Zelda fan and modder Waikuteru is back at it with another mod for the insanely popular Switch title Breath of the Wild.
Following on from the restoration of the unused Shrine 'Dungeon136', they've now decided to "re-imagine" what owning a house is like in the game. If you've played Breath of the Wild yourself, you'll know how you have to save up some supplies and rupees for Link's home. This mod apparently goes the extra mile - by actually making it "a worthwhile purchase".
"Outside of Hateno village is a cozy little house that you can purchase and become a homeowner! In the base game, the house serves little purpose beyond being a place to store some gear (and complete a quest)."
"This mod re-imagines owning a house in BOTW to make it a worthwhile purchase--something you’ll want to use regularly--all the while, retaining the original game feel and balance of the game."
To achieve this, Waikuteru has enhanced the house experience with a fast-travel point, a warm fire to prepare meals, a bed - which now allows Link to "sleep extra long" to regain three bonus hearts, and there are even paintings featuring concept art from the developers.
Topping it off is some "extra lighting and tasteful decorations" and Link gets his own personal pet (a chicken). There's also the ability to fish in the nearby pond for Hylian bass and store your trusty steed in a stable.
What do you think of these enhancements for Link's house? Would you like to have seen it get more use than it did in Breath of the Wild? Share your thoughts down below.
Link deserves a house worthy of MTV Cribs.
Can’t you already sleep in the house? I swear I remember doing it.
Should have been like this in the original. That house was soooooo bare-boned. Even with all the upgrades! Why was grass an upgrade and not a cooking pot?
@DavidMac Oops, in the words of the creator:
"Comfy bed: Your bed got just a bit cozier. You can choose to sleep until any time like normally in a bed, but you also now have the option to sleep extra long to regain 3 bonus hearts."
I had a dream last night that that advanced house development and customisation was added to BOTW2. It actually looked a little bit like this!
As part of the main storyline your house was destroyed and it added another level of emotion to the game.
It was very frustrating and sad that all of the progression was lost but I kind of want it to be in the next game.
Yes! I would have also liked the option to store/display more items than the paltry number normally allowed.
when ever I played BoTW I just wanted to play Skyrim instead?
I was a bit disappointed with the house as well.
Not much of a home, the way its decorated, and not of much practical use either. ^^
Hopefully we'll have an enhanced version of the house in BotW2. Something like a farm that offers a few ressources like fruit trees, herbs and why not a few chickens to get eggs.
He needs a double bed for when zelink is official in the sequel because they can't live in the castle as it appears to have blown into the sky.
I still feel cheated that I had to buy a random house that's not even really IN Hateno and then got to build a whole town with people who care enough about me to invite me to their wedding and I didn't get to live there? At least they could let me have one of those cute cube houses instead of a boring normal one.
@DavidMac was not that they show you, you can watch out of windows in video lol
@DavidMac Yes, but you wouldn't get extra hearts.
I always wanted to add extra stuff to Link's house, chiefly a fish pond and a proper garden so this at least goes halfway there 😅
I've never played a Zelda game but breath of the wild is so highly rated I'm considering buying it
That stove looks like a major fire hazard under the stairs...
Is it just me, or does the way Zelda walks in the second half look utterly absurd? It's like she's trying to stop herself from falling over all the time.
Wait, why is Zelda in Link's house? Oh...ooooohhhh.....this is that timeline, isn't it?
Huh? This isn't what I would add.
I wish we had more space to put in our stuff.
I really don't see the appeal of having house in which we can't customize the house to our liking. This mod doesn't really fix that.
If you could add your own pictures to the wall, now that is something I would be interested in.
It's a definite improvement for sure, but TBH it still doesn't really seem worth it.
The one thing that really disappointed me in canon was that you couldn’t stable your horse—seemed like a missed opportunity.
@DavidMac yes but not to get extra hearts
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