November 27, 2017
The awards keep rolling in for Nintendo and Breath of the Wild. Recently, TIME named Nintendo Switch the top gadget of 2017 and now they have awarded Breath of the Wild the top video game in their Top 10 Video Games of 2017.
Here is what TIME had to say for Breath of the Wild:
Scrambling across the idyllic vistas of Nintendo’s vast new fantasy sandbox The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it’s easy to see the action-adventure’s sunken structures—plaintive artifacts of a vanished golden age waiting to be restored—as a metaphor for Nintendo itself. It’s like nothing else the company has made, an experience so simultaneously prodigious and accomplished that it feels like a mic drop to the sort of “open world” games (Grand Theft Auto V, The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, The Witcher 3) the industry seems bent on proliferating. But what drives Breath of the Wild to soar comes down to essential Nintendo design principles.
It’s also nice to see Super Mario Odyssey come in at #2. Both are such great games.