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  • Summary: In the latest rhythmic action-adventure from Brace Yourself Games, you can enjoy the gameplay of Crypt of the Necrodancer in the setting of The Legend of Zelda series. As Linkor even as Princess Zeldayou'll explore the randomly generated overworld and dungeons on a quest to save Hyrule.In the latest rhythmic action-adventure from Brace Yourself Games, you can enjoy the gameplay of Crypt of the Necrodancer in the setting of The Legend of Zelda series. As Linkor even as Princess Zeldayou'll explore the randomly generated overworld and dungeons on a quest to save Hyrule. Every beat of each remixed, The Legend of Zelda tune is a chance to move, attack, defend, and more, so stay one step ahead of each enemy and bossor face the music. From modern-looking Lynels to the Hyrulean Soldiers of old, you must master the instinctive movements of each pixel-art enemy, and strategically outstep them in rhythmic combat. So equip yourself with an arsenal of iconic Legend of Zelda items, as well as the spells and weapons from Crypt of the Necrodancer. You must be prepared to face Hyrule's most wicked bosses, which have been transformed by magic, granting them mighty, new forms!

    * A rhythmic action-adventure game in the world of the Legend of Zelda series
    * Explore the randomly generated overworld and dungeons to save Hyrule as Link or Princess Zelda
    Use items from the Legend of Zelda series, plus spells and weapons from the Crypt of the Necrodancer game
    * Outstep legendary enemies and bosses in rhythmic combat
    * Keep the beat with 25 remixed classic Legend of Zelda tunes
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 61
  2. Negative: 0 out of 61
  1. Jun 20, 2019
    100
    Cadence of Hyrule is a potent combination of nostalgic looks, creative takes on emotionally charged Zelda music and unusual, rhythm-powered moment-to-moment play. Stylish and excellent fun, this tribute captures the excitement and sense of discovery that makes Zelda what it is: a real adventure.
  2. Jun 20, 2019
    90
    Nintendo’s bold gambit of trusting one of their most precious franchises with Brace Yourself Games has paid off in creating an essential Switch experience. Cadence of Hyrule is a wonderful musical adventure, giving The Legend of Zelda series a delightfully fresh perspective. Also, if you didn’t already know Danny Baranowsky, you do now. It’s a bloody good time to be a Zelda fan.
  3. Jul 1, 2019
    90
    Cadence of Hyrule is a startlingly successful remix of the classic Zelda template, bringing a whole new rhythmic core to the Hyrule we all know and love.
  4. Jun 14, 2019
    85
    Crypt of the Necrodancer and The Legend of Zelda come together in a wonderful crossover. Both essences mix very well in a video game that is fun, addictive and challenging. Once you pick up the rhythm you can't stop.
  5. Jun 23, 2019
    85
    Cadence of Hyrule is great fun that skillfully stages the catchy melodies of the series, adding new elements and a totally fresh challenge with its dance mechanics.
  6. Jul 3, 2019
    80
    The charm and charisma of The Legend of Zelda, fused with the rhythmic gameplay of Crypt of the Necrodancer, gives life to a hybrid that maintains the essence while also offering a new and fresh take of both games. Cadende of Hyrule is, quite literally, a link between worlds.
  7. Jun 24, 2019
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 55
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 55
  3. Negative: 3 out of 55
  1. Jun 14, 2019
    10
    The game has been out for two hours now... I haven't put it down other than to write this small review. Cadence of Hyrule is... fun, reallyThe game has been out for two hours now... I haven't put it down other than to write this small review. Cadence of Hyrule is... fun, really really REALLY fun. The music is absolutely amazing, the gameplay is well serviced and the visual design is beautiful. I found it to be quite hard at first, but more time spent learning the rhythm of different songs and using different elements to kill certain enemies has made it a very challenging but fair experience. The price may be high for what is an indie title... but so far I think its worth every pound, dollor or euro. Do yourself a favour, and buy this game. 10/10 Expand
  2. Jun 16, 2019
    10
    100% worth the price. Wonderfull soundtrack. Cadence of Hyrule is really fun.
  3. Jun 28, 2019
    10
    Que puedo decir de este juego, ¡me dejo enamorado!... Si bien es algo corto, es un juego que esta muy bien cuidado en cuanto a detalles y aQue puedo decir de este juego, ¡me dejo enamorado!... Si bien es algo corto, es un juego que esta muy bien cuidado en cuanto a detalles y a cuidar su imagen como ''crossover de zelda''.

    Cadence of Hyrule es un juego de ritmo basado en Zelda, realmente es un poco mas complicado de lo que uno se cree desde un principio asi que recomiendo no creerse dios. Tiene un sistema de mejora de armas, objetos, encantamientos bastante interesante y que hace querer jugar mas.
    Al ser un juego de ritmo, la banda sonora es espectacular... Lo recomiendo muchisimo.
    Sin duda el haberlo jugado, me hizo darme cuenta de lo que me perdia al no jugar crypt the necrodancer, ahora no lo dudo y sera mi proxima compra!.
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  4. Jun 13, 2019
    10
    Perfect mix between crypt of the necrodancer and legend of zelda! Loved every minute of it!
  5. Jun 26, 2019
    9
    Great music, great gameplay, great dungeons and overworld. However short game for its price and limited replayability.
  6. Jun 13, 2019
    9
    Great game so far. It has tons of content and is semi-random generated. I love it. It feels definitely very much like Zelda
  7. Jun 14, 2019
    1
    The level design,music and graphics are great. The map has that Zelda feel to it. The enemies feel like they belong in a zelda game.The level design,music and graphics are great. The map has that Zelda feel to it. The enemies feel like they belong in a zelda game. Problem is the playability of the game rivals that of StarFox Zero. Players are forced to move and attack only when the rythm allows them to. You have no clue when enemies will attack. Forcing the player to guess and take damage. Waiting to move and attack only when the rythm allows makes the gameplay feel slow and restricting. With the rythm mechanic their is literally only one way to play this game. There is no freedom for the player and basically turns the game into a on rail experience. Expand

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