Eurogamer: Zelda gets the Dynasty Warriors treatment once more, folding in inspiration from Breath of the Wild for the best musou spin-off yet.
Destructoid: 8.5/10 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. I suspect a lot of the alterations are going to be controversial, but I like that they took some big swings and really went with it.
Game Informer:7.5 / 10.0 The action is tedious, but cutting through swaths of Bokoblins and single-handedly clearing a battlefield is still rewarding.
Metro Game Central: 6/10 The best Dynasty Warriors style game ever made, which means it's slightly north of mediocre, with simplistic combat, weak storytelling, and a whole lot of repetition.
OP's thoughts: The overall critic's concensus is that it's just another musou game, only a little better than usual. My favorite reviewer Destructoid gave it high marks though, so I'll be buying it and checking it out.
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