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  • Summary: See Hyrule 100 years before the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game and experience the events of the Great Calamity. Join the struggle that brought Hyrule to its knees. Learn more about Zelda, the four Champions, the King of Hyrule and more through dramatic cutscenes as they try to saveSee Hyrule 100 years before the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game and experience the events of the Great Calamity. Join the struggle that brought Hyrule to its knees. Learn more about Zelda, the four Champions, the King of Hyrule and more through dramatic cutscenes as they try to save the kingdom from Calamity. The Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity game is the only way to firsthand see what happened 100 years ago. - Battle hordes of Hyrule’s most formidable foes - From barbaric Bokoblins to towering Lynels, Ganon’s troops have emerged in droves. Playable heroes like Link, Zelda and more must use their distinct abilities to carve through hundreds of enemies to save Hyrule from the impending Calamity.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 90 out of 113
  2. Negative: 0 out of 113
  1. 100
    I do think that Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity will mean more to people who have played Breath of the Wild, and that's fine. For Zelda fans, there's no way they haven't played it anyway. For Musou fans coming to Age of Calamity from that angle, the sell's a little harder. The narrative that it weaves are great. The presentation is impeccable, and each and every one of the characters are fun to play with. It's just that where the original Hyrule Warriors felt like a love letter to the history and heritage of Zelda, Age of Calamity is more immediate, and that's just a little less of a celebration, though with the tradeoff being it actually contributes to the lore. For me, that's a worthwhile tradeoff, and I didn't even have the assumed knowledge going in.
  2. Nov 18, 2020
    90
    Take a cornucopia of familiar Hyrule lands, add an absolutely fantastic soundtrack to each of them, and let a collection of amazing characters loose to tell a great story on the battlefield and off, and Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is a game no Zelda or Musou fan should pass up.
  3. 85
    Humorously, aside from the technical issues, a lot of my problems with Age of Calamity echo the ones I had with Breath of the Wild. The Divine Beasts are solidly the weakest part of the campaign and the inventory is a little clumsy to manage. That all being said, the totality of this Musou game is soundly enjoyable. The confidence on display in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity echoes the earned success Nintendo has found after Breath of the Wild and the Switch. This is a refined and tight action-packed experience that delivers an excellent mix of Zelda lore and creatively ridiculous brawler gameplay.
  4. Nov 18, 2020
    80
    Approached with the knowledge that this is a full-featured side-dish, you'll have a very good time hacking and slashing your way through Calamity Ganon's minions in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity; just remember that despite its sparkling presentation, it is still not a Zelda game. What it is is a brilliant Zelda-infused Musou experience filled with varied and satisfying combat and Breath of the Wild additions that work beautifully within the boundaries of the Warriors template. The care and attention given to detail here is hugely impressive. We found performance to be adequate and, crucially, it didn't affect our enjoyment throughout — just be prepared for a slideshow once the pyrotechnics start in two-player co-op. In many ways, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity could be exactly the game you need right now.
  5. Nov 19, 2020
    80
    If the name "The Legend of Zelda" means a lot to you, and you can have fun with musou-style games, then Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity will not disappoint. Overall it is of the best games Omega Force has ever done with fast-paced and deep gameplay combined with some really great music.
  6. Nov 30, 2020
    75
    If The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the calm, reserved child, then Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is its loud, rowdy older sibling. The action starts at 10 and never lets up, giving me battle after battle of tight and fun Musou action. The story beats are for the most part great, but a few of them definitely left me wanting for more and not in a good way. Age of Calamity delivers on the action-heavy goods, just don’t come in here expecting the story to blow anyone’s minds...and that’s the real Calamity.
  7. Nov 18, 2020
    60
    The best Dynasty Warriors style game ever made, which means it’s slightly north of mediocre, with simplistic combat, weak storytelling, and a whole lot of repetition.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 42 out of 240
  1. Mar 5, 2021
    10
    This Game is 10 times better than Botw. Best game I have ever played. In the technical part is the best I have ever seen. The narrative is soThis Game is 10 times better than Botw. Best game I have ever played. In the technical part is the best I have ever seen. The narrative is so original, never have been seen, the gameplay is absolutely genius.
    My friend GbapZéPlatina did 100% of this perfect game. Now he is my best friend. Or best, now I am gay and I want to marry him.The characters are so original.
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  2. Nov 21, 2020
    10
    Великолепная игра, мой первый муссоу, превзошла многие ожидания.
  3. Nov 21, 2020
    10
    Love it, addicted to it, wish there was more of it. I know people with scared that the game story would ruin Breath of the Wild but I feelLove it, addicted to it, wish there was more of it. I know people with scared that the game story would ruin Breath of the Wild but I feel like it compliments it well while still keeping Breath of the Wild seperate. Expand
  4. Aug 28, 2021
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Me gustó mucho. El gameplay es de lo más sencillo. Muchos personajes. Si no te gusta uno, sólo no lo uses. Giros inesperados de la historia que enfadarán a unos y gustaran a otros, como yo. Lo disfruto mucho. Quizás los fps y los gráficos no sean de lo mejor en Switch, pero es algo secundario. Tendrás horas de juego y diversión. No conocía ni me importaban los Musou. Éste juego cambió mi paradigma Expand
  5. May 22, 2021
    8
    It's a good game with a few frame rate issues, but it's still worth it. It has so much content to do it all it takes quite a chunk of time.It's a good game with a few frame rate issues, but it's still worth it. It has so much content to do it all it takes quite a chunk of time. Also, there is a DLC on its way with even more missions. The plot was nicely done, it's a sad factor that they used time travel but in the end it worked out nicely. From the graphical point of view it brings back a lot of BOTW memories back and has some new nice characters and plot twists. Sound is nice, until the game lags out at this time music stutter as well. All in all I had only like 3 issues while playing and aside from that it's a truly a nice addition to BOTW plot even though the gameplay is drastically different. Although, we should not talk bad about its gameplay, it's in the other genre than the rest of the games from Zelda franchise and yet it's a nice experience. What are you waiting for? Get over there, it's slaughter time!! Expand
  6. Jan 1, 2021
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Honestly I was exited about this being a prequel of one of my favorite games. But it is a bit odd with the ending because you would expect them to fail to stop calamity Ganon but they don’t they end up winning meaning this is not a prequel it is a what if game. I liked the Gameplay. It was a good choice to put it in the form of a Hyrule Warriors game. But I am disappointed by the story and ending. Expand
  7. Jan 11, 2021
    0
    Honestly, Hyrule Warriors is a great game, no doubt. When I got it I thought it would end with the champions, well, die but the ending at theHonestly, Hyrule Warriors is a great game, no doubt. When I got it I thought it would end with the champions, well, die but the ending at the end of the game just ruins Botw for me. I love the idea of Link awakening from a 100 year sleep the defeat the Great Calamity once and for all. I do recommend playing though, especially since you can do multiplayer mode. Expand

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