@babpel91 I think that kind of nostalgia is closeminded and can be dangerous, because you would be going into the franchise expecting the same thing you always get, and you might be upset that things have changed, even if the changes are good and fresh if you can accept it not being a familiar experience. So on that note, you might be better off for lacking Zelda nostalgia going into Breath of the Wild. I don't deny that some people have that kind of bond with a franchise, and I'm sure there's franchises I love that I treat in this manner, but that should always been seen as an extra, something akin to hype, not something that stops you from trying a new game.
What you described is how I feel about mainline Pokemon I guess, because I'm not into the changes the series has been undergoing lately and just want more open ended. personal badge journeys like the older games. Was very upset about Sun/Moon's more railroaded linear nature with too many cut scenes and emphasis on story, but even getting burnt like that on a franchise I love, now that I'm past it my expectations have been shifted and tempered for future games of the series.
Basically, I'll read reviews and reactions before buying them, because I don't trust them to be personally enjoyable for myself anymore. Least I've still got Mystery Dungeon.