Thursday, May 22, 2014

Hyrule Warriors - Boobs & Story

When Hyrule Warriors first got announced last December, I didn't know what to think of it. It looked like some ragtag Zelda mix of Skyward Sword, Twilight Princess and Ocarina of Time visuals. It looked cheap and I didn't like it. Of course at the time the game was in an early development.

By now they added boobs and it suddenly looks all better... :D I recommend taking a look at the official site - it has quite some screenshots and artwork, like the bad guys:

The personality pair to the left is called Shia and she's actually a good witch/fairy/something, who takes care of the balance of the Triforce. However, she fells in love with Link, who only has eyes for Princess Zelda though, and her feelings eventually turn her into the Wicked Witch of Hyrule, turning the lands into chaos together with her two buddies Valga (they guy with the Volvagia helmet) and Wizro (the Wizzrobe guy who looks like a ghost from Ikana).

The story may sound silly, but I like it. Most importantly I like that they didn't just use Ganondorf, but they actually came up with their own new villains for Zelda. The whole game looks like it takes place some time (a generation or two) after Skyward Sword, with the Hyrule Kingdom established, the Triforce there, but no Ganondorf yet. Valga even looks like he could transform into the dragon Volvagia at some point, maybe they really want to create a Volvagia backstory for some more fanservice than just Shia's cleavage.

It's given that Shia looks more like she came from the character creator of Tera Online, but with her story of having feelings for Link, it actually makes sense for her to look as appealing as possible. I always liked how in Ocarina of Time Link had all these female love interests like Malon or Ruto, while he kept chasing after princess blondie. I guess, it's even one of the factors that made the game popular. And it's funny how they use that here with Shia to create a different kind of villain for the Zelda franchise, even though her design might not something you'd expect from a Zelda game.

But while I don't have problems with Shia or sexualization in general, I think that Link looks like a doll in most scenes, way too feminine.

I hope that Aonuma actually lets this game be canon and part of the official timeline. So far it looks like it could fit in nicely after Skyward Sword and tell a different story for the franchise.

1 comment:

Skullvic said...

I thought it would take place before skyward sword, Link's character looks like the hero that appears in final comic on the Hyrule Historia. With Scarf and more medieval, i dunno.
Well let's see in next months...