Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity - Pulse of the Ancients

Jun 18, 2021 - Nintendo Switch

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DLC content needs to walk a fine line between substantial and exhausting. Pulse of The Ancients doesn’t always pull it off, but it almost isn’t meant to. This is endgame content, you see. There’s no handholding or pleasant jaunts happening here. This is a vicious gauntlet, a sweaty sprint through harsh plains under a blistering sun. The boss battles are brutal, the Royal Ancient Tech Lab is crazy long, and there’s little relief on the horizon. Players hoping for a victory lap after the main campaign might find one, but only if they fully dominated the base game. Otherwise, Pulse of The Ancients is a tough new challenge that sits neatly at the end of Age of Calamity.

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Wave One of the Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Expansion Pass is now available, which includes the Pulse of the Ancients DLC. Wave Two, Guardian of Remembrance, is expected to launch sometime in November.

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If you're thirsty for more Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity then Pulse of the Ancients certainly has enough content for you to enjoy. Plus, the new character and weapon types are definitely cool but I wish that the actual missions had more substance.

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Pulse of the Ancients is the first downloadable content to come to Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity as part of its expansion pass. We will find interesting additions such as the Royal Ancestral Technology Laboratory that will allow us to carry out missions to improve our skills, get two new weapons - interlocking claws and a Hylian motorcycle - and get a new playable character, the Battle Guardian. EX missions - of greater difficulty - and a new apocalypse mode complete the new content that this DLC adds, which will extend the duration of the original title by several hours, but perhaps a single playable character knows little.

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If you were the person to put this game down because it’s an endless slog, then it’s probably not worth the steep price tag.

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Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity - Pulse of the Ancients brings even more depth to the title.

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This first set of content brings very interesting things, but we are somewhat short, and although finishing all the content can take many hours, there is nothing that feels really new with respect to what is seen in the main game. We are waiting for the second set to see if there really is room for improvement and progress in that regard.

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