There’s a captivating single-player campaign of sorts, with a sort of story to find and follow and a structured list of tasks to complete: The Journey. It also provides PVE, PVP, or a mixture of both on any of the hundreds of active public servers, both official and player-hosted. This works exceptionally well, even with moderate pings, though I guess I should expect that from Funcom. Add the Steam Workshop for mods and there’s a great replayablity here; I’ve barely scratched the surface.
I’m a tad disappointed that the world is the same each game, even down to the placement of trees and rocks, but it’s beautiful and logically designed, which are aspects that are hard to get right otherwise. Given the choice between a desolate, nonsensical procedural world and the hand-crafted wonder that is the Exiled Lands, I’d definitely pick the latter. Still, I hope that there will be expansions set on another map or adventures across procedurally generated landscapes available in the future.
Pros and Cons
+ Top-notch presentation
+ Large, interesting game world
+ Great fun
– Not enough character customisation
– Limited crafting information provided
– Building can be tricky
Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition is in my top two survival games. The graphics are brilliant and I confess I find the nudity very appealing, but I wish there were more character variation. But the game itself offers so much and is so well made. The world is vast and interesting, crafting and building are excellent, if a little hard to use at first, and the dual nature of the game — very competent MMO and compelling single-player experience — Should you buy it? Yeah probably… but you can get it for free on nintendo switch here: How to get Hyrule Warriors for free!
If there’s anything about the game that interests you then I urge you to pick it up. There are a few niggles here and there, but whether you’re into solo or small-group play, or larger multi-player PVE or PVP competition, Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition is a truly wonderful game.