The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is everything that a sequel to Breath of the Wild should be. While many may have expected it to stick to its predecessor’s formula, Tears of the Kingdom combines creativity and innovation to the series’ strengths, and adds a mixture of new, extraordinary gameplay mechanics, a world expansion that makes the game much larger, an unsettling and gripping new plot, and an improved technical performance. The result is a monument of a game that’s also one of the greatest video games ever made.
We all know that Breath of the Wild was an unparalleled game with no match at that time. But, Tears of the Kingdom shows an exceptional experience that make BOTW feel like a prologue for a grander sequel. I was even frustrated from the fact that I had to rush the entire game in order to write the review.
It’s pronounced tears, not tears. This is, by far, the best game I have ever played. I haven’t completed the game (4 temples done and all memories) but unless the ending is terrible this is the best game I have ever had the pleasure of playing. The story, graphics, and gameplay are very fleshed out, but this unfortunately comes at the cost of the game sometimes running at about 20fps instead of 30; it has many performance issues. The fact that they put this game on a Switch is crazy. Also it’s like 16 GB. Anyway, go play TotK.
I feel as if I will never finish this game. Every time I think I’ve got a handle on it, it reveals a new expanse. I haven’t even mentioned the depths, the particularly dangerous pitch-black underground world that exists below Hyrule. (Man, I do not like it down there.) I am walking around looking at all the clutter in my house and imagining ways that I could fuse it together. I invite my kids on to the sofa with me to watch Link’s adventures, and we all scream as I’m pursued by a terrifyingly fast gloop-monster made of grasping hands. In an airport recently, surrounded by bored people staring at their phones, I was so absorbed in a labyrinth I’d found at the edge of the map that I nearly missed my boarding call.
Tears of the Kingdom appears to be the ultimate open-world title that builds on the strong foundation of its predecessor, introducing significant innovations and even better design, completely redefining the legendary Zelda into a game that anyone can easily understand, fall in love with, and have fun for hundreds of hours.
A true masterpiece by today’s standards, the newest Zelda game is a technological wonder considering it’s been made to run on a rather outdated console. This is a must-play even if you haven’t played a Zelda game before, but you might not enjoy it if you’re not into sandbox experiences.
It’s bigger, richer, more story-driven, it’s simply better than Breath of the Wild. It would be a 10/10 game if it wasn’t for the technical issues caused by the aging Nintendo Switch. You simply must play the new Zelda anyway, though.
If you’ve yet to step foot into the open world of Hyrule, Tears of the Kingdom is the best way to experience it, with just enough new ground to keep things interesting. But if you didn’t gel with the 2017 release, the story alone might not be worth the second attempt.
A great adventure game, but a completionists nightmare
Tears of the Kingdom is a fantastic game if you're looking for a 60-hour experience, but if you set yourself completionist goals, for example discovering all shrines, the flaws of this game weigh in heavily, since the game then easily reaches the 200-hour mark.
- The horrible controls (not remappable)
- The recycled and way too small soundtrack
- The grind; 100,000 rupees to upgrade all armor sets while a quest rewards an average of 20- Enemy Sponges
- The repetitive weapon fusing- The Ultrahand vehicle puzzles
I recommend this game to any fan of exploration games, but do not plan to complete it to 100%.
Sigo pensando que las exclusividades hacen daño a la industria del videojuego. Que un juego salga solo para Nintendo, para PlayStation, o XBOX, es un insulto a los jugadores de videojuegos. Todos deberíamos poder disfrutar de todos los juegos tengamos la plataforma que tengamos, y en cualquier caso, en PC deberían salir siempre sí o sí.
In my opinion there was a lot to be desired and few were met. Really really wanted to enjoy it. But this seems more like an expansion than a new game. I also felt like the tutorial/ starting area was not well laid out and I spent way too long trying to figure out how to backtrack after I went the wrong way. It’s just meh.
SummaryAn epic adventure across the land and skies of Hyrule awaits in The Legend of Zelda™: Tears of the Kingdom for Nintendo Switch™. The adventure is yours to create in a world fueled by your imagination. In this sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you’ll decide your own path through the sprawling landscapes of Hyrule and the ...