@KBFloYd: @PurpleMan5000: Metascores just show that the game is high quality, they don't show that the game has changed something.
I don't doubt that Breath of the Wild was excellent, but what did it do that raised the bar?
Red Dead Redemption 2 has dynamic NPC interaction to a degree never seen before in a game of it's size. Arthur interacts with almost every single item dynamically and with no loading screens. Blood, scratches, dirt, tiredness, it all accumulates and is noticed by everybody and can be dealt with realistically. The detail is insane. Let's also not forget that it's graphically beautiful while being in the biggest world Rockstar has created.
Breath of the Wild showed a game with a big boring overworld full of nothing can still sell millions of copies because Nintendo and because Zelda.
seriously, the game has like 6 dungeons or something in it total. that's it. i never finished it or picked it up again after a month.
BOTW has ~124 unique dungeons, not including the master sword trials.
Don't get me wrong, I find @jcrame10's comment about BotW stupid as hell, but the shrines do all look the same. They just have different puzzles. And most of them have like 1 room. Wouldn't really call the shrines "unique dungeons", that's just silly. Not even Nintendo calls them dungeons.