"Hyrule Warriors is the opposite of a Zelda game.
Zelda games are tidy and elegant. They may be grand adventures, but the best of them feel carefully-pruned.
They're about one hero, Link, saving the world. They're role-playing games, of a sort, with minimal dialogue, a few stats, and a small number of inventory slots. They lack the excesses and bloat of so many other swordsman-save-the-world games."