I started playing BOTW again this weekend after probably only putting 10 hours into it when it first launched (not sure, I have like 5 hearts?) . Game is definitely great, and I'm going to try to actually commit to finishing it. The game is innovative, polished, and everything you'd expect from the Zelda franchise/Nintendo. I think my biggest gripe with the game is weapon durability -- I hated it at launch and learned to re-hate it again this weekend.
PUBG is a totally different beast. I probably have ~200 hours in game, and while at the moment I'm currently burned out on it, the battle royale aspect is fun as hell. While I understand that PUBG currently has all the stats on Steam and Twitch, it's a totally unpolished game. The game is filled with ridiculous bugs, rampant cheaters, and is an absolute lag-fest the first minute or two after landing. With that said, I don't expect a perfect game from something that is in early access -- I also don't expect an early access game to win GOTY.
FWIW, the Culling was a BR game (non-mod) that came out before PUBG -- PUBG was just the first to get WIDE adoption.
Get a little farther into the game and weapon durability becomes much less of a pain. Trust me, they balanced it out.