years before, where no matter where you went on the internet that was the one game that was most referred to as the best game ever. Skyrim and The Witcher are obviously both very popular, but Skyrim is quite outdated by now, and The Witcher was never groundbreaking to begin with. Breath of the Wild was groundbreaking, it is regarded by most people as one of the best games ever, if not the best, is on track to sell at least 20m units (as an exclusive), and, um, yeah. I don't know why I'm debating this.