Super late to the party. I've never been a big Zelda fan as I found the "get sword and do ABC with sword, then get grappling hook and do XZY with grappling hook" sort of gameplay quite boring. Hated Windwaker, thought OoT was okay and ignored MM. But oh boy, what they did with Breath of the Wild is a MASTERSTROKE. An absolute masterstroke. They took some inspiration from Shadow of Collosus, The Witcher and Xenoblade Chronicles and, and I never thought I'd write this, overhauled the actual gameplay of Zelda to give you freedom and simultaneously make you feel at home in this world. This is not easy to achieve in an open world game. Big big credits to Nintendo.