AAG's Tyler writes: "When Hyrule Warriors was announced, I tilted my head in confusion. One of the most beloved fantasy adventure franchises in all of gaming was going to get a spin-off in the vein of the famously dismissed button masher that is the Dynasty Warriors series? It sounded like a stunt and an excuse for fan service more than a fresh idea from the Big N.
Fast-forward to the game’s release and it is exactly what it says on the box. Tecmo Koei and Nintendo’s Hyrule Warriors is a large unapologetic celebration of the Legend of Zelda series, rife with fan service, references, and shout-outs. But what is impressive is when you strip away the Zelda paraphernalia, it is still an above average Warriors game."