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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 13586 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great game

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    Link
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    A great game for the Nintendo Switch console. Fight your way to save the princess against evil monsters.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Legendary Game

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    mattyg00013
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    The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild is the first original entry for a home based system since Skyward Sword and the wait was well worth it. Nintendo has created one of the most interesting and immersive open worlds in games today, making Hyrule a vast and often times very dangerous land. When you think you are nearing the end don't be surprised if you happen to stumble upon a new secret or even a new village as I learned in my latest play through. While it may not be my favorite Zelda game (Ocarina of Time is still #1) it is my favorite open world game. The game has an enjoyable story but lacks the strong dungeons and boss fights that fans of the franchise are accustomed to. Rather then having a standard dungeon with epic boss fights Nintendo in a way made the entire world one massive dungeon with many different points of interest and a few safe regions. The Switch gives players the option to play Zelda on the go with the tablet or on tv and both options work great and look amazing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing game

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    Bardock
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    This game is amazing. It does such a great job on the little things. The fighting mechanics aren't the best though.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

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    An endless world that will take hour of time and fun! Takes me back to the feeling of the first Zelda on NES. The puzzles are challenging and fulfilling while the live action fighting requires strategy and planning.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

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    Bluetard900
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    This game is filled to the rim with quests, activities, collectibles, fights, and story. Not once have I not enjoyed playing this game. A huge world to explore freely and an enjoyable story.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing but...

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    Jacquelyn
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    This game is great and very entertaining for hours on end. However, as a 22 year old, this game seemed to be mainly created for the ease of completion but younger kids- the game in general is not extremely hard. I was disappointed that exploration and roaming were more dangerous and tougher rather than any major story-line fight/puzzle. Would 100% recommend for any gamer interested in free world gaming.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Game, Great Value.

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    KungPowChicken
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    Highly recommend this game to anyone looking for a quality exclusive on the Nintendo Switch. The game has tons of replay value and will last a long time after beating the initial campaign. This game reinvents the Zelda franchise with a quite literal breath of fresh air as it introduces an open world experience. Gone are the days of linear Zelda games, now you can free roam and fight Ganon from the start of the game, although you will not get too far. Cannot recommend this game enough, and with the GCU membership, the savings are a huge plus.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best game of the year

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    Jenj2000
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    Zelda is super awesome! You can go anywhere and do anything. If you wanna break from the story, you can just go and fight monsters. The story is really complex and well thought out. I would rate it 6 out of 5 if I could! Everyone should have this game!!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Game

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    Turdbo
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    So far this is the only reason for me buying a Nintendo Switch. Game is very addictive with plenty to do besides the main story quests. My only gripe are the breakable weapons. It is very frustrating and annoying when you're in the middle of a fight and bam there goes your weapon. Besides that, the game is an instant classic. Looking back, I should of probably bough it on Wii U and held of on buying a switch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Open World at Its Finest

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    sdub
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    Zelda is back and bigger than ever. When I first picked up the game and cleared the Great Plateau area I literally spent hours upon hours just exploring--walking around, figuring out shrines, climbing towers, cooking, fighting random enemies, etc. I never thought I could have this much fun not even playing the actual story. Once I finally did jump into the story it did not disappoint. The dungeons are great, the bosses were (for the most part) designed well, and the different ways to fight/solve puzzles is unprecedented in a Zelda game. Pick this game up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Purely Amazing

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    ACEKING1212
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    Being a huge Zelda fan since playing the very first one, going in I was very skeptical about all the changes they made and how different BoTW is...but this game is amazing. The open world is inviting with a ton of different side quests and exploring to do (I'm about 50 hours in and really haven't done any of the main quests yet), the graphics are beautiful, and the music is refreshing. The only thing I currently have against this game is how quickly the weapons break. It's annoying but it really does force you to use more strategy when fighting any enemy instead of just hacking away. I'ven't experienced any of the frame rate issues other reviews I've read mentioned, nor have I experienced any issues with the left JoyCon (but I could just be lucky so far). Overall this is one of the few games I would say is without a doubt worth the $60.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Zelda ever.

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    Dani
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    I love this game so much. The map is extremely large, so much to explore and so much to do. Yes, it may be the same premise, but there is much more in depth this time around. There are other things going on, not just Link rescuing Zelda. All of the side quests add so much to the main story. There is a ton of gameplay variety, more than there has ever been. Everything from fighting, exploring, cooking, transportation, it's all been either improved or newly introduced.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Sandbox

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    Easily one of the best Zelda games ever. There's so much do, so much to discover. The cooking system is fun. The difficulty is good enough for the general audience. There's a lot of build up for the final fight with Ganon, which might make the final fight boring if it's hyped up too much. @@@@@@@@ Beat the game the night before posting this review. @@@@@@@

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Definitive Open World Experience

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    Jocur
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    I went into this game with very high expectations after all of the reviews started going live for it and because I'm a huge Zelda fan. This game did not disappoint. It presents an open world that begs you to get lost in and rewards your exploration like only a Zelda game can. The characters are fantastic, the score is amazing and the gameplay is among the best that Zelda has had to offer. Tons of puzzles all over the map in the form of the shrines that each bring enough challenge to be fun and rewarding, but not so much that you would leave frustrated. The combat is very well rounded and mixes well with the environment to make almost every enemy encounter feel like a puzzle in it's own right. With the weapon durability system, you also get to constantly switch up your fighting styles by being forced to use a new weapon. If you are a Zelda fan or just a fan of open worlds in general, this game will offer you countless hours of entertainment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Game! But not for everyone...

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    hugmr
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    Just as the previous Legend of Zelda games, Breath of the Wild has a story line with tasks to complete. from side quests, to main story quests, puzzles, boss fights, etc. There is one huge difference, though. Breathe of the Wild does not expect you to do everything in a specific order. You are free to roam the map (which is HUGE) and find quests a part from the main story line. You can explore and complete tasks in different order and find your way in the game. It offers a very detailed environment with great graphics that include random animals, fireflies, goats, rain, thunderstorms, day, night, and many other things. It definitely takes a lot of patience to do many of the things that the game requires, hence my review title, but if you're into that and up for the challenge, then I for sure recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great break-away!

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    MaliciousReaver
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    Breath of the Wild is a breath of fresh air when it comes to the Zelda universe. I will admit that I was a bit sad to see the tradition of the new items we got to unlock each dungeon go away, and the dungeons themselves have been replaced with small shrines riddled throughout Hyrule. There also aren't any large, difficult Temples to fight through either. This installment of Zelda definitely took a big leap away from what it was before, and built itself from the ground up again. But I don't mean that in a negative way! I have noticed myself time and time again getting into that RPG style A.D.D we all have where we try to get from one side of the map to the other following a waypoint for a mission we were tasked to complete only to find ourselves WAY out of the way about an hour later because we saw something interesting along the way and got distracted and completely diverted our course. I have also noticed that the combat feels very open ended in the way that you can go full force into a group of enemies and swing and chop your way to victory like we always have, or you can play it smart and use the environment to your advantage and push a boulder down a cliff and thin out the enemy presence with ease. I also have to say that the physics of the game surprised me as well- Fighting an enemy when a thunderstorm rolls in makes you want to change your weapons to something that doesn't conduct electricity, or perhaps you want to throw your metal sword at someone when lightning is about to strike, so they get the hearty shock instead of you! All in all, even though it isn't the classic Legend of Zelda we all grew up with, it is an amazing change of pace that breaks all the traditions in a fantastic way and will provide hours of fun. So much so that you miiight lose track of time and end up accidentally playing until 4am and not realize it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Open World Zelda

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    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the latest entry in Nintendo's popular The Legend of Zelda series. The game is available on both the Nintendo Switch and Wii U. I played every mainline Zelda game and was very excited to play this game. Breath of the Wild offers a large sandbox open world for players to explore and interact with. Players can choose to follow the main storyline or do other tasks/quests. There are some villages and towns with many NPCs to speak with and do side quests for. There are many items, weapons, and equipment to collect. In addition to swords, Link can also fight with axes, spears and bows. However, weapons now have durability and break quite frequently, which can be a bit annoying, but weapon drops are quite frequent. The story is on par with other Zelda games and isn't the main focus of this game. However, Breath of the Wild is the first Zelda game to feature full voice acted cutscenes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Game to Buy for the Switch

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    First off, I was never a Zelda fan. I've tried some of previous installments such as Wind Waker, Majora's Mask, Ocarina of Time, and the handheld installments. None of them really made me want to continue playing. Breath of the Wild on the other hand has impressed me on multitudes of levels. The Design of the map is pretty flawless with encounters of shrines, enemy's, and NPC's that all felt necessary in this huge open world. The abilities and equipment you gain throughout your journey gives you many options to tackle many obstacles differently (using a boulder to obliterate the enemy or chop a tree down to do your dirty work). The music is sprinkled throughout the game's open world adventures and changes depending on circumstances (fighting a bokoblin or traveling on a snowy mountain). I can go on and on about this game now that I've dived pretty deep into the game, but I don't wanna spoil much and rather let you enjoy the game to the fullest with tons of moments of awe. All I can say is this is the game you'll want to get a switch for atm. It offers enough to cater to newbies, those who've tried past installments but never liked it much, and veterans (they probably already have the game so this review is more for the other two categories).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A lovely, massively overrated gem.

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    Neilmiser
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    An open-world game that'sn't that open-world. An RPG that doesn't have a role to play. An adventure game that obsesses over puzzles, or is it a puzzle game with some mild adventuring? Most markedly, it's a Zelda game that'sn't a Zelda game. If you're reading this, you probably already know Zelda games. You play as Link, you go into dungeons and fight monsters for hearts and items, and there are puzzles everywhere. Breath of the Wild, on the other hand, flips the script completely. There's almost nothing in the way of traditional dungeons, replaced with a massive open world (by Japanese open-world game standards) which house dozens upon dozens of tiny, one-room shrines with a single puzzle. Finish those puzzles and you'll get your items and health hearts, and that's that. The fighting takes place almost exclusively on the open world, as it were, and this is where the game falls apart. Every weapon you wield against every enemy will slowly begin to disintegrate, sometimes within a few swings, and then poof, is destroyed and gone. Forever. You'll literally go through HUNDREDS of weapons in BotW (including bows and shields, too), and that's a gaming mistake so lethal that it poisoned any amount of positive experience I might have had with this otherwise inventive title. The overworld map is large, expansive, and majestic; you'll love scouring it for hidden gems, doodads, and those scores of shrines. You'll not love wondering if you need to waste that one good weapon you were saving- and will never, ever see again- on some stupid blue wolf monkey thing that's attacking you from afar. You'll have this crisis dozens upon dozens of times in the game, and it was debilitatingly stupid, pointless, and annoying each and every time. Great game? Sure. Legendary super title? I have absolutely no. Idea. WHY. people are saying this was an all time GOAT of a game. To me it's just another Zelda, and one of the worst in the series. Which still makes it not bad at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Zelda meets open world

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    Kreius
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    This game, there is a lot of things to say about it. But first and foremost, it lives up to the title "The Legend of Zelda". With a more human approach to character designs and the almost post-apocalyptic feel of the game. It's easy to see that Ganon had won the battle but the war was still open to debate. The combat in Zelda is something I had not seen in the serious before. More than just a single sword/shield, it was about tactics. Blocking too much can cause your shield to shatter, fighting the same monster from before (but now has a steel weapon) will kill you. You. Will. Die. I can not recommend this game enough, as a launch title it sets a standard that other developers will find daunting. Especially in 2017, this will be a hard game to beat in terms of gameplay.

    I would recommend this to a friend