(Let me start off with a notice that I am not here to hurt any fanboy feelings, Ijust want to daydream about my perfect Zelda game, and listen to some other ideas about it.)
I was reading an earlier post and it was talking about the creators of Zelda realizing tutorials were too long and such. It struck me how they could be so blind to the bigger picture for most beloved Zelda fans like myself.
OOT was like revelation to me. I was amazed by the aspect that you grew up in the game and that it turned nighttime while you were playing. It was the scope of being in a life-like world that intrigued me more than anything. It's kinda like the feeling I got from Oblivion all those years back. As we all know Zelda game, for the most part have gotten more linear as the days go on and I completely lost interest for the first time with SS. It wasnt a bad game but it seemed like the series was no longer geared towards people like me. It isnt just the Zelda series that I think has turned away from it's base but Ithink this was the most dissapointing one for me. Dragon Age 2 did the same thing in my opnion and I think for the most parts they are trying to make the games into "Everyone games" for more money or whatever...Ihave no problem with that but are they paying a price for that?
Anyways, back to Zelda...
A premiere Zelda game for me would have to include, an open and living world like OOT. Beautiful and emotional music (I give props for SS, they did an amazing job with the score) They need some new content with enemies and such with maybe a throw back or two, every now and then. Ithink in all the franchise needs to grow up and relfect a gritty side like Twilight princess but also a wonderment like Shadow of the Collosus with a combat system more like Demon Souls where every step in enemy territory is intense and every boss encounter dreadful. THe last thing is they need more EMOTION, and it doesnt have to be melodramatic. OOT had great emotion without the characters even crying. I remember Link just standing their staring at young Zelda and I could feel the immense pressure on the two young people as they came to realize their destinies. Anyways, I;ve talked enough. Let me know what you think should be in a Zelda game below.