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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 13819 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lovely, yet repetitive

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    Zero
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    I truly love the game. It's absolutely huge and beautiful. But it does become a little bit repetitive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Okay game

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    Therice777
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    A lot of repetition and too much of nothing to do except run, run and more running.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    not that great

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    edmondo
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    fun, but very repetitive gameplay. story is boring.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Doesn’t Match The Hype

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    Corey
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    To me this game was a bit of a let down. It was fun, but not much of a story and is pretty repetitive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not a “Zelda” experience

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    Mrodriguez203
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    Very repetitive. No unique quest Boring story. Awesome fighting In depth item system Cooking

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great graphics

    Posted
    Richjj
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    Lacks originality. I expected more from a Zelda game. it is too repetitive.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Epic. But kinda difficult.

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    TayRaeJay
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    The game world is expansive, in a very Skyrim kind of way. I know it's a "learn as you go" kind of game, but it gets a little difficult and repetitive when you're dying all the time because coming across a decent weapon is hard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Possibly the best Zelda game

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    Kohto
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    Very different from the standard formula, but a welcome change of pace. The world is huge and you will want to explore most of it before you are done. The content can become a bit repetitive but I can't imagine getting less than 50 hours out of this game before you get bored of it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Staple game for the Switch

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    sixfootewok
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    Although it's not as bulletproof as some reviewers and fans might lead you to believe, this game is still a must buy for Switch owners. I'm not a fan of open world, and haven't had much interest in Zelda, yet here I'm with over 90 hours playtime and still enjoying myself. Despite its abundant talking points, the world can still feel a bit repetitive later in the game and the world a tad empty. That being said, this is still worth your coin.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nintendo at its best

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    Nine9898
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    Should be game of the year. Game is very repetitive. Just buy it. Follow your heart.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good game, but rough entry price

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    Cyril
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    I'm enjoying Breath of the Wild so far. It's an incredible technical experience, with a lot of depth and content to cover. However, I would say that it's not by any means a perfect game, with a few tedious systems (cooking is repetitive and unintuitive, weapon breaking is a nuisance) and other, more grating aspects that drag it down some. I wouldn't say it's enough justification for a Switch purchase right now by itself, but if you're in the market for a Switch anyways, it's a great title. Just don't go in expecting perfection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game

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    jSon
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    Zelda is a little redundant. Same moves, attacks etc. Can't complain its one of the best. As for the zelda being on switch console, its ok. Playing zelda on the Wii was the best experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Game

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    Perimeter
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    I already owned this on Wii U but I finally got a Switch and had to get this game for it too. I am a huge Zelda fan and I also love open world RPG's. This game is a nice blend of the two but does seem to be lacking a bit on the typical Zelda aspects that I loved such as puzzle solving. There are a ton of shrines and while they're puzzle based the puzzles tend to be either one thing you just repeat each time or sometimes timing based so they're not that challenging but sometimes just more annoying. The rain is also pretty annoying but that's another story. Overall I think the game is fantastic and I hope they keep this format and improve on it for the future but I also hope they still produce a few fun overhead games still.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely heartbreaking

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    sirjorj
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    I had about 85 hours of the most engaging and immersive gaming I have ever had. And then I got to this ill-conceived and completely broken Gerudo Stealth sequence. It is broken, repetitive, and completely shattered the immersion. I have lost all interest in completing this game or even playing it anymore. I gave it a try after a patch came out but it is still broken. I wish I hadn't wasted 85 hours on this.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not your fathers Zelda game

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    Subfightr
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    Get ready to spend a lot of time with this one, which is a good thing, bit it doesn't feel like a Zelda game to me. More of a open world RPG with Zelda characters in it. The whole cooking food thing, swords and shields break etc adds to more of a strategic gameplay, but for me... Hitting an enemy, or a tree few times, throwing my weapon so it will break on the enemies face, basically PAUSING the game to grab another sword from my menu, repeat repeat repeat. . Got old quick. Maybe im too old school? I'll force myself to complete it just because I've beaten every other Zelda game on everything but the mess that was released on the 3DO, but after this, I want my old Zelda back. Everyone else loved it, I wanted to love it, but. . Meh, I like it. 3 stars is probably a more honest review from me, but I gave it 4 because I feel my bias is in the way. Were this not titled ZELDA, I think I would have been able to look at it more fairly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The hype is warranted...

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    TheGeneral
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    So I'm a fan of The Witcher 3 on PS4. I recently purchased the Switch for my kids but they don't like to play on it because they are infatuated with their iPad and Minecraft. So I was reading all the reviews about this game and how much hype surrounding it. I've also seen the youtube videos and still could not decide until today I made the purchase and let me begin by saying this isn't a full game review BUT I will say the money spent on this game was worth it! @@@@@@@@ I've Bestbuy's gamer's club discount at $47.99) - NO GAME IS WORTH MORE THAN $50. Sorry but it's insane to see how games are priced at $60+ these days. @@@@@@@ The initial review of this game is that after having played over 100 hours of The witcher 3 excluding the expansion packs so far, I'm quite overwhelmed with the witcher 3. The battle system and inventory system is just staggering and has a steep learning curve. So you must invest a lot of time. But with this BOTW game, the learning curve isn't even close to being like the Witcher 3. The entire summary so far in my progress of this game is that it's fun to play and keeps me coming back. BOTW lacks the amount of details compared to The Witcher 3 but I'm having a great time playing with my kids watching by my side. In fact it's more fun to play than the witcher 3 because it's much simpler and the inventory system is vastly smaller than the witcher 3's. Let's talk about the graphics - I've zero issues with the graphics and in fact it's actually a very artistic and beautiful game! Don't try to compare the two because it's completely different and BOTW in it's own style is great but the witcher 3 has it's own style and is superior as well. Overall with my current progress (which is still early in the game ~4 hours in), I'm impressed enough with this game to tell people who are The Witcher 3 fan's to try the game out you won't be disappointed. BOTW is just fun to play and I enjoy exploring everything in this game. It seems The Witcher 3 is open world as well but somehow it feels linear and repetitive (go here come back do this and go back to the beginning, repeat it, etc). BOTW is just easy to play and I'ven't touched a Zelda game since SNES days. That's a LONG TIME AGO. I'm happy with this game and I can only imagine if Nintendo made a true Zelda game from scratch using Switch hardware instead of porting from the Wii U - this already is impressive considering it wasn't designed on the Switch in the first place. So if you are wondering if this game can hold up to The Witcher 3 - I'd say it can and I find myself playing this more; because it's family friendly, it doesn't take complete focus as you need in the Witcher 3, and you don't need to spend so much time like you do in The Witcher 3. I usually get in the Witcher 3 game and less than 1/2 hour I'm already drained because there's just so much to explore and do sometimes I just get tired and quit. With BOTW I can just load it up and play and it's something special with the way Nintendo produced this game because it keeps you attracted and coming back. I don't have any issues with weapons breaking because you just go off and find more weapons. I love the bow and arrow and the entire game is just "fun". The load times are not atrocious - it'sn't lightning quick like in the new Sonic game but I don't have any issue with load times. In fact coming from The Witcher 3 on the PS4, anything less than that game is heaven, lol! Overall I'm happy I bought the game and I can say without a doubt you will enjoy the game. The hype is warranted and I can see myself playing until the end! Nintendo can keep making games like BOTW and for sure I will say the Switch will live on a long time. It'sn't always about graphics power on a console; it's all about the software!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Skeptical of purchase due to hype....

    Posted
    TheGeneral
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    So I'm a fan of The Witcher 3 on PS4. I recently purchased the Switch for my kids but they don't like to play on it because they are infatuated with their iPad and Minecraft. So I was reading all the reviews about this game and how much hype surrounding it. I've also seen the youtube videos and still could not decide until today I made the purchase and let me begin by saying this isn't a full game review BUT I will say the money spent on this game was worth it! @@@@@@@@ I've Bestbuy's gamer's club discount at $47.99) - NO GAME IS WORTH MORE THAN $50. Sorry but it's insane to see how games are priced at $60+ these days. @@@@@@@ The initial review of this game is that after having played over 100 hours of The witcher 3 excluding the expansion packs so far, I'm quite overwhelmed with the witcher 3. The battle system and inventory system is just staggering and has a steep learning curve. So you must invest a lot of time. But with this BOTW game, the learning curve isn't even close to being like the Witcher 3. The entire summary so far in my progress of this game is that it's fun to play and keeps me coming back. BOTW lacks the amount of details compared to The Witcher 3 but I'm having a great time playing with my kids watching by my side. In fact it's more fun to play than the witcher 3 because it's much simpler and the inventory system is vastly smaller than the witcher 3's. Let's talk about the graphics - I've zero issues with the graphics and in fact it's actually a very artistic and beautiful game! Don't try to compare the two because it's completely different and BOTW in it's own style is great but the witcher 3 has it's own style and is superior as well. Overall with my current progress (which is still early in the game ~4 hours in), I'm impressed enough with this game to tell people who are The Witcher 3 fan's to try the game out you won't be disappointed. BOTW is just fun to play and I enjoy exploring everything in this game. It seems The Witcher 3 is open world as well but somehow it feels linear and repetitive (go here come back do this and go back to the beginning, repeat it, etc). BOTW is just easy to play and I'ven't touched a Zelda game since SNES days. That's a LONG TIME AGO. I'm happy with this game and I can only imagine if Nintendo made a true Zelda game from scratch using Switch hardware instead of porting from the Wii U - this already is impressive considering it wasn't designed on the Switch in the first place. So if you are wondering if this game can hold up to The Witcher 3 - I'd say it can and I find myself playing this more; because it's family friendly, it doesn't take complete focus as you need in the Witcher 3, and you don't need to spend so much time like you do in The Witcher 3. I usually get in the Witcher 3 game and less than 1/2 hour I'm already drained because there's just so much to explore and do sometimes I just get tired and quit. With BOTW I can just load it up and play and it's something special with the way Nintendo produced this game because it keeps you attracted and coming back. I don't have any issues with weapons breaking because you just go off and find more weapons. I love the bow and arrow and the entire game is just "fun". The load times are not atrocious - it'sn't lightning quick like in the new Sonic game but I don't have any issue with load times. In fact coming from The Witcher 3 on the PS4, anything less than that game is heaven, lol! Overall I'm happy I bought the game and I can say without a doubt you will enjoy the game. The hype is warranted and I can see myself playing until the end! Nintendo can keep making games like BOTW and for sure I will say the Switch will live on a long time. It'sn't always about graphics power on a console; it's all about the software!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Zelda: Breath of the Boring

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    KiddAlpha
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    There are possible spoilers below. If you literally want to know nothing about this game then look away. This is the most over-hyped and overrated game in the last 10 years. It's that simple. Just some history. I have played and completed every single Zelda game ever released. Yes, even Skyward Sword which this game makes look like a 10/10. This is NOT your typical Zelda game. It's an open world mess. Here are some of the major negatives: (1)A MASSIVE open world. Seriously. Gigantic. It's also EMPTY. Lifeless. Boring. Dull. They could have literally cut the map in half and it would have still been massive and empty and bland. @@@@@@@@ 2)No dungeons. There are four, yes FOUR, Divine Beasts that pose as really bad "dungeons" in this game. That's it. And they are nowhere near the fun that Zelda dungeons typically are with well crafted puzzles and challenging layouts. @@@@@@@@ 3)Heart containers and Stamina can be raised by grinding out 120 Shrines. Each Shrine gives an Orb. Every 4 orbs you can raise your heart level or stamina level. There is a point in the game you can swap stamina for hearts or vice versa and trust me you WILL want to do this. More on this later. I mentioned Stamina. Get used to it. This game is literally designed around it. Your stamina determines how high you can climb, swim or run without rest. It also determines how effective special weapon moves are, etc. You literally can't run 5 feet without running out of stamina and in a world this large that is a really huge problem. Wanna take a swim? Well don't go far because your stamina will run out and you will drown in a shallow pond. The shrines themselves are the definition of repetitive. A simple puzzle or enemy and done. But it takes much longer than you think. You will be SICK of these after 30 of them. @@@@@@@@ 4)Rain. It rains constantly. No big deal right? Wrong. The brilliant designers at Nintendo made it where when it's raining you might as well put your controller down and go get a drink. You can't climb when it's raining. That means you can't explore. That means you are left looking at this massive world waiting on it to stop raining. Also, if you happen to have a metal weapon equipped, lightning can hit you and kill you. @@@@@@@@ 5)Weapon Durability. Now to what I consider the worst mechanic in the game and it'sn't even close. Your weapons break. They will break. Often. Like every 2 enemies often. Like every 10 hits often. Every single weapon breaks. You can only carry a certain amount of these weapons of course, but you can increase the slots to carry more. That requires Korok Seeds which I will address below. So you will literally be spending a HUGE amount of time in EVERY SINGLE ENCOUNTER that isn't a very weak enemy equipping weapon after weapon as they break. This isn't just an early game thing. This is an entire game thing. Now, you CAN get unbreakable weapons like the Master Sword but that will require a certain amount of hearts to get (reference how to get heart containers above). But again the designers at Nintendo messed this up too. Even the Master sword must be recharged for 10 minutes after using it for a few fights. So it may not break but it will be useless to you most of the time. It's astounding to me that they put this mechanic in. It ruins the game. @@@@@@@@ 6)Menus. The menu design is HORRID. Illogical in layout and you will be in the menu's a TON. @@@@@@@@ 7)Korok Seeds. Spread throughout the world are 900 korok seeds. It takes exponentially increasing amounts of these to increase slots for weapons, etc. There is really nothing to do but mark your map and go find these. It's incredibly boring and repetitive. Just like the shrines. @@@@@@@@ 8)Controls. The controls overall aren't very good. They aren't consistent and nothing feels solid. The controls for your horse are the worst though with the promise of it getting better the longer you keep a horse. It doesn't. @@@@@@@@ 9)Enemies. There are about 10 enemy types in the game with a few elite variants. Yep, about 10. That's why after the 10th village of monsters you kill for yet another chest containing some weapon that will break in 10 hits you will start skipping any fights at all. There is literally no reason to engage. You don't level. They don't drop any items you really need. It's just atrocious design. @@@@@@@@ 10)Story. There isn't one. Link wakes up with the ever useful "amnesia" trick which of course means they don't have to craft a story and trust me, they didn't. You will find memory triggers throughout the land with no idea where they are that will unlock memories which are just lazy short cutscenes from the past. @@@@@@@@ 11)Music. There really isn't any music to speak of. In past Zelda games it was memorable and the game almost threw it at you. Not here. In fact, I was literally falling asleep playing this game because for large parts of it you are running around playing in silence with the crickets chirping in the game. @@@@@@@@ 12)Cooking. Another really awkward convoluted mechanic with a weird menu thing that makes you hold so many items together and then throw them in the pot that you must target, which they miss half the time anyways. @@@@@@@@ 13)Exploration. There is NO PAYOFF for exploring. You get nothing cool. You find nothing unique. You will climb mountain after mountain. You might find a chest here or there but guess what it contains? You guessed it! Another bad weapon that will break a few fights later. So sad. @@@@@@@@ 14)Towers. There are tons of towers spread throughout the map that when climbed (which takes forever) will reveal portions of the map. They did this to encourage exploration, the problem being there is really nothing to find. I will guess that just like me you will also tire of this very quickly. Yes, another bland boring mechanic. So that is the game. Really. That's it. You can beat the game very quickly if you are a good player. You just have to advance the story enough to get the quest for the 4 dungeons which is VERY early in the game and then you can fight the boss. Everything else is completely optional and completely average. So you tell me after reading this how in the world this game got so many 5 star reviews or 10 star reviews on other sites. It's absolutely absurd. This is a bad game. Don't buy it. Don't reward Nintendo for this. The sad fact is there are more Nintendo fanboys than we all think and they will just eat up anything Nintendo throws at them. Even games like this. I own all the consoles and a beast of a gaming PC. I don't have an allegiance to a console or company. I just play good games and this game is just not good at all.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend