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Digital Foundry Compares Breath of the Wild Performance: Docked vs. Portable

Digital Foundry Compares Breath of the Wild Performance: Docked vs. Portable

Zelda Breath of the Wild is finally here and after months of waiting it is fantastic to see the game getting ideal review scores all across the board making it a truly unmissable title for all gamers across the globe.

Breath of the Wild is the 19th instalment of the iconic Zelda series, where players take control of heroic adventurer, Link.

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Meanwhile, other features are new, such as hunting. But given how many reviews it has for the score it has, and just how overwhelmingly positive its critical reception so far is, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the odds of that happening are fairly low.

At the moment, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is holding down a pretty incredible 98/100 rating on Metacritic, based on 56 reviews. Not only is the new game the latest installment in one of the most hallowed franchises in gaming, it's the unquestionable crown jewel in the launch of the Nintendo Switch (despite also being available on Wii U).

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Before it officially lands on shelves, there's quite a number of things to know about Nintendo's first open world Zelda game, such as the fact that it'll offer paid DLC down the road, an alternate ending, and minor but important aberrations from hardwired Zelda traditions of the past.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the next installment in Nintendo's over 30-year-old fantasy series. It's inspired by those greats and others, but it doesn't ape them any more than it rests on its own laurels. The first is coming in Summer 2017 and the second for Holiday 2017. Reviewers are in awe of the game with Polygon calling it the most vital Zelda game in two decades which is a clear reference to "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time".

"Nintendo may have changed so many long-standing traditions of the Zelda franchise, but the spirit of discovery is as strong as it's ever been no matter your age".

Art Director Satoru Takizawa called the colorful style "the reconciliation between the concepts of playability and reality", and that he wanted to "stir the soul" of players by breaking Zelda conventions. They also have a limited-time hold policy against people who don't pick up their pre-orders, so there is a slim chance that you might find one over the weekend. "It's everything I want from a game and one of the most rewarding experiences I've ever had".

Prices start at $299.99 at GameStop and go up to over $600 for the more extensive Nintendo Switch packages.

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