Story - 82%
Graphics - 78%
Audio - 75%
Gameplay - 85%
Replayability - 86%
This will be the third release of Hyrule Warriors on a third system. It was initially released on the Wii U in 2014. The game is a mix of the ever-popular Dynasty Warriors and the universe of the Legend of Zelda. The style is that of the former and most of the characters of the latter with a mix in between.
After the success of the game in 2014, they decided to port the game to the 3DS and you can read our review here. Now you can play the game on the Nintendo Switch console as well, it includes all the DLC from the previous releases with some minor changes and some new outfits based on Breath of the Wild.
The game style and type are exactly like that of the Dynasty Warrior series, obviously with some differences to make the game unique. The game feels more controllable on the Nintendo Switch than what it was on the 3DS. The camera movement is easier to control, and the game feels very smooth.
You have the same game modes as with the 3DS version, with some more adventure maps and it just feels like there is a lot of content. If you just look on the main menu, you can quickly feel like there is so much to look at, Campaign, Adventure Mode, Free Play, Challenge Mode and My Fairy just to name a few. Adventure mode is quite fun and I will spend a lot more time playing through some of these maps.
I’ve said it a few times on some of my reviews over the last two years and I will say it again, I’m actually tired now of remasters and re-releases. With the current gen consoles, we have seen a massive amount of these “remastered” games come out and then there is no real change to the game. In my opinion they should add or change something that the previous release did not have. It is great to experience the game again on better hardware and some of these games were tons of fun but I mean come on…
With that being said Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition is a great game and if you have not played it before and you are a fan of either The Legend of Zelda or Dynasty Warriors, then you should consider this game as there are tons of modes and so much content to keep you busy.
Reviewed on: Switch
Available on: Wii U, 3DS, Switch
Genre: Action / Hack ‘n Slash
Age Rating: Teen
Publisher/Developer: Team Ninja / Nintendo
Estimated RRP: R795
Release Date: 18 May 2018
- Lots of Modes
- Very cool game style
- Some repetition