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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. 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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  1. Negative: 10 out of 147
  1. 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
  2. Oct 4, 2014
    10
    Well being a fan since Zelda was first released. I have to say that I am very happy with this game. It is a real change and better than theWell being a fan since Zelda was first released. I have to say that I am very happy with this game. It is a real change and better than the last couple of Zelda franchise games. Link between worlds was just as upsetting as Windwaker and other junk games. It is great to see Zelda going towards something more than a joke or a running pun. It did seem a little easy to start, but with all the content this game has I can still feel that classic Zelda with mission and hidden content. I was very happy with this game. I only bought a Wii-U for this game and it was a good buy. Expand
  3. Sep 28, 2014
    10
    Well done Nintendo.
    First off, I would like to say that I was very skeptical of this game when it was first announced. I though it was kind
    Well done Nintendo.
    First off, I would like to say that I was very skeptical of this game when it was first announced. I though it was kind of tacky that they were mixing together two games.
    I am here to tell all of you that this game is probably one of the best games that Nintendo has come up with in the last year.
    The game looked really linear and static gameplay-wise when I watched the trailer, but it actually is much different than that. There are nearly endless amounts of combos.

    Gameplay- 10/10. The gameplay is amazing and very smooth.
    Weaponry- 10/10. Legitimately the only game besides and Square Enix game that has the most ridiculously oversized/overpowered weapons that make a 12 year old swoon in violent-fueled happiness.
    Controls- 10/10. Easy to use, and button mashing doesnt exactly save you in the game.
    Story- 10/10. Bring back awesome Zelda memories after the prologue.
    Graphics (yeah I went there)- For Nintendo this is a definite 10/10
    Characters- 10/10. So many awesome characters. Not spoiling anything but man they are good.
    Would I play this again? You bet your Master Sword I would.
    This game is beautiful. This makes my inner Michael Bay explode with amazement.
    They managed to take Dynasty Warriors, fuse it into Zelda, and still stay true to what Zelda really is.
    This game deserves a standing ovation.

    Nintendo has yet again impressed me. I highly recommend it to everyone who loves Zelda.
    10/10
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  4. Oct 26, 2014
    9
    This is one of those games where you turn you're brain off and just wanna have fun, and this game is extremely fun. To those who enjoy DynastyThis is one of those games where you turn you're brain off and just wanna have fun, and this game is extremely fun. To those who enjoy Dynasty Warriors, you're gonna feel right at home with this game and you probably love it.

    The visuals are beautiful. The score is amazing and is one of the better scores of 2014, right up there with Chrono Phantasma and even Bravely Default. The gameplay is extremely fun; having the ability to hack at enemies with your favorite Zelda characters is never a bad thing. The worlds are beautiful and massive and can set you off to explore what it has. At higher difficulties, this game is very hard and challenging and that's always good. The story is surprisingly good. It's not as deep as the Zelda games, but it is pretty good as a standalone title.

    However this game has a few issues. While Co-op is very fun, the slowdown is very frequent and can disrupt your game. The camera is very wonky and can give a poor view on where you are if you are surrounded by enemies. If you play this game on easy, you will mow right through everything and everyone and it can get very repetitive.

    This game is a celebration of The Legend of Zelda franchise and if you are a fan of said series, you will have a crap ton of fun with this game. I recommend it if you are a die hard Zelda and Dynasty Warriors fan.
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  5. Oct 11, 2014
    9
    I'm just going to start out by saying that I've never heard of Dynasty Warriors before this game. I love Zelda games. I've grown up withI'm just going to start out by saying that I've never heard of Dynasty Warriors before this game. I love Zelda games. I've grown up with Zelda, and I still love the games. This game isn't a normal Zelda game, with dungeons and a thought-provoking plot. This is just a ton of dumb fun. The "Legend Mode" has a fan service-y story, that lasted for about 10 hours. Then there's "Adventure Mode." This will be where you spend most of your time, with hundreds of unlockables, like gold skulltulas, heart pieces, characters, weapons, etc.

    I bought this game the day it came out where I live, September 26, and I've been playing it everyday for 1-10 hours each day. I think this game is great, and will keep you hooked. I loved this as an introduction to Dynasty Warriors, and as a Zelda spin-off to hold off my Zelda love until a true Zelda game comes next year.

    Thank you Nintendo and Koei Tecmo for making this game happen.
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  6. Oct 14, 2014
    8
    This game combines two thing dynasty warriors and zelda and its a great mix!. The game play is fast and fun the story is long lots to doThis game combines two thing dynasty warriors and zelda and its a great mix!. The game play is fast and fun the story is long lots to do things to collect 3 more modes once you've finished the story all round good game But the multi player is a bit bit of a let down is slow's the game down less enemies spawn game looks terrible on multi player game slows down a bit now and then but besides that it an all around good game 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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