PSA: The Meaning of “Intelligence” in Gaming, Our Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review, and Accountability

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Hello Niche Gaming Enthusiasts, Michael Jordan here to give you a little disclaimer that you should read before watching the video. In this video I take on two of the major outrages from our The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild review that I did a week or so ago.

First was the sentence: “This is just bad design, and less intelligent people would label this as hard when in fact it’s still rather easy when the game works properly.”

There was also the second sentence: “Do not listen to day one reviews, and do not be attached to nostalgia.”

The second one was singled out a lot, without the context of the paragraph it was in: “Do not listen to day one reviews, and do not be attached to nostalgia. It will fail you as a consumer and a gamer. This is easily the weakest Legend of Zelda game in the last 20 years, and some simple design choices combined with the time to QA correctly could have produced the best game in the series.”

I also want to thank all the people that were able to step away from the review with a different perspective and a clear mind. The direct messages on Twitter have been great and I thank all of you taking in the statement as a whole and looking into some of the other reviews after playing the game.

In case you missed it, you can find our thorough video and written review for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild here.


Michael Jordan


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