Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer

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Eurogamer

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Essential
Jun 28, 2019

Two designs collide gloriously in a Zelda variation that rivals the greatness of the core games themselves.

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Mike Epstein

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8.8 / 10.0
Jun 18, 2019

Cadence of Hyrule takes the ideas of Crypt of the Necrodancer and the Legend of Zelda and mashes them up to find a distinctively fun gameplay groove.

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8 / 10
Jun 19, 2019

A clever mash-up of two very different games that perfectly evokes the best of 2D Zelda while integrating the surprisingly tactical rhythm action combat of Crypt Of The NecroDancer.

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7.8 / 10.0
Jun 19, 2019

Cadence of Hyrule is a great ode to the Legend of Zelda and its soundtrack, even as some roguelike elements weigh it down

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8 / 10
Jun 24, 2019

The mash-up of Zelda's style and structure with Crypt of the NecroDancer's gameplay go together like peanut butter and chocolate.

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Unscored
Jun 13, 2019

Cadence of Hyrule is the best Zelda spinoff ever made

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Jun 19, 2019

Cadence of Hyrule is the Legend of Zelda and Crypt of the NecroDancer crossover we never knew we needed, but now that it's here, we want the song to go on forever. Brace Yourself Games' expert handling of the Zelda property is commendable. Here's hoping we get an encore with some DLC.

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9.5 / 10.0
Jun 13, 2019

Cadence of Hyrule really surprised me. It takes the best parts of Crypt of the NecroDancer and makes them more accessible, which really comes with the territory when you're paying homage to The Legend of Zelda. Although it may still take you a while to pick it up, the familiar and welcome open world format is a much better way for new players to acclimate.

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Jun 19, 2019

Ultimately, Cadence of Hyrule is a dream collaboration between two talented companies that are known for putting a tremendous amount of heart into their products.

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80 / 100
Jul 3, 2019

The charm and charisma of The Legend of Zelda, fused with the rhythmic gameplay of Crypt of the Necrodancer, gives life to a hybrid that maintains the essence while also offering a new and fresh take of both games. Cadende of Hyrule is, quite literally, a link between worlds.

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