the 8 January 2021 at 4:57 p.m. PST
Despite the anticipation of The Legend of Zelda sequel: Breath of the Wild, Nintendo has been silent on the upcoming game since its announcement trailer in 2019 We know little about the game other than vague ideas about its premise., which appears to involve Link and Zelda trying to definitively put what we assume to be Ganon's dead shell. And we don't even know if the game will be called Breath of the Wild 2 or if it will have a brand new subtitle
But with Zelda's 35th birthday coming up, we have a feeling that new details may come soon, so we took the time to think about the first BotW to find nine things we would like to see in the sequel For all the latest game news, be sure to check out our BotW hub 2 If not, what do you want to see in BotW 2? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned to GameSpot for any future game updates.
Can't we have Zelda as the damsel in distress anymore? Wouldn't it be cool to fight alongside him in a more cooperative experience? Nintendo has generally been good to have adventures that you can play alongside friends with games like Luigi’s Mansion 3 et Kirby: Star Allies, so the idea of having Zelda and Link side by side in the open world sounds like a dream come true Although, on the reverse side of the coin, this can cause other mechanical problems, because we could see the triggering of the bullet-time as a nuisance for the other player if it is not implemented correctly. Other ideas like having an AI controlled Zelda follow you throughout the adventure, a fully playable Zelda, or even the ability to control both characters simultaneously, ala-Astral Chain, would be fantastic to see in the sequel
We accomplished some of that with Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, but we hope Link and Zelda have more meaningful gameplay together in the sequel and not in the prequel.
Le Gale Boomerang, le Hookshot, the Bombchus and so many other traditional Zelda pieces of gear would be exciting additions in a BotW sequel We enjoyed the returning weapons you can use in the original BotW by scanning amiibo, like Biggoron's sword and the bow of twilight. However, the oldest tools and items in the series would be a great way to turn things around.
A great way for Nintendo to keep the progression from feeling too linear would be to approach it by using tools and items like it did with A Link Between Worlds In This Game, all the objects were made available to you by Ravio and you could rent them for 50 at 100 rupees each, so it was not necessary to get them from the dungeons in a specific order.
But what if Breath of the Wild 2 had that? You can rent all the items from the start if you grind enough rupees or take it at a slower pace and go item by item Certainly, the presence of traditional Zelda items might not dovetail well with BotW's physics-based items Fitting them in as freely as a link between worlds can make it a completely different experience Maybe they could also put implement the weapon durability system and make these items only last that long Who knows! But all we know, is that we want to recover some of those old Zelda items!
While the outright combat mechanics of Devil May Cry in a main Zelda game would be too much, this new Link apparently possessed by an arm in BotW 2 gives us some serious Nero vibes We hope the arm plays a role in adding new skills, as capacities of struggle for exploration, puzzle solving and combat, because that would be just great In the same vein as some Zelda gear that should come back, he could make a suitable spiritual successor to the grappling hook.
We wouldn't want to replace shrines, far from there, but we hope the main dungeons contain more of what made Zelda's original dungeons so memorable Maps, compasses, keys, unique bosses and maybe even tool-based puzzles might bring back some charm and familiarity to the experience Although divine beasts are awesome, they didn't have the progression and labyrinthine design that made conquering these classic Zelda dungeons so satisfying. If there is anything to remember from the divine beasts of BotW, it would be their open nature to give exploring the intricate web of rooms in each dungeon an even greater sense of freedom
BotW's sequel would be a perfect opportunity for the return of classic Zelda dungeon design Nintendo could easily justify it in the game world with all of the divine beasts down.
While BotW was an outstanding game mechanically, its history has certainly passed into the background, especially towards the end Because the game was so focused on being able to plot your own adventure and do things in any order, there was little room for the characters and the story to grow. And since memory cutscenes were optional, many players may have missed the context of the story even more.
Now that we're on the sequel, we hope that Nintendo will decide to highlight the story and its characters, allowing them to develop in a more meaningful way throughout the game. It could make the story more linear, but if the rest of the game is still open, we think it won't be too much of a compromise, especially if it's good Nintendo has proven that great stories can be told in the Zelda universe in the past with games like Wind Waker and Skyward Sword And with BotW in particular, there is so much more to explore with Zelda, Link and Hyrule as a whole sequel seems like the best place to do this!
Hyrule in BotW is huge and a great place to really express the feeling of freedom the game gives you But if you explore the same areas in the sequel, what Nintendo will do to refresh the experience of people who have dedicated hundreds of hours to the original? That sense of discovery would be gone We hope BotW 2 has an area of Termina or Koholint Island to explore if it is located in the same Hyrule Or at the very least, maybe a Dark World Hyrule or a Lorule type variant where things are mostly the same but slightly different
Both the ground and air movement was a staggering feat in BotW, as much as I feel like swimming was an afterthought It was awkward to move quickly, and there wasn't even a diving option If Nintendo could improve the overall swimming experience and expand water exploration in the sequel, that would be great We wouldn't mind diving completely underwater either; the ancient method of Iron Boots would be even more than enough to make things interesting
There are plenty of other enemies in the Zelda series that are set to make an appearance in the BotW sequel., but our personal wish is the return of Darknuts Lynel was a huge challenge in BotW, but a good old fashioned one-on-one duel against one of these iron clad knights is something that would make us cry. In Twilight Princess and Wind Waker, they were one of our favorite enemies to fight
‘Nuff said, if we can't pet the dogs afterwards, it's fundamentally unplayable Okay, maybe not, but seriously, BotW's dogs were really cute and the treasure feeding mechanic was cool, but let us stroke the good wood They deserve it
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