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Vini256 said:
Majin-Tenshinhan said:
Sad to hear.

Pretty much. Sigh, I don't even know why I bother opening Zelda threads anymore, it's been more than a year since I've beaten BotW and it still hurts a lot to realize that the Zelda I love is dead. I'll make my own spiritual successor to 3D Zelda one day, I swear.

Same here - I find BotW to be worst 3D Zelda (MM excluded, only one I haven't finished, time mechanism annoyed me to no end), and I consider myself Zelda fan. To be honest, I wanted formula to change a bit, since balance between puzzles and exploration was off, but BotW is all upside down, lot of pointless exploration without good puzzles (no, shrines, aka Portal for toddlers, do not and cannot replace proper temples and dungeons).

So yeah, it's really sad, since that will just convince them they're on the right track. Just like Bethesda went full mass market with Skyrim, which pales so badly comapred to Morrowind.



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I’m looking at my big Special Edition box with it’s cool Master Sword right now.

Officially it already happened a while ago, but now surpassing OoT on VGC is a nice milestone! Next one I guess is 10m on Switch here on VGC. OoT is still my favorite Zelda and my favorite game in general, but BotW did do the unthinkable by being brilliant enough to breach into my all-time top 10 and becoming my third favorite Zelda game, bumping Twilight Princess down a spot. Really the only games out there I liked even more are those with a special personal meaning attached.

I’m happy the game is this succesful, the series deserved it.

To those affraid about the future; don’t worry, there will be more Zelda games, and there will definitely be more classic-styled ones (classic 3D formula I mean, BotW is a actually the classic-styled one because it’s like the original). Nintendo will make the games they want to make, we will see real dungeons again!



axumblade said:

If you include multiple releases in the totals, it's still number 3 overall (behind Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess). But it should beat out Twilight Princess by years end and has a chance of beating out Ocarina of Time eventually. *This is going by this sites numbers and does not include digital at all*

Buy officall Nintendo numbers, as 31. June only Zelda BotW was at 9.3m, and to continue to selling around 1m per quarater, at end this year it will be at least at around 11m+, so combined with Wii U version will pass combined Ocarina of Time sales at end of this year or in first quarter of next year, in other words, Zelda BotW alone will certainly pass Ocarina Of Time combine numbers.



axumblade said:

If you include multiple releases in the totals, it's still number 3 overall (behind Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess). But it should beat out Twilight Princess by years end and has a chance of beating out Ocarina of Time eventually. *This is going by this sites numbers and does not include digital at all*

 

If your factoring multiple releases it has already beat TP because your forgetting the wii u version. nintendo's official sales at the end of june had the switch version at 9.3 million and the wii u version at 1.5m for a total of 10.8m sold. The combined sales for TP (wii, gc and wii u) is around 10 million.

Azzanation said:
For me, its the game of the generation so far followed by Battle of Azeroth. Some Xbox fanboy i am right, considering some like to assume anyway.

Admit though, Battletoads is going to be the next one :P



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Adjusted for sales inflation OOT is still a much better seller than BOTW



contestgamer said:
Adjusted for sales inflation OOT is still a much better seller than BOTW

Nope. OoT wasn’t anywhere close to this. Even on a bigger install base.

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contestgamer said:
Adjusted for sales inflation OOT is still a much better seller than BOTW

Are you just looking for attention at this point.



HoloDust said:
Vini256 said:

Pretty much. Sigh, I don't even know why I bother opening Zelda threads anymore, it's been more than a year since I've beaten BotW and it still hurts a lot to realize that the Zelda I love is dead. I'll make my own spiritual successor to 3D Zelda one day, I swear.

Same here - I find BotW to be worst 3D Zelda (MM excluded, only one I haven't finished, time mechanism annoyed me to no end), and I consider myself Zelda fan. To be honest, I wanted formula to change a bit, since balance between puzzles and exploration was off, but BotW is all upside down, lot of pointless exploration without good puzzles (no, shrines, aka Portal for toddlers, do not and cannot replace proper temples and dungeons).

So yeah, it's really sad, since that will just convince them they're on the right track. Just like Bethesda went full mass market with Skyrim, which pales so badly comapred to Morrowind.

You do realize that most Zelda dungeons are Portal for toddler, just a bit longer than most of BOTWs dungeons, right?

Gameplay wise, there’s nothing special about dungeons from OoT, TP or SS in comparison to BOTW dungeons. Butthurt Zelda fans over BOTW tend to highly overrate past game dungeons simply because they were longer or had better aesthetics/atmosphere. The fact that they’re long and look visually interesting doesn’t make them play any better. Most dungeons are actually very, very simple. Including the bosses, too. 

I like dungeons in Zelda and all, but lets be honest here, BOTW dungeons aren’t a farcry from past games. They’re just shorter and revolve around a ‘moving the dungeon’ mechanic, but the puzzles and tasks really aren’t any worse. Heck, its way better than OoT’s 300 block and torch ‘puzzles’ in most of its dungeons.

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HoloDust said:

Same here - I find BotW to be worst 3D Zelda (MM excluded, only one I haven't finished, time mechanism annoyed me to no end), and I consider myself Zelda fan. To be honest, I wanted formula to change a bit, since balance between puzzles and exploration was off, but BotW is all upside down, lot of pointless exploration without good puzzles (no, shrines, aka Portal for toddlers, do not and cannot replace proper temples and dungeons).

So yeah, it's really sad, since that will just convince them they're on the right track. Just like Bethesda went full mass market with Skyrim, which pales so badly comapred to Morrowind.

I agree (Especially with the bolded part). The formula needed fixing instead of straight up replacement. To me open-world exploration is the definition of filler, it feels like I'm just walking for 5-10 minutes straight until I find anything worthwhile. As for the puzzles, I thought they were ridiculously easy as well. Sure, the puzzles in the older games weren't super hard either, but at least you could get stuck in the dungeons for a while before figuring out where to go/how to solve a puzzle since you couldn't just cheese them with physics or by using metal weapons, etc. BotW is the "westernized/mass market" version of Zelda and it just makes me sad.