Since being revealed yesterday, Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity has been the talk of the town. This prequel spin-off of The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild has the makings to be an excellent title.
Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity is the second Hyrule Warriors game. The first one was well-received, but it had a few issues, of course. For this second game, there should be a few things that Nintendo should keep in mind to make sure that the spin-off game is a success. Here are a few things that fans definitely want from the game.
Hyrule Warriors was initially launched for the Wii U. After that, a Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch version followed. But the game had a few performance issues. Most particularly, the game’s framerate drops, especially when there are numerous enemies on screen.
The Warriors series has always prided itself on pitting players against hundreds of enemies at once, so having framerate drops is a big no-no.
From what we’ve seen, it’s obvious that Link, Zelda, and the four Champions are going to be useable in the upcoming title. However, having six playable characters will be disappointing, considering that the first game had a strong roster of over 20 characters.
While Nintendo will be basing off of The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild only, that game still has a strong list of extra characters, including Impa. Hopefully, we get to see new ones as well.
Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity should also have Legend Mode. This was a special mode in the first Hyrule Warriors which allowed players to explore a map based off of the first Legend of Zelda. Players can unlock certain rewards and even special bonuses by beating the challenges at this part of the game.
Legend Mode should return in the sequel as it adds a ton of things to do in the game. Instead of the first Legend of Zelda map, the developers should base Legend Mode on another map from the classic games.
Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity launches for the Nintendo Switch this Nov. 20. Pre-orders for the game are now live, and players can get special equipment for doing so. The game is set a hundred years before the events of Breath of the Wild, so it is definitely a must-play for those who are big fans of the original.
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