Back when this game was first announced I honestly wasn't sure where I stood with it. I've been a fan of the Legend of Zelda series for many years but I was well aware that this wouldn't remotely play like any title before it. Essentially, this is Dynasty Warriors wrapped up in a Zelda skin.
So the problem for me before buying Hyrule Warriors was the fact that Nintendo have turned the traditional adventure RPG style of their near perfect franchise, into a mere hack and slash-fest. To be blunt, I never thought this game would appeal to me, but how wrong I was.