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  • Summary: A new, ultimate version of the exhilarating action game set in the Zelda universe will include every map and mission, plus all 29 playable characters from both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of the game, along with all of the previous paid downloadable content. Play as Link, Zelda,A new, ultimate version of the exhilarating action game set in the Zelda universe will include every map and mission, plus all 29 playable characters from both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of the game, along with all of the previous paid downloadable content. Play as Link, Zelda, Midna, Skull Kid and dozens more in action-packed battles at home or on the go. Additionally, the game includes new outfits for Link and Zelda based on the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 58
  2. Negative: 1 out of 58
  1. Jun 7, 2018
    90
    Those who have played the game on 3DS won’t find as much new content, but they may appreciate the much improved graphics and two-player mode. There aren’t many exclusive features for those looking to triple-dip, but having everything in one substantial and gorgeous package is enough to warrant considering playing the best version of this hack-and-slash game.
  2. May 16, 2018
    90
    Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition offers up a lot of content and does a great job of compelling players to unlock more of it. As long as everyone knows what they’re getting into though I would definitely recommend this game to fans of the Dynasty Warriors franchise regardless of their familiarity with Zelda. I’d also give a thumbs up to fans of the Zelda games that are into arcade-style action every now and again.
  3. May 16, 2018
    85
    A superb portable Warriors experience with a shocking amount of quality content packed in.
  4. May 16, 2018
    80
    The Definitive Edition is the best way to play Hyrule Warriors. The collaboration with Nintendo has certainly contributed to the birth of one of the best exponents of the mosou genre, but the advice to buy must always be accompanied by the necessary warnings.
  5. May 22, 2018
    80
    This is one of the most fleshed out and content-filled Warriors games I’ve seen in a long time, and even if you aren’t a Zelda fan, there’s still plenty here to charm you if you’re not turned off by the repetitive combat.
  6. May 16, 2018
    75
    Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition is a good-quality port of the Wii U game, but outside of much more stable performance and better local co-op it doesn’t add enough new content to make replaying the story mode interesting again if you’ve already tried it. Luckily, the Adventure Mode maps and 16 of the 31 unlockable characters are available from the start.
  7. May 16, 2018
    40
    Zelda may have inspired one of the best Dynasty Warriors games to date but the end result is still well below average by any other standard.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. May 29, 2018
    10
    Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition is not a perfect game but it is very fun. I haven't played this game on the Wii U or the 3DS so this was aHyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition is not a perfect game but it is very fun. I haven't played this game on the Wii U or the 3DS so this was a new experience for me. Sure, i had encountered some problems on the go, not the best experience in handheld mode, but it was simply amazing playing this game. The soundtrack is working so well with the gameplay. Talking about gameplay , it's simply entertaining to slice everything in your way and capture points. I give this game a 10/10 because it was a new experience for me and everything wrong with the game was nothing compared to the hours of joy that i had in this game. HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT! ( especially if you haven't played on any other platform ). Expand
  2. May 18, 2018
    9
    As usual, just ignore the game journalists who gave this game THE SAME RATING as the Wii U version, despite the fact that it adds every bit ofAs usual, just ignore the game journalists who gave this game THE SAME RATING as the Wii U version, despite the fact that it adds every bit of extra content from both the Wii U and the 3DS version, and vastly increases the graphics from 720p/30fps to a full 1080p/60fps. Nothing so far has suggested that the Switch was capable of doubling the frame-rate of a last generation game AND upping the resolution from 720p to 1080p. Usually last generation games are only increased from 720p to 1080p. The Switch may be more powerful than we thought. It's a pity all they did with Breath of the Wild was up it from 720p/30fps to 900p/30fps with slightly enhanced visuals. With massive graphical improvements and ton of content, this easily the best port of a last generation game on the Switch. So the game journalists can buzz off. Whenever they post videos of themselves playing games, we see that they're terrible of them. Would you trust a movie review from somebody who knows jack squat about movies? I'm not claiming I've beaten I Wanna Kill the Kamilla 3 or IVAN, but I have beaten Nethack and I Wanna Be the Guy, which is way more than any game journalist can say.

    Anyway, it's good that this was ported to the Switch because it's better than Fire Emblem Warriors. There is more variety in the enemies and the boss battles are more interesting. Also, the characters are more iconic. The only completely new edition to the Switch version is that you can play as Champion Link and thicc Zelda from Breath of the Wild. However, since these are my favorite designs of the two characters, I think it's a nice addition

    The gameplay is fun, and if you've played any of the Warriors games you should know what to expect. Lot's of hack and slash action where you swap between characters on the battle field and try to control checkpoints while your armies battle it out with the enemy armies. The story is pretty good too, better than Fire Emblem Warriors. The more powerful enemies and bosses do need quite a bit of skill to beat. I while I wouldn't know for sure yet, I've heard you can get 200 hours of gameplay out of this game. So you get tons of hours of play, 1080p/60fps, and iconic Zelda characters, plenty of reasons to buy it.

    Downsides of the game are that even at 1080p/60fps it's still nowhere close to the best looking games on the Switch. Another issue is that most of cutscenes are in 720p/30fps, which is a little jarring. And yes, it's a little repetitive. Still if you buy any Warriors game, this is the one to get. I give it an 8.5 out of 10, which I'll round up to a 9.
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  3. May 19, 2018
    9
    Great game with great content. It's not a new game, but I can't say it looks old or anything. This version of the game includes all the dlc.Great game with great content. It's not a new game, but I can't say it looks old or anything. This version of the game includes all the dlc. I'm not a huge Zelda fan, but i like this a lot. >:3

    9/10
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  4. May 22, 2018
    8
    soy fan de zelda y he comprado este juego para wii u, 3ds y ahora para switch y no me arrepiento de nada. la historia es lo mejor que he vistosoy fan de zelda y he comprado este juego para wii u, 3ds y ahora para switch y no me arrepiento de nada. la historia es lo mejor que he visto en muchos juegos por que le da un sentido logico al mundo de hyrule warriors en la saga de zelda. si te quieres divertir te lo recomiendo, si eres muy exigente como yo aveces el juego es muy repetitivo y aburrido al hacer lo mismo. pero en lo general la musica y todo lo que conlleva el juego es grande. Expand
  5. May 22, 2018
    8
    I was torn between 7 and an 8. I actually really enjoy this game, though, so I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt.

    Major downsides to be
    I was torn between 7 and an 8. I actually really enjoy this game, though, so I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt.

    Major downsides to be aware of:

    - The camera is intuitive, but if you try to control it as you run, it is a nightmare, as it keep trying to autocorrect

    - For a game that is supposed to tell you where to go and what missions to take on, I've often found myself wandering and wondering. Then suddenly the mission fails. It takes trial and error over and over until you finally discover some obscure thing.
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  6. Jun 23, 2018
    8
    Hyrule Warriors is truly the definitive edition of a game that has been released not once but twice over the span of 4 years. It contains allHyrule Warriors is truly the definitive edition of a game that has been released not once but twice over the span of 4 years. It contains all of the content from the Wii U and 3DS versions, as well as all the dlc from both versions as well. However the only new content are outfits celebrating Breath of the Wild and a 3d version of my fairy. But this isn't a bad thing as this game is already full of content, providing a prediction of 200+ hours to the games story and adventure modes. Speaking of, the story is a tribute to every Zelda game released up until Skyward Sword and provides massive fan service to those who have played Ocarina, Twilight, Wind Waker and Skyward Sword, but this is the easiest part of the game simply displaying nostalgia eye candy instead of an actual challenge. The real challenge comes fron adventure mode. This is were you will spend most of your time if your aiming to 100% your game. Hundreds of challenges await you, with the maps being created and inspired by the 8 bit orginal Zelda, there are tones of secrets, battles and out the box challenges to complete. This is also where you would unlock most of the characters, outfits and weapons outside the story mode, and boy does it make you work for it. Performance has been massively improved as well, with a resolution of 1080 docked and 720 portable as well as 60fps all round, unlike the previous. Also the Co-op experience is massively improved as well, allwoing for brilliant two player split screen, altough it may be a bit small on the smaller Switch screen itself. The only down factor of this game is that it may be slightly repetitive, and I worry people will think it is just a button mashing experience, and too be honest, it isn't. Yes, every combo is executed exactly the same way for every character, but every character does something's different. In conclusion this is the best version of the game, and if you have played it before one could argue you should get it again... but really thats up to you. If you never played this game but love Zelda and the idea of a differnct Zelda experience, this game is for you. 8/10 Expand
  7. Jun 24, 2018
    3
    This is a very shallow game. A boring button masher, grindfest. Worthless and pointless. With so many amazing gaming experiences to be had,This is a very shallow game. A boring button masher, grindfest. Worthless and pointless. With so many amazing gaming experiences to be had, why waste your time playing this or any Warriors style game for that matter? It's baffling to me. Expand

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