There is a lot of Zelda in there. I even think theres a blatant reference in the first dungeon. You have to light all of the torches to reveal a secret treasure.
If you can get past the horrid first level, then the game is awesome. Word of advice, save your money for the Scythe. Too badass. There's a dude in the game, The Watcher. When you meet him in the story tell me about it.His relationship with War totally reminds me of the clown with Spawn.
Its also funny you should mention Warcraft since it seems like that's what the second game is based on. I don't like it nearly as much as one, but the story is great.