Yeah, we’re kinda thinking Link is back.
EDGE Issue #304 is finally out and NeoGAF has revealed its review scores, key among them being The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Long story short, the publication gave the game a 10 out of 10 rating, one of its rarer accolades.
According to further details, the game is incredibly dense and it’s possible to be distracted by several things, “an absolute, and unremitting pleasure to get lost in”. There are more than 100 shrines and the world is incredibly realized. It’s possible to acquire all the necessary tools from the first four shrines (which is the opening hour).
Four different beasts must be exorcised, each having a few sub-missions, a dungeon and a boss fight. These beasts offer stat boosts and new powers with huge cooldowns that can apparently “break” the game. The main story can apparently be finished in roughly 20 hours. The combat is apparently a little “unpredictable” but it works for encouraging you try different tools and powers.
Finally, though the frame rate is uneven on the Wii U version, dropping at certain times like where the weather becomes heavy, but it stays stable when it matters.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is out on March 3rd for the Wii U and Switch.