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Zelda games discussion

Favorite Zelda game


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KillerDraco

The Enforcer
Staff member
Super Mod
Kohga I could see being playable. Robbie could go either way. But Purah I can’t picture in battle and imagine her more of the tech expert that does repairs.
You say that but then look at Medli and Marin in Hyrule Warriors. And heck, Zelda in Age of Calamity for that matter.

Musou games definitely take liberties.
 

bobjr

EVERYONE WANTS THE BIG CHAIR MEG
Staff member
Moderator
Older Musou games had wider tier lists where you’d have more bad characters or ones with not so good move sets by design, but almost any modern one all characters will be good to an extent, where the tier list comes from higher level play like weak point damage or chaining combos.
 

AuraChannelerChris

"How did you manage to faint while standing up?"
Looks like whoever the dark figure is is related to those dark eye blob monsters, given their headpiece looks similar to those.
 

R_N

Well-Known Member
Considering the set up of the entire game from the demo I am guessing it wont be AS gruesome
 

AuraChannelerChris

"How did you manage to faint while standing up?"
After getting all the Champions, here are my thoughts on this game (on very hard) so far.

The first Hyrule Warriors was much more forgiving than this. Holy crap. The difficulty amps up considerably, and you basically have to toss everything and the kitchen sink at bosses, because depleting their health takes time. I love it.
 

CyberBlaziken

A Greater Evil
Anyone else getting bad frame drops from time to time or the camera just being pushed to awkward angles?
 

AuraChannelerChris

"How did you manage to faint while standing up?"
If you want to cheese the game, use Revali, let him fly, and spam X on mobs of enemies. That Special gauge fills at the speed Twilit Midna filled hers in the first HW.
 

Blackjack Gabbiani

Clearly we're great!
This game is summed up by a line from it "None of this makes any sense, but oh well"

Like seriously. This is more of a power fantasy than the first HW game was. Also the hooded figure from the preview looks so much like Oikawa from Digimon that I can't take him seriously.
 

Storm the Lycanroc

Oshawott Squad
I'm considering getting Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity but I feel torn between my love for the Legend of Zelda series and my hatred for the Dynasty Warrior gameplay mechanics. I say that because Hyrule Warriors and Fire Emblem Warriors were fun but the whole leveling up system became tedious. Plus the harder levels with tougher enemies just become button mashing sessions.
 

KillerDraco

The Enforcer
Staff member
Super Mod
I'm considering getting Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity but I feel torn between my love for the Legend of Zelda series and my hatred for the Dynasty Warrior gameplay mechanics. I say that because Hyrule Warriors and Fire Emblem Warriors were fun but the whole leveling up system became tedious. Plus the harder levels with tougher enemies just become button mashing sessions.
At its core, it's a Musou game with Zelda elements, so if you don't enjoy Musou, you probably won't get the most out of this.

There is a Demo on the eShop though if you wanted to give that a try.
 

AuraChannelerChris

"How did you manage to faint while standing up?"
You know what, screw the little Guardian. Its inclusion just alters stuff too much in the past. I didn't mind its cute moments until Chapter 5 stuff rolled around. Maybe there will be something satisfactory near the end, but so far, let me bash it with this here pot lid.
 

KillerDraco

The Enforcer
Staff member
Super Mod
So I just finished 100%'ing Age of Calamity today. Overall, I'd consider it an 8.5/10.

The story definitely went in a different direction than I expected, but it was still enjoyable. The cast is smaller and less varied than HW, but it makes sense given HW was basically a Zelda crossover, while Age of Calamity is effectively BotW Warriors. That said, they still had plenty of characters who I did not expect, so there were plenty of surprises in that respect.

On the negative side, having everything accessed from the map could be a little cumbersome at times, as I sometimes found myself wishing for a more consolidated setup for character upgrades. Combat did have some dips in frame rate, especially during certain effect-intensive attacks, but it wasn't enough to take away from the experience as a whole for me, given I didn't have issues of enemies failing to load or anything like that.

Gameplay-wise, it's definitely like night and day compared to HW. Although they're both Musou at their core, Age of Calamity definitely has a higher skill ceiling and needs more involved technique. Rather than just hold guard and spam dodge until a weak point or item prompt appears appears, you can utilize Flurry Rushes and parries to create openings if you're more willing to throw yourself into the fray. Enemy density was a lot lower, given enemies numbered in the hundreds rather than the thousands, but it seemed like enemy quality was higher to compensate. Even generic mooks could be threatening, such as elemental Lizalfos spitting ice/fire/thunder at you while you try to fight a stronger enemy, or horn-blowing enemies commanding all of the mooks to attack in unison. If you're looking for a mindless, cathartic game like original HW, this definitely isn't it, because you'll be taking a lot more damage if you're not careful.

I did find it strange that they opted to do away with ranking entirely for non-story missions, given both HW and FE:W utilized them. But it did take away a lot of the stress, and it's nice not having to re-do a mission because you took 6 seconds longer than it wanted you to or something like that. Just complete the side missions, and you're good.

It had about 60 hours of content for me to 100% it, which wasn't a bad amount. It doesn't have the endless adventure modes of original HW, but this is not in and of itself a bad thing because those could get a little repetitive at times. Plus, most of the additional Adventure Maps in HW were DLC, so in terms of the base game, I'd say the amount of content is acceptable. We'll see if/when there's DLC and if it adds more content. If nothing else they mentioned the digital pre-order spoon bonus would be available as DLC.

Overall, it may not have been a perfect game but it was still very enjoyable, and the challenge made beating it more satisfying than I expected it to be.
 

CyberBlaziken

A Greater Evil
Age of Calamity was my first HW game, and it was pretty fun. Challenging at times, but not too grindy. The story completely threw me off, but enjoyed it.

I've been really resisting the urge to replay BoTW. Kinda holding it off prior to the release of the sequel.


Given how February 21st is the anniversary date, I guess we'll have to wait until then to see what's been planned for the year.
 

SoHowAreYou

New Member
I finished the main story, though I have not done everything in it yet. I like the game a lot, maybe not enough to buy the original, but enough to recommend it. There is a bit jank at times, especially with some of the odder characters. And Riju and one of Teba's attacks seem to be uncontrollable to me, just flail at the enemy until you win. All that being said story-wise I think it was great, I don't particularly care that it completely derailed canon. I mean yeah that would have probably been the right choice from a pure story perspective, but I like these characters and I want to see them have a happy ending.
 
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