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  • Summary: Forget everything you know about The Legend of Zelda games. Step into a world of discovery, exploration and adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a boundary-breaking new game in the acclaimed series. Travel across fields, through forests and to mountain peaks as you discoverForget everything you know about The Legend of Zelda games. Step into a world of discovery, exploration and adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a boundary-breaking new game in the acclaimed series. Travel across fields, through forests and to mountain peaks as you discover what has become of the ruined kingdom of Hyrule in this open-air adventure. Explore the wilds of Hyrule any way you like - Climb up towers and mountain peaks in search of new destinations, then set your own path to get there and plunge into the wilderness. Along the way, you'll battle towering enemies, hunt wild beasts and gather ingredients for the food and elixirs you'll need to sustain you on your journey. More than 100 Shrines of Trials to discover and explore - Shrines dot the landscape, waiting to be discovered in any order you want. Search for them in various ways, and solve a variety of puzzles inside. Work your way through the traps and devices inside to earn special items and other rewards that will help you on your adventure.
    * Be prepared and properly equipped - With an entire world waiting to be explored, you'll need a variety of outfits and gear to reach every corner. You may need to bundle up with warmer clothes or change into something better suited to the desert heat. Some clothing even has special effects that, for example, can make you faster and stealthier.
    * Battling enemies requires strategy - The world is inhabited with enemies of all shapes and sizes. Each one has its own attack method and weaponry, so you must think quickly and develop the right strategies to defeat them.
    * amiibo compatibility - Tap the Wolf Link amiibo (sold separately) to make Wolf Link appear in game. Wolf Link will attack enemies on his own and help you find items you're searching for.
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  1. 100
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the best games ever made.
  2. Dec 12, 2017
    100
    Where it takes mechanics from others in the industry, it improves upon them; where it introduces new ones, you slap your forehead in amazement that it hasn’t been done before. Breath of the Wild is development done right, and damn near the best game you’ll play all year.
  3. Mar 2, 2017
    100
    I guess, in the end, it’s not just that Breath of the Wild signals that Zelda has finally evolved and moved beyond the structure it’s leaned on for so long. It’s that the evolution in question has required Nintendo to finally treat its audience like intelligent people. That newfound respect has led to something big, and different, and exciting. But in an open world full of big changes, Breath of the Wild also almost always feels like a Zelda game — and establishes itself as the first current, vital-feeling Zelda in almost 20 years.
  4. 100
    Despite the stellar story and the absolutely fantastic visuals (aside from some framerate issues on the Switch), it’s this world overflowing with life that will grab and hold your attention for hours upon hours of gaming. As much as this is a story-driven RPG, Breath of the Wild is about its world, a world so vast that you could spend hours upon hours traversing its lands (trust me, I did) before actually making tangible progress in the story...It’s the Zelda game we’ve all been waiting for.
  5. Mar 18, 2017
    100
    The largest Zelda? No dispute. The finest launch title for a new console? So, it is. And isn´t it also the best Zelda? Yippee. And something more. Breath of the Wild is so far the best Zelda, which will be unforgettably written in the history of open-world games.
  6. Mar 23, 2017
    96
    A new direction for the franchise that is as brilliantly successful as it is bold, Breath of the Wild raises the bar for a series that has already set a phenomenally high standard.
  7. Mar 12, 2017
    60
    The audiovisual beauty alone of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is liable to convince you that more is indeed better.

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  1. Aug 9, 2018
    10
    I just can't believe how good of a game it is. I had to think a lot to find something to criticize about this game. This game is almostI just can't believe how good of a game it is. I had to think a lot to find something to criticize about this game. This game is almost perfect, but it would have if you could choose the color of Link's skin. What are you, RACIST? In South Park Fractured but Whole, you had that option. I'm a really nice guy (ahem* who isn't racist ahem*) so instead of a 0, ill give ya a 10. Expand
  2. Mar 3, 2017
    10
    Breath of the Wild broke a lot of records in the history of gaming. By that, I mean it is most likely impossible to find one thing wrong withBreath of the Wild broke a lot of records in the history of gaming. By that, I mean it is most likely impossible to find one thing wrong with this game. It's like Nintendo took the base of Ocarina of Time and modernize it to make it look like this game over here. This is why Nintendo will forever remain in my heart no matter where it all goes. I'm telling you this, Breath of the Wild has everything... yes, every... single... thing that made Ocarina of Time look like a masterpiece. This is the lost brother of Ocarina of Time and the true brother Ocarina of Time will ever need. Just go buy this game, it wants your money so bad, it wants you to play it so bad, it wants to be your local friend literally bad. I'll be waiting until you get this game. Expand
  3. May 11, 2017
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a fantastic game. That's literally all I have to say

    Well maybe I'll say more...

    The game starts off with an old man who gives information about the shrines and temples, and tells you to get all four shrines in the plateau. In those four shrines, you get special abilities such as magnesis, which helps you move metal objects with your shieka slate, or stasis, which freezes guardians, gears, and other enemies. The best part about this is that you can go to any of these shrines in any order you desire. After obtaining all 4 shrines, the old man tells you to go to the center of the shrines, which leads to a church. At the top of the church, you'll find the old man, who explains that he used too be king of Hyrule, and that Zedla has been keeping Calamity Ganon from reaching full power. He tells Link that he's the chosen one, tells you to go to find Impa in a village. From here on the choice in up to you. You can either go find Impa. Or go to Hyrule and die a bunch like I did. When you find Impa you screw this Im bored. You go find Impa, she tells you about the 4 divine beasts you kill em and the all like oh **** but the people who are ancestrs are like oh ye and you can like get miphas grace which won let you die or daruks protection which sounds like a condom to protect you from **** so after you kill em all you go to hyrule kill ganon but b4 u do that you have to get all 120 shrines and all the memories. Gameplay is great, you can choose from a variety of weapons like the Knight's Broadsword, Dragonbone Moblin Club, to a Savage Lynel Sword. Im tired it's **** 3:00AM ALRIGHT I WANNA GO TO SLEEP If you like Zelda, get it, if you dont like Zelda get it.. there
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  4. Mar 6, 2017
    10
    No es Horizon, este juego si provoca ilusión, este juego si vende consolas, este juego si demuestra lo mierda que es la comunidad, la granNo es Horizon, este juego si provoca ilusión, este juego si vende consolas, este juego si demuestra lo mierda que es la comunidad, la gran cantidad de comentarios a lo "no lo he jugado ni lo voy a jugar" dejan muy en claro la edad de muchos, en fin, 10/10 Expand
  5. Mar 3, 2017
    10
    Worth the wait! Easily one of the best open world games, and the best Zelda game in the franchise to date! Looks beautiful and plays great onWorth the wait! Easily one of the best open world games, and the best Zelda game in the franchise to date! Looks beautiful and plays great on Both Wii U & Switch Systems. Expand
  6. Mar 4, 2017
    9
    for me this zeda is the third best of saga.The world is pure magic and new features enhance the experience.
    Nevertheless the music ,the
    for me this zeda is the third best of saga.The world is pure magic and new features enhance the experience.
    Nevertheless the music ,the variability of npc and the possible dlc have reduced the content of the game.
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  7. Nov 2, 2018
    0
    Me aburrió, probé este juego pensando que me podría gustar, en menos de una hora lo dejé, es lento y el mundo abierto es grande pero vacío.Me aburrió, probé este juego pensando que me podría gustar, en menos de una hora lo dejé, es lento y el mundo abierto es grande pero vacío.
    Nunca he jugado un Zelda y probé este para ver porque a la gente le encanta pero no me convenció, me parece aburrido hasta el cansancio, y debido a los insultos que recibí pues ya saben lo que voy hacer.
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