The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wii U

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  • Summary: Ignore 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. Travel across fields, through forests and to mountain peaks as you discover what has become of the ruined kingdom of Hyrule inIgnore 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. Travel across fields, through forests and to mountain peaks as you discover what has become of the ruined kingdom of Hyrule in this stunning 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. [Nintendo] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Mar 20, 2017
    100
    Does it have the best combat system in the world? No. Is it the best looking game out there? No. Does it have the best RPG soundtrack ever? No. Can the game make you feel like you are eight years old again? Hell yes. It certainly had that effect with me. It has been a long time since exploring, fighting, and adventuring has so consistently brought a smile to my face. Breath of the Wild is such a wonderful experience that once you play it, you will likely never look at open world games the same again.
  2. Mar 16, 2017
    100
    How could the Zelda series evolve and reinvent itself to reclaim its spot among the greatest games in the world? According to the Breath of the Wild book, by rewiring its main conventions and tapping them into the freedom template provided by the saga's very first chapter, adding to them the visual marvels that contemporary technology can achieve, the vastest space for exploration that has ever been created for a Zelda game and a perfect learning cycle that provides Link with an explosive potential for development.
  3. Mar 18, 2017
    100
    If it really is the last major title that the Wii U ever sees, then it's a fantastic way to bow out - The Legend of Zelda has never been so perfect.
  4. Mar 10, 2017
    97
    The Wii U version of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the same amazing, unforgettable experience you can enjoy on the new Nintendo Switch: the game runs pretty smoothly even on the old console, and despite being less powerful, the graphics are almost the same. If you're not buying Switch and already own a Wii U, this really is a no-brainer.
  5. Mar 10, 2017
    97
    Breath of the Wild on Wii U runs at 720p, and has the same, small framerate issues of the Switch version. The loading times are surprinsingly good, considering the size of the game. Anyway, the only important thing to say is that Breath of the Wild on Wii U is as excellent as his Switch brother.
  6. Mar 10, 2017
    95
    Even on Wii U The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild is a must-buy. This is a piece of art that does not lose any of its charm compared to the Switch version. Everyone should play this game.
  7. Mar 10, 2017
    90
    Breath of The Wild is not perfect. It suffers technical limitations compared to other open-world games on other consoles, even moreso on Wii U... of course. But this new adventure is absolutely fantastic though, and it's actually one of the best in the series.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 23 out of 393
  1. 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
  2. Mar 9, 2017
    10
    Excellent and Wonderfull... What a beautifull Zelda, The best of them all!
    Believe the Hype... The Hype is REAL!.
    Nintendo is back with all
    Excellent and Wonderfull... What a beautifull Zelda, The best of them all!
    Believe the Hype... The Hype is REAL!.
    Nintendo is back with all the might!
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  3. Jul 24, 2017
    10
    Let me add my addition to the truckload of 10 scores. I got this game recently, and have just beaten it a few days ago, and I'm going to sayLet me add my addition to the truckload of 10 scores. I got this game recently, and have just beaten it a few days ago, and I'm going to say that this game is one of the best games ever. How, you might ask. The world is massive, with almost too much stuff to do, but yet it feels just empty enough to make you excited when you see something new. The Great Plateau is glorious, feeling familiar yet distant, making you want to not want to leave it just yet so that way you can explore it all(and when I used Hero's Path mode about a month later, I found that I hadn't even explored that much of it. I honestly think the Great Plateau is the best "tutorial" area(it's more of a starting area), and rivals the genius of 1-1 from Super Mario Bros. Also, the characters are great and bring some variety, there are a whole bunch of mini-games, but you'll probably only play those a few times before you're bored. Then there's the shrines and Korok seeds. Now, I'm not a fan of the Legend of Zelda series because of the massive dungeons that take forever, they drain me, but with shrines, you go in, solve some puzzles for 5-10 minutes, and walk out with a Spirit Orb, which you only need 4 of to increase either your health or stamina. The Korok seeds are even smaller puzzles, taking only 2 minutes at most, and you need more of them than you would need Spirit Orbs to increase your inventory slots. There are 120 shrines and 900 Korok seeds, so you'll be playing the game for a while. The combat is great, with a ton of weapons and an amazing system. People usually complain about the enemy variety or the weapon's durability, but they aren't big problems. After about 10 hours into the game, I had no problems with the durability, and with the enemy variety, that wasn't an issue, since you learn what each type of enemy does and how to fight them. Two things I don't like are how you become super over-powered after you're 6-10 hours into the game(you can basically just hack and slash enemies, no strategy), and how the game bombards you with silver Bokoblins(the strongest type by a long shot) once you get far into the game. Silver Bokoblins aren't hard, they just take a LOT of time to beat(they have 720 health, don't give you the best of rewards, and have a less than mediocre weapon). It just isn't worth the time, so you just run past them. Okay, I forgot one last positive thing, the stables. The stables are like mini-towns and they're in a lot of places, and they mean that there's a shrine very near there, so it's an awesome find. So, is Breath of the Wild perfect, no, but is it amazing, you bet it is. Seriously, some games felt boring after playing this one, and you should definitely buy it if you have the means too. Expand
  4. Mar 3, 2017
    10
    Pró: Pra fechar a geração do Wii U com chave de ouro. O Hype é real! Obrigado Nintendo por esse jogo sensacional.

    Contra: O jogo apresenta
    Pró: Pra fechar a geração do Wii U com chave de ouro. O Hype é real! Obrigado Nintendo por esse jogo sensacional.

    Contra: O jogo apresenta algumas quedas de fps durante a jornada, porém quase nunca durante os combates, o que não interfere no andamento desse jogo maravilhoso.
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  5. Apr 18, 2017
    9
    Excelente juego , la wii u no fue la mejor consola para muchos pero este juego la redime a pesar de haber salido en switch , los gráficos sonExcelente juego , la wii u no fue la mejor consola para muchos pero este juego la redime a pesar de haber salido en switch , los gráficos son espectaculares pero el juego sufre de caídas de frame a veces . el arte es asombroso y los detalles te dejan sorprendido , después de 100 horas jugándolo y de haber terminado la historia principal debo decir es uno de los ,mejores juegos de la historia . Expand
  6. Mar 5, 2017
    9
    I'll be honest. I didn't believe the hype, not one bit. I'm a 2D Zelda fan and have always preferred A Link To The Past and A Link BetweenI'll be honest. I didn't believe the hype, not one bit. I'm a 2D Zelda fan and have always preferred A Link To The Past and A Link Between Worlds far more than Ocarina, etc. I'm not a hipster by any means, I just always got lost, confused, and bored when playing 3D Zelda games.

    Nonetheless, I was a die hard Wii U fan for the little bit of time that it was relevant so I gave Breath of the Wild a shot, knowing that it would be the last Wii U game I'd ever buy.

    I'm absolutely stunned.

    This isn't the best game I've played this year - for me that's Watch Dogs 2 - but Breath of the Wild is definitely the first time in a long, long time that I've agreed with game critics reviews 100%. This is Zelda defined. I'm barely 10 hours into this thing and am so blown away by it that my face is numb from smiling so much. Think that sounds cheesy? Consider that I'm a 45 year old gamer from the stone age - and I'm loving every minute of this.

    Kudos Nintendo. Way to send the Wii U out with a bang - and usher in the Switch.
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  7. Jun 7, 2017
    0
    This game is Nintendo at is best. I thought Nintendo would never make a Legend of Zelda game that would TOP Ocarina of Time. But they had meThis game is Nintendo at is best. I thought Nintendo would never make a Legend of Zelda game that would TOP Ocarina of Time. But they had me dead wrong. This game is a masterpiece. It's so beautiful and so wonderful, it's very hard to put into words, you HAVE to experience this game for yourself. Whether your a PC player, Sony, Xbox, this game is bound to astonish you. Nintendo will forever be in my heart. Expand

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