Outside of loyal fanboys, it seems to be the consensus that the game is lukewarm, at best, and the switch is a dumpster fire.
I tried it at a friend of a friend's house.
Things I liked:
- The game design philosophy of being a huge open world. The illusion that it's a sprawling landscape full of secrets. As if it's the more realistic version of the compellingly contrived secrets in the classic Zelda games.
Things I disliked:
- Link's design does not interest me. Too generic blonde compared to the designs of the past. Seems like an un-ironic Finn from Adventure Time to me. Or just run of the mill aryan worship from nihon. (Fine when new, but now beyond played out)
- The portable vs docked mode of the game is shitty. 30 fps portable with gimped graphics, while average fps in the 20s when docked. And this is probably what takes people out of the game and its huge design philosophy. I've heard the N fanboys repeat the "not about graphics" mantra, but the problem here is that smooth graphics are required to not get in the way of the huge world illusion; that's my theory anyway.
On top of that, I've heard the stories of Switch hardware failures and nobody seems impressed by that. I will have to admit, as an anti-nintendo person, I am enjoying this 2nd failure in a row by that arrogant toy company. Maybe their theme parks will work out.