Hyrule Warriors Wii U

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  • Summary: The delicate balance of the Triforce has been disrupted, and Hyrule Kingdom is once again being torn apart by a dark power, this time lead by Sorceress Cia. Now its up to the legendary hero Link to face hordes of enemies and find the missing Princess Zelda. Advance the story to unlock newThe delicate balance of the Triforce has been disrupted, and Hyrule Kingdom is once again being torn apart by a dark power, this time lead by Sorceress Cia. Now its up to the legendary hero Link to face hordes of enemies and find the missing Princess Zelda. Advance the story to unlock new playable characters with unique moves and weapon types. Collect Rupees and other useful items to upgrade weapons and craft badges, which you can use to bolster each warriors abilities. Then unleash the full power of your attacks with intense combos to clear wave after wave of Bokoblin hordes. Youll have to get your gloves dirty to save Hyrule this time.

    * Play as fan-favorite characters like Link and Impa for the first time in the series!
    * Battle the fiercest Legend of Zelda enemies across Hyrules most famous locales.
    * Lay waste to your opponents with brutally efficient attacks and intense combos
    * Think tactically and complete missions in the most efficient way possible
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 81
  2. Negative: 2 out of 81
  1. 100
    With a rocking soundtrack, loads of content, plenty of fan service and some clever gelling of two disparate video game universes, Hyrule Warriors is easily my favourite game of 2014 so far.
  2. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    Oct 11, 2014
    87
    A new and promising hybrid that could lead the way for more collaboration. [Nov 2014, p.78]
  3. Sep 17, 2014
    85
    Hyrule Warriors has little in common with a traditional Zelda game. You don’t solve any puzzles, you don’t explore any dungeons, and you certainly don’t break into anyone’s house and destroy all of their pottery. Still, it definitely works as a spin-off that focuses almost entirely on action.
  4. Sep 17, 2014
    80
    Aside from introducing many Legend of Zelda fans to the Warriors franchise, Hyrule Warriors adds little innovation to Koei’s megaseries as a whole, but nevertheless brings an undeniable spark ignited by the crossover cast itself.
  5. Oct 7, 2014
    75
    Hyrule Warriors provides plenty of entertainment value and enough familiarity for fans of The Legend of Zelda. Bland environments and a lack of depth in terms of gameplay keep it from rising to the level of quality that Zelda usually brings to the table.
  6. Sep 17, 2014
    70
    We were waiting for something awful, but Hyrule Warriors is a nice surprise after all. Omega Force and Nintendo did some good work to make the two IP's match without any problem. The high number of treasures will force you to explore and the Adventure mode with its 8-bits map, is a true jewel. Alas, without online modes and a smart AI, Hyrule Warriors becomes sometimes really annoying.
  7. Sep 17, 2014
    40
    It always sounded like a bad idea, but although Zelda has inspired one of the best Dynasty Warriors games to date the end result is still well below average by any other standard.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 14 out of 189
  1. Oct 24, 2014
    10
    Every Legen of Zelda fan should own this game. It is an amazing game that drowns you in nostalgia, and 100+ hours of gameplay. I would call itEvery Legen of Zelda fan should own this game. It is an amazing game that drowns you in nostalgia, and 100+ hours of gameplay. I would call it my game of the year, but that was recently given to Bayonetta 2. Expand
  2. Oct 2, 2014
    10
    Hyrule Warriors exceeded all expectations I had. Combat is a blast and the ever changing battlefield and objectives keep the game from everHyrule Warriors exceeded all expectations I had. Combat is a blast and the ever changing battlefield and objectives keep the game from ever feeling repetitive. The different characters are all fun to play as and have their own nuances, the visuals in the game are stellar and the animation is fluid, the game runs at a silky smooth 60fps.

    I can say with complete confidence that this is not only an interesting Zelda spin-off but the single best Dynasty Warriors game ever made hands down.
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  3. Sep 26, 2014
    10
    A fantastic Zelda game - it's the combat I always wanted in a Zelda game! Just don't come expecting a traditional dungeon/puzzle game and IA fantastic Zelda game - it's the combat I always wanted in a Zelda game! Just don't come expecting a traditional dungeon/puzzle game and I think you will be pleasantly surprised. Well done Nintendo! Expand
  4. Dec 10, 2014
    9
    THIS IS NOT A TRADITIONAL ZELDA GAME! However, if you like fast paced action and massive light explosions everywhere, this is definitely aTHIS IS NOT A TRADITIONAL ZELDA GAME! However, if you like fast paced action and massive light explosions everywhere, this is definitely a game for you. Every singly character feels unique and everything seems to make a reference to other zelda games. For what it is this game is very good and lots of fun, but i suggest that this game is looked into before purchase. Expand
  5. Oct 13, 2014
    8
    For a series that I have never tried, the Dynasty Warriors formula had always seemed boring and repetitive but after playing Hyrule WarriorsFor a series that I have never tried, the Dynasty Warriors formula had always seemed boring and repetitive but after playing Hyrule Warriors my interest in the series increased. With a market that is plentiful of shooters and sandbox games Hyrule Warriros offers combo filled fun gameplay with some of your favorite heroes. Mowing down hundreds of enemy's has never be more satisfying especially when you do it as Link, Zelda, Ganondorf, etc. But the biggest thing that I get out of HW is the Zelda fan service that never seems to end.
    Story:
    A not too complex story that doesn't get over convoluted with super odd characters or ridiculous scenarios. World is fine, someone comes in to disrupt the kingdom of Hyrule, set out on a mission to stop this foe, meet interesting people on the way. It does get really interesting when other worlds from past Zelda games come into play.
    Gameplay:
    Like any Dynasty Warriors games it has repetitive gameplay. You might be able to button mash your way throw but other enemy's need a different approach than just repeatedly pushing the same attack. Upgrades are available for each character using a tree that signifies your progress. Maps start out on the easy side but as you progress these enemy's become harder and harder so be prepare to die a lot.
    Visuals:
    Maps are on the bland side but it's expected when you're trying to run so many objects on the screen. Character animations are nicely done but things really shine with combos are executed automated fight sequences. Particle effects are beautiful especially when it's a ball of fire.
    Hyrule Warriors may not be cannon but it offers mindless fun that we rarely see. It's easy to get into and discovering hidden items and new weapons makes it a ton of fun.
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  6. Jun 29, 2016
    8
    Hyrule Warriors is a great game but it does not completely satisfy the thirst for the highly anticipated Legend of Zelda for Wii U. It is aHyrule Warriors is a great game but it does not completely satisfy the thirst for the highly anticipated Legend of Zelda for Wii U. It is a very well done Zelda - Dynasty Warriors crossover that offers hours of entertaining gameplay across multiple interesting game modes. If you're looking for a traditional Zelda game, look elsewhere. This game is a well-done crossover with tons of unlockables and achievements to motivate you to keep playing. We're having to wait longer still for Legend of Zelda Wii U and until that time comes, this is a fun and unique title to bide your time and whet your appetite. Expand
  7. Oct 24, 2014
    0
    Samurai Warriors 4 is better. That's all you need to know. This one is a step back compared to other Warriors games, is slower paced andSamurai Warriors 4 is better. That's all you need to know. This one is a step back compared to other Warriors games, is slower paced and despite having lots of colors it actually looks really washed out and, as such, ugly to look at. Expand

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