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RSS FeedsHyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition Review - The Great Zelda Spin-Off Is Back
(GameSpot PS2)


17 may 2018 17:26:59

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition Review - The Great Zelda Spin-Off Is Back
(GameSpot PS2)

Hyrule Warriors is a beautiful, chaotic mess of a game. It`s got all the glossy rupees, imaginative monsters, and fashionable characters you`d expect from the Zelda series (and plenty you wouldn`t), topped off with some nods to the medieval hack-and-slash Dynasty Warriors series. In place of puzzles and elaborate levels or side-quests, you`re here to do one thing--mess up some monsters.This shouldn`t be new to most folks, as the original run of Hyrule Warriors launched back in 2014, but the port to Nintendo Switch brings all the extra characters and items from the DLC, plus some added costumes and all the content from the 3DS version. That`s a ton of content to bring to the table, but the game`s central theme is the same as ever. That makes the Switch version a tough sell for all but the most dedicated fans of the original or those who have never set foot into the wacky world of this strange mash-up. Given the Wii U`s relatively meager sales, though, this is a great second chance for the strongest Zelda spin-off ever.For the unfamiliar, Dynasty Warriors is a tactical action game that tasks you with managing an army and controlling specific keeps or tracts of land. All the while, you are able to insert yourself directly into the fray as an uber-powered demi-god. That allows you to shift the tide of battle, essentially acting as the queen in chess. Powerful though you may be, you`ve also got to keep constant track of the field, and where you`re needed most. That tension--between the battle right in front of you, and the tactical considerations of the field--represent the core tension of the series.Hyrule Warriors doesn`t compromise on that at all, and even mixes in plenty of mid-game quests and objectives to keep you juggling your goals and constantly weighing your best options. It`s a lot to have going on at once, but it genuinely works. Choices are always billed as risks--should you go home and shore up the defenses of your base, or press-on for a valuable colle ...
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