The game I want to highlight this month is a crossover title. It delves into the past of a certain Nintendo game, showing us events that transpired 100 years prior.
I also have a couple of honourable mentions, too.
First up, the honourable mentions:
– Part Time UFO – A game from HAL Laboratory where you control a UFO and have to solve a variety of puzzles by lifting objects around and stacking them. Has an amazingly catchy soundtrack.
– Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin – A rice farming simulator with some combat exploration sections, too. This title seems to have proven particularly popular with the members of Hololive.
My featured game for this month:Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is the second Hyrule Warriors title, and this one is a prequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It tells the events from 100 years before that game.
Playable characters include Link, Zelda and the four Champions of Hyrule. The story focuses on the characters coming together as an ancient evil encroaches upon Hyrule, and their struggle to stop it.
The battlefields are locations lifted straight out of Breath of the Wild, so anyone who has played that title might find some familiar locations along with the familiar faces. Battles are your typical Warriors affair; one vs many. It can be pretty easy to rack up 1000+ KOs in a single battle.
You’ll also collect weapons and materials as you vanquish foes, allowing your characters to become more powerful. Materials are also used to complete quests, again, contributing to increasing the power of your characters.
For those who enjoyed Breath of the Wild but are uncertain whether they would like Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, there is a free demo that lets you experience the first chapter of the game. Link, Zelda and Impa are the playable characters in the demo, and you can carry over your progress into the full game.
This is a great way to experience events that were only hinted at in Breath of the Wild, and I’ve been having a great time slaying hordes of enemies. This one is a game that I recommend.