What would happen if you took Zelda, and then mixed in elements of Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy, and The Sims? The Hidden Triforce took a deeper look into a various possibilities and then wrote an article based on them.
In the article, they take certain aspects from three popular series and imagine how they could be incorporated into the Zelda games. Stealth, Solid Snake style? More team elements, like in Final Fantasy? Forming more friendships a la The Sims (and even incorporating more elements like Majora’s Mask)?
All of these are suggestions that could bring a fresh slant to the Zelda series. You can read the full thought process in the article itself.