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  • Summary: New adventures and challenges have come to the world of Hyrule. Players won't have to wait long for it. Players tackle a never-before-seen dungeon, defeat enemies using the One-Hit Obliterator, and explore new shrines. Upon completing these tasks, Link gain access to a powerful new way toNew adventures and challenges have come to the world of Hyrule. Players won't have to wait long for it. Players tackle a never-before-seen dungeon, defeat enemies using the One-Hit Obliterator, and explore new shrines. Upon completing these tasks, Link gain access to a powerful new way to travel: the Master Cycle Zero. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Nintendo Force Magazine
    Feb 26, 2018
    90
    The secrets and surprises are worth the cost of entry. [Issue #32 – March/April 2018, p. 26]
  2. Jan 4, 2018
    90
    The Champion’s Ballad acts as a perfect tribute to both Breath of the Wild and to the Zelda series.
  3. Dec 17, 2017
    88
    Breath of the Wild's latest DLC The Champions' Ballad has some problems that cannot be ignored, but its best parts exceed even those of the main game.
  4. Dec 11, 2017
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Dec 18, 2017
    80
    Through such arduous trials, the Champions' Ballad pushes Breath of the Wild's mechanics to their limits, whether combat or puzzles. Hence this quest leads to discover all the subtleties of the gameplay, and explore this world deeper with no stone left unturned. Although the riddles are often composed of familiar refrains while the delicate, then ultimately moving narrative remains in the background, this expansion makes The Legend of Zelda : Breath of the Wild even more unforgettable.
  6. Dec 13, 2017
    80
    The Ballad of the Champions could have been an unforgettable farewell for Breath of the Wild, and instead it is just an excellent appendix.
  7. Dec 10, 2017
    70
    As inessential as most story DLC tends to be, but despite a few unwanted encores this is still an entertaining, if unnecessary, story expansion.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 42
  2. Negative: 5 out of 42
  1. Apr 9, 2018
    10
    As a huge fan of the original game, I was very excited to play the champions ballad DLC. The new challenges, dungeons, and shrines were bothAs a huge fan of the original game, I was very excited to play the champions ballad DLC. The new challenges, dungeons, and shrines were both challenging and fun. I highly recommend that you buy the core game and the expansion pass. Expand
  2. Jun 30, 2022
    10
    one of the best DLCs of all time. this is so epic and legendary on so many ways
  3. Dec 10, 2017
    10
    This beautiful game never needed a DLC, it was so massive, innovative and comprehensive. The Champions' Ballad is merely a gift to the worldThis beautiful game never needed a DLC, it was so massive, innovative and comprehensive. The Champions' Ballad is merely a gift to the world of Zelda fans. Bravo for the fun addition to this magnificent game! Expand
  4. Dec 26, 2021
    8
    Though the DLC was somewhat unnecessary it was a lot of fun and added many more challenges to the game. It was quite fun to play though theThough the DLC was somewhat unnecessary it was a lot of fun and added many more challenges to the game. It was quite fun to play though the bosses were somewhat disappointing. Expand
  5. Dec 11, 2017
    7
    $20 for the complete DLC package feels pretty fair. This particular piece of DLC is enjoyable for the most part, but there are a few pretty$20 for the complete DLC package feels pretty fair. This particular piece of DLC is enjoyable for the most part, but there are a few pretty big warts on this otherwise pretty face.

    Motion Controls:
    There are a few universally held beliefs in gaming. One of them being; Motion Controls suck. At their best they are functional and at their worst they make the game near unplayable. For Champions Ballad, they tend to skew towards the later, especially in handheld mode. The motion control shrines in the base game were the biggest blight of the overall experience, but for some reason they force motion controls left and right in this DLC.

    Challenges VS New Content
    The new dungeon in the game is great. Full of fun new puzzles that culminate in a fun boss fight. Everything else feels like challenges created using existing assets and mechanics. Rehashing previous fights, no new weapons (aside from one you don't get to keep), and playing a cartography version of "Where's Waldo" round out most of the time you'll spend most of your time on during this DLC.

    If you have already played through the main game and completed all of the shrines this DLC is not going to supply you with dozens of hours of content. It is a nice supplementary piece for people who have yet to play through the game. It's worth the price but it's not exactly that the truck load of content a lot of us hoping for. If you have already completed the main bulk of the game, then this is only going to take you about 4 to 5 hours to chew through all of the content available in this package. Here is hoping there is a second wave of DLC that will supply us with new lands to explore and new weapons, bows, armor, and enemies. But overall this feels like the rehashing of a lot of things that are already in the game that have been slightly rearranged to make a new challenge.
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  6. Dec 14, 2017
    7
    No puedo dar una puntuación "verde" ya que nunca voy a estar de acuerdo con DLC's este contenido perfectamente podia estar en el juegoNo puedo dar una puntuación "verde" ya que nunca voy a estar de acuerdo con DLC's este contenido perfectamente podia estar en el juego inicialmente y mucho mas los objetos que trae consigo. No puedo valorarlo negativo porque obviamente lo que agrega esta a la altura del juego, pero insisto, o entregan este contenido de forma gratuita como parte de retribucion por sus ventas o ser un GOTY, o crean una segunda parte y la venden en el mercado con el mismo nivel y contenido que el juego "base" Expand
  7. Jun 28, 2022
    0
    They did ANOTHER Stealth Mission in the Yiga Hideout. Like as if one wasn't enough...

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