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One day after its launch, 'The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom' already settles in the Olympus of video games

That The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom was going to be a hit, it was a fact. First, because all Zeldas are to a greater or lesser extent and this was not going to be the exception; and second, as a consequence of the above, because in the case of a direct sequel to the successful Breath of the Wild, nothing less was expected.

Quite the contrary: more was expected, because it seemed, or that was the feeling that it gave when reading the specialized press before they had the opportunity to get their hands on the game, that the only way in which Tears of the Kingdom could improve to its predecessor was simply adding more content. In the end, neither one nor the other.

If The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom went on sale yesterday, a day before the specialized media began to publish their analyzes and raise the hype to the stratosphere , because with few exceptions of dubious rigor, the notes received by the new console seller from Nintendo did not fall below the high outstanding. Something that could also be expected, yes.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

It could be expected because the Japanese company rarely fails with its star franchises and in the case at hand, expectations were too high to release something that wasn’t very good. However, from what could be expected to what is being, there is a stretch. And it is that Tears of the Kingdom already settles in the Olympus of video games.

As is: At the time of publishing this article, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is already the highest-rated game of all time on OpenCritic , the Metacritic of video games. A meta-ranking in which the first three positions are Nintendo Switch games: in second place is Super Mario Odyssey and in third, the aforementioned *Breath of the Wild».

Now, more impressive than having reached the position of honor in record time is the number of maximum scores – you say or hundreds, depending on the site – that the game is receiving: international media such as IGN, GameSpot, GameCentral, VGC, Destructoid, but also national media such as Vandal, Meristation or IGN Spain are cracking the highest grade without any consideration.

And, be careful, because some of these media are aiming for the órdago, as it is to elevate a launch title as the new best game in history . No exaggerations for my part: there are those who present Tears of the Kingdom as a game that leaves Breath of the Wild as a technical demo in comparison, and there are even more daring.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Personally, I am a bit expectant, because although I have always been a lover of the saga and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild seems to me the best thing that has been done in recent years , the few hours that I have spent with Tears of the Kingdom have not given me the feeling of being what many describe.

But here’s the crux of the matter: I have almost everything to see and do and unlike those who have had to put it between their chests and backs in three weeks to publish their analyses, I’m going to take it easy. Be that as it may, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom comes stomping and this is just the beginning.

The most shameless thing, which is not highlighted in the matter, is that we are talking about a Nintendo Switch game, a console with six years behind it that not even in its beginnings could boast of power; and although it is true that in technological matters it is not up to date, in the end it does not matter so much, when things are done well. But this, as they say, is another story.


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