GameSpot’s Game of the Year 2017 – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a revolutionary game that completely changes our concept of open-world game design. It’s GameSpot’s pick for the best game of 2017, and Rob, Justin, Mike, and Peter are here to tell you why.

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39 thoughts on “GameSpot’s Game of the Year 2017 – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

  • December 22, 2017 at 1:08 am

    What is your favorite part of Breath of the Wild?

  • December 22, 2017 at 11:59 am

    I like seeing console players go at war

  • December 22, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Horizon perfected what?… if i recall well, it didn’t get any award , nonetheless you praise it as if it was the best game ever. Don’t go down the path ign took.

  • December 22, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    The game looks good ill be honest. I think the game is more like the real world where the fields of adventures are a little deserted and maybe they could have added more challenges . Its relaxing and its nice for the eye to play it ,the world is astonishing , it is full of life but not so much. You will soon get bored, cause of the variety of challenges and achievments that doesnt bring much playstyle thinking.Thats my opinion.+they could have added more like folks and particular groups and creatures for a richer culture and story questing.

  • December 22, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    So many PlayStation idiots saying HZD shits on this game and that BotW runs like shit and for a kids game that is only liked for nostalgia. There's an ocean of tears here. Drink up Nintendo fans… Drink up.

  • December 22, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    nintendo sucks make a zelda port for ps4 u will sell 60 million copies

  • December 22, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Does someone know what is the music they used in the montage at the beginning ? Can't find it…

  • December 22, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Own a PS4, dont own HZD. Dodnt own a Wii U or Switch.
    Bought one just for this game. Not even a zelda fan before.

  • December 23, 2017 at 2:07 am

    The genius of the game is how they removed all the map spam that plagues open world games. No quest routes. No quick save checkpoints. No side quest markers. The quest structure is based on topography which is a hard feat to accomplish. Most open world games just exist from quest marker to quest marker. This game bucked that trend, incentivizing the player to explore the world the way he or she wants to.

  • December 23, 2017 at 2:29 am

    Too much of a kids game for me, I at least need a mix!

  • December 23, 2017 at 5:04 am

    Breath of the Wild is truly the anti-dudebro game and deserves every Game of the Year honor it's received thus far. It shows what real gamers already knew: Gameplay is top priority, graphics don't need to be photo-realistic to capture the imagination, and multi-player content is not needed in every game.

  • December 23, 2017 at 5:19 am

    Well deserved. Easily my GOTY as well though Mario and Persona were fantastic as well.

  • December 23, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Not just GOTY one of the greatest of all time, Nintendo's ability to create and innovate for so long is stunning.

  • December 24, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    My doctor said to limit my salt intake. I should not have gone into the comment section.

  • December 25, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Amazing game in an amazing year, well desreved!

  • December 26, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    if this game ever come to steam I will buy it.

  • December 28, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    the idiots who disliked, are those ones who only like to buy games from Activison and EA

  • December 30, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Zelda is the past, present and the future

  • January 7, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    At the end of the day its just entertainment chill the fuck out if persona 5 didint win it didint if u enjoyed it more gratz why are u even here then i think gaming is taken wayy too seriosly i only own a wiiu i enjoy the hell out of it smash n shit im not a nintendo fan i just got the console for cheap im not gona look at numbers power n shit to justify my purchase.

  • January 8, 2018 at 8:29 am

    I like Legend of Zelda. But i still see Persona 5 as a far superior game that out beats Legend of Zelda Breath of the wild by a long shot. Even though i enjoy them both.

  • January 11, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    Horrible end boss and castle, horrible "dungeons", repetitive shrines and pointless collectibles. NAH Persona 5 was better.

  • January 20, 2018 at 1:35 am

    What is the song at the beginning of the zelda video, don't remember it being in the game

  • January 31, 2018 at 9:58 am

    MAn , just look at these guys,, game journalists just suck.. Talking like they are the authority on all things gaming, when these days the only people that listen to them is other game journalists.. where is Lucy she is at least fun..

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