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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. Mar 2, 2017
    100
    This isn't your typical boiler plate open world cash grab, rife with to-do lists and busywork. Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an evolution of the formula for both eastern and western philosophies alike, and a new blueprint.
  2. NF Magazine
    Apr 24, 2017
    100
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of those rare games. It's an Ocarina of Time-level game. It is a Super Mario Galaxy-level game. This is a game that we're going to be talking about for decades to come. [Issue #27 – May/June 2017, p. 74]
  3. Mar 2, 2017
    100
    This is the most special game Nintendo has made in years - especially for the core game playing audience. It's certainly the most important, interesting and exciting Zelda since OoT and LttP. It is a new all-time classic.
  4. 100
    I’ve honestly fallen head over heels in love with Breath of the Wild in a way I’ve not fallen in love with an open world game before. While many of the singular elements I’ve spoken about here may not sound terribly groundbreaking for the genre, the way they come together once you’re a couple of hours deep is some of the best paced, polished and fun open world design I have ever experienced. The separate parts combine into something far exceeding their sum total.
  5. Mar 14, 2017
    100
    Breath of the Wild is a phenomenal title in and of itself, but it’s particularly special in that it embodies the vision for the series that Miyamoto and Aonuma have never been able to realize until now. It’s a game three decades in the making, and it’s no exaggeration to say that I’ve been waiting my entire life for this. Breath of the Wild is, by any measure except nostalgia, the best Zelda game ever made, and considering how many unbeatable classics this series has already produced, that is a staggering accomplishment.
  6. Mar 2, 2017
    96
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an incredible journey and an exhilarating adventure in a rich world. A real must-have.
  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. Mar 13, 2017
    10
    Zelda's formula has become stale over the years and the series needed a fresh look. I didn't expect Nintendo to go as far as they did withZelda's formula has become stale over the years and the series needed a fresh look. I didn't expect Nintendo to go as far as they did with this game. It brings so much to the genre that it exceeded any of my expectations. The world seems handcrafted with rewards for the player that pokes around and gets lost. The game looks beautiful and the sounds are pleasing for the ear. Its a great experience for which you may need plenty of time to discover most of the game. But it never seems like work. Great work Nintendo. Thank you for this game. Expand
  2. Mar 12, 2017
    10
    A great game, a masterpiece without a doubt!
    Hundreds of hours of pure entertainment: if you like adventure, if you like gaming, you hardly
    A great game, a masterpiece without a doubt!
    Hundreds of hours of pure entertainment: if you like adventure, if you like gaming, you hardly can't love this one.

    It deserve a 10? Yes.
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  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. Mar 19, 2017
    10
    En ‘Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ no hay un camino marcado, cada partida es única, y es el jugador el que decide qué hacer, por dónde ir, siEn ‘Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ no hay un camino marcado, cada partida es única, y es el jugador el que decide qué hacer, por dónde ir, si enfrentarse a un enemigo o si evitarle y dar un rodeo. Existen puntos marcados que ayudan a ganar experiencia: escalar las torres permitirá al jugador desvelar las distintas regiones de Hyrule y desde ellas podrá divisar los santuarios que, además de poderes, otorgarán a Link puntos de vida o resistencia. Difícil elección. Expand
  5. Mar 3, 2017
    10
    Notice that almost all of the 0 ratings come from users who just made a new account! Do NOT believe the user score it is manipulated by trollNotice that almost all of the 0 ratings come from users who just made a new account! Do NOT believe the user score it is manipulated by troll ratings beyond repair! Expand
  6. Mar 4, 2017
    10
    Loving every moment of the game. I know it may not be the greatest technical marvel but the art style is phenomenal. Between this and Horizon,Loving every moment of the game. I know it may not be the greatest technical marvel but the art style is phenomenal. Between this and Horizon, we as gamers should be praising these last 2 weeks. Though I do miss a little bit more of a linear story progression Zelda, the way I am able to explore pretty much anything I see is great. The way the game plays is awesome and I'm loving the small customization options I have with Link. Whether Wii U or Switch, this game is not to be missed by fans of Zelda, open world games or even just people who want to go on a grand adventure. If you aren't playing this or Horizon recently, you are doing yourself an injustice. Expand
  7. Apr 22, 2017
    0
    Really bad game. Poor story. Many bug and glitches. They shoul work on this game at least one more year and then it would be good I supose.Really bad game. Poor story. Many bug and glitches. They shoul work on this game at least one more year and then it would be good I supose. Waste potential. Expand

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