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Basically everyone and their mother agrees that Breath of the Wild is an incredible game. At the same time, everyone and their mother hates Breath of the Wild. How is that possible?
This is something I’m going to dub the "Zelda Effect." Hype begets hype and people get wildly different expectations of what the latest entry in the venerable series should be. Along with that, a lot of people become contrarians just to spite people who enjoy something they don’t.
Mostly, though, what defines a good game? Can you outright call any Zelda title terrible or even bad? People like different things about each entry and the best aspect of the series is Nintendo’s willingness to reinvent the wheel all the time. Zelda was endured because most entries aren’t repeats of the last.