I don't think they have gotten worse.
Story dropped at BoTW for me. At least they are venturing into the unknown.
That's what I'm talking about, the stories seem to be dropping and becoming more inferior to the gameplay.
SS's gameplay isn't all that great, it's still pretty good. Though, it was very frustrating sometimes, the motion controls can be really annoying and difficult sometimes, that autotune singsongy girl won't quit talking to me all the time about my batteries and my hearts, some repetitive battles and dungeons, and that part with the annoying tadtones that keep swimming away from you. The story focus is the one that made the game painful to play because it focused more on story than gameplay. Nintendo's like shoving the story in my face and that's not what the Zelda triangle lip franchise is about. They don't focus on story that much.