The Legend of Zelda games, while usually having the core story line of the holders of Courage and Wisdom defeating evil Power, have never been shy about doing something different, whether it be with the graphics or game mechanics themselves. Wind Waker had the cel-shading graphics, Skyward Sword had the motion controls, Four Swords Adventures had the two consoles in one thing going on, Triforce Heroes allowed you to wireless play with friends and strangers, Breath of the Wild has a massive open world and dropped traditional dungeons, to name a few. People have all sorts of different opinions on these aspects, but you have to admit that Nintendo isn’t shy to try something new with the Legend of Zelda franchise.
Change is weird. I enjoy each and every Zelda game that is created, but I was nervous for Breath of the Wild when it was announced. It’s a beautiful game and I absolutely loved everything about it. I wish I could forget it so I could turn the game on for the first time and experience it all over again. Yet, I did miss the traditional dungeons. While I really loved the Divine Beasts and Shrines, in a new Zelda game, I’d love to see a couple of dungeons again.
I was so excited for Breath of the Wild! I’ve always been in love with the many versions of the land of Hyrule, and to get a massive open world to freely explore was fantastic to me. I wish Skyward Sword had something like that — an open world where I could just ride my Loftwing from place to place. I did miss the traditional dungeons, finding myself a little annoyed with some of the Divine Beast puzzles, but I wouldn’t mind if there was a happy medium between the two. While I love solo adventures, I wouldn’t mind if there was another Zelda game with some sort of co-op mode, either locally or online.
Having another co-op Zelda game would be great. There’s Four Swords Adventures and Tri-Force Heroes (which we still have yet to play) but I’d love to see another one. A co-op Zelda game for the Switch would be a lot of fun. Something else I’d love to see, is a more involved partner for Link. The Loftwing was awesome, Epona is a lot of fun but neither are around all the time. Yes, he has Navi, Midna, Fi, or whoever, but I’d love to have an animal or something follow him around and help out.
I’ve heard that Tri-Force Heroes cannot be played with just two players, though. It’s either one or three, so we’d need to find someone else to play with us, unless we do the adventure on our own. Would Wolf Link, from the amiibo, following Link around in Breath of the Wild count? We haven’t tried that yet, but I’m sure it’s fun to see. I think I would like to try playing as Zelda in a future game. She’s a fun fighter in the Smash Bros. games, and seeing her skills in an open world adventure would be interesting to explore.
Oh… I did not know that. That’s interesting. The wolf could count, but I’d love it to be in the game regardless. No Amiibo required. I agree with you about playing as Zelda. That was going to be my next thing, but I guess we both had the same thought. I’d love to either have a game starring her or have a mode where we play as her similar to playing as Princess Peach in the Paper Mario series. During the end credits of Skyward Sword, it shows Zelda and Impa going on their own journey. I’d love to play through that.
Play through Zelda’s journey or even have a game dedicated to some of her aliases. I would adore a game where we play as Sheik during the seven years Link is sleeping in Ocarina of Time! I’d also be interested in seeing a game where the reincarnations of Link, Zelda, and Ganondorf grow up together, in a sense. Have them know each other and try to break fate together for ultimate feels.
Yes, playing as Sheik during that time would be awesome! Oh, my gosh… kid versions of them would be so sweet. But yeah, more origin of the Triforce and why them, so to speak. Overall, there’s a lot that can be done. There’s a lot of room for exploration for any future game!