Posted on January 14 2021 by Alexandria Weber
It can be quite trying to wait for a game to be released, especially after it has been announced. We can’t wait to experience for ourselves the new interpretations of a franchise, what traditions will be kept and yet what new and exciting things will stir it up into something invigorating. However, it’s good to keep in mind that games that take long periods of development prior to public release do so in order to ensure quality. Nintendo in particular takes great pride in doing the best work they can do and if they didn’t, the game industry would look vastly different.
That being said, there may be some Zelda games that you wish had more time in development. Perhaps it is a fine game and all the elements are there, yet it falls short of perfection, like a cake that needs ten more minutes in the oven.
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity definitely falls within the category of an unbaked cake for me. In order to circumvent spoilers, I will stay within the metaphor and say that the batter was perfect, all the ingredients were in place to make a truly great game. But something went wrong in development, things were shortchanged and perhaps rushed and the end result turned out woefully inedible. The only problem is, you can’t put Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity back in development like you can put a cake back in the oven.
What do you think? What Zelda game do you think is the most under-developed? What are some of your hopes for Breath of the Wild 2 and its current development? Let us know in the comments below!