HYRULE WARRIORS LEGENDS
Hey, somebody got their Warriors all up in our Zelda!
Yes, ancient Asian history collides headlong with ancient (in
console terms) Hyrule history in this slashgasmic mash-up of Omega
Force’s myriad Warriors games and the many glorious
adventures of Link.
“Yeah, yeah, yeah, we saw it all on the
Wii U,” you may mutter, especially if you’re Paul McCartney or Ringo
Starr. Well, surviving Beatles and others, you did. Obviously the
3DS hardware is nowhere near as oomph-infused, so how does HW,
with ‘Legends’ appended to its culmination, fare?
here at Gamesblip HQ we only have a puny old school 3DS XL, for as
an ad-free, revenue-devoid site we can’t keep up with buying every
iteration of 3DS. So, in our case, ‘chug’ is the word – and in what
is slightly bummeriffic we’re not talking drinking games.
graphics are downgraded from the Wii U version, from dropped
animation frames to the amount of foes onscreen (for Warriors
rules dictate that there should be constant overwhelming swarms of
them). As for playing in 3D? Nope. In this case you just have a DS.
But that’s confusing because there was a DS, and this isn’t one.
Perhaps to help soften these significant performance
shortcomings for relatively early adopters like us, this handheld mix adds
several things that Wii U users didn’t get (although some are gained
by snaffling the download code that’s generously included in
Legends). There are several extra playable characters –
including crossbow-toting Linkle, who’ll really befuddle those who
already think that Link is a chick. Then there’s stuff like
on-the-fly character switching, ‘My Fairy’ power-ups and a whole new
adventure mode map.
So, this is the definitive version of
Hyrule Warriors, but not on older 3DS’. People whom we trust
swear that it runs dreamily on ‘New’ 3DS hardware, which would mean
aceness, but having not seen that ourselves this rating – sadly -
doesn’t mean anything at all... Or does it?!