The Legend of Zelda is a game series that many of us cherish dearly as gamers. However, when the previous Zelda games came out it seems as if they were all ahead of their time (Ocarina of Time, the Wind Waker). This doesn’t seem to be the case now. Although BOTW is a great game, it seems to borrow pieces from other recent RPG’s: such as Skyrim and the Witcher 3. Do we as a community think that this is Nintendo giving a nod to these other great games, or are they falling behind in the RPG community?
I think it's a sign that fresh blood is entering Nintendo. People who have played these other games and RPGs. By understanding and improving on the mechanics and systems from games in the wider marketplace, Nintendo has been able to polish BOTW to perfection. Although, this could be seen as "falling behind", I think this is proof of Nintendo changing in some ways. For better or for worse, it's hard to tell yet. – Dimitri4 years ago
Honestly, there are so many people who eat up Nintendo IP's regardless of the content of the video game. I personally loved playing through BOTW and enjoyed the new direction the game moved in, but I think the developers don't have anything to worry about when making new games within their traditional IP's. In other words, it may not necessarily matter how far they fall behind other triple-A RPG's because Nintendo has such a loyal fanbase. I do believe however that this was the right direction for them to move in. – gavinrayr4 years ago