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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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 160
  1. Oct 3, 2014
    10
    Its even better than i expected graphics are Amazing, music is great, Gameplay is fanatastic and the DLC coming looks epic. Story mode isIts even better than i expected graphics are Amazing, music is great, Gameplay is fanatastic and the DLC coming looks epic. Story mode is great a little short through. Adventure mode is fun and is where the game is at. The WII-U has hit its stride and will only get better as time goes on so jump on the bandwagon and enjoy the ride! Expand
  2. Sep 26, 2014
    10
    At some point while I was stylishly slicing my way through hundreds of enemies as my favorite Zelda characters in beautiful scenery to aAt some point while I was stylishly slicing my way through hundreds of enemies as my favorite Zelda characters in beautiful scenery to a fantastic soundtrack, I realized that I was having an amazing time. Expand
  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. Nov 12, 2014
    9
    This is a very fun and unique game. It is not merely a Dynasty Warriors game with a Zelda skin. It is more so an action Zelda game. Yes, itThis is a very fun and unique game. It is not merely a Dynasty Warriors game with a Zelda skin. It is more so an action Zelda game. Yes, it has mechanics from Dynasty Warriors. However, the charm Zelda games makes this specific game feel fresh and different. I do not really enjoy Dynasty Warriors games, however, because this game has a Zelda flare, I find it to be a great game. Some playable characters are not too fun, like Agitha, but others, like Cia, Lana and Link are great. Just wait until you can conjure up a cube, jump on it and roll it over the villians--fantastic. There has a massive amount of content that will keep you busy and having fun (I would imagine, over 120 hours worth). The graphics are lovely and really displays the Nintendo art style. The sound effects are quite good and the music on various stages are very catchy and add to the mood of the battle. Downsides to the game: again, some playable characters are not that good. However, a majority of them are very unique and absolutely fun to play. DLC is also very good and the new adventure map has some fun and unique levels. Enjoy. Expand
  5. Sep 26, 2014
    8
    IMPORTANT: Hyrule Warriors is NOT a new Zelda game. It is a crossover between Zelda and the Dynasty Warriors series, it would be better toIMPORTANT: Hyrule Warriors is NOT a new Zelda game. It is a crossover between Zelda and the Dynasty Warriors series, it would be better to consider this game Dynasty Warriors: Zelda.

    To really enjoy this game you'll need to be a Zelda fan that also enjoys the hack and slash games like Dynasty Warriors. Most of bad reviews I've seen have expected this to be a zelda game with puzzles in dungeons and strategy driven boss battles.

    Personally, my favorite aspects of the Dynasty Warriors series is leveling up characters and unlocking new weapons, which you will certainly find here. If this is something that resonates with your play style, you should have fun with Hyrule Warriros. If not, don't play it because you will undoubtedly be disappointed expecting this game to be something that it is not.
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  6. Nov 26, 2014
    8
    I is a good Hack and slash with whole lot of Zelda fan service. If like Hack and slash games you wil like this however if you like Zelda andI is a good Hack and slash with whole lot of Zelda fan service. If like Hack and slash games you wil like this however if you like Zelda and don't, care about Dynasty Warriors you wont enjoy it. 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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