As you obviously know, Breath of the Wild came out about a week ago and I’ve been playing it. I’ve been asked when the next part of Seven Dark Sorcerers will come out, but I think obviously you can figure out the development has been halted for now.
I thought I would share some of my moments that I’ve posted on Twitter, and when I am happy enough I’ll post these as a compilaiton to youtube.
I will say most these clips are intended to be funny, but there are a few that showcase my frustration with some of the game elements so you’ve been warned.
As for my overall impressions so far, I think this game is very good, and it makes Skyward Sword look silly in comparison.
Since I know people just want a score, I’m still not finished, and I am harsh on video games. I was harsh on the last two as they took so long to come out, and this one took even longer so Twilight Princess I have a 7, and Skyward Sword I gave a 6. Breath of the Wild to me is not a 10. There are too many combinations of flaws such as the obvious frame rate which I’ve experienced many times and caused a few deaths. When I kill or knock over a Moblin the game will freeze for a second which is confusing.
I feel like Stamina shouldn’t exist, I feel the weapon, shield, and bow limit shouldn’t exist or there should be a place where you can store most your items somewhere which I think games like Minecraft and Skyrim let you do.
Breath of the Wild does things that are new for a “Zelda” game. And I put “Zelda” in quotes because alot of the things it does have already been done before in other games. Minecraft and Skyrim as I’ve mentioned have some similarities with inventory management, open-world…oh excuse me, open-air…
I love Myiamoto but regarding his comment of this not being open-world and this is the first open-air game……No.
Sadly I don’t think Breath of the Wild is as innovative as people say or think it is.
OK so I know you’re probably not happy with my critique, and I understand that many many people are very passionate fans of Zelda; I mean I’m one of them; look at what I’ve done. You can’t say I’m not a good Zelda fan when I’ve made 3 animated shows over 13 years.
I wrote more than I intended and there’s plenty more I want to write, but my score right now is an 8 out of 10 which I think is fair. That’s like a B+. It’s not the worst score ever in the world so don’t flip out.
The absolute worst aspect of Breath of the Wild for me is how long it took to be released. I don’t want Zelda games to take 5 to 6 years a piece, but that’s what we’ve come to, and just because they take that long does not mean it’ll be the greatest game ever. I think a great idea would be to make a sequel to Wind Waker with the Wind Waker HD assets and make a new game out of it. It wouldn’t take very long and we’d have a new game with reused assets which would cut down on development time. Majora’s Mask did it and it’s considered the best Zelda game by some people.
I will continue to play Breath of the Wild. I will probably do a vlog review of what my overall breakdown of the game is, and then I’ll probably remove it after alot of the feedback, so enjoy it while it’s there.