Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Review Round-Up

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Zelda games have always had vast worlds to explore, but as you run from one location to the next, they all end up feeling somewhat linear. But I can't help but have overwhelming excitement for the Switch, especially after the insane awesome Zelda reviews. Others included Hyrule Wars, which could have ended up leading to an even more unique outcome for what ended up becoming the Switch's launch title. You can do things like invert the Y-axis or remap the jump button.

Between you and me, unless you live somewhere where demand is low, you're going to have to wait up to a week for even a chance at finding Nintendo's newest system.

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In fact, Zelda: Breath of The Wild has already achieved a whopping 98 score on Metacritic - a site that aggregates scores from review sites and assigns games a rank.

At GDC 2017, game director Hidemaro Fujibayashi revealed a prototype version of Breath of the Wild that, at first glance, sure looks like the 1985 NES title that began the franchise.

I actually wouldn't recommend starting the game in Pro HUD mode.

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The new Zelda has arrived. Enemies you fight will pounce more often when they see a good opportunity, making combat more of a challenge. At the Game Developer Conference it showed this off in all its glory, highlighting a game that looks very much like the original Zelda releases on the NES.

"The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds" was released on the 3DS in 2013.

Watch our behind-the-scenes video at the top of the story, listen to the podcast above or download it as an MP3.

Nintendo may have made the best "The Legend of Zelda" game and maybe the best game of the year in "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild".

"Trying to figure out when to approach those difficulties is part of the strategy and fun of playing Breath of the Wild, so it was important that it be fun to die", stated Aonuma.

It remains to be seen whether the performance seen in the video is all the power that Nintendo Switch can deliver or it is simply a comfortable port of the Wii U version to bring a powerful game along with the launch of the new console. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's universal acclaim now makes it a "must buy" item, and Nintendo fans, never one to settle for second best, will not turn to the Wii U for answers after reading this.

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