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The frenzy surrounding The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a whole new level of fan overreaction, and this is coming from someone who’s seen what happens when you say Uncharted isn’t perfect.
When they’re not busy launching DDoS attacks against outlets that didn’t like the game as much as they did, they’re being really very angry at Horizon: Zero Dawn, a game with very little connection to Zelda but has become a popular target of BotW‘s most delirious fanbabies.
Both games are huge open world experiences, and both are exclusive to particular consoles. This is of course a recipe for disaster where the two games were destined to be compared in the most vitriolic ways imaginable. Plenty of Nintendo’s zealots were furious when they learned of my own highly favorable review, and if you believe them, Zero Dawn‘s fanbase has had an axe to grind against Breath of the Wild for a long time.
The reality, however, is not quite as these wearers of green, pointy, tinfoil-lined hats would lead you to believe.
The first portion of this video is some performative yelling about weapon durability, specifically in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
The second portion is about something less durable than any weapon in any game – the psyches of Zelda‘s most viciously defensive fans.
Because I apparently hate myself, I’m talking about gender-related stuff in videogames. So I’VE got a fun day lined up!
Anyway, Link’s not a girl, Zelda isn’t playable, and Nintendo’s reasons for this situation are total bollocks.
And that’s my problem. Not the situation. The bollocks.