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Mummelmann said:

Oh my god, are for real?

I think maybe we should not quote each other any more, this is really counterproductive. Have a nice day.

Same to you.



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maxleresistant said:
kappie1977 said:

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

 "I understand that for a Zelda game it's great. But if you look at it as a next gen game, it isn't" 

That is just not true at all. On a graphical standpoint, yes it's not  as refined as a PS4 and One game, of course. But everything else is on par or better than the greatest games of this gen.

You'll see for yourself

I think you are correct. But maybe I should have mentioned, in my opinion of next gen gaming. Which is for me, very good graphics, physics, very stable and high frame rates, much bigger worlds then what is done in current gens etc etc. In that term I don't think this is the case for the new Zelda game, maybe only on the world size it could be on par. But as I tried to make clear, is that important for this type of game? No it isn't, even in the period when the first Zelda game came it was not the best graphical game but I enjoyed the game much more then alsmost all others. (except for Rygar NES edition, which I enjoyed even more )



Imo it is even better!

this game is amazing - one of the best I have ever played if not the best!

Still along way to go - but even the story line feels fuller, richer and with lots of thoughts in it.



Switch!!!

kappie1977 said:
maxleresistant said:

 "I understand that for a Zelda game it's great. But if you look at it as a next gen game, it isn't" 

That is just not true at all. On a graphical standpoint, yes it's not  as refined as a PS4 and One game, of course. But everything else is on par or better than the greatest games of this gen.

You'll see for yourself

I think you are correct. But maybe I should have mentioned, in my opinion of next gen gaming. Which is for me, very good graphics, physics, very stable and high frame rates, much bigger worlds then what is done in current gens etc etc. In that term I don't think this is the case for the new Zelda game, maybe only on the world size it could be on par. But as I tried to make clear, is that important for this type of game? No it isn't, even in the period when the first Zelda game came it was not the best graphical game but I enjoyed the game much more then alsmost all others. (except for Rygar NES edition, which I enjoyed even more )

BoTW has great physics and one of the biggest map ever made. It's probably in the top 5. It's HUGE. Really really really HUGE. I played Xenoblade X, and to me it "feels" bigger, and "fuller". 

As for gameplay, I can tell you that it is not just "zelda on a big map", this game is the biggest change in the series since Ocarina. There is tons of new stuffs in there, most of the time I' m like ; "Really? Nintendo made this game?". Because I didn't think that Nintendo was interested in making a game of this caliber. It's a massive, complex, well crafted game. Nothing like the other games they released on WiiU. 

If this game is a sign of what Nintendo is doing with their Switch softwares, if they are putting that kind of ambition and forward thinking into other games on the system, I'm going to have to rethink my position on the Switch.

As for graphics, as I said, the game is not on a PS4 or One, so of course it's inferior.



Both of the ends are inflated.
The critics dropped 100s too easily when they have already stopped doing that this gen, the haters dropped 0s for the sake of putting the score down.

It's very, very, very likely above a 8/10, so user score is utterly trash to base your opinion into here, and I'm pretty sure it's at least a 9/10 game, so you should certainly give it a try, it can grow to a 10/10 on a personal level, specially if you are a Zelda fan.



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Squall_Leonhart said:
I had considered getting a switch to play Zelda but the game prices here in he UK are ridiculous, £59.99 for Zelda and £39.99 for 1-2 Switch is shocking...

Lulz, the Switch is being sold for around $1000 here and Zelda for +$100 xD



BraLoD said:
Squall_Leonhart said:
I had considered getting a switch to play Zelda but the game prices here in he UK are ridiculous, £59.99 for Zelda and £39.99 for 1-2 Switch is shocking...

Lulz, the Switch is being sold for around $1000 here and Zelda for +$100 xD

Wow thats insane!! the things people will do to make the most of low stock/ripping people off!! I was really interested in getting it too as the last Nintendo console I had was the GameCube, loved that console!!!



Squall_Leonhart said:
BraLoD said:

Lulz, the Switch is being sold for around $1000 here and Zelda for +$100 xD

Wow thats insane!! the things people will do to make the most of low stock/ripping people off!! I was really interested in getting it too as the last Nintendo console I had was the GameCube, loved that console!!!

Getting a Wii U is way, way more reasonable around here, but it's still quite the steal, and getting it just for Zelda is kinda too much anyway (and still gonna have to land $100 for it anyway).



20 hours in and I still feel like I'm on vacation. The game feels so free and yet so tight. It's weird, no game has done these two things before. This is how I want all future adventure games to be.



I describe myself as a little dose of toxic masculinity.

tivec said:

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?

Metacritic user ratings when it comes to games like this are a heated mix of 10s and 0s from fans are various camps.  You see it with every big title, but especially for exclusives.

People are going to have criticism, and some of it will be fair - but I can't take anybody seriously who gives a 0 to a big title like Zelda/Uncharted/Halo/etc.