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Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Red Silvers

Pokemon Red w/ 1 Nidoran
Wasn't Four Swords one of the Capcom Zeldas? I think that might be why Four Swords and Oracles never had any representation.
 

WildcatJF

I will not be stopping
(he / his / him)
Wasn't Four Swords one of the Capcom Zeldas? I think that might be why Four Swords and Oracles never had any representation.
Four Swords first appeared on Capcom's port of Link to the Past on the GBA (and Capcom also did Minish Cap), but Nintendo themselves developed Four Swords Adventures, so I don't think Capcom has much to do with the decision to excluding those games in HW.
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
I find Fire Emblem Warriors far more satisfying and compelling to play, the downside being that it’s far duller than the joyful weirdness of Hyrule Warriors. Here’s hoping AoC can bridge that gap.
The trailer alone showed a fish lady, a bird man, and a huge electric woman, all fighting a bunch of skelegoblins, so I think we’re on safer ground WRT Joyful Weirdness than Fire Emblem man anger to pull off.
 

Sprite

(He/Him/His)
TGS Livestream happening with Koei Tecmo right now and they showed some gameplay. The map they showed looked a lot less less barren than the previous game, with a village you fight in for a bit. Young Impa is playable and she’s an awesome ninja.

Gameplay looks exactly how you’d expect, with stagger, etc.
 

WildcatJF

I will not be stopping
(he / his / him)
New trailer:

Impa isn't shown here in gameplay but she looks amazing in the livestream! Seems that Mipha and Daruk have new VOs...

Edit: Livestream with Impa and Link gameplay:
 

Phantoon

I cuss you bad
Impa always does well out of Warriors games, I still want a character action Impa game after the last one.
 

WildcatJF

I will not be stopping
(he / his / him)
Impa for Smash. Keep Koei Tecmo involved because they seem to know how to make her badass and amazing both times they've taken on the character. Seriously incredible art and design.
 

Becksworth

Aging Hipster Dragon Dad
Yeah, not surprising they went with battle ready Paya for Impa’s design, considering they are directly related. Plus there is already Urbosa filling the buff veteran warrior women role, so I’m fine with them mixing things up with Impa and having her be a magic ninja around Link and Zelda’s age. Hopefully Purah doesn’t end up being just Paya with glasses though.
 
Are any modern musou games balanced to be difficult?

(Not a rhetorical question, genuinely don't know. My impression is that there are some challenges for Super Players if you want them but generally they're a cakewalk to complete.)
 

Mightyblue

aggro table, shmaggro table
(He/Him/His)
Depends on the game; the main story bits are usually pretty easy yeah, but the real meat is always in the secondary modes and challenges which can get pretty mean.
 
Are any modern musou games balanced to be difficult?

(Not a rhetorical question, genuinely don't know. My impression is that there are some challenges for Super Players if you want them but generally they're a cakewalk to complete.)
I played the Fist of the North Star one a while back and it whupped my ass to the point where I stopped playing it pretty quickly because hey, I'm not here to get my ass beat, I'm here to feel like Kenshiro w/ as little effort as possible!
 
Interesting. Is Fist of the North Star kind of an exception? I remember hearing (maybe literally on this forum) that it's balanced to be more like a character action game relative to say Hyrule Warriors/Dragon Quest Heroes/Fire Emblem Warriors.
 

Bongo

excused from moderation duty
(he/him)
Staff member
The Fist of the North Star Musou game has a bad reputation among the series. You'd think that property as a Musou would be a no-brainer, but apparently you need a brain after all.
 
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