Posted on August 12 2020 by Alexandria Weber
⁸A few months ago, I asked via a Daily Debate what everyone’s favorite thing was about their least favorite Zelda game. However, in the same way that no Zelda game is without at least one good quality, the reverse is also true. No Zelda game is absolutely perfect. While it may be your favorite, there may be one thing that you don’t particularly enjoy, or maybe even dislike.
For me, my favorite Zelda game is Breath of the Wild. I love the sense of exploration, how the story unfolds, the distinct characters, and yes, even the widely disputed dungeons. Being a long-time fan of the series, I love how Breath of the Wild brings together the most fundamental aspects of the franchise while still breaking conventions in the right ways.
However, one thing I don’t love as much would probably be the ending. Although the announcement of Breath of the Wild 2 has given me less of a right to complain, the open ending of Breath of the Wild seemed a bit lackluster to how grandiose the game actually was. It seemed like very little emotional payoff for a reunion between Link and Zelda that is not only a hundred years in the making, but also a reunion after the trauma of the Calamity and Link’s near-death experience, especially considering Zelda’s unconfessed feelings for Link. However, the open-ended nature of endings is a pattern Nintendo likes to repeat in order to spur imagination and I believe it will serve the sequel well.
What do you think? What is your least favorite aspect of your favorite Zelda game? How would you change it? Let us know in the comments below!