He's still trying to "surprise". Not giving people what they want but what he THINKS they want.
How about a really solid by-the-numbers Ocarina clone with maximum production value.
He already made that. It was called Twilight Princess and look how that sold. It's a dead end, not worth pursuing.
No it wasn't, Twilight princess was a launch game, not really a maximum production value game by any means.
Twilight was a max production value GAMECUBE game that also happened to be ported to the Wii.