Critics who got their hands on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch finally posted their full reviews about one of the most anticipated Nintendo games ever.
At GDC today, Nintendo's Satoru Takizawa, one of Breath of the Wild's designers, divulged some new information about some of the concepts that led up to the current game.
All of these writers played the Switch version of the game, so there's no word on how the Wii U version is, but what we know about Breath of the Wild has us so, so very hyped.
I've been remembering that Witcher moment this week, because I've been thinking the same thing about Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Schreier says the con is that the "Sprint button is in an terrible position and you can't remap it", and that the pros are "literally everything else".
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It isn't just the size of the adventure that's so important, though - it's that there's such a wide variety of different sub-missions and tasks that you'll be taking on as you play through it.
This time though, Nintendo might just have managed to outdo itself. This not only makes it the second highest rated game of all time (behind only its own predecessor, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time), it also makes it the highest rated game since 2008's Grand Theft Auto 4 (which also scored a 98). Once you have a good spot take your amiibo and place it on the right Joy-Con near the thumbstick.
Buying the Nintendo Switch isn't going to be all that exciting if it weren't for this game. Breath of the Wild adds the open world vastness of games like Skyrim, enemies have become much more intelligent.
Coming later in the Spring and Summer are Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Arms, Has-Been Heroes, and Splatoon 2. It's that the evolution in question has required Nintendo to finally treat its audience like intelligent people.
Nintendo " Nintendo's first open world is up there with Azeroth and San Andreas as one of the greatest game worlds ever created.You really don't get this level of openness anywhere else this side of a Bethesda role-playing game". As the name suggests, it is a breathing wilderness that Nintendo brought to life by abandoning the structured, predictable Zelda formula.