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POSTED 11/5/16


HYRULE WARRIORS LEGENDS

Omega Force/Nintendo



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?

Well, 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.

Obviously 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. Umm...

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?!

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