The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been extremely successful throughout the year, getting outstanding reviews and also winning awards in the gaming industry, such as the Game Awards “Game of the Year” title.
To end the year on another high note, GameSpot has given Breath of the Wild their “Game of the Year” title, alongside IGN. GameSpot opened up their article with, “We may never be able to look at open-world games the same way again, and it’s hard to imagine how anyone will be able to match, let alone top, what is being hailed by many to be one of the greatest games ever made.”
They also elaborated on what makes the game unique, and how it captivates players in its huge open-world setting:
“Even when nature is trying to kill you in Breath of the Wild, there are moments that make you appreciative of being able to take part in it at all. Link is an incredibly capable explorer and will climb almost anything you put in front of him. But when you find yourself slipping down a cliff during rainfall, you may need to take shelter on a nearby outcropping and wait out the rain. Too wet to start a fire and pass the time automatically, you have no choice but to reflect on the world around you. In a meditative moment, looking out on the vast and wild Hyrule kingdom, objectives fade as the memories of where you’ve been and dreams of what lays next enter your mind.”
Most will agree that this title deserves the fantastic press it has received in 2017, Nintendo has really pushed the boundaries with Breath of the Wild and it will still be highly regarded in years to come.
You can read the full article from GameSpot here.