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Hyrule Warriors Averages 74 On Metacritic

Reviews for Hyrule Warriors have poured onto popular review site, Metacritic. The Zelda and Dynasty Warriors fusion is currently sitting on a 74 on the review aggregation site. Video gaming site Polygon gave the game a 5.5 stating that “Team Ninja and Omega Force have forced Zelda’s universe into the confines of a beat-em-up, but much of the charm and appeal was strained out in the process.” However, Eurogamer give the game an 8 stating that “The marriage of Zelda and Musou is an unexpected success, then – a game that recounts the Zelda myth not just in a new way, but in a whole new language.”

131 thoughts on “Hyrule Warriors Averages 74 On Metacritic”

  1. It what I’m afraid of. These reviewers arw treating this game like its somwthing else then a Zelda game. Then again, I’m also gonna have to sadly agree to a point. It was said to have more Zelda elements but was pulled from the idea and its one of the reasons why I’m second guessing on buying this game.

    1. well.. it’s not a zelda game.. simple as that

      as long as you aren’t treating it as one you won’t end up disappointed

      it’s a beat em up game that happens to be set in the zelda universe, but it’s not a zelda game…

        1. I don’t think so man. This isn’t supposed to be a zelda game in the warriors universe, it’s supposed to be a warriors game in the zelda universe. It would have been a mediocre zelda game anyway. There’s already a real zelda on the way so this being different is a good thing.

            1. Ya but that’s like that halo game that plays like an rts. For the average halo fan it’s a bad thing but that’s not the point. Everybody knows what the game is about beforehand. They don’t promote a game a certain way and then surprise you with something different when you buy it. We’ve known about hyrule warriors for months, we’ve seen footage of gameplay, we’ve had demos of the game. At this point if anybody is surprised that it’s not like a traditional zelda game its their own fault.

            2. For this Zelda fan, I’m glad it’s solidly a spin-off. No reason to go spoiling the brand with a fun but unpolished 3rd party romp. I like the idea of Nintendo sharing some IPs for side projects, but I want the main series’ to stay largely 1st party to ensure a quality product. Too many “Other M’s” and the Nintendo name will lose the association with polished products it has enjoyed for so long.

          1. Btw I’m not getting this game because the ai is almost nonexistent. It’s a shame, these games look like they could be really good if the enemy actually fought back.

                1. The thing is that since they don’t die as quickly on the higher difficulty levels, they actually get the chance to hit you on those.

                2. I’m pretty sure there will be a demo to try it out, it’s been a long time since we actually had a WiiU demo (presuming there has been one).

            1. I played some dw back in the days, and trust me if you up the difficulty the enemies will wreck you. .. Every mosou game is hard as fuck with higher difficulty, I’m still playing sen goku basara,

            2. Even chickens in this game can fight back if you play on hard. This is actually first “Zelda” game my friend has played and he really enjoyed playing this with me in co-op mode even when he has never liked Dynasty Warriors games. All items and Zelda style boss fights makes this game feel very different than other Warriors games i have played this far.

    2. It’s a dynasty warriors game. People messed up their own expectations by thinking Nintendo would allow them to use more Zelda elements.

      I very much enjoy Samurai Chronicle games, and will love Hyrule warriors, ashame people actually thought this would be a Zelda game, screwing over the Devs. At least Eurogamer understood what this game was.

  2. It is along the lines of usual Warriors game, better than most of them even.
    And it was made to be Warriors game with Zelda skin more or less.

  3. If you read the Kotaku review, they sum it up pretty well: It’s Dynasty Warriors, but with the Zelda characters. That’s it. There’s nothing else “Zelda” about it.
    I’m not sure why people were expecting something more akin to Zelda based off of all the trailers, videos, and info we’ve gotten about the game up until now.

  4. I expected this to be a litttle above adverage,but i’m going to enjoy it regardless and many others will too i’m sure. Even if its just because Zelda is in the title.

  5. Nintendo fanboys

    Hyrule Warriors scores 74 on metacritic: ”Who gives a shit, try it for yourself first, this game still looks great!”

    Nintendo fanboys

    Destiny scores 76 on metacritic: ”Bhaaahahahahahaha overhyped piece of Halo shit, it’s a good thing it’s not on Wii U then, this game sucks worse Bungie reviewed game, terrible game”

    … Dafuq????

      1. Yeah specially the xbox and PS fanboys/fangirls.

        I sometimes wonder why they even care to come and bitch about what game they had before, and the sequel comes to another console and they just come and talk so much shit of how one console is better then the other, like what happened to bayonetta, no one wanted the fucking game, Nintendo paid to have a sequel made and what happens? THEY BITCH ABOUT IT! To be honest, I hate the word term “fanboy/fangirl”, “kiddie games”, and “powerful system bullshit”. I read a few of those peoples comments that ACTUALLY MADE SENCE…”Why can’t we just game along”? Or “we are gamers, why not just get along with each other”?

        I swear, its like a never ending battle with true fans and them dumb fuckers. I’d say “GROW THE FUCK UP, BE HAPPY YOU GOT WHAT YOU GET, AND QUIT BEING A FUCKING 2 YEAR OLD”!

    1. I agree with ya’ Master- both games are kinda ‘meh and way overhyped. But mega fanboys are in the minority, for gamers. Sure there is the raging Nintendo lunatics on this site, that I am particularly not fond of, but I like to think there are more people out there who are willing to try other things/ get along out there. Perhaps I’m naive. Either way, I might pass on this game.

    2. I agree with the retardadtion of the fanboys but let’s be real destiny was overhyped and was supposed to be one of the greatest games ever. Bungie lied and made it seem like it was going to be something truely special. Nintendo didn’t lie about this game, we knew exactly what we were going to get. A lame dynasty warriors game with zelda characters and stuff. Nobody is really disappointed in this because we were expecting it to be like this, Destiny should be scoring in the 90’s lmao form all this fake hype and was i expecting anything more from these AAA games of recent years. NO, because they used to be a thousand times better and original. They always are fake marketed and fakely hyped now days.

  6. I didn’t think that hyrule wariors was that great of an idea, would have rather we got zelda wii u sooner than get this but thats just
    my opinion.

  7. Well, it was expected. I don’t think this game was as hyped as Destiny. Pretty much they took the online co-op and throw it out the window, which is why I am a bit upset with this game. I still gonna buy it but Smash bros 3DS and Bayonetta 2 comes as my top priorities.

    1. Ridley 2 Big 4 Smash? More Like 2 Big 4 U Wiiklings 2 Control! Leave Him 2 The Masters!

      I can say the same about a number of mainstream titles like Call of Duty, Resident Evil, Dead Space, Destiny, Halo, Assassin’s Creed, God of War, etc etc.

    2. lmao no shit it’s dynasty warriors, the game should have been a fresh installment to the zelda series, but myamoto said no let’s make another shitty game and hold back your vision like i did with paper mario stickr star and luigis mansion dark moon.

      lets make it shit with my retarded say of yes or no and have you have no real power. paper mario should be shit and luigis mansion should become a mission game with nothing great like the original. Yes it may be a mansion but you don’t get to explore it, make it mission based.

        1. myaomoto, that piece of shit needs to have no power. He is ruining all of nintendo’s franchises these days. A simple yes or no is all he does and a game can get ruined because of it.

          1. You gotta keep in mind he is Miyamoto though, the man who basically built this company’s, and the industry’s, success. Can’t blame them for putting him at the head of the development section. They should focus his energy on only one game though, as you said the guy is everywhere and it can’t be good for his creativity.

          2. I think the main problem is that he has too much power over Nintendo decisions. Seems like nobody can go beyond His vision. I think this kind of attitude is holding back the company best talents.

  8. I figured this game would get very mixed reviews. I played it at Pax and thought it was a lot of fun. I know I’ll enjoy it and to me, that’s all that matters.

  9. It has nothing to do as being treated as a Zelda game, it is not a Zelda game, it’s DYNASTY WARRIORS, AND ITS A SHIT GAME OVERALL. I don’t recall any Dynasty Warrior games ever getting high reviews.

    1. Ridley 2 Big 4 Smash? More Like 2 Big 4 U Wiiklings 2 Control! Leave Him 2 The Masters!

      And the best thing about Hyrule Warriors is that it’s NOT a Zelda game. If I’m going to be interested in a Zelda spin-off, it has to be different from the main Zelda games.

    2. Even if a game doesn’t get high reviews, it doesn’t mean you won’t like it. When you are more open minded, you can play some good games with a 4-7 review rating.

  10. Ridley 2 Big 4 Smash? More Like 2 Big 4 U Wiiklings 2 Control! Leave Him 2 The Masters!

    Polygon gave it a 5.5? Why am I not surprised!? Fuck that site. If IGN gives this game a better review score, hehehe… I think I might get on IGN more often again.

  11. We could have had a real hit if this was a traditional zelda game mixed with these elements. I think we could have got a new fresh hit to the zelda series, but instead myamoto fucked up and held back another game. So in the end we just got a straight forward lame repetitive dynasty warriors zelda skin. I never had hype for this at all and knew what the reviews would be. It’s a dynasty warriors game, it’s nothing special. Myamoto held a potential hit back, that’s all he does now days it seems, is holding teams back that are working on nintendo games. He needs to have less powers and no say in these things.

    Well this is why im looking forward to bayonetta 2 and never once was looking forward to this trash.

    1. It was never meant to be a traditional Zelda game. And it probably wouldn’t have been a good Zelda game if it was. We already got a Zelda coming up.

      1. I bet it would have been a fresh and different feeling installment, instead we get a lame same old shit repetitive dynasty warriors game.

        Yes tecmo wanted to make this more like traditional zelda with al these mixed elements. I say this could have gave us a hit, capcom did it with zelda. I bet this would have gave us a nice hit and what a long running series needs.

        1. Yeah they can it’s called programmers and since the programmers gave lana every sexual transmitted disease, she could very well fall over like that dead fly she fucked.

              1. …That is such nonsense. Lol. If Lana is a whore then the actual ones must not be doing their job well enough. Lana looks like a normal schoolgirl. Lmao.

                      1. Ridley 2 Big 4 Smash? More Like 2 Big 4 U Wiiklings 2 Control! Leave Him 2 The Masters!

                        You know it can’t do that. It has to have some kind of icon that mirrors it’s inner ugliness.

                    1. huhhhhh……. you just don’t get it. lana is the most kinky bitch ever conceived. if she popped out of the screen she would be the biggest skank in existence lmao. SHE’S KINKY 100% OF THE TIME HAHA!! SKANK!!!!

                      Do you know how many girls where way to revealing shit just for normal close now days? Though just because they dress like skanks doesn’t mean they are one. Though if a girl is dancing around you and winking and doing the dick chugging sign like lana lmao, that’s a skank and everybody knows.

                        1. haha right? She makes hookers look new to dick lmao.

                          Hookers usually sell there bodies for drug addiction or way to survive……… lana would do it even if she was rich lmao.

                          Just picture a real girl who acted like that, she without a doubt would be one of the biggest skanks conceived and it’s hilarious making fun of her and giving hollow shit over it.

                          She even as a videogame character seduces guys lmao a skanks main skill in life. “i can seduce you with my body and i knew you like it, im going to wink and skip and then pull your pants down” though it will cost you hun” haha.

                          1. I’m not sure what Lana you are referring to. She sure sounds like a skank. :p But this blue haired one I have as my avatar is actually quite the opposite. She fights for justice! With her book of magic, she gets ready to set out for battle. Lana doesn’t engage in such disgusting acts. Lol. If she did, then why is the game not rated M? Explain to me THAT.

        2. Eczema you piece of rotten zombie flesh, Nintendo wouldn’t last a day on the market if you were Boss of EAD.

          Leave Miyamoto alone,the man has more more money your entire family and genealogy combined, Past, Present and Future.

          He is world renowned, and you not, your faggot kids will even know his name, his kids will never know about you Bitch.

          So shut the F up and eat a D

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