Omega Force and Nintendo have released their newest Hyrule Warriors game today. It’s called Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity and is set 100 years before The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
If you have played a Dynasty Warriors game or Hyrule Warriors before then you will know what to expect in this game. It’s all about killing as many grunts while capturing objectives and defeating generals.
The developers with Nintendo’s help have managed to keep the look of Breath of the Wild with even the same controls and gameplay elements. If you are like me and still haven’t finished (Like the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt I keep falling off it) or even played Breath of the Wild then you will likely not care much about the game. These games cater to a particular audience, so even if you are a fan of Zelda you might not like it.
It’s worth mentioning the frame rate is often bad, making the game near unplayable at certain times. This is a stark contrast to the first game that doesn’t have these issues. On the positive side Age of Calamity still has a co-op mode and tons of content (if not as much as the first) that could last you for weeks if not longer.
Alternatively, if you are a Zelda or Dynasty fan get Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition. That game features cameos and elements from almost every Zelda game ever made and is a lot more fun and runs better than Age of Calamity. Additionally, Team Ninja isn’t involved in this game which is a disappointment.
There is a demo available for the game so you can try it for yourself.