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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. May 24, 2018
    10
    I have to be honest, I was never a big fan of the Zelda series. I bought a Switch, not many games available, so I bought Zelda. This game isI have to be honest, I was never a big fan of the Zelda series. I bought a Switch, not many games available, so I bought Zelda. This game is amazing in every aspect. Huge open world, the music, the animation, everything about this game is charming and fantastic! 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. Jun 20, 2017
    10
    Nearly everything about this game is incredible. Nintendo has made exploring fun with you constantly thinking and wanting to know what's overNearly everything about this game is incredible. Nintendo has made exploring fun with you constantly thinking and wanting to know what's over that hill or in that forest. The best thing is that there always is something there!
    Bad points for me are the bosses, quite bland.
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  4. Mar 7, 2017
    10
    Best Zelda game so far in my opinion. This people giving this fantastic game a 0 can not be trusted, who gives a game a zero that they haven'tBest Zelda game so far in my opinion. This people giving this fantastic game a 0 can not be trusted, who gives a game a zero that they haven't played? I highly recommend this game for the switch :) Expand
  5. Mar 3, 2017
    10
    A work of art, no doubt. Turn my little room into an immeasurable world. It's wonderful to get home from work and relax exploring every cornerA work of art, no doubt. Turn my little room into an immeasurable world. It's wonderful to get home from work and relax exploring every corner of Hyrule. Thank you Nintendo. Expand
  6. Mar 4, 2017
    9
    I love this game, but there is one thing that is realy bad in it- freezes. Yes, when theres is a lot of grass and many trees, game start toI love this game, but there is one thing that is realy bad in it- freezes. Yes, when theres is a lot of grass and many trees, game start to freeze just for a second, but freeeze Expand
  7. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    No hay grandes mazmorras, no hay buenas misiones secundarias ni quests, no hay narrativa de ningún tipo, y las cinemáticas y trasfondo de losNo hay grandes mazmorras, no hay buenas misiones secundarias ni quests, no hay narrativa de ningún tipo, y las cinemáticas y trasfondo de los campeones son completamente vacías. Expand

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