The most surprising thing about Cadence of Hyrule is, despite being so unusual, how much it immediately feels like a Zelda game. Aesthetically, it sits somewhere between A Link to the Past and cartoonier Four Swords games, but its Zelda roots run much deeper than that; This is not just the Crypt of the NecroDancer reskinned. Much like The Legend of Zelda: A connection between Worlds on 3DS, Cadence is a shorter, smaller riff on the classic 2D Zelda template with a unique twist, a game that will hit a chord with fans for a long time, but also feels fresh and exciting.
In the game, Cadence (the leading role of Crypt of the NecroDancer) in Hyrule is opened by a mysterious swirl and must choose whether to wake either Link or Zelda. Then the game is quite open ̵