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JakDaSnack said:
Mummelmann said:
DanneSandin said:

I'm actually interested in both games, where the lure isn't the open world, but rather what you can do in said world.

I was counting both versions of Zelda in my prediction. But yeah, both games have things going for and against it. Zelda is established and beloved, but having a small install base to sell to, while Horizon is a new IP by a dev whom hasn't been selling gang busters (relativily speaking), but that has a large install base.

So looking back, I think I quoted the wrong comments between you too, both the one I just grabbed and the previous comment not listed above, referred to "review scores"  That's why I mentioned it in the first place.  So that ones on me, With the major hit because of release date I was referring to second week scores because I do think that many gamers are both interested in Horizon and Zelda.  But again the major hit is in reference to second week, not first.  So the hit will be significantly smaller than what you are probably thinking.  I had other reasons why I believe horizon will sell less but I guess I didn't put them in my initial comment, that was my bad lol.

As for the emotional thing, that was probably the wrong word to say.  But usually people don't give advice without asking first. 

Am I suppose to comment on this as well, or what? :P



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daredevil.shark said:

Discuss. I know VGC has a lot of Nintendo and Sony enthusiasts. So keep this civil.

Could add this 



NUser said:

daredevil.shark said:

Discuss. I know VGC has a lot of Nintendo and Sony enthusiasts. So keep this civil.

Could add this 

Thanks.



Yeah, I just don't see there being any real competition here honestly.

The average metascore for main console Zelda games is a whopping 96, while the lowest reviewed main console Zelda game had a 93 meta. I can't see a new IP topping BotW's metascore, even with Witcher devs helping the development and the Fallout New Vegas writer.

As for sales, that's still a longshot honestly. BotW has the advantage of releasing on 2 consoles, the last Zelda that did that sold a whopping 8.75m copies, while the average sales for main console Zelda games is 5.6m. I can't see a new IP exclusive selling more than 4m copies honestly.



I could be wrong I dunno, but I think there is a lot more Nintendo enthusiast critics out there, so I expect HZD to score less anyways.



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deskpro2k3 said:
I could be wrong I dunno, but I think there is a lot more Nintendo enthusiast critics out there, so I expect HZD to score less anyways.

Well Zelda will very likely just compared to other zeldas. And then its better then skyward sword (i hope so) it will already get a higher score. Skyward Sword is 93 on metacritic.

Something like Witcher 3 is also 93 on metacritic but both games are definitly not equally good.

 

Horizon will very likely be compared to witcher 3 / Skyrim and if its not as good, it will score lower.



onionberry said:
zelda =coke
horzion = pepsi

Best one I've read so far! 



Pocky Lover Boy! 

You know, I just watched that video from a few posts ago and I can't help it but appreciate Zelda more, not because I'm a fan, but because of the artistic value behind it compared to Horizon which is just so fucking generic looking. Don't get me wrong, I always thought Horizon is a nice looking game, but it's not exactly pushing any real envelopes other than piling on KZ tech over the years on a more powerful hardware, the presentation just has a lot less soul, IMO of course. Kojima's new game which is now using a very similar engine even looks way more unique than Horizon, I feel like GG needs to step out of their comfort zone with their art style to really WOW me, and I hope somebody at GG can read this, which obviously won't happen lol.



I don't believe I will ever see a Guerrilla game being critically more acclaimed than a Zelda.



Tim and The Princes...

nobody got time to play Horizon tbh when Zelda is releasing close to that date , by looking at recent story trailer alone could give you guys a glimpse of picture between Zelda and Horizon about rating and sales

Horizon story trailer - 700k for 4days
Zelda story trailer -4.6m for 2days