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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. Negative: 0 out of 109
  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. Jun 15, 2018
    10
    This game is sincerely BEAUTIFUL! The open world concept is gorgeous, the controls are amazing, and literally the story with voice actors andThis game is sincerely BEAUTIFUL! The open world concept is gorgeous, the controls are amazing, and literally the story with voice actors and links to Link's past (; just makes this game truly deserve its game of the year award. I would rate it 50 out of 10 if I could. A MUST PLAY! Expand
  2. Mar 8, 2017
    10
    The game is gorgeous, and it is true of all positive comments that it's collecting. It's just impossible to stop playing, best Zelda gameThe game is gorgeous, and it is true of all positive comments that it's collecting. It's just impossible to stop playing, best Zelda game ever. 10 out of 10 Expand
  3. 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
  4. Apr 2, 2018
    10
    Zelda Breath of the wild is such a good game. I had a few frame rate drops when link was attacking a group of enemies. the Frame rate dropsZelda Breath of the wild is such a good game. I had a few frame rate drops when link was attacking a group of enemies. the Frame rate drops aren't that annoying it just slows you down. I think it dropped from 30 fps to 20 fps. Overall I like how the game is so open world because i always think to myself should i fight ganon or should i get all the shrines or finish divine beasts. There is so much things to do in the game which make me rate it 10 out of 10. Expand
  5. Mar 8, 2017
    10
    JAJAJAJAJA hay que ver la cantidad de 0 que se está llevando este juegazo por parte de envidiosos, está claro que algo pasa cuando la mayoríaJAJAJAJAJA hay que ver la cantidad de 0 que se está llevando este juegazo por parte de envidiosos, está claro que algo pasa cuando la mayoría son 10, y comentarios absurdos son 0. Expand
  6. Mar 4, 2017
    10
    The legend of zelda: breath of the wild. You're only reading this to hear another person say that it's epic, when you already know it is. Hey,The legend of zelda: breath of the wild. You're only reading this to hear another person say that it's epic, when you already know it is. Hey, listen :) Expand
  7. Sep 21, 2018
    0
    La palabra SOBREVALORADO hecha videojuego. El juego estaria bien si hubiese salido hace 10 años. Tiene pinta de que la prensa le dio la nota qLa palabra SOBREVALORADO hecha videojuego. El juego estaria bien si hubiese salido hace 10 años. Tiene pinta de que la prensa le dio la nota q le dio para darle un empujoncito a nintendo tras el FRACASO de la nintendo wii u. No es un juego de 10 ni mucho menos. Expand

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