Nintendo Wii U
Hyrule Warriors is a fantasy fighting game in which the main player battles thousands of opponents in an attempt to reclaim territory and save the kingdom.
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Story & Themes
Princess Zelda, the leader of Hyrule, is walking through her soldier's training grounds with her handmaiden and personal guard Impa when her castle comes under attack from dark forces. During the ensuing battle, the foot soldier Link is revealed to be the reincarnation of the Hero of Hyrule, and Princess Zelda vanishes (presumably kidnapped by the enemy). Impa and Link, along with the good witch Lana and the mysterious warrior Sheik, go on a mission to rescue Zelda and defeat the sorceress Cia, who was behind the attack on the castle. Cia was once good, but she became corrupted after experiencing unrequited love for the eternal spirit of the Hero of Hyrule (AKA Link).
Before the allies can stop her, Cia casts a spell that opens numerous portals into the past. The allies split up and go into the past to defeat her forces and close the portals. While in the past, the allies encounter numerous characters from previous Legend of Zelda games, including Princess Ruto, Darunia, Navi, Fi, Ghirahim, Midna, and Zant. The allies discover that Cia is being manipulated by the evil Ganondorf, and after defeating her and her forces they must return to the battlefield to end the fight with their true enemy.
No characters are explicitly described as LGBTQ, and the ethnic diversity is lacking.
- Do you think this game would be fun for someone who hasn't played a Zelda game before?
- Why do you think Cia is wearing such a revealing outfit?
- Do you feel like you understand Link's personality, even though he never speaks?
- How do you feel about fighting against Gorons?
- What's the most effective way to beat a level of this game?
- Why do you think the Great Fairy giggles and beckons the player with her finger, even though she's in the middle of a battle sequence?
- Do you find Cia's character to be annoying? Why?
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