Review Roundup: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Review Roundup: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launches tomorrow and the reviews are in. Based on what the critics are saying, this might be the best Zelda game since Ocarina of Time. 

02-03-2017  -  by Thijs Kaagman

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is available for Wii U, but it's also the launch title for the new Nintendo Switch. Looking at the reviews, this might not only be the best Zelda game ever, but also the best launchtitle for a new console. The game releases tomorrow on March 3rd, but you can already pre-order the digital edition right here on Startselect.

Breath of the Wild (Wii U) Breath of the Wild (Switch)

Giant Bomb 

Score: 10/10

Every night, I sat on the couch and played until I genuinely couldn’t stay awake any longer. Every morning, I couldn’t get out of bed and turn on the Switch fast enough. Near the end, I found myself getting sad as I climbed the final towers and saw the map fill in. This Hyrule gave me such a profound sense of discovery, and I never wanted the mysteries to end.

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Polygon

Score: 10/10

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.

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GameInformer

Score: 10/10

Breath of the Wild is an achievement in the design of a living world. Hyrule is massive, with multiple environmental systems layered on top of a grand adventure. I was entranced by this version of Hyrule, and it surprised me at nearly every turn, from its wealth of discoveries to the way it shuns the established tropes of previous Zelda games. It represents a profound new direction for one of gaming’s best franchises and a new high point for open-world interactive experiences.

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GamesRadar+

Score: 5/5

The series has always had something of a fairytale quality to it - its grand landscapes and worlds suggestive of so much more. The sight of dawn over a shimmering lake. The rolling plains of Hyrule Field stretched out beneath you. It speaks to our imaginations, calling us on to adventure. What a familiar feeling to look across Hyrule Field at Death Mountain, wondering what it would be like to climb it. What a profound thrill to make that journey in its entirety. It has taken 18 years, but Nintendo has done it again: this is the adventure game to beat.

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Gamespot

Score: 10/10

It's a game that allows you to feel gradually more and more empowered yet simultaneously manages to retain a sense of challenge and mystery--which, together, creates a steady, consistent feeling of gratification throughout the entire experience. Breath of the Wild is a defining moment for The Legend of Zelda series, and the most impressive game Nintendo has ever created.

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Destructoid

Score: 10/10

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.

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