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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was the best game at E3 2016

Nintendo may not have brought many games to E3, but they may have brought THE game to E3. Zelda has never been so big and so bold.

E3 2016 was a resounding success in that it has created enormous amounts of excitement and hype amongst the gaming community. Everybody is excited for one thing or another. Whether it is a game or a system, there has to be at least one thing that has everyone excited. God of War 4, Prey, VR, new Xbox hardware, Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2 and plenty more all have gamers ready to throw money at the developers. We even got a glimpse of what Hideo Kojima has in store, pairing with Norman Reedus to offer us a mysterious new game from Kojima Productions. Hopefully this time around that team-up will last and a game will come to fruition, but that is less of an unlikelihood and more of a certainty.

There were so many exciting announcements, and now comes the time when people debate who won the conference. Here is the answer: nobody knows who won the conference, but the gaming community is the big beneficiary and that is why E3 is even a thing. Nobody can declare a winner, but we can declare what game looked the absolute best on stage.

Whether people enjoyed the presentation or not, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was the best game shown at E3. This is coming from a guy with an Xbox One and PS4 and soon to be an owner of PS VR, and I am saying Nintendo showed the best game. Mind you, I also do NOT have a Wii U and don’t plan on getting one until the newest Zelda game releases. I would say I am getting an NX, but I don’t know what that even looks like yet, so that will be saved for a later date.

Why was Zelda the best game at E3?

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the biggest Zelda game ever made. I know some people have the argument of "well bigger is not always better". Trust me, when it comes to Zelda, the largest possible game is always better because that means the largest amount of Zelda possible.

Speaking of size, Nintendo showed off over an hour of the new Zelda, and that was only one percent of the game! For anybody who is saying, "yeah well just because it is big, doesn’t mean it will be that great," this is Zelda we're talking about here, people. This game will be a groundbreaking title worthy of being a launch title for the Nintendo NX.

The gameplay shown off at E3 shows that there is more than ever to do with Link. Chop down trees, acquire more weapons and fill the largest inventory to date in a Zelda game. While we are still a year away from this game releasing, Breath of the Wild has already provided enough gameplay to keep hype trains running until the release date.

Now, don’t attack me for being a Nintendo fanboy. That is ignorant and, for what it’s worth, I thought EVERY conference at E3 was phenomenal and showed something worth getting excited about. However, when it comes to the best game shown over the 3-day span, that game is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Congratulations Nintendo, you actually got away with only showing off 2 total games.

Published Jun. 16th 2016

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