By Michael Fontanini / March 13th, 2015
Yes, the Boss Pack DLC for Hyrule Warriors is finally here in North America. Some may be disappointed that this appears to be the final DLC pack for Hyrule Warriors, but the game is far from short on content. As with past updates, today’s update added some new mixtures for you to make in the apothecary and some new medals to earn. It also increased the maximum warrior level from 200 to 255. The game also records your stats in Challenge Mode, and on a per-character basis, no less. This is a very nice addition. The Challenge Mode as a whole is much better now that it has been extended.
The Boss Pack gave the Hyrule Warriors’ Challenge Mode some love, too, as it further extends the mode by adding the Boss Challenge and Ganon’s Fury sub-modes in the menu. Beating scenarios will unlock more challenge scenarios, and, according to an in-game tip, getting A-ranks will get you tougher levels to challenge yourself with. Boss Mode sees you on a battlefield with numerous boss monsters all over as you try to complete your objectives for the level. I can tell you from experience that being in the same area as five King Dodongos is not good for your health!
So what about Hyrule Warriors‘ new Ganon’s Fury mode? It is actually quite fun and the bokoblins covering the battlefield are like ants to Beast Ganon. He plays a little differently from the regular warriors in the game, having a handful of different, but very powerful attacks. He can also gain additional attacks from defeated bosses who drop Boss Attack items. Collecting one of these allows you to use that attack for the remainder of the battle at will. If you have collected more than one boss attack, you can switch between them (similar to switching items as a regular warrior). This is good because you can also force boss monsters into a downed state by hitting them with a boss attack that they are weak to. Ganon can, of course, level up, too, although he seems like he might level faster than the regular warriors.
Lastly, you may have heard about the hidden joke character you can unlock in the Boss Pack DLC for Hyrule Warriors, the giant cucco (I like to call him the Cucco King). If you don’t want to know which level you need to A-rank to unlock him, then skip the rest of this paragraph. You have to play a bit of Ganon’s Fury Mode before you’ll be able to unlock him, as the level in question is not available from the start. It is the third Survival Battle level in Ganon’s Fury Mode. So, once you’ve unleashed enough fury as Ganon, you can unleash the Cucco King’s fury!
From my play time with the update, I can say that this is a very nice update to Hyrule Warriors. The new modes are quite enjoyable, especially Ganon’s Fury Mode.
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