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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  1. Negative: 13 out of 175
  1. Nov 2, 2014
    10
    This game was much better than I expected. I could hardly put it down! I always liked Zelda, but I didn't expect to like this play style soThis game was much better than I expected. I could hardly put it down! I always liked Zelda, but I didn't expect to like this play style so much. There's a lot of great games out now, but I have hardly touched them because I want to spend all my spare time playing Hyrule Warriors. The gameplay is totally engaging, and very satisfying, with tons of content (and more to come). It feels great to play as all the major Zelda characters, and I felt that the story that ties them together was actually pretty decent, as are the new characters. Pick it up, and get the DLC too! Expand
  2. Sep 26, 2014
    10
    If you like dynasty warriors and pirate warriors this is not very much different except one thing.... ITS LEGEND OF ZELDA!!!! Its fun,If you like dynasty warriors and pirate warriors this is not very much different except one thing.... ITS LEGEND OF ZELDA!!!! Its fun, beautiful, and has a great nostalgic effect. It is addicting and is a great pick up on the wii u. I am open to most types of games and this one is definitely worth the buy so far. 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. Oct 11, 2014
    9
    Wonderfully done! This game does an amazing job of pulling the world of The Legend of Zelda into the dynasty warriors series. The newlyWonderfully done! This game does an amazing job of pulling the world of The Legend of Zelda into the dynasty warriors series. The newly created story is exciting as are the new characters that they made. There are plenty of nice features they added from the LoZ series such as the implementation of cuccos, bombs, skultulas, and all the hidden heart pieces.

    The gameplay can be repetitive but there are so many things to do and unlock that the repetitiveness isn't even bothersome. There is a wide variety of characters and weapons to use and the game does a nice job forcing you to play with certain people so that things gets switched up. The difficulty ranges from extremely easy to very difficult which is great since its good for beginners and veterans that want a challenge.

    As with all games of the Legend of Zelda series the music is great! The visuals are spectacular and the overall feel of the game is pleasant and smooth. There are frame rate drops when the screen gets really cluttered but it doesn't stagger, just slows down.

    If you're a Warriors fan then definitely check it out. If you're a Zelda fan expecting another Zelda game then check it out you might like the refreshing new style. If you don`t like the repetitive nature of Warriors games then you will not like this.

    I just can't wait for them to do this with the Fire Emblem series now!
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  5. Sep 30, 2014
    8
    Take a mixing bowl an put in Zelda, Diablo and Dungeon Defenders. Stir it all up and you will get Hyrule Warriors!

    To be honest, I haven't
    Take a mixing bowl an put in Zelda, Diablo and Dungeon Defenders. Stir it all up and you will get Hyrule Warriors!

    To be honest, I haven't played any of the Dynasty Warriors saga till today and maybe therefore this game looks so fresh to me. I love it and it's two player function. Maybe not a 10 but to compensate all haters I'll can not rate it objective.
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  6. Nov 14, 2014
    8
    I have never played a Warriors' game and never had any desire to. That said, I enjoyed the crap out of Hyrule Warriors. Maybe it was the ZeldaI have never played a Warriors' game and never had any desire to. That said, I enjoyed the crap out of Hyrule Warriors. Maybe it was the Zelda themed story and the fact that anything Zelda makes me smile. The combat is fun and while it may not be on par with the actual Zelda combat, it was a nice shift to play around with. I could see the gameplay getting old really fast, for me. I played through a couple of different times, played a lot of the adventure mode and plan to go mess around some more. Leveling up my characters was a nice break from the endless fighting and running around. But, seeing as how the Warriors' games are pretty similar, I may not grab another. I probably wouldn't have picked this one up if it wasn't Zelda themed. I think it's a fantastic game type with an awesome setup. It's just not what I am after in a game. I prefer deep RPGs and story driven action titles. I did have a lot of fun with this game and for what it is, it's awesome. No technical issues, tight controls and a fantastic Zelda backdrop made for a great time for me. Zelda fans should love it. Warriors' fans may enjoy it, unless this entry interferes with some sort of storyline in the main series. I have no idea how they are set up so I don't know. But if its the gameplay they are after, they should feel right at home. Manhandling groups of enemies, completing objectives and capturing keeps. That's all here and executed beautifully. I will keep this game in my collection and pop it in when I want to just wreck enemies and have some mindless fun. My score of the game is an 8/10 Awesome.
    It's not for everyone, but it does what it sets out to do and does it very well.
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  7. Oct 10, 2015
    0
    Triforce has failed: fanservice, milking and wrong genre only for blind fanboys! The result is poor and boring. This piece of crap will ageTriforce has failed: fanservice, milking and wrong genre only for blind fanboys! The result is poor and boring. This piece of crap will age badly for God's sake Expand

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