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Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity REVIEW - 5 Ups & 3 Downs

Does Age of Calamity meet expectations or is it just more of the same?

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When Breath of the Wild 2 was delayed, Nintendo fans weren't the slightest bit surprised. (It happens so often, delaying a Legend of Zelda game is basically a rule at this point.) But what gamers were surprised by was the announcement of another game in the series to wet their appetite; Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. Although the game's announcement was unexpected, fans were exhilarated at the prospect of taking control of Hyrule's heroes while wailing on a siege of enemies once more.

Dynasty Warriors developers, Koei Tecmo, have devised a hack-and-slash that serves as a follow-up to the original Hyrule Warriors as well as a prequel to the Breath of the Wild, set 100 years in the past.

Although Hyrule Warriors was fun, it still received criticism for being repetitive and unimaginative.

So, does this sequel/prequel learn from the errors of its predecessor? Does Koei Tecmo's latest instalment maintain the spirit of Breath of the Wild or does it feel like a cash-grab? And let's not forget the biggest question of all; does Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity deliver the goods?

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