Posted on March 06 2018 by Jarrod Raine
There have been a few item collecting side quests in previous Zelda games. Ocarina of Time has 100 gold skulltulas, Twilight Princess has 60 poe souls, Skyward Sword has 80 gratitude crystals, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has 900 korok seeds. All these side quests have milestones where collecting a certain number of items will net you a certain reward, such as an increased wallet, increased inventory, or a new item. However, the main difference between all these sidequests is that while Ocarina of Time, Twilight Princess, and Skyward Sword all gave you a useful, though situational, final reward (infinite money or a massive wallet), Breath of the Wild gives you what is perhaps one of the most unsatisfying rewards: Hestu’s Gift. The dissatisfaction is further compounded by the fact that previous Zelda games didn’t have that many items to collect overall, the milestone rewards were fairly evenly split, and the final reward was still at least a bit satisfactory in that you felt like collecting all the items was worth it. By contrast, only 441 korok seeds are required to get all the main rewards from Hestu, with the other 459 feeling essentially worthless due to the final reward.
This brings us to our question for today: What reward would have been better for collecting all 900 korok seeds? Would you guys have preferred a similar final reward to previous Zelda games or something completely new? Let us know in the comments below!