Zelda - Breath of the Wild 9.6/10
I have been wanting to review this for a while but I have so little free time at the moment.
I am going to keep this short.
This is one of the best games I have ever played. I am a massive fan of Zelda games and Nintendo in general but, despite the fact that I enjoyed the other zelda games immensely (WW, SS, TP and OOT - the 3D ones) I always felt like there was something missing, some level of structural realism. They felt like an abstraction, a fairy tale experience with narrative logic holes throughout.
This game, while it is still a cartoon abstraction of real life, at least has geographic and elemental consistency. By which I mean, it is absolutely HUUUGE and stuff behaves mostly like stuff.
The fighting mechanics are glorious. The cooking is wicked fun. The enemies are many and varied and beautifully designed. The only issue is that the boss fights are too easy depending on which weapons you have. This is only a minor gripe.
Overall, my kids and I have had a total blast. Such a fun game.