Hyrule Warriors Review

I decided to dust off my Wii U and buy the last game that I will probably buy for it; Hyrule Warriors.

For those that don’t know, I am a huge Zelda fan. So when I heard that there was going to be a Dynasty Warriors/Zelda game I was both excited and worried. I was excited to play as different Zelda characters with a new story. I was worried because the Dynasty Warriors games are not that great. They tend to be very repetitive and not just not that fun.  

The story is simple. A witch is trying to get the Triforce to resurrect Ganondorf and it’s up to Link, Zelda, and other to stop her. If you played other Zelda games, then there isn’t anything here that will surprise you. You do visit different areas from other Zelda games which is cool.

The gameplay is a simple “beat em up” style game. But you can expand your combos and upgrade your characters and weapons. There are 18 main mission levels with each one taking 20 minutes to an hour to finish. I really enjoyed the different places you go to. Each level is based on a different Zelda game and they all felt unique. Even though the objectives in each level were the same, they felt different. Some levels do repeat, just with at a different time of day.

My biggest complaint about the game is that after defeating most enemies on a level it just feels empty. You start noticing that the world is not that detailed, which is just disappointing.

I have to give a shout out to the music here. It’s fast-paced, fun, and it puts you in the mood to fight thousands of enemies. It's great and one of the best parts of the game.


Even though the gameplay is repetitive and tedious, Hyrule Warriors is still a fun game. And that’s all I really wanted out my Nintendo games.