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The Legend of Zelda Phantom Hourglass
Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
Excerpt: Set directly following the events of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker for the Nintendo Gamecube, The Legend of Zelda Phantom Hourglass is the latest installment in the long Zelda franchise and the first for the Nintendo DS.
Excerpt: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was arguably the pinnacle of Zelda excellence. By offering the best of everything, Twilight Princess managed to nail an already near perfect formula. So it’s not surprising Phantom Hourglass chose to innovate.
Excerpt: I just want to get that out of the way from the beginning of the review. I hate games where the stylus takes the control focus. I especially hate games where the stylus is your only option for control. I prefer traditional control schemes because they work so well.
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass review (DS)
15 November 2007
Excerpt: The basic structure of Phantom Hourglass is nothing new. Link once again has to save the kidnapped Princess Zelda from a malevolent evil – this time, a Ghost Ship – and to do that, he goes through several thematic dungeons and collects an array of familiar items like bombs, a bow and arrow, and a...
Conclusion: Yes, there are frustrating aspects in both the structure of the game itself and how the controls are implemented, and it drags down an otherwise excellent game. But if you can get past those issues, and you should be able to, you will find a fully realized Zelda adventure.
Pros: Great visual design; innovative and varied touch control; classic Zelda world with lots to do.
Cons: Your hand is always in the way!; some unfair puzzles; touch controls need more work.
Excerpt: Name: The Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass Genre: Adventure Platform: Nintendo DS There has always been a gap between the console and handheld iterations of The Legend of Zelda franchise.