Monday, June 17, 2019

Gods & Monsters Isn't Just a Breath of the Wild Clone

At first glance you’d be forgiven for thinking Gods & Monsters, the newest open-world entry in the Ubisoft catalogue, is a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of Wild. The playful, welcoming art style, the green rolling hills with an always-inviting horizon, and the small, unimposing hero at its core all bring Nintendo’s 2017 masterpiece to mind. Indeed, when I got the chance to see a few minutes - running via Google Stadia on a Pixel phone - the gameplay heavily evoked Zelda as well. It’s clear that God & Monsters is aimed to appeal to as big and wide an audience as possible, and with that goal in mind, what better game to model yourself on than Breath of the Wild?

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