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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Zelda: Breath of the Boring

    Posted
    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's not 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 is 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. Do not 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

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not like any other Zelda game

    Posted
    NWNW
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    I knew before I bought the game that it was an open world game, but I had hoped it would still be semi-structured like all past Zelda games. It is not. Even after 6+ hours of play, I am completely lost and confused about where to go and what to do in the game. I cannot discern much of the storyline. I find myself constantly wondering into enemies that are far stronger than I, and die a lot, while not knowing where I SHOULD be going. This game is unlike any other Zelda game, I cannot get into it. Apparently, I do not like open world games.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely heartbreaking

    Posted
    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: 1 out of 5 stars

    Nintendo Just Doesn't Matter Anymore

    Posted
    AutoReverse
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    I bought this game along with the Switch and was hoping for the best. I grew up with the original NES and SNES and I remember the games being incredibly fun...now they are incredibly boring. Also, the Switch is $200 overpriced.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Over rated

    Posted
    w0rM
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    This has got to be the most over rated game of the last 10 years. If you like games like Dark Souls, you might enjoy it. If you don't like getting killed 40 times an hour, skip it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not for me but I’m sure it’s a 5 Star game

    Posted
    Mando58
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    I thought I would give Zelda a shot. To much walking around with nothing in site at some parts. Played for 6 hours top. So take this review with a grain of salt

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not a very good launch title

    Posted
    TheBurgerKing
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    The Breath of the Wild needs some Listerine. It stinks. Cell shaded type graphics, frame pacing issues. I guess if you are a die hard Zelda fan you may want it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Ocarina is waaay better.

    Posted
    sansfan1
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    I'm a longtime Zelda fan and this game is incredibly disappointing. Ocarina is way better, because of its superior graphics and non-linearity.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not a good game

    Posted
    ProductReview

    I was expecting it to be a good game based on the reviews but it seems that the reviews are biased by those who have played Zelda before.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not really what I was looking for

    Posted
    sweettrevor
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    It is always disappointing to get one of these and find that it is not what you are looking for. I hope I do better next time

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Nothing new

    Posted
    Rafahazard
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    Nintendo with this game just did what other companies did before. Outdated graphics in open world. Nothing that you didn't see before

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not what i expected!!!

    Posted
    samkim051984
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    Game is not that easy. It has no guidlines. Get lost very easy. Needed to look at youtube to see what to do next. VEry confusing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Boring

    Posted
    Golu

    I found this game pretty boring. The graphics are ok, at best. I personally don't find anything extraordinary about this game.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Different game

    Posted
    Ezat3
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    This was nothing that I was expecting. It is also dissapointing that there are not other games available for the console.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Overrated

    Posted
    Dattkidkev13
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    Sadly I played it for a few hours and it was super boring for me. I don’t like it to be honest.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Hate this game.

    Posted
    Tammy
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    This game is hard to play and my grandsons hate it. Guess I just wasted my homey.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Wack

    Posted
    Tahir
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    I played this game and won it several times I don’t even know why i bought it

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not made for younger kids

    Posted
    Nathanbenjamin24
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    Difficulties using for my son made for older kids but as an adult i love it my son not soo much

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    F-

    Posted
    StevieG
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    Thought this would be the original one. Disappointed that I couldn't find the flute

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Cost too much

    Posted
    PhoenixABlaze12
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    Get the WIIU version instead. The weapons break too fast and you get outnumbered.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend