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Did Breath of the Wild live up to the hype for you?

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Pyro as Bill said:
Hype?
After Skyward Sword, Zelda was dead to me.
The Zelda turnaround is one of Nintendo's most impressive achievements.
Fingers crossed they ignore the people who want to introduce game breaking mechanics to the next installment.

Interesting, I feel like Skyward Sword wasn't well liked when it came out and recently has been getting more popular as I've seen people wanting an HD version on the Switch. Kinda like how Wind Waker wasn't liked cuz of its cel shaded graphics but later on it seems to have become a favorite.

I never played Skyward Sword as I began a video game hiatus before it came out that lasted until I got a Switch. But Twilight Princess was basically the same for me as SS was for you. Not that TP was terrible, but it just made me feel like Zelda had gotten kinda bland. The game was fine, even good, but not that exciting. And the wolf mechanic was tedious and downright boring so I disliked turning into the wolf.

A change in the Zelda format I think was desperately needed for a good long while so I'm glad they did that with BotW!



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Slownenberg said:
Jumpin said:

every aspect except cultural impact, innovation, inspiration, originality, and the other more significant things.

Mechanical and graphical improvement are a given, since that's what generally happens with newer games. But in the end, those aren't as important as the revolutionary status of the original, and the sequel is still going to largely imitate.

So don't be surprised if the original enjoys greater critical and commercial success.

Well I think he was talking about the actual game itself, not the impact it has on the industry. That's like saying that no mario game has eclipsed the original because the original had the most impact on the gaming industry or more broadly on culture itself. Fact is that in terms of the actual game, unless Nintendo somehow screws it up, BotW2 should definitely surpass the original in many areas because they can see what improvements people want and implement the ones they see fit. Only real question is will it feel stale cuz its in the same world, or will everything else about the game be so new and cool that people don't mind playing a new adventure in the same place all over again.

He specifically pointed to sales.

Also, I'd also disagree with your Mario comment. Super Mario Bros 3 eclipsed the original Super Mario Bros in many regards including culturally, critically, and commercially (given it remained the highest selling unbundled video game for years).

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It didn’t live up to my expectations.

It went much beyond them.

Loved the game enough to get it for the Wii U and then double dip when I finally got myself a Switch.

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I wasn't very hyped for it because I've never been a huge Zelda fan. I played it for a good while but got bored of it, as I have started to do to almost all open world games. For me the constant (and I mean constant) management of weapons that break down was the main reason I stopped playing. Just got boring.



No.One of my favorite things about Zelda has always been the dungeons, and their absence greatly diminished my enjoyment of the game, and after 15 hours or so I got bored of the open world...it certainly didn´t help that I had a bit of open world fatigue, still do.



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Far outperformed my expectations.

They were quite low. I hated Skyward Sword. And I haven't really played and enjoyed an open-world setting since maybe Daggerafll and Morrowind.
Aside from that, the animé-style character designs weren't my favorite, and and the terrain textures in the opening areas from the trailers have sport some pretty gaudy colors when bathed in the game's midday sunlight.

Luckily, the grand sense of exploration, the insane detail put into the lighting system, and the crazy characters you meet, all put my fears to shame.



The game is amazing,but has many flaws that seems to get looked away compared to other open world games.

Its a big 9 for me,def not best game ever.



 

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Breath of the Wild is in my personal Top 20 list, while another Zelda title (A Link to the Past) is in my Top 3.

I had a lot of fun with Breath of the Wild. I played almost 300 hours and there were many days I just couldn't stop playing and played it the whole night. But "A Link to the Past" is such a perfect title in any case and handled some things better (dungeons, light/dark world, music, etc.).

The most fun parts in "Breath of the Wild" were discovering new areas, finding all shrines and handling all the side quests. But getting all 900 Korok seeds costs too much time and I'm not trying to get them all. Also the paid DLC was not worth the money. It was OK, but not great for that price. It felt more like they put away functions and content from the main game (especially DLC pack 1).

Overall I'd say it's worth the hype. It's the most fun 3D Zelda game to date imo. Gameplay and physics are outstanding.



I thought I wouldnt like because it take away classical zelda elements I was used to.
However, it became my favorite zelda game, far exceding my expectations.
I am currently playing again, now in hard mode. And got even better. Sorry OoT.



Jumpin said:
Slownenberg said:

Well I think he was talking about the actual game itself, not the impact it has on the industry. That's like saying that no mario game has eclipsed the original because the original had the most impact on the gaming industry or more broadly on culture itself. Fact is that in terms of the actual game, unless Nintendo somehow screws it up, BotW2 should definitely surpass the original in many areas because they can see what improvements people want and implement the ones they see fit. Only real question is will it feel stale cuz its in the same world, or will everything else about the game be so new and cool that people don't mind playing a new adventure in the same place all over again.

He specifically pointed to sales.

Also, I'd also disagree with your Mario comment. Super Mario Bros 3 eclipsed the original Super Mario Bros in many regards including culturally, critically, and commercially (given it remained the highest selling unbundled video game for years).

Yeah, he said it won't surpass the original's sales. What's your point? He was talking about the game itself being surpassed in every way.

He was saying gameplay will be better in every way, but it won't sell as much. He was not saying it will revolutionize zelda or open world games like the original or have the cultural impact of the original. He's talking about will the game improve in a lot of areas and likely be a better game overall: yes. But despite that it won't sell as well. Precisely because it won't have the cultural impact of the original because its a sequel just trying to do one more round of BotW rather than some brand new innovative thing. Like how Galaxy 2 was better than Galaxy but didn't sell as well because Galaxy was this crazy new take on Mario while Galaxy 2 was just doing the same thing but better, so Galaxy 2 wasn't a new type of Mario that you just HAD to check out, cuz it'd already been done. BotW is pretty much a straight comparison to Galaxy. BotW2 may surprise us all and sell even more than the original, but I doubt it.

And you're being very nitpicky with the SMB comment and missed the whole point. I wasn't trying to start an argument about which Mario game has had the largest cultural impact or saying better games later on can't have as much cultural impact. I was making the point that the guy was making a comparison about the predicted quality of the games (BotW2 vs BotW) and not saying BotW2 will have a larger cultural impact. Your responded to him arguing it won't have as big a cultural impact and whatnot when he said absolutely nothing about that, so your comment to him didn't make sense because you're arguing against something he didn't even mention.

He was talking about the game itself, not its impact in society. SMB vs SMB3 has nothing to do with any of this. But since you bring it up, SMB3 was bigger culturally because it revolutionized Mario (notice how Mario 2 didn't have a big cultural impact and hell wasn't even released in the west because it was just a more of the same sequel). BotW2 won't revolutionze Zelda, because the incredible open world game revolution for Zelda just took place and by all accounts BotW2 is just expected to be the same type of experience, hell even the same map, but just with a load of new content and lessons learned so likely Nintendo will improve many facets of the original.