Something I realized that was missing from the Plaza recently is a soundscape of any kind: pretty much any area without speakers is, for the most part, completely silent.
I think adding ambient sounds that play in the Plaza would make it feel a lot more lively. Here’s a few examples of sounds that I think would fit really well:
- Waves hitting the shore and seagulls at the beach/boardwalk
- Crickets, other bugs, and leaves swaying in the wind in the nature area/tops of the west/east stores
- Muffled sounds playing from the buildings in the main plaza (like the nightclub but for everything else)
- Wind at the top of the tower
Additionally, I think it’d be really nice if the ambient music from Lobby 2 (which now plays in the main menu) returned, slowly fading in while you’re in areas which don’t have speakers in them.