What We Want to See In Zelda Breath of the Wild 2
One of the many reasons why the Switch console is so popular is due to the fact that it is the only device that is able to run Zelda Breath of the Wild.
Of course, this is not to say that the Switch only has Zelda to boast about as it is still home to many awesome exclusives like the Mario and Pokemon titles, but the Switch’s name is almost synonymous with Zelda Breath of the Wild due to its overwhelming success.
Lucky for us, after pouring hundreds of hours into the game, expect to commit a few hundred more as we will be getting a sequel in 2022!
Fingers crossed, here are some of the contents that we wish would be introduced in Zelda Breath of the Wild 2.
More Accessible Areas
Breath of the Wild was a risk. It was the first of the Zelda series that implemented an open-world system allowing its players to freely traverse between areas.
Needless to say, we enjoyed the change—at least most of us did. That said, the areas of the first game seemed a little linear and we would want the developers to mix things up a little.
Hence, we hope that more areas would allow us to venture deeper into parts of rivers and seas or perhaps even make use of the undergrounds with better dungeons like what they did back in Majora’s Mask.
We’re keeping our hopes up because from the trailer, it seems that they will be emphasising on the sky and underground developments which we would love to explore in the sequel.
Stronger Story Plot/Development
Ultimately, Breath of the Wild is a JRPG and one of the biggest selling points of the genre is that it needs to have a great story to go with it. Just like the older Shin Megami Tensei games, they might not have the best gameplay, but due to its amazing cast of characters and strong-themed storyline, the games have become a cult classic.
While we’re not accusing Zelda of having an inferior plot compared to these games, we thought the story can be developed further.
From the trailer, we noticed that there’s a new character that dresses up in the traditional Hyrule outfit and is almost like a carbon copy of Link himself.
There are many theories going on where it seems that the sequel will perhaps include Avengers-like time travelling, revealing more about Link and Hyrule’s past.
Refined Visuals for OLED and Upcoming Pro Console
A thing that must come hand-in-hand with open-world games is that it needs to have immersive visuals and graphics.
The concern with most handheld consoles is that due to their portability, most of these mobile devices do not have the hardware capabilities to run games with high-end graphics and decent framerates.
That said, with Nintendo releasing the Switch OLED and the rumoured Pro version of it, are hints that the Switch’s full potential is still untapped.
And if the specs of these newer consoles allow more space for better graphics, it would be amazing to explore Hyrule in 4K resolution.
Plus, it also wouldn’t be too greedy to request the game to go above 30fps. Yes, some might argue that the game looks perfectly fine in native 30fps, but it would be great to have an option to change our fps that is tailored for our preference.
Support for Multiplayer and Introduce Difficulty Settings
Games are best played with company, especially with a game like Breath of the Wild.
One can see the resemblance between Breath of the Wild and Monster Hunter: World where they both share similar gameplay mechanics in taking out creatures 5x the size of the main character.
However, Monster Hunter: World does one better where it allows multiplayer and encourages its players to gather friends and take on the bosses together.
We thought that it would also be a good idea if Nintendo can implement this to their new Zelda games where you have multiple players ganging up on one, or many bosses together.
This is also where the difficulty comes in. Being able to tune up the difficulty of the game is also a great way to amplify the adrenaline of players. Make it so that it has like Dark Souls level of difficulty, which we can overcome with more players.
What are your thoughts on the upcoming Breath of the Wild sequel? Haven’t played it yet? If you want to begin your Hyrule adventure today on your Switch, you can add credits to your Nintendo account using the Nintendo eShop Cards here!