The most surprising thing about Hyrule's Cadence, though so unusual, is how much it immediately feels like playing Zelda. Aesthetically, she sits somewhere between a link to the past and games with four swords, but its roots in Zelda are far deeper than that; This is not just the Crypt of the Necroon who is interrupted. Very similar to Zelda's legend: Link between the worlds of 3DS, Cadence is a shorter, smaller reef of the classic 2D Zelda template with a unique twist, a game that will hit a chord with long-time fans, but also feels fresh and exciting
At the beginning of the game, Cadence (the main character of Crypt of NecroDancer) is released into Hyrule by a mysterious vortex and must choose whether to wake Link or Zelda. From there, the game is quite open ̵
Attacks and interactions are automatic, depending on where you stand, each screen being divided into network based titles. The emphasis is on your movement and environment during the game, so it is convenient for each song to follow the same pace – once you get into it, your ability to move the game depends on your ability to read many different enemy animations and quickly plan your movements on the go. The only exceptions are some dangers in the game world that delay or accelerate the rhythm and an inspired puzzle that asks you to step into the rhythm of the familiar piece of Zelda's music.
The whole soundtrack It consists of beautifully processed pieces from the Zelda series, with numerous melodies with faster and optimistic variations. All of them are wonderful remixes of songs that many players will feel very attached to, and the most consistent stroke during the game keeps things more manageable, as you only really have to learn and get used to a beat. There are also many fun Easter eggs for long-time Zelda fans. It is worth mentioning that there is an accessibility option called the "fixed rhythm" mode that stops enemies from moving unless you move, eliminating the need to follow the rhythm.
Hyrule's Cadence also has lightweight elements, but it's a very generous system that encourages you to use your supplies instead of accumulating them. When you die, you lose all the keys you have collected, all the rupiah, your shovel, the torch, and all the static elements you've picked up. Your living equipment, however, remains with you, as well as all the weapons you have found. You will not have to do anything as drastic as finding your best sword or hook again, which reduces any frustration and keeps you focused on pushing forward.
Many of these classic Zelda products are hidden in the world, but none of them are really needed to advance the game. In fact, it is quite possible to make a certain location in the direction of each dungeon, and the charts of the game charts are likely to attract very fast players. For the rest of us, however, making efforts to find and use all of Zelda's classic products, it will make this challenge easier, and going for length to find the items scattered all over Hyrule is hunting that's worth , because just playing the game
Catalog dirce by Hyrule understands how much fun Zelda's game comes from feeling that you are facing the challenge of environments and after hours of training and internalizing the rhythms of various enemy attacks finding yourself less frightened than all the creatures that the game throwing on you is a great feeling. Some things eventually feel too redundant because they are not necessary, however – I have never used an effective boomerang, for example, and even the bow (which can be equipped with many different types of arrows) feels insignificant.
The dungeons are fun but short, requiring you to venture through randomly generated floors filled with monsters and, ultimately, musically-themed fight by classic Zelda bosses. These bosses have wonderful projects that unite old favorites with new tool-based tools filled with genuinely entertaining names. There are very few puzzles in the game; the dungeons are totally focused on struggle and exploration. I found out that the last two of the original four in the overworld are extremely easy as my version of Zelda has become quite powerful (I was on a long unrelenting series equipped with some very helpful amateurs). But Hydra's Cadence is more than offset by the challenge of the last Hyrule castle transition, which makes it a funny battle for the boss and the credits that are traded afterwards, feel good earned.
Once you've finished, there are many tempting reasons to come back. Hunting each piece of treasure is a fun reason to spend more time exploring and fighting, and if you've found the right items, the map will tell you exactly where unclaimed treasures are and allow you to deform in your free time, allowing you to easily wipe off everything, which you have missed. If you start over again, the fact that the card randomizes every time means you will have different experience as the areas will look different or have changed layouts.
Also, everyday challenges that push you back in the beginning like Link or Zelda and allow you to compete in the rankings to see how far you can get a life , as well as permadeath mode. These modes are really only for the more enthusiastic players who want to master the game, but it's good to have the option. You can also play through the entire cooperative game as one player takes control of Cadence while the other plays as Link or Zelda, which is a great addition. If a player dies, and you both go down, and if one of you moves to the next screen, the other player will also be distorted there so that working together to get the rhythm is important. The game works better as a single player experience, but it's a nice choice to have.
Hydra's Cadence is a fantastic Zelda game in its own right, although it accepts the gameplay mechanics of another series. Beyond aesthetics, it nails the satisfying sense of exploration and enhances the power, and she enjoys the joy of discovery as they do all the best games of Zelda. This is an extremely successful merger of two large series of games and experience that makes you feel impatient with Nintendo to make more interesting things with their core licenses.