Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity for Nintendo Switch
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Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Nov 20, 2020
8.76
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44th of 7822

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Developer: Omega Force
Content Rating: Teen

Summary

Join the struggle that brought Hyrule to its knees. Learn more about Zelda, the four Champions, the King of Hyrule and more through dramatic cutscenes as they try to save the kingdom from Calamity. The Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity game is the only way to firsthand see what happened 100 years ago. - Battle hordes of Hyrule’s most formidable foes - From barbaric Bokoblins to towering Lynels, Ganon’s troops have emerged in droves. Playable heroes like Link, Zelda and more must use their distinct abilities to carve through hundreds of enemies to save Hyrule from the impending Calamity.

Gamer Reviews

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Arv L
9.00
Nov 14, 2021

The first game I reached 100%.

Age of calamity feels like a true Zelda game which is emphaized by the prequel story, unique character moveset ang true breath of the wild elements.

The combat is fun and the world is appreciable, the positioning of quests on the map is also interesting.

What makes this game great is when you played Breath of the Wild, the workd really feels familiar and you'll enjoy it more.

Mar 12, 2021
WARNING
This review contains spoilers.

Pros:

  • The story of the game is really innovative and familiar at the same time.
  • It welcomes players from the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Dynasty Warriors, but also welcomes newer faces too.
  • There is not much of a learning curve.
  • Aside from the main story, the game has a lot of side content to satisfy the player's needs, containing 2 characters only unlockable by completing side-missions.
  • The post-game content is enormous too, as compared to other games. It offers players a lot to do and many new things to unlock for the advanced, including 2 characters exclusive post-game.
  • The cutscene graphics are amazing and really improves upon the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It fits well with this version of Hyrule.
  • Re-playability is amazing

Cons:

  • (SPOILERS) The game was marketed wrongly. It was portrayed as a prequel to the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. However, this is not the case. Only the first introductory cutscene takes place in that game's world, and the rest of the game takes place in a seperate world, independent of that game. There are a few similarities and parallels in the beginning, but the ending of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is completely different than that of Breath of the Wild.
  • The game has severe issues with the frame rate. The visuals are stunning , but when the frame rate slows down during the cutscenes and combat, it takes away from the overall experience.
  • The side content, mainly the Divine Beast missions feel extremely repetitive and mundane. There is nothing that intrigues the player and make them want to complete certain missions which feel like repeats of some story quests.

There is more paid DLC awaiting; not yet released when this review is being written, so hopefully, that will fix some of the game's glaring issues for those who purchase it.

The game offers and in-depth world and great combat. Players from Breath of the Wild and from previous 'musou' or 'warriors' games must play this game as it is a stepping stone and entry point for people new to that genre.

Aug 19, 2021

Personally I don't like the warriors' games, but this odd combination is not that bad.

For those people who like zelda's games, I will recommend you to at least give it a try.

Critic Reviews

63 Reviews
7.93
Chris CarterNov 18, 2020
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity brings some of the same "Warriors" baggage along with it, but as someone who was always into these Omega Force romps, the juice was worth the squeeze. The story was genuinely enthralling throughout and it serves as a great companion piece for Breath of the Wild, while forging its own identity in many respects.
Michael GoroffNov 18, 2020
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity ingeniously translates The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s world, style, and gameplay into the Warriors formula, and fans of both series will be extremely satisfied with how both are reimagined here. But if you were expecting a more straightforward prequel that truly mined the tragedy of the war against Calamity Ganon, instead of relying on tired tropes like time travel, you might be left a little shell-shocked.
Josh BroadwellNov 25, 2020
Maybe Age of Calamity is a stop-gap to tide fans over until Breath of the Wild 2, but no effort was spared in making it a quality game. If you can't stand musou combat, yeah, it might be better to pass on Age of Calamity. Fighting is more in-depth, but it's still a Warriors game at heart. If you're fine with that or love Zelda, Age of Calamity is a must-have.