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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Nintendo Switch-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 13585 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not sure about the hype

    Posted
    bojabs
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    One of the main factors that led to my purchase was the number of perfect reviews given to this game. I would give this game a 6/10. The shrines are fun. The combat is ok. The world is very large. The game doesn't hold your hand at all (which is great). The amount of text dialogue is a bit much for my taste (and the way it is written). The biggest thing that I didn't care for was the destructibility of the weapons. I like getting weapons, upgrading them, and being able to use them to their advantage in combat situations. This game doesn't operate like that. That's fine it's just not for me. I understand that this might not bother others. For me it just wasn't fun. Apparently most people love the game. Nothing against them but this review might help others that might see it a bit differently. If you love the Zelda series you would probably love this game. If you haven't played those games, I would recommend renting this before you buy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Empty!! Empty!! Empty!!

    Posted
    AwesomeCat

    My.God this game is empty. And boring. And so overrated. With only a handful of the same enemies. That pop up rarely. You can run and run and run and only come across animals and plants - mostly mushrooms. My inventory is full of ingredients I have hunted and gathered in an attempt to make the game more interesting. But then you have to cool with it and that is just as tedious and dull. The novelty of cooking was cute the first few times but it gets really boring really fast. I miss the old system of two or three different color potions. And your weapons are so pathetically fragile. Just a few huts and it shatters like glass. It's terrible and so tedious. And those clubs are everywhere. If it weren't a highly anticipated Zelda game and the only thing really worth playing on the Switch I have no doubt it would have been rated far lower. That plus the risk of being cursed out by Nintendo's crazy fans [something that has already happened to me]

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Cool but I can’t pet the dogs

    Posted
    Alli
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    This is one of the best games I’ve ever played, it’s visually stunning and the world is amazing. But when you find a dog you can’t pet it and that really broke my heart. But you can feed the dogs and they follow you around and some show you to treasure, but they’re all such good boys they deserve pets but the game will not allow that. It gets two stars instead of one because the Koroks are really cute and you can drop rocks on their heads and they’re totally cool with it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    No Story, No Dungeons, Generic Bosses

    Posted
    thesmyster

    There is barely any story, cutscenes are completely optional and memories. the bosses are very generic and few as are the enemies. ganon is such a disappointment, by far the weakest ending of any Zelda game. The weapons break and are a nuissance, no mention of the triforce, the special weapons you get in other Zelda games are much more and better then this one ( there is only like 4 here). The graphics and world is beautiful, a lot of sidequests but suuuch a dissapointing Zelda story and game. Don't believe the hype. Enjoy it as an open world game but don't expect a Zelda caliber game.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    i bought into the hype

    Posted
    sfro
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    i was never a fan of zelda games growing up so the nostalgia of this series doesnt exist for me but i love open world games and this was getting great reviews left and right so thought why not ill get it. the game did nothing for me. open world felt kind of empty and most enemies felt very similar, dungeons werent really dungeons, just lot of things i didnt care for. put roughly 20 or so hours in before completely losing interest. if you arent a zelda fan then i feel this game isnt as nearly as good as being said it is.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Could Have Been Better

    Posted
    dawkinsalto
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    I played this title with anticipation of this being the greatest game of the generation, but it isn't. Not even the best game of this year. The graphics suck due to the bad art style. It looks like some anime garbage. The framerate sucks, it's ~20-30. Not good at all. Weapon durability is horrible! They break too quickly. Difficulty was a bit tough, but nothing I can't handle. The game is just not very good. Nostalgia definitely pumped up the ratings a few points.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    Posted
    Braxxar
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    There is no real linear progression in this game, which is very UNLIKE all of the other Zelda games out there. It's fun for the first few hours, but then it just becomes an overwhelming grind. I am not alone in this opinion, although some people swear by this game. /shrug. Not my cup of tea.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not my Zelda.

    Posted
    Wewito
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    It's just not what I signed up for. Like others with other games I was fooled by the trailers. It's still fun for a few hours then it dawns on you that you've done everything already, and that's just the first 4-6 hours of a potentially 100+hr game. It has many MANY flaws which many critics ignored and many people can look past them, sadly I could not.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Zelda for the Nintendo Switch

    Posted
    kellidanyail
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    This is the game that my husband bought with the Nintendo Switch.He wanted this Nintendo Switch since he saw a co worker on his break playing it. Im not interested in playing a video game during a work break. Im more of a social person and would prefer to relax and talk t friends and co workers.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    It’s okay if your into Zelda

    Posted
    MacintoshMinus
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    Kind of boring to be honest. There are dozens of better open world games ( Horizon: Zero dawn being the obvious comparison) so don’t let Them slide the Nintendo colored glasses over your eyes. Also Skyward sword was better.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great world but fails to be a true RPG

    Posted
    Nick
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    The quests, loot system, temples, plot, and characters are all mediocre. The world is amazing but without these core aspects this game fails to reach it's potential. Still the best RPG on Switch currently though so I would still recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Give me my original Zelda back!

    Posted
    MattyMcFly
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    I absolutely hate what Nintendo has done with this game. Weapons that break during combat is so freaking annoying. Too many upgrades. Trying to reinvent an already perfect game is just dumb.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Its ok

    Posted
    Godwaitsu05
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    I played a little bit of this game from a friend and decided to buy it but as flaws for this game for me was i really didnt like the stemina mechanic and crafting i ended up just selling the game instead

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    It's different

    Posted
    Gaara436
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    Not your normally Zelda lacks a good story. This is a open game just explored beat Zelda monster. Not a Zelda game. Has frame rate issues. They had some patches but not the best

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not zelda

    Posted
    CourtesanRipper
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    Endless running around, you have to make potions for EVERYTHING, Surprised you don't need one to walk. No big tasks just open, wasted space of not zelda.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great game but not zelda

    Posted
    Stewie6951
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    Great game but not a zelda game the weapons system is clunky and broken. Nothing makes it seem like a zelda game except for the names and music.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not my favorite

    Posted
    Nugget
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    Not as fun as the original Zelda from when I was a kid. Couldn’t really get in to the game.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Difficult to play

    Posted
    Grandma
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    Bought this for a 9 year old boy who spends way to much time gameing. After 2 days he declared it was to hard for him to play and returned it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not a “Zelda” experience

    Posted
    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: 2 out of 5 stars

    Overhyped and Undelivered

    Posted
    xgamrx
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    The game has a few interesting elements, but overall it follows a rinse and repeat gameplay approach with childish antics.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend