Got a Switch and this game yesterday and so far I'm very impressed. I've always had trouble getting into Zelda games before, actually haven't completed one since the original when I was four years old. Never finished OOT, even.
I've always been one to enjoy overworld activities more than lengthy dungeons in games, and I think that's why I've always had problems with the newer 3D Zelda games. In OOT I loved exploring Hyrule field and doing things out in the world, but as soon as a dungeon would start I'd kind of lose interested and just kind of rush through it to get back out into the world. I know the de-emphasization on long traditional dungeons is controversial in this game but so far I'm loving the change. I like the little bite sized shrine/dungeons, they are quick and fun and then I can get back out to exploring the world, which is gorgeous and has a great personality.
The combat is fun and even the fragile weapons, which I was concerned that I would find annoying, is kinda cool because it makes finding weapons exciting no matter what.
Thus far, this looks like the Zelda game I've been waiting for.
But that could just be me, I always thought the Witcher's and Skyrim's and Dragon's whatever other games blended together. Just a difference of combat mechanics, mostly.
It's like Final Fantasy games.. Really just another jrpg in a sea of jrpg's, but they've got the brand name (Which is why Lost Odyssey is only a cult hit, when it's got the juice of a FF blockbuster..)
This game actually deserves all of its reviews and praise.(IMO) It isn't perfect(no game is) but everything it gets right completely stream rolls all the negatives.
My 2 cents.
Like in all honesty I've played all the games you mentioned....and this is just better( for me anyway. The Witcher 3 was good but combat and mechanics always felt clunky and somehow the open world was extremely overwhelming to me). It is really not fair to the game to say its getting the love because of its name. It is a legit fun and extremely polished/well designed game.
Just the different ways you can get through things....nothing like it really. Simple stuff that will completely fly over your head and once you figure it out you will be all like
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BTW thats how I feel. I apologize if I came off a bit antagonistic and mean-spirited in my pevious post. I'm under the influence and a bit agitated over RL events. No hard feelings.
One of the better surprises was the voice acting(as terrible as Zelda was) and realizing I still liked the whole grunting crap. It was funny hearing 2 NPCs just grunt and whine at each other in a conversation. Just wish the was some more actual VA involved, but at least its something
Another impressive thing about this game is how it borrows a lot of conventions from other modern open world style games and alters them just enough to make them feel unique. Like you climb towers in this game to uncover the map, but instead of automatically dotting the map with a bunch of icons for you to go and fetch, it only uncovers the actual landmass, and you have to manually peer over the landscape from the tower to find potentially interesting things and mark them yourself. It sounds like a little thing but it makes it more rewarding to actually find something on your own, that you weren't directly guided to than to just follow the icons around until the map is clear.
So BotW is worth getting the Switch for it alone then? Because I'm seriously considering it as BotW seems like a game I can really enjoy and fall in love with, even though outside of BotW, there is not much else that interests me for the Switch right now, aside from maybe Wonder Boy: Dragon's Trap.
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I believe so unless you got a Wii U and can get it there. I didn't own one, but I made arrangements to trade my xbone for one. I regret nothing. But buying a Wii-U now is just a bad call so if you got the money I'd definitely go for a Switch. Owning the Wii-U now makes me more positive about the Switch's gig.
I dunno, I guess that depends on how much you like this Zelda game. It's pretty much all that's available right now, though in a couple weeks Mario Kart comes out, which was one of the reasons I wanted it. Would like to play that game with my girlfriend. And then later in the year a new 3D Mario game is scheduled to launched. Also I hope that 3DS and WiiU games will release in the virtual store, but nothing is confirmed there.
But if Zelda is literally the only game you will be playing on the Switch, then I dunno if it's worth it, even if you love it, $400 for one game is a lot of money.
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While I'm usually not much a Zelda buff, I can admit what I've seen and heard of this game thus far gives me much hope for how good some game series can be again on like the Switch, so much so that I'd be willing to give this game a try whenever I get the system. Hell, I've already been optimistic for Mario Odyssey since it's reveal, and I didn't think me anticipating a Super Mario could be done again after the Galaxy games.
I'm glad the Wii U was just one hiccup and that Nintendo hasn't become consistent total shit, for the Switch has been doing pretty well so far. While it's easy to resent big N over a number of things done or their gimmicks or out of touch-ness, I never really wanted them to fail; that would just mean one less entertainment platform for me and you.
This is the best Zelda game to start newcomers in. I'm in the same boat as Backfire and in that I didn't like dungeons all that much. Granted I'd grown used to them over the years, but sometimes I liked them and sometimes I didn't. Anyways regarding good games on the switch....I'd say a good game will be a good game no matter the console. Thing about the Switch right now is that with BoTW you have one of the best games to come out in a long time, and the best console seller since 2001(Halo: Combat Evolved) if not the only real console seller(even if it did come out on the Wii U) Hell a lot of Wii Us were sold just to play the game because Switch just wasn't up there with the demand.
I think the Wii U suffered greatly from its name, the other 2 competitors releasing nearly around the same time and a lack of a great game to sell it(like BotW ironically)
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I hate them when they seem to be behind and having no idea what they are doing, but then they come out and drop these gems.
"Finished" the game - beat the main quest, all the shrines, found some seeds, did some of the side quests.
Really a great game, easily my favorite Zelda game thus far, and one of the top games of this generation. The sense of wonder and the desire to explore this game induces in the player is second to none. The most fun I've had with a Nintendo game since Mario 64.
Really curious to know the extent to which Monolith Soft aided Nintendo on this, as they apparently helped them with the open world design and it seems a lot of what people love about this is the same kind of stuff that people loved about Xenoblade.
I finally started playing this a few days ago and my god, it is amazing. Holy shit, I may have to force another game out of my top 5 to fit this one in. The only game since PS3 gen to accomplish that is Bloodborne.
I really don't get how they did it. It should be the typical boring open world fare I've gone through time and time again, but this is in another league. Everything just comes together so well. Not even Red Dead is tearing me away from this.
The nostalgia is off the charts too. Zelda was the first game I ever played when I was a kid, so them making an entry that's going to end up one of my all time favorites is all kinds of win. Man.