Reviews and Problems with The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
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They tried way too hard to incorporate the touch screen into even basic controls like movement. It makes the game difficult to e
Lisa Boswell, Amazon
12 July 2014
Summary: The controls are ridiculous. They tried way too hard to incorporate the touch screen into even basic controls like movement. It makes the game difficult to even play. The game itself can be fun, but the poor controls really, REALLY hamper the experience.
Summary: I really just want to use the control pad and buttons for this game. I think if that was an option then it would be a much better game. Using the stylus isn't nearly as satisfying as a traditional controller setup. I understand that Nintendo wanted to show off the DS's touchscreen capabilities, but it really hurts this game. Also this game really does seem to have a casual appeal. The difficulty and the length of the main story leave something to be desired.
Summary: Ok, let's face it. If you are a gamer of any sort, you should know that the Legend of Zelda series has undoubtedly been one of (if not the) most influential, innovative, and downright fun ever. I bought this when I was stuck in St. Peter, MN over a weekend. Boy, was it fun. I rarely buy games right after they come out (yeah, I'm a cheapskate), but I paid the $40 up front two days after release. I loved the innovative uses of the DS.
Summary: Make no mistake, this is a game with some very enjoyable moments but it comes with more flaws than you would expect from a Zelda game. Firstly,using the stylus is very undesirable when it comes to having to use it for controlling Link as opposed to using the D-Pad and buttons. Secondly, having to keep retuning to keep retuning to the very difficult 'Temple of the Oceon King' and facing the 'Phantoms' under a time limit is extremely frustrating.
Summary: I ordered the 'new' version of this for a Christmas present for my Grandson and expected the presentation to be as shown - but it does not have the cover as shown in the picture only an instruction book inside which makes it look like a second hand one. I ordered 'The Spirit Tracks' at the same time and this presentation was as shown so makes this one look second rate.
Great game, but ultimately frustrating & got rid of it
4 December 2009
Summary: I really looked forward to playing this based on the reviews I'd read. It looks great, is inventive & has enjoyable mini games. However, in the end, I traded it in after getting fed up with revisiting the Temple of the Ocean King for yet another time. It just became a chore & not fun. It's a shame, as otherwise I think I'd still be playing it.
Summary: I bought this game purely off the back of the reviews on here. I got a DS for Xmas and wanted a game I could get my teeth into. I'm a big Mario Bros fan, love brain games and the like, this seemed to have it all. Whilst I've enjoyed getting started and like how it works etc - I'm now stuck on the very first island with no idea how to progress. I've never played a Zelda game before but as I understood you didn't have to.
Excerpt: I simply love the Zelda Gaming series so When I saw there was a Ds version I rushed out to buy stright away! this is classic Zelda gaming with a twist. In that you have to use the stylus to control Link which is fine at first but does make your hand go numb after a while of hard adventuring. The puzzles here are what you would expect from a zelda game with a few neat suprises thown in. The same goes for the Items at links disposal.
Conclusion: I got this game with my DS, being a hardcore zelda fan i felt the need to have it, when i played through it i was truly disappointed with the graphics (having just finished ocarina of time) being so cartoony but the story made up for it, you play across four areas of the map (unlocking them as part of the story) i found this new system of navigation interesting aswell but thats for the game to tell you, although the story is good you have 4 or 5 story facts you need at a...
Conclusion: well this game is a bit too repetitive i think you have to go there here and there again the game play is good but i hate going to the tempil so many times do the same levels all over agian so i stopped playing it .i dont suggest this game for every body only for those who dont bother repeat thier missions all over again