Apparently I've hit a nerve. BoTW doesn't hold a candle to TW3's complexity, world, lore, characters, story, RPG mechanics, depth, and scale. Only chance to dethrone it is RDR2 and Cyberpunk 2077
We have our own opinions on games. A question to you is have you played Zelda BOTW?
I've played both, and Witcher 3 definitely sets a higher bar in my opinion. When it comes to content it eclipses botw.
BOTW has quite a basic world. It's really not very varied when it comes to content. If you actually think about it there's not an awful lot of unique content in the game, shrines are numerous and very similair, random events you can encounter are very sparse (oooh look the 8th person I've talked to that is an assassin hooray). There's very few types of enemies in the game. The Korok Trials were a highlight because they were finally something a bit different. Even the inside of the divine beasts all felt so similar.
Witcher 3 has 100+ hours of content with fully voice acted side quests and stories, Zelda's side quests are pretty much "Yo I want 55 rushrooms boi."
I think BOTW has a lot of things that are overlooked because it's a new direction for Zelda, but considering how long the game was in development, outside of the main questline the world is very sparse and the content very repetitive.
Every stable looks the same... that's another example... It's just copy and pasting shrines and stables and enemy camps, and putting in side fetch quests so the vast empty world isn't a completely vast empty world.
LTD: PS4 - 125m, Switch - 110m, XBO - 51m
2020: PS4 - 9m, Switch - 22.5m, XBO - 2.5m, PS5 - 4.5m, XBX - 2.8m