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A frustrating experience that's saved only by it's controls. 0

THE GOOD: Stunning graphics, spot-on controls, best cutscenes ever, inventive boss fights. THE BAD: Terrible level design, disappointing story, hard to use online play, lack of excitement during most of the game. Nintendo wanted to create a brand new Zelda game for the DS that would be controlled entirely by using the touch screen. This is a great challenge, considering you wouldn't think of a Zelda game, which has always had very complex controls, to work on one touch screen. But somehow, the...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

One of Link's best adventures yet! 0

The Legend of Zelda has its fair share of handheld gaming glory, but none can match Link's latest adventure on the Nintendo DS. In fact, it is one of the best Zelda games period. Playing Phantom Hourglass on the DS is a refreshing Zelda experience at its core. This is largely due to the creative gameplay capabilities of which the DS encompasses and how well the developers at Nintendo utilize them for the game. The most notable mechanic with Phantom Hourglass is how the player controls Link. It ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass 0

 Phantom Hourglass isn't without its faults, but it's still a fun entry in the long-running series. Maybe if I had played it when it came out I would have had the same complaints about reusing the same items and general progression that Zelda games have had for such a long time, but since I haven't played a full game in the series since late in 2006, it was just the helping of adventuring I wanted. It features what I believe is the fifth instance in the series of the same Link from a previous a...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Shows the direction Nintendo is taking... 0

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass was released in 2007 for the Nintendo DS and is a direct sequel to 2003's The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker which sees the return of the flooded Hyrule. This game is the first direct sequel in the series since The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask which was released back in 2000. The game boasts the DS' touch-screen capabilities which changes the game a fair bit, but were these changes good? Phantom Hourglass starts off with a recap of the events of The Win...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Best Game for the DS 0

Good: It’s Zelda! This game has all the familiar sound bites and graphics from previous editions (think along the lines of Wind Waker), and is immediately engaging. The casual gamer can pick it up with no prior knowledge of Zelda games, or games in general, and figure out the general gameplay. The boards are short enough that they don’t exasperate the player, but offer enough content on each level.  Without a doubt, Phantom Hourglass utilizes the interactive and innovative capabilities of the DS...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Great use of the Stylus mixes things up 0

 Phantom Hourglass, the first Zelda title designed for the Nintendo DS, picks up where The Windwaker left off.  A comical seafaring adventure in the cel-shaded style, Phantom Hourglass makes excellent use of the DS graphical capabilities as well as its touch screen, delivering one of the best games for the system yet. Story For those who never played it, The Windwaker’s story is quickly summed up in a cute cardboard cut-out slideshow at the start of the game.  Without warning a Ghost Ship appe...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

One of the most disappointing Zelda games in recent years 0

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass features a new control style, similar to Twilight Princess, which was released a year ago.  Unlike Twilight Princess, the stylus control doesn’t make for a better Zelda.  Moving Link is smooth, but it feels like you lose the precision control experienced in previous Zelda games.  Certain maneuvers like the roll are difficult to pull off.  Luckily, these moves aren’t a prominent feature of the game, so it doesn’t have a huge affect on gameplay.  The stylus ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Final Thoughts: Phantom Hourglass 0

I am a Zelda nut. I have owned every game in the series since it began, and have beaten most of them multiple times. That said, I can honestly say that I was not really even looking forward to this game at all. I mean, I knew it was coming... but it wasn't the biggest blip on my radar. I think this is mostly due to my feeling lately that the series is getting too stale and predictable. I figured the game would be more of the same, and not particularly engaging. Was I right? Yes and no. One one ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Review 0

You must once again become the boy in green, Link, whose task is to save Tetra, who turns out to be Princess Zelda. This time you will have to take on an evil spirit named Bellum, a spirit who has attacked the Ocean King, and who has gained his powers. You will be sent all over the world to rescue the spirits of Courage, Power, and Wisdom, to have a fighting chance of locating this evil being. This game is played on the Nintendo DS.The graphics of this game are a little Wind-Waker-y, but with th...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A Great Start for a Zelda DS Game 0

After playing Wind Waker I was in shock about great that game was and it got my pick for the best game of 2003. It had excellent graphics controls and puzzles. Everything a zelda fan like me could dream for. Then I heard about the sequel The Legend of Zelda Phantom Hourglass and I was a little skeptical about the controls. But everything else looked great the graphics the story and even the multiplayer. So then I got it as a b-day present and as I new it was a sequel to Wind Waker so it still ha...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The most intuitive zelda ever! 0

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass is the sequel to Wind Waker, is the franchises first DS outing, and the most intuitive as everything is controlled single-handedly with the touch screen, you take on the role of hero Link and try to get back to your world, while trying to free your friend Tetra from an encasment of stone, and helping your fairy friend retrieve her memory.You start of stranded on an unknown island when you start searching and find an old man in a cottage by the sea, he tells...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Zelda is back with a bang! 0

Story: The story isn't as mature as Twilight Princess, but it's still good. It takes a few years after Winder Waker, starting out with link and Tetra riding the ocean, seeking adventure. They soon find the legendary Phantom Ship, which takes Tetra captive after she boards it(Why would you board a haunted ship by yourself? ). Link goes in to save her, but misses the boat and falls into the ocean. he winds up on a shore with a navi named Ciela, who has no memory of her past. After talking to her g...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A great Zelda game for the DS! 0

Playing through this game was great fun. The controlls are innovative, you play through the entire game with the stylus alone. I was sceptical at first to how this would work out, but it actually feels great. The way you solve puzzles, combat enemies or just simply move around makes sense and is well designed. The areas are also well made. The Ocean, your hub for travelling to the different islands of the game, is huge. You navigate it by drawing a line you want your boat to follow on a map, and...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A worthy Zelda adventure, albeit an easy one. 0

  Positive: - fun, reliable touch control scheme - great graphics - lots of stuff to collect - makes use of (literally) every DS function imaginable - dungeons are pretty fun - boss battles make clever use of both screens - writing on the map is a great feature - multiplayer and online features are nice -   Negative: - the adventure is short and pretty easy - going through The Temple of the Ocean King several times throughout the game can be pretty repetitive -   The Legend of Zelda is a series...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Legend of Zelda, DS style! 0

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass is Link and Zelda’s first adventure on the DS. Phantom Hourglass is a direct sequel to Wind Waker on the Gamecube. Meaning that it retains the art style of that game, so if you were absolutely repulsed by the cartoonish art style of that game, then this may not be the game for you. However it is still an extremely amazing DS game. The story picks up directly where Wind Waker ended, with Link and Tetra sailing the Great Sea with the pirate crew. When the gam...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Tiring at times but worth the adventure 0

The legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass is a DS zelda game.   It’s a solid Zelda game although it has some missteps which may make it hard to finish through the game.   But for those who tread on, it’s a great game to add to your Nintendo collection. All Zelda games have the same story that just pan out in different ways.   In this case, Tetra and her crew encounter a ghost ship, she gets kidnap, Link needs to save her.   Apparently these events happen after Windwaker, i never played Windwaker bu...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Phantom Hourglass Review 0

The Good: Sharp touch based control, incredible use of functions on the DS, crisp and vivid visuals, decent sound, a great story with a lot of plot twists, interesting new puzzles and boss battles in dungeons, an additional multiplayer mode with online playThe Bad: Short for hard core Zelda fans (14 hours or so), frustrating and punishing locations, repetition Well 2007 has promised and still promises its great games, and among them, Phantom Hourglass was one of my particular interest. After pla...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Phantom Hourglass 0

             Link’s latest swashbuckling adventure journeys to the DS to try out some new moves.               Your adventure starts where Wind Waker ended.  After a quick re-briefing of the ending of the prequel, you start out when Link awakes to find himself washed up on a beach with know idea where he is.  The fairy Ciela helps link find her master Oshus, who will help Link much throughout the game.  Link eventually teams up with treasure loving Captain Linebeck and sets off to find the elus...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

There's certainly enough key Zelda elements here to make it shine 0

There's certainly something unique about the cel-shaded Zelda style. I was one of those few who didn't have an instant heart-attack when Wind Waker was first announced, and now I see why. Of course having the so-called mature Zelda -- having absolutely nothing mature about it -- is cool and we all want them to keep coming, but the cartoon style can't be forgotten. From what I see it seems pretty reasonable that consoles get the "normal" Zelda while handhelds are graced with joyful titles like th...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Hourglass has given a fresh perspective on the Zelda franchise. 0

After the enormous commercial success of previous Zelda games, it was only a matter of time before a Zelda game would be developed for Nintendo's DS. The result is a unique and immersive game that will tingle your gaming senses. While The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass may seem like the same old Zelda game, there is something refreshing about the game that ultimately reinvigorates the series in a brilliant way. One thing Phantom Hourglass is excellent at doing is making you feel like you a...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Like sands thru the Phantom Hourglass, so are the days of our Lin 0

The Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass is latest entry in the very long line of the Nintendo adventure franchise, and although this game doesn't fundamentally break much new ground, when it's all over you're not going to care that much. The same old "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mentality is there, but it's such perfect formula and executed with such flair that you'll barely notice that PH is the same game that we've all been playing for the last 20+ years. You play as Link (shocking, I...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Highly addictive 0

    If you take an already awesome game, and give it touch controls you end up with Phantom Hourglass. In Phantom Hourglass you play as well loved character Link, You'll hack and slash your way through well designed dungeons. But there are a few minor flaws like the temple of the ocean king, which you'll find you self dreading to go back that accursed place. At some times the story feels like filler, and it seem a little short. But all and all it is an awesome game (If you have the time for a 10...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Phantom Hourglass finally fills the empty shelf of AAA DS games 0

Before Nintendo first revealed anything on Phantom Hourglass, there was no Zelda game for one of Nintendo's greatest systems: the Nintendo DS, and most people thought it was going to be an online Four Swords type game, but everyone was wrong. Nintendo then announced, out of nowhere, The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass and right away, people knew it was going to be epic. Mixing the old birds-eye look of the 2D Zelda games from the past, and the new 3D cartoon style, people wanted to see more a...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Tap Tap Tap Tap Tap Tap 0

Taking place shortly after the events of The Wind Waker, Phantom Hourglass returns the Zelda series to the cartoon-inspired graphic style of the Gamecube game. If I remember correctly, the hero of this timeline is not actually Link, but a small boy from a village that takes up Link’s sword and shield to defeat evil in his archipelago, which is situated above the long since flooded kingdom of Hyrule. Essentially, it’s ‘Waterworld’ with puzzles and elves. What sets Phantom Hourglass apart, aside f...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Zelda PH review 0

Phantom Hourglass....ah where to begin... the good: great controls good story/characters quirky dialogue great boss fights good collectibles OUTSTANDING puzzles the bad: easy dungeon that you have to go back to again and again and again small variety of weapons Phantom Hourglass is like a rare stone. You don't find them often, but when you do, you are really happy about it. GAMEPLAY: 9/10 The game plays fairly like the other Zelda games, but most like the wind waker. You find yourself agai...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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