Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hyrule Warriors Character Craziness!

You've all probably heard it by now, but Agitha will be playable...

Yes, the crazy bug girl from Twilight Princess! While this might seem totally random, she actually has her fans. She fights with the parasol and summons insects to attack. But what's really important about these news: it opens the window to total character craziness! If she made the roster, anyone can! The demo had only nine slots for characters, so people were worried that's it. Don't be! Dynasty Warriors 8 has over 80 characters and while it probably won't be so many in Hyrule Warriors, the possibilities look great right now.

Also, in Dynasty Warriors the characters can have very absurd and crazy fighting styles and weapons. Let's say for example a girl that fights with a parasol and insects. Or fighting with a book, or musical instruments ...

About Lana, she obviously was inspired by Nayru (Lanayru) with her design and everything. And they might do the same with Din and Farore. It would be nice to have something similar to the three Oracles here.

For many fans this game will probably become a dream come true, when their favorite characters from Zelda suddenly become playable. So, let's extend my wishlist from last time a "little bit".

Good guys:

  • Link
  • Zelda
  • Impa
  • Midna
  • Agitha
  • Lana
  • A Din-Girl
  • A Farore-Girl
  • Goron Sage / Fighter (Darunia, Rosso, Darmani, ...)
  • Zora Sage / Fighter (Ruto, Mikau ...)
  • Gerudo Sage / Fighter (Nabooru)
  • Kokiri Sage (Saria, Fado)
  • Rauru
  • Some Deku
  • Medli (more realistic, adult form)
  • Groose
  • Scrapper
  • Tingle
  • Hilda
  • Ravio
  • Happy Mask Salesman
  • Fierce Deity

Bad guys:

  • Cia
  • Valga
  • Wizro
  • Ganondorf
  • Zant
  • Ghirahim
  • Yuga
  • Dark Link
  • Vaati (the mage form)
  • Onox
  • Byrne
  • Majora's Wrath
  • Gomess
  • Skull Kid

With characters like Skull Kid, Byrne and Hilda it's not entirely clear, on which side you would place them on, but whatever. I think what defines a character in Dynasty Warrior is his or her weapons. The way the fight. And considering that I certainly wouldn't miss out certain bad guys. I want Onox' spiked ball & chain. I want the blade teetotum creating whips of Majora's Wrath. I want to play with Gomess' large scythe.

I'd also love to see Yuga as a playable character, where you can turn all those pesky Hyrule foot soldiers into paintings... :D

The more I think about Hyrule Warriors, the more it offers things, I wanted to experience for a long time. About nine years ago I actually made a sketch for a Zelda fighting game based on Unreal Championship 2 - The Liandri Conflict. It had playable characters like Link, Din, Mikau, Nabooru, Dark Link, Stalfos, Ganondorf and so on, each with their own weapon and mount. Also, in Majora's Mask I dreamed about picking up certain enemy weapons (like Gomess' scythe) and use them for myself. So, in many ways Hyrule Warriors might be an old dream coming true. But I'll make an own post about that in the near future.

Update: I removed the characters, who probably won't make an appearance due to the limited time space links. It currently looks like all the characters will come from Skyward Sword, Twilight Princess, Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask. I still have hopes for Lorule and A Link Between Worlds though.

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