A Zelda game where the first incarnation of the hero - the Link from Skyward Sword - is back at his simple life trying to build Hyrule with Zelda on the surface. But one night he’s lured to the Gate of Time and ends up on the surface right after the first war with Demise
- and remember that Impa said that land was completely different, still with so many scars from the war? It should be so much more scary and infested with monsters than the surface that Link walked on his own time, and not every human would be on Skyloft yet, so there would still be some people around, trying to find ways to go up to the sky and save themselves -
ANYWAY, Link gets lured and the gate is broken. It’s a new dark force, a Bokoblin King, anyone, someone from Demise’s force that is not happy with the end of Demise, so he tries to destroy the Hero. Piece of cake, right? Only, Link doesn’t have the Master Sword anymore, he’s swordless, he’s on an unknow environment, with no support from the goddess and no weapons, only-
Well, there is a sword spirit still on the land, a masterless sword filled with evil intent.
Link takes Ghirahim as his sword and it’s awful: we would have Fi all over again, but a Fi that doesn’t want to help, a Fi that lies and takes you out of the path and who’s bloodthirst all the time. Can you imagine? You ask for directions, and Ghirahim lies or doesn’t answer because you haven’t killed enough today!
And if you just kill, Link ends up turning evil: he’ll turn Dark Link. You have a little counting, like the hearts, only it measures if you’re on the dark side or not. If you’re killing too much, you have to take one of the side quests and help people for you to get “good” and heroic again. If you’re not killing enough, your sword won’t answer your questions or help you. And if Link turns “evil” he can’t enter the temples or help people, he has to be clensed in one of the fairies fountains.
And all the time we would have FABULOUS Ghirahim sassying Link around and crying about his dead master and being unhelpful (like all of Link’s companions since Navi, let’s be honest), a little bit like Midna, but only with more personality and the risk of him actually taking our hero down the demon path.
TL;DR: I just want a game where Link has to be the master of Ghirahim’s sword and they can argue and that we can talk about the risk of the Hero turning into a monster like in TP.