While The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is generally considered to be a masterpiece by fans and critics alike–the open world action-adventure title set a Metacritic review score record by receiving the most perfect scores for a game yet–it doesn’t mean that absolutely everyone is completely head over heels for the game. As a matter of fact, the folks over at Smosh Games decided to saddle themselves with the challenge of taking the beloved release down a few pegs by producing one of their famous Honest Game Trailers to point out some of the Nintendo release’s flaws.
As seen in the fake trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild below, Smosh’s production manages to throw some shade at the action-RPG, while also praising some of its gameplay elements as well. For instance, the narrator points out the fact that Nintendo finally decided to implement a jump mechanism for Link, but still managed to make the feature lackluster by only giving the franchise’s protagonist the ability to get “like, a half-inch” off of the ground with each leap.
In truth, the majority of Smosh Games’ Honest Trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild does little to point out some of the more trying features in the title, as it doesn’t once mention BotW‘s combat system that frustratingly allows weapons to quickly break after a limited time in use. More or less, the main critique Smosh has for the title is the fact that even though Nintendo revamped the latest entry for an older audience and got rid of linear gameplay, the company still relied on the series’ somewhat formulaic story of Link fighting Ganon to save Hyrule yet again.
Interestingly enough, though, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild isn’t the only Nintendo product that gets caught in Smosh Games’ crosshairs, as the Honest Trailer also makes fun of the Switch. Not only does the fake trailer joke about the system’s price tag, but also it points out some of the apparent technical problems reported by fans at the outset of the console’s availability.
Nevertheless, it’s important for fans not to take the Honest Trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild too seriously. Smosh Games is just making a few lighthearted jabs at the title, as it will undoubtedly do little to affect people’s enjoyment of the game itself. After all, the launch sales for BotW were fantastic, as there was a near 1:1 ratio of copies of the game bought with the Switch, which is another example showing that most fans are ecstatic for the title’s release.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is available now for Nintendo Switch and Wii U.
Source: Smosh Games – YouTube