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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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 189
  1. Oct 24, 2014
    10
    Every Legen of Zelda fan should own this game. It is an amazing game that drowns you in nostalgia, and 100+ hours of gameplay. I would call itEvery Legen of Zelda fan should own this game. It is an amazing game that drowns you in nostalgia, and 100+ hours of gameplay. I would call it my game of the year, but that was recently given to Bayonetta 2. 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. Nov 3, 2014
    9
    Its true, gfx could be better, but in two player coop, its great. Adventure mode is fantastic and the whole package is totally addictive andIts true, gfx could be better, but in two player coop, its great. Adventure mode is fantastic and the whole package is totally addictive and fun ! Loads of content and new stuff coming until Feb 2015 !!
    Its got the right level of complexity to allow for quick half hour games as well as playing hours on end.
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  5. Sep 29, 2014
    8
    First things first this should not be seen as a Zelda game it should rather be seen as a dynasty warriors game. I did not expect this to be asFirst things first this should not be seen as a Zelda game it should rather be seen as a dynasty warriors game. I did not expect this to be as good as it was, the graphics are great and it gives all the characters new life. The music is also great, a good number of pieces from other zelda games and also some new music which is also great. Legend mode is about 10 hours long and it has an ok story to tell, nothing special but still enjoyable, adventure mode was the most interesting thing to come out of this, it is the map of the first zelda but each mapspace has a unique challenge to it which makes it fun and challenging. The co-op is weak though one player gets the screen on the gamepad and the other gets to use the TV this would be ok if the resolution didn't get downgraded on the TV it also has no online multiplayer which i feel it should have. Expand
  6. Apr 4, 2016
    8
    I am a huge The Legend of Zelda fan, and I never expected a game quite like Hyrule Warriors to be made. When I first saw the trailers, I knewI am a huge The Legend of Zelda fan, and I never expected a game quite like Hyrule Warriors to be made. When I first saw the trailers, I knew I would want to try it out.
    After having played for a long, long time, I still have a lot of fun with the game. What I like the most in the game is the large variety in the playable characters, and it is a lot of fun to play as other Zelda characters then just Link.
    The game is good, but has its fair share of flaws and minor annoyances I have found. I will just write a list:

    + Good soundtrack
    + Great character variety
    + The DLC for the game is definetly worth it!
    + Hundreds of hours of gameplay
    + Tons and tons of content
    + Fun gameplay
    + Extremely challenging missions in adventure mode.
    + The new characters added to the game are pretty cool (Lana, Cia, Volga, Wizzro)
    + Easy to learn controls.

    - Not so good AI
    - Your team is useless
    - Little variety in battlefields
    - Extremely annoying giant bosses
    - Loads of grinding
    - Medals(basically achievements) that are blanked out so you don`t know how to get it without a guide.
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  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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