Also, Horizon isn't comparable to BoTW , that is a phony comparison people were making at the time of both releases. In my opinion Horizon is the better game if you were to compare but besides for the open world they are very different games.
So which is it, you can compare them or you can't? :P
But yeah, John's right. There were a lot of people making comparisons about the two games as they were released at around the same time, when in reality they don't have much in common.
But real talk, Horizon is an amazingly epic game. One of the few open world games that I actually managed to finish (almost completed all side content). BUTTTTTT... I also finished Zelda, and Zelda is on a whole 'nother level. While game reviews are mostly subjective, I can *objectively* say that Zelda has been much more highly regarded as the better game (97% on metacritic vs 89%).
And I don't want to spark a debate, unless it was in good taste. John is among my top 5 favorite VGChartzians, and I value his opinions.