Generations of gamers have grown up with the Legend of Zelda, bonding over the decades with iconic titles like A Link to the Past, The Ocarina of Time, The Wind Waker, and Twilight Princess. Now a new Zelda adventure is afoot: one whose critical and commercial success has been extraordinary even by the franchise’s outsized standards. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has garnered nearly universal acclaim since its March release, with many critics unhesitatingly nominating it as one of the best games ever created. On Episode 21 of Vertical Slice we’re journeying into the wilderness of this extraordinary adventure, and discussing the alchemical mix of aesthetics, gameplay, and discovery that make Breath of the Wild such a special game.
- Breath of the Wild stands at a stunning 97 average on Metacritic.
- Breath of the Wild’s attachment rate for the Nintendo Switch has exceeded 100%.
- Digital Foundry’s comparison of Breath of the Wild running on the Switch and the Wii U shows that the Wii U does an excellent job of keeping up with its big brother.
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