Reviews and Problems with The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
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Touch screen drove me crazy
4 April 2013
Summary: I am a big Zelda fan, but this game really wasn't that fun. The touch screen interface is annoying and I would rather just use the direction buttons. I didn't think the story was that good either.
Summary: (Edit: I've recently updated this review to 2 stars.) I am a huge Zelda fan. I started playing the series with the original Legend of Zelda for the NES when I was seven (and still play it on occasion) and I've played every Zelda game since, with the exception of the Game Boy Color titles. I'm even playing Phantom Hourglass on my limited edition Gold Zelda DS Lite that it was bundled with. So far, this game is really poor, and it disappoints me greatly.
Summary: I started out with high hopes for this game and was more than pleased with the excellent control system. The game itself is quite fun to play but as I got further through it I got the feeling that I'd been here too many times before and that the controls aside, this really was a disappointingly formulaic Zelda game. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that Nintendo had started to crank them out more regularly?
Conclusion: I love Zelda games as much as the next person, and this one was no different, until I got to the temple; once I got to a certain point I just could go on. Not only was it challenging, it was too challenging. So much so that I just gave up and don't want to play the game any more. If you get bored easily, or aren't that good at videogames, I'd recommend borrowing this before deciding to buy it.
Got sick of having to re-do the dungeon over and over and gave up!
L. J. Colliss "Lolls", amazon.co.uk
14 February 2008
Summary: I think my title kind of says it all. I was really looking forward to this game coming out and had it on pre-order. Everything started off really well and I was getting hooked on it - until it came to the time that you have to keep re-playing over the same dungeon levels again and again to get further into the game. That is just plain tedious and lazy of the makers of the game.