by Kyle Hilliard
The Zelda series thrives on smart puzzle solving, exploration, and deliberate action against a small number of enemies. The Dynasty Warriors franchise thrives on none of these things. For this reason, Zelda fans are understandably skeptical about the franchise crossover, especially considering Nintendo’s last partnership with Team Ninja produced the worst Metroid game in the series, Other M. This time around, the partnership delivers better results. Hyrule Warriors isn’t a true Zelda game, but there’s plenty here for Zelda fans to enjoy.