Based on reviews score it's 98 (honestly I haven't seen such high score since I remember) but players gave it only 78.
I can't decide if I should buy Switch but seeing this score I guess I should but console for this game only.
So I am asking you. What are your opinions on Breath of the Wild (even if you did not finish game yet). Is this game worth buy console for?
I understand that for a Zelda game it's great.
But if you look at it as a next gen game, it isn't. I understand that there are very irritating technical issues, but overall it's good.
I've not played it myself yet, but I from previous Zelda games I'm certain that the quality of the game. So gameplay, story, choices etc this will be a very good game!
Also to have a WII U game on a handheld is a great thing, so maybe some of the critics are more comparing this game as a hybrid (handheld and console) game rather then a next gen console game! Presonally I think that with the Switch the reviewers need to inform very detailed the positive and negative points of the game in Console mode and seperatly in handheld mode. Because I seen already with friends that they said that they were very irrited with the Zelda game in console mode, but in handheld mode they were really very very positive.
will see for myself when I receive mine
"Great for Zelda game"!? You do realise what you wrote there has no sense at all, 3D Zelda games are famous about their quality so much that they are in completely own league, even "bad 3D Zelda" game means its better game than most other games on market.
Only whats better on other next games compared to Zelda BotW is graphic from technical perspective. Those technical issues don't effect on game experience too much, and game is so good that despite that received 98 mets score, lowest score that Zelda BotW received from 67 reviews is 90.
Critics reviews this game like simple "game", not hybrid game. Actually reviewers stated that game has frame drops, and that's actually reasons why game doesn't have higher score.
But like you wrote, you didn't played game so you don't know, but regardless some of your argument doesn't make sense.
I watched some playthroughs and got the feeling the world is kind of empty, and shrine puzzles very basic. Speed players can finish the game in 1h 10 minutes. I have to believe that with so many reviewers giving top marks it is really good. Maybe the sum is greater than it's parts. It's very hard to tell why this is the best game ever without hands on play.
Well I playing game around 15 hours, world is packed with staffs you can do, not one moment in 15 hours I didn't do anything that was boring or that didn't feel fun. First shrines have basic puzzles, later ones are much more complex. I dont see how speed run is something negative, that just shows how much game is open and full of possibilities, basically you can whatever you want and in way want, freedom that this game gave sto player is ridiculous.
If you really want to know why this game is already considered like one of best games ever, just read some media reviews, but yeah, you definitely need to play it and make yout judgement about game.