Posted by: Izagar
Posted on: June 18th, 2012
Posted in: Posted in Zelda Articles
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, the recent Legend of Zelda title, is one of my favorite titles, don’t get me wrong. But I recently began to think if Skyward Sword should have waited a bit longer. I do understand it had a long development time already, but I believe that Skyward Sword could have been a bit better with the Nintendo Wii U. In this article, you’ll see my full thoughts on this.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, was “revealed” back in 2009 as a poster showing Link and Fi were shown after e3. It would be one of the last remaining Wii titles and it focused on the new MotionPlus controls, an improvement over Twilight Princess. It included a few new elements, such as being able to control your Loftwing and Beetle through the air by tilting your controller from side to side. But even with the new enhancements, I believe there could have been more within Skyward Sword if it had simply been designed for the Nintendo Wii U instead of the Nintendo Wii.
For one, I believe that the new Nintendo Wii U Gamepad could have been used as a means of a map or used to launch the Beetle. With the Nintendo Wii U Gamepad, the player could use the second screen to locate themselves on the map instead of constantly pressing the Plus Button. With the screen as well, you can scroll around on it and press with your fingers to place beacons along the map. Not to mention, with the Gamepad, players would be able to use it to have a better control over the Beetle or Loftwing than the Wiimote could do before.
I believe that Skyward Sword could be a lot better if there was more technology at the time. With the harp, we could have a similar “button” system like when we had with Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask. We could have pressed the buttons on the Gamepad and strummed with the Wiimote control, or just press the buttons on the Gamepad itself.
These are just some of the ideas I had thought of, but I bet there is many others that could have come into fruitation if it had been a launch title with the Nintendo Wii U instead.