Parents' Guide to

Hyrule Warriors: Legends

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Excellent yet violent action with lots of extra content.

Game Nintendo 3DS 2016
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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

There must be some mistake

This seems way too suggestive to be for ages 10 and up because this game has a character with big breasts and the game sometimes focuses on that. Common sense media how do you find this not inappropriate for 10 year olds because this is too suggestive even for me. And I played this when I was 11!

This title has:

Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Whether you've played the Wii U console game or not, this adventure game port is a fast and frenetic action game that lets you fight against countless enemies on large battlefields. Deep and gratifying, the combat -- while sometimes repetitive -- is exciting and intuitive, and the button-based controls are more comfortable than waving the Wii Remote. Clearing a field of menacing soldiers or a giant boss feels, well, great. Plus, this new portable version includes all the DLC (downloadable content) from the Wii U game, many more characters (and you can switch among them during battle), along with the ability to level up a personal fairy, an effective dual-screen display, and smaller mission-based objectives than those in the more open Wii U version.

Hyrule Warriors: Legends isn't a perfect 10. The frame rate takes a hit when there's a lot of on-screen action and, even worse, if you enable the 3-D effect. The game can get insanely difficult about an hour in. And while there are many new characters, the combat can get a little stale after a while. If you don't play a lot of games on the go and already own the Wii U version, there's probably little reason to pick this up. But action lovers and/or fans of the Legend of Zelda or Dynasty Warriors franchises will find this game a thrilling mobile companion.

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