Story - 91%
Graphics - 95%
Audio - 96%
Gameplay - 95%
Replayability - 99%
Link is back, this time on the new Nintendo Switch. The first AAA title to launch with the Nintendo Switch so it has a lot to live up to.
Never did I think that I would live to see the day that we get a complete open world RPG for Link, but here we are and so we have The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. What a game, and for a launch game on the Nintendo Switch, even better!
The game looks great with HD graphics and a different animation style than what we are used to with the Legend of Zelda series. The graphics are refreshing and it fits with the game style change and maturity of the franchise. Now new and old fans can enjoy this great title and on a new system. With it being a launch title for the Nintendo Switch, it is also the last production title from Nintendo for the Wii U.
The Open world works for the Zelda universe, you can go anywhere, do anything and cook anything… Yes, cook anything. In the game you have to cook food for your journey to replenish your health. So at a fire or pot you can cook ingredients to make awesome meals or dubious food. You can even cut tall grass with axes or swords or cut down trees and push them down a hill to roll over enemies.
The one restriction you do have is that at certain spots on the map, the enemies are crazy tough or high level, so venturing there while you are still at a low level is not recommended. So be careful not to venture to far out form the missions that you want to do, but I have ventured very far, got killed and went around the crazy bad dude and still came to the other side.
The main story pulls you in from the beginning, with Link missing most of his memories you will learn about events as he does. Sometimes it might feel as if you are unsure what to do next and in that term the game can be to open or free but suddenly you will find yourself on a path again.
I played the game on all the modes that the Nintendo Switch offers and enjoyed it on all. For Zelda fans this is a must to own a Nintendo Switch, yes you can play the game on the Wii U as well but it just won’t be the same.
Definitely the Best Zelda game out by far!!
Reviewed on: Nintendo Switch
Available on: Wii U, Nintendo Switch
Genre: RPG, Open World
Age Rating: PG
Estimated RRP: R839
Release Date: 3 March 2017
- Open World
- Love the new look
- So much to do
- Can be confusing at times
- or lost