Hey there guys, mailbag time! This time around we’ve got Breath of the Wild on the brain still, but we’re focusing the conversation more towards how it might affect future Zelda games — what they should take away from it, how it might influence them, etc. — though we do some future-Zelda questions surrounding the Zelda mobile game as well, and even talk about Majora’s Mask 3D! We also had a special mailbag extra yesterday that you can view here. Anyways, enjoy the mailbag!
Questions and timestamps:
(00:44) – Do you think the success of Breath of the Wild will lead to no more linear Zelda games?
(02:06) – Do you think Breath of the Wild shed some of the more unique aspects of the series? If so, which ones should they bring back?
(04:34) – While the vast openness of Breath of the Wild is refreshing and welcome, would you like to see an overworld with the same degree of freedom of exploration through environmental puzzle-solving as Breath of the Wild with the density of compact areas like in Skyward Sword? I thought with Ocarina & Majora 3D the next logical step is to make a 3D Zelda with the compact design of the handheld games.
(06:17) – Do you think Nintendo will focus more on story or breaking the formula in the next Legend of Zelda game? Also, is Breath of the Wild Zelda best girl?
(08:03) – What are your thoughts on being able to rush straight to the final boss in Breath of the Wild? Is this an option you’d like to see in more games?
(08:38) – Did you like being able to cook in Breath of the Wild?
(09:35) – How do you feel about Zelda coming to mobile? How would you make it if you were in charge of all of the design decisions?
(10:52) – So now that Majora’s Mask 3D was made and came out, what are your overall thoughts on it as a game and what are your thoughts on the various changes present throughout?
(13:03) – What is the cutest Zelda enemy?
Be sure to submit your name/username and questions to the mailbag email at firstname.lastname@example.org for next week’s mailbag! You can also message me on my Twitter or Facebook, or use the Mailbag Thread on the forums!
Can you guess the quote on the paper, the sound at the beginning, or any of the music? Include them all with your question and you might guarantee it gets answered! How about your thoughts about the questions? What effect do you think Breath of the Wild will have on the future of the series, regarding it being nonlinear, shedding some other aspects of the series, or having more unconventional storytelling? How about skipping to the final boss, or Zelda Mobile and Majora’s Mask 3D? Most importantly, what is the cutest Zelda enemy? Tell me your thoughts on these and any other questions you want in the comments!