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coolpatcool posted a topic in Nintendo ChatDuring an GameSpot interview with Eiji Aonuma in 2016, Aonuma was asked whether a female character would be possible to play as in the new Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. He responded by explaining that if a female hero was possible to play as, it would make the most sense to have Zelda as the playable character. Although, he ultimately decided against including Zelda as a playable protagonist. He justified his decision by asking the question: "...if we have princess Zelda as the main character who fights, then what is Link going to do" - Eiji Aonuma. This statement is very true, IN Breath of the Wild, what would Link do if you played as Princess Zelda? However, I believe there is a simple solution to the problem that would work in a future Zelda instalment. All you have to do is look at some of the previous Legend of Zelda games and ask yourself “What was Zelda doing that whole time?” I'll give you some examples: In Ocarina of Time, after Link pulls the Master Sword, he is put to sleep for 7 whole years. Zelda was taken by Impa and went into hiding due to Ganondorf attempt to capture her. For 7 years Zelda was in some unknown location learning to become a Sheikah, she also disguises herself under the alias Shiek. This could be a Zelda game, you could be Zelda training to become a Sheikah, and it could take place anywhere since you never find out where she actually was training in Ocarina of Time. The Downfall timeline is the timeline where Link is defeated by Ganon and Ganon takes the remaining triforce pieces from Link and Zelda. The 7 sages then proceed to seal Ganon in the Sacred Realm. They never tell how they seal him though. So, this could be the plot of another Zelda game. You could play as Zelda, going on an adventure finding a way to seal Ganon or keep Ganon sealed. In the Adult timeline, after Link defeated Ganon, he was sent back in time to his childhood. This created a timeline where there is an adult Zelda, a sealed Ganondorf and no Hero of Time. Eventually, Ganondorf breaks free and the gods flood Hyrule and seal Ganon at the bottom of the sea. This could be a game as well, Zelda could help the gods flood the land somehow and assist in sealing Ganondorf. One more example is in Majora’s Mask. Link had left Zelda to go find his fairy partner Navi and deals with the events in Majora's Mask in the land of Termina along the way. The events of what happens to Link after he leaves Termina are unknown (that could be pretty cool game as well.) So, Zelda could have her own adventure the whole time Link is gone finding Navi and saving Termina. You may have noticed that I used the same Zelda in all of my examples. The reason I chose to do that is due to the Ocarina of Time Zelda is the only one who is also Sheik. I thought about if you were to play as Zelda, how would you fight and run around with her? Ok so most of the Zeldas can use magic and the Twilight Princess Zelda also knows archery… and that's about it. I don't know how fun a Zelda game would be if all you do is spells and shoot arrows. But then I remembered Shiek. That would add a whole new element of gameplay to a game with Zelda as the protagonist. You could fight as a ninja, be stealthy, throw smoke bombs and ninja stars, Shiek could have cool sword as well. The possibilities are endless. Although, the Zelda from the Majora's Mask example isn't technically Sheik because Link went back in time to before Zelda went into hiding and trained to become a Sheikah so that one wouldn't really work unless Zelda trained to become Sheik while Link was gone saving Termina which could also be a fun plot point. As you can see, in all the examples I gave, the question of “What would Link be doing?” is answered; he is either asleep, dead, sent back in time or in Termina. All have interesting plot points and Nintendo is given freedom to do what they want with them do to due to the fact that Zelda’s stories were never really elaborated on in Ocarina of Time or any other previous Zelda game. In conclusion, it would be possible for Zelda to be the main protagonist of her own game. It's also pretty ridiculous you can never play a Zelda when all the games are called “The Legend of Zelda”. Like come on Nintendo! Her Name is in the title!
Nintendo rarely does makes a game or franchise the way we, the fan want it. Look at some of the loved franchises Nintendo has treated poorly in the past years. -Metroid fans receive this weird spinoff game called federation force which can't even be called a Metroid game -Starfox had a subpar game released on the wii u -Paper Mario has had to two horrible games in a row -Pikmin is coming out with a 2-D game on the 3ds, a game that no one asked for Nintendo knows that these games are going to be badly received yet they continue to make them They don't listen to the outcry of fans They are just making lazy games and sticking a popular franchise on the cover
coolpatcool posted a topic in Nintendo SwitchIf you had watched the recent Nintendo Direct, you may have noticed the new Legend of Zelda amiibo. The was a Twilight Princess, Majora's Mask, and Skyward Sword Link. Both the Majora and Twilight amiibos have had their games remastered in the past. Although Skyward Sword amiibo has not, this amiibo has has no compatibility with any Zelda game except Breath of the Wild. The amiibo has no game to call its own. I believe that this Link amiibo foreshadowing the release of an HD Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword game on the Nintendo Switch. I would greatly appreciate it if this was true. Skyward Sword has gotten a lot of criticism over the years. Many people complained about the motion controls, unskippable cut scenes and the emptiness of the sky in the game. This could be Nintendo's chance to fix some of those annoying problems and please the fans. In conclusion, if there were to remaster the Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword to compliment the new amiibo, it would be pretty lit.