"On paper, Hyrule Warriors is the dumbest idea. It’s really nothing more than Dynasty Warriors with a dollop of Zelda tropes and tweaks. However, I’m surprised to say that it works wonderfully. Hyrule Warriors is an action-packed take on Zelda loaded with fan service, fun, and a surprising amount of gameplay variation. It’s absurd and over the top in the best way, from hookshoting the moon from Majora’s Mask, to spinning the world around with Link’s ball & chain, and waving the baton from Wind Waker to destroy multitudes of enemies. That kind of nonsense is straight-up wide-grinned magic."