I pre-ordered the Switch yesterday
I'm a massive Zelda fan and although no single game in the series is my favorite game of all time, it's still my favorite video game series so I'm excited about playing BotW. My favorite types of games are single player horror games but to me Zelda games just have a magic feel that takes me back to my early days so one being a launch game is exciting combined with the excitement of a new console too.
The bad news is, buying a switch with Zelda is $649 and that's a lot of money to splash out and play a single game. I do have a Wii U and could just get it on there which is what I was maybe going to do, but the good news for me is I'm getting the Switch with Zelda for free for doing a building job for my sister and I still get to make some cash too. If it were not for this I would have happily waited for a Mario Bundle later this holiday season but I still would have definitely bought one.
If it were me personally dropping $650 on this I know I would still be excited but at the same time I'd be having intense internal discussions with myself debating if it's really worth it. However, I love Nintendo's first party games and I always will so to get the system day one for free makes me really really excited for it now.
I've bought quite a few consoles day one and know all to well that early adopters sometimes misjudge a purchase based on hype. I understand everyone's problems with the switch console, launch lineup, drip feed of future games and issues with price, and I agree with most peoples points, but I'm genuinely excited to get this in my hands.
If Zelda BotW can be the game that it promises to be, and can live up to the hype and expectations of gamers and game journalists, then is a possibility that this could be the best launch game ever. For me personally it's still Super Mario 64 and I could write a 10,000 word essay proving why but new consoles and new things are always exciting which is fun and I think that's good.