Hyrule Warriors: Age of Cataclysm is available now for Nintendo Switch. The sequel to the Wii U title that gives its name to this new franchise comes with the great incentive of revisiting the vast and exciting lands of Hyrule, as they were portrayed in the last The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. That is its greatest asset, but also its main stumbling block.
And is that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild marked a before and after in a saga whose appearance and development already marked a before and after, and that is a gap that cannot be filled with a kills kills like Hyrule Warriors: Age of Cataclysm, however successful it may be, worth the redundancy. And the critics are not treating him badly, quite the contrary.
We accept octopus, then, if to liven up the wait for the authentic sequel to Breath of the Wild it is about. That is, we accept Hyrule Warriors: Age of Cataclysm as what it is, a way to exploit the impact left by the last The Legend of Zelda, despite the frustration that one gets from playing it without being able to enjoy one iota of the true value of the franchise on which it is based.
But we already knew what it was about Hyrule warriors and Hyrule Warriors: Age of Cataclysm is no exception: the approach to the classic Dynasty Warriors in the world of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, with slightly more incentives than the original title, but with the same limitations of this.
In the first group – that of incentives – the power to discover more of the history of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, since everything happens a hundred years before what was lived there, part of which is told in fragments throughout the adventure; passing -that not enjoying- through places that no longer existed then; handle Heroes, Sacred Beasts and other characters … All this is not bad and Hyrule Warriors: Age of Cataclysm he fits it quite stylishly.
But the limitations weigh a lot and being in the middle of the Hyrule field with the sole objective of going from one point to another pressing the button, seeing a cinematic and repeating the process until the end of the game, leave a feeling that, it should be emphasized, will not disappear until we can do the same – and much, much, much more – with the next The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Meanwhile, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Cataclysm It serves as a balm for the most restless fans.
Nintendo offers a free trial of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Cataclysm with which to get an idea of where the shots are going with this game, in case you don’t know it. The full version costs the usual 59.99 euros, although you can find if you buy it in physical support you can save up to 10 euros. There is no magic in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Cataclysm, but entertainment for a while.