Isn't it a story driven JRPG? That seems like a pretty big difference from BotW's focus on emergent gameplay
Well I didnt say it was the exact same game. The main difference between the two is the greater story focus in DQ and different battle system. Other than that though they're extremely similar.
Someone said that Monster Hunter was a Breath of the Wild clone the other day here on these forums.
Again, you point out the one difference, being the turn based battle system. But that's about where the differences end, everything else adds up to give an incredibly similar vibe to BOTW.
Yep it's simply DQ being DQ every game doesn't need to be seen through a BOTW lense , can't remember seeing comparisons between Zelda and older DQ games why start now .
If a developer came out and stated they were taking inspiration from BOTW in regard to their game, or the similarities were obvious then yes, but this isn't either one of those scenarios.
Well past DQ games and Zelda werent really similar, I've been playing DQ since DQ3 and Zelda since ALLTP. However DQ11 clearly takes a ton of inspiration from BOTW, because they're super alike. That's not a bad thing, it's not like it's a cheap knockoff. It's a great game so far that feels like a sequel to BOTW.