Explaining the plot of Hyrule Warriors is a bit pointless given the nature of the title. It's a crossover game between three different Zelda games, Ocarina of Time, Twilight Princess, and Skyward Sword. The plot is mostly there as a device to thrust these characters together and watch them kick ass and take names, but if you really want a plot introduction, I'll give it to you. Ganondorf is trying to take over Hyrule and Link, Zelda, and everyone else from the aforementioned Zelda games try to stop him. Shocking I know!
If you're wondering what kind of game this is, this is essentially a Dynasty Warriors game with a Zelda skin. What is Dynasty Warriors you may ask? Basically it's a game where you assume the roles of several historical figures and use magic powers to wage war against other historical figures with magical powers as you decimate thousands of enemies per battle. It's a game where this man laughing manically is taken seriously. So yeah, this franchise is just a bit on the silly side. However, it makes it a perfect fit for the Zelda universe. I mean, think about it. A franchise that is built around using super strong people to blast through hordes of enemies and generally seem invincible? Doesn't that sound perfect for the Hero of Hyrule and the King of Evil? Placing a franchise that is dedicated t historical conquest fits a fantasy setting much better than a realistic one.
|You get to kill an army with the FREAKING MOON!|
You can beat the campaign in about 8 to 12 hours, but that isn't where all of your time will be. All of it is going to be spent completely submerged in Adventure Mode. Oh my God, Adventure Mode is a monster to get through. Adventure Mode is a mode in the game that is modeled after the original Legend of Zelda. The mode is designed to be an exact replica of the original game, with each square having a different challenge on it. So square B-13 will have a challenge, F-2 with have a challenge, etc, The challenges will be different for each square and have different requirements for victory. Not only that, but if certain characters are used under certain conditions, you'll get new weapons and powerups for those character, and getting an A rank on each challenge will get you even more rewards.
I LOVE Adventure Mode. It adds a ton of replay value to the game and will take an eternity to complete. I've been playing it for a little over a week, and I'm still not even a quarter of the way through the mode. It is simply massive. You can unlock the remaining characters in this mode, and they're some of the best characters to play as. It's a goal of mine that by the end of the year to have completed Adventure Mode, which is easier said than done.
A Challenge Mode also exists, but it really isn't anything significant. All that it is are brief little challenges that don't equate to much and pale in comparison to Adventure Mode. It boggles the mind why these two different modes exist when they both accomplish the same goals.
|This is barely a big fight.|
|Can you tell that this was made by the same company that|
makes Dead or Alive Beach Volleyball?