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Topic: Breath of the wild extremely overrated or am I missing something?

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NNGaming900

@Beaucine Yeah I get that it’s the art style and not the clarity of the visuals themselves, it just isn’t as perfect as people claim when there is horrible jagged edges along with some blurriness. Also regarding the art style, there’s games that have very similar art style like the last guardian but that isn’t mentioned nearly as much for being a nice looking game

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teo_o

It seems that you didn't like it because you had other expectations. Which is fine but i always find that having too much expectations over a movie or a book or a videogame tends to overly ruin it for you as soon as you find something that you think is out of place.
Here's the thing: i mostly agree with your points but it's one of the Zeldas that i enjoyed the most.
Simply because it changed the formula of Zeldas, and not, as some says, of open world games as a hole.
Sheika tower have been commonly aknowledged as Ubisoft towers for example. And there's nothing wrong with it if the overall formula is enjoyable, AND nintendo made the key difference of not filling your newly achieved portion of map with points of interest, rather letting you fill it by yourself. a minor technical change, but a huge one in terms of actually exploring a fictional world.
Destructible weapons? by all means nothing new, everyone knows that, but for a zelda it is, and it works in forcing you to be more creative in combat situations.
So i guess the point is: what are we trying to say here? that BOTW is not Ocarina? of course not. That it's not Skyrim? That not everyone likes the aesthetics of a ghibli movie? Of course!
Don't let press reviewers trick you into thinking that a high metacritic number must suit everyone's tastes.
Is it for everyone? no of course!
Is it a very well EXECUTED game? of course it is.

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TuVictus

Haha, I completely agree. Fun game, but I just don't see it as any more special than any other open world game, aside from its art direction, which is admittedly beautiful. I just have to hope the games eventually go back to what made me fall in love with Zelda in the first place, and hope fans of the BOTW formula enjoy the new style of Zelda games.

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Dezzy

It's mildly overrated. It got a 97% on metacritic, when it should've got about a 94%.

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Grumblevolcano

It's pretty much the open world game effect, open world games are just extremely popular so when franchises make the move to open world people get really excited by it.

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Magician

I agree that BotW is overrated.

But I'm a traditionalist, I've never cared for any of the 3D Zelda games.

I'd rather play LttP, ALBW, or LA rather than OoT, MM, WW, or TP.

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tzahn

It could be overrated in your eyes and that's ok. Everything is subjective. Personally, I don't think it's overrated even if I prefer OoT. I still think BoTW is fantastic and deserves the praise.

Your opinion on BoTW is probably similar to mine on Dark Souls.

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gcunit

If we're getting fixated on the whole 10/10 business...

If a game is the best game I've ever played and I've loved the experience, I'm happy to slap a 10/10 label on it. It's my scale and the best game can get the highest score if I want. But the 'score' I give it is frankly irrelevant. If it's the best I've come across, that's the simplest measure.

As it happens, I would still class Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as the best game I've ever played, because I love racing. But Breath of the Wild is the second best. And the two aren't really comparable, and I love them both, so they can both have a 10.

Why doesn't OP say what games they would give 10/10 and then we can see how good their opinion is...? @NNGaming900 - what would you class as 10/10?

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Octane

No, it's definitely overrated.

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NNGaming900

@gcunit To me 10/10 means the game has to be pretty much perfect in all aspects, to me the only game that comes to mind that couldn’t really be improved as it was already perfect is Resident evil 7. As for Zelda games, OOT, Majoras mask, Wind waker are all 9-9.5. Wind waker HD on Wii U I would give a 10 if it wasn’t for that god awful tri force search at the end of the game

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@teo_o That’s true with the expectations but it’s hard not to have expectations when I found out a new Zelda was coming out, at the time I was a little skeptical about the direction it was going to take but still very excited as I do love a lot of open world games also. However after playing it and seeing the hype surrounding it, it almost felt like I was playing a different game lol, to me all the game felt like was a pretty good open world game with a Zelda theme slapped on it, a good game but lacking in many departments. I’m fine with the change in formula, actually some of my favourite games of all time are ones that changed significantly to the previous entries (Fallout 3/NV, RE7 ect), however when a franchise changes it has to keep some of its core, otherwise it might as well just be a new franchise completely. I think would have still loved this game if it just had a compelling story along with dungeons and puzzles that actually feel like a Zelda game

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darkfenrir

Well... from the little open world I played, Zelda is the best one so far imo. Skyrim didn't hook me (I always only played first 10 levels then stop, and only played 30 hours at that), still downloading witcher 3 so I'll see how that one fares. Starlink definitely doesn't hook me after 5 hours or so play. Decent but boring reallllly quickly.

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NNGaming900

@Magician I can see where you’re coming from, the 2d Zelda games do really have a certain charm. I myself love both the 2d and 3d Zelda games, but BOTW is just something different. You know how Monopoly has all the different versions? There’s like Pokemon edition, game of thrones edition, Star Wars edition ect, that’s Breath of the wild, you could keep the game as it is and just change the characters to have it be a game of a different franchise

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bLiNdSiDe82

@NNGaming900 did you start this thread just to troll or actually seek other opinions. I have said fine and time again you have a valid opinion but I disagree with it and gave you basis for that. I’m not going to continue to play into this game of who can outmatch who because that was not the perceived context of the thread. You asked people’s opinions. When you are given an opinion that clearly disagrees with your assessment you take offense. Relax bro. Enjoy what you want but to me this is a 10/10 hands down and I believe your opinion is wrong (which is what you asked in the initial thread). Still if I met you on the street doesn’t mean I wouldn’t say what’s up. Why does disagreement always become personal.

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rallydefault

I wouldn't say they tried to emulate Skyrim per say. It really is harkening back to the original NES game which had massive technical limitations on its "open" world.

But yea, I pretty much agree otherwise. It is not a 10/10 game, and really it's not much of a Zelda game in my opinion, at least in terms of what Nintendo built Zelda games to be for two decades or whatever. I don't even know if I'd put it in my top-5 favorite Zelda games to be honest. I'd take Past, Between Worlds, Ocarina, Awakening, and Minnish Cap before BotW.

If they want to take the series in this new direction, then cool, I'll still buy the games and play through them, but I'll stick mostly to the older stuff for replaying.

So, yea, I also vote for overrated.

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NNGaming900

@bLiNdSiDe82 You literally said “you have a weak argument” when referring to my reasons as to why I don’t rate the game 10/10. May I ask how I’m the one that is taking offence? You initially posted saying play the game for more than 10 hours (clearly not even reading the OP) and when I went over the fact that I’ve had two playthroughs and asked for your reasoning behind it being 10/10 you got boarderline passive aggressive and now you’re even asking if I’m trolling lol, it seem like you are the one taking offence and getting pretty upset by this so if you are then I apologise. I just don’t see how a game with a Zelda game with almost non existent storyline, dungeons and puzzles can be a 10/10 and that’s okay, I am not hating on Zelda so there is no need to feel offended. I just wanted to have a discussion about your reasoning as you brought up things like the puzzles which for the most part take about 10 minutes per shrine, but maybe you like the more simple and quicker puzzles, just because I want to further discuss the game with you doesn’t mean you should take that as an attack my friend!

As I’ve said, I want to know what it is I’m missing, as it almost feel like I’ve played a different game to some. After reading these responses I’m very surprised at how many people have agreed with me and also out of the ones who disagree and do indeed rate the game as highly as 10/10, only a few even stated what it is about BOTW that they love, those being the visuals and open world freedom. So based on the fact that the majority don’t state exactly why the game is 10/10, and those that do just say the same couple of things (both of which aren’t exclusive to BOTW), I’m going to come to the conclusion that I’m not missing anything, just a difference in opinion.

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NNGaming900

@rallydefault Yeah I can understand the open world aspects from the NES games but like you said it’s very different to the Zelda formula since the NES. I’m also almost certain that if it wasn’t for the huge popularity of open world games then we would’ve got a same styled formula Zelda game. I’m a huge Zelda fan so really want to love BOTW but I just can’t seem to, I do enjoy it but not even close to the amount I enjoy the Zelda games before it, hopefully BOTW 2 can have a much more intriguing storyline and more compelling dungeons and puzzles, if that was the case I’m sure I’d love that game

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bLiNdSiDe82

@NNGaming900 in my opinion your arguments are weak. But I’m moving on as this is not constructive. You asked for other viewpoints. I gave mine. Personally I could care or less if you like it or dislike it. Was just trying to engage in the reasons why I thought it was a great game. 10/10 to me doesn’t mean perfection but something that is excellent in almost all it sets out to do. Storyline is debatable I get that, but I’m cool with you man. Enjoy what you enjoy. I loved the game and have played every Zelda since the original nes. Have a good day man. Seriously I am not offended, but I can make statements that or think that an opposing viewpoint is wrong without actually being offended by said viewpoint.

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NNGaming900

@bLiNdSiDe82 If in your opinion my arguments as to why it’s overrated are weak, then in your opinion are your arguments as to why it’s not overrated strong? As in quick 10 minute puzzles rather than longer compelling dungeons and puzzles, as well as not even acknowledging the lack of story to the game? I don’t understand the logic behind posting on a forum discussing a specific topic if you don’t even care to discuss, unless you’ve realised there aren’t a lot of actual reasons why you love the game perhaps, different stroke for different folk either way though. You certainly did seem quite upset with the passive aggressiveness of your older posts, as well as projecting the offence onto me rather than discussing the topic, hope all is well though my friend!

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kkslider5552000

I could bring up the countless reasons BOTW is a great game but I think my desire to still play it over nearly any game I've already played through despite having nothing left to do in it combined with how I still see crazy cool things about the game to this day that people found out about is more a sign of the game's quality than just actually explaining its qualities.

And Skyrim kinda maybe objectively sucks and yet we love it (myself included), so by comparison all the actual flaws of BOTW are often easy to ignore (and are far more forgivable than Skyrim's) because the game grabbed people in similar ways (despite actually being somewhat different than most open world games).

Granted, I don't think BOTW is a perfect game and not one of my favorites ever. But its almost comparable to OOT in feeling like a huge leap forward in both the Zelda series and games of its type. And like OOT, I look forward to future Zeldas (and other games) taking that formula and making better and more interesting games from it.

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