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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: 31 out of 460
  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. SBN
    Mar 14, 2017
    10
    The best piece of art of the decade. Must be played to understand all its glory. Do it now.
    Then come back here and help to rise the ratings
    The best piece of art of the decade. Must be played to understand all its glory. Do it now.
    Then come back here and help to rise the ratings as it deserves.
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  3. Xon
    Jan 8, 2018
    10
    Wonderful game.
    Freedom to experiment.
    Designed to enourage real exploration. Great world that feels alive. Incredible little details.
    Wonderful game.
    Freedom to experiment.
    Designed to enourage real exploration.
    Great world that feels alive.
    Incredible little details.
    You can really do what you want.
    This game is the reason I play games.
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  4. Mar 8, 2017
    10
    Läuft auf der Wii U überraschend Gut. Nein wirklich es sieht genauso aus (nur geringer Auflösung) wie auf der Switch und läuft dennoch sehrLäuft auf der Wii U überraschend Gut. Nein wirklich es sieht genauso aus (nur geringer Auflösung) wie auf der Switch und läuft dennoch sehr gut. Einziges Problem in (Spoiler :P) Städten ist die Framerate manchmal auf 20 down. Sonst ein Super Spiel. Expand
  5. May 20, 2017
    9
    Es un buen videojuego, que renueva totalmente a la franquicia; ideal para aquellos que, por primera vez, se introducen al ahora vasto reino deEs un buen videojuego, que renueva totalmente a la franquicia; ideal para aquellos que, por primera vez, se introducen al ahora vasto reino de Hyrule. Con limitaciones, admitamoslo, pero que para nada interfieren en la experiencia de juego y la aventura que es explorar cada detalle que este titulo ofrece, en sus versiones para nintendo wii u y la nueva consola switch. Expand
  6. Mar 3, 2017
    9
    Don't fall for the Switch hype if you don't want one... this game looks absolutely fantastic on Wii U, and it rarely dips for how good itDon't fall for the Switch hype if you don't want one... this game looks absolutely fantastic on Wii U, and it rarely dips for how good it looks. I mean it looks way better than those phony comparisons I have seen on Youtube. I'm impressed and I just saved like a million dollars cause there is NO other reason to get a Switch. Expand
  7. Mar 16, 2019
    0
    most boring zelda experience i ever had .
    the endless world is to big and senseless
    the fight is to unlimited and i dont get a clue why i
    most boring zelda experience i ever had .
    the endless world is to big and senseless
    the fight is to unlimited and i dont get a clue why i was still running through it with all the superpowers from beginning.
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