Travis Bruno of Capsule Computers writes:
"When Hyrule Warriors was announced many Zelda fans were caught off guard. You see, while Koei Tecmo has always had a great relationship with Nintendo, the transition from a series full of exploration and puzzle solving to a series where every puzzle is solved by mowing down hundreds of enemies seemed like quite a stretch. As more and more information was revealed however, fans grew excited about Hyrule Warriors’ potential. The question is, does it live up to expectations?"