That's Not right dude. The game's dungeon design, music, and unique characters pushed this to the top for me. Gameplay controls were definitely simple compared to future iterations but that's because of the hardware it was built on.
This is a great description and how I think about it in my head. Just an incredibly rich, inspiring world.2 - Breath of the Wild - So much to love about this, but what really makes Breath of the Wild for me is how well it immerses you into the Zelda world. Death mountain has never felt so overwhelming and difficult to climb, Zora's Domain in being grand and majestic, the Lost Woods in being mysterious and otherworldly, and Hyrule Castle might be my favorite area to explore of the whole series. There's just such a great satisfaction to exploring and learning about every part of the magical world created in Breath of the Wild, and I'll never forget it.