Available now, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
takes players 100 years into the past to experience the events that led to the state of things in the now-classic The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
. So then, is this a stop-gap before we get the full-blown sequel? Can it live up to its setting?
Well, we sent Alex 'pikamus' Andreadis on the case.
For those of you counting it's been about three-and-a-half years since Breath of the Wild released, easily one of the greatest The Legend of Zelda games of all time. Which is a longer way of saying, one of the greatest games of all time - period. We know there’s a Part II in the works at Ninty HQ, but we’re a bit skimp on the ol’ details there.
Our Full Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Review
Based on its title, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity sounds more like a follow-up to the Dynasty Warriors meets Zelda jam that was Hyrule Warriors than anything to do with BOTW. If you move your poster-gazing eyes down from the title a tad, or simply watch any of the trailers released so far, then you’d know Age of Calamity is set in the same Zeldo-verse as BOTW, with a prequel storyline tied to that all-timer.
So then, is Age of Calamity game enough to fill the Gerudo Valley-sized gap in our collective souls? Can it quench the unquenchable heart that lies still, awaiting the return of Link in Breath of the Wild 2? Yes. Yes it can.