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The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

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Overall 8
8.0

Fun but not my Favorite

John W Dalton, Amazon
12 July 2013
Overall 8
8.0

Great Game, just two annoyances

stefaniedyga, Amazon
28 December 2012
Overall 8
8.0

A nice experience if you enjoy exploration and can bear the graphic style.

airyoubreath, Ebay
11 July 2011
  • Summary: From the day I read about this game in an issue of Nintendo Power I had been highly anticipating this game, while originally it didn't meet my expectations at all, after playing it a second time I have enjoyed it quite a bit. Graphics 3/5: For being released in the middle of the DS's lifespan, Phantom Hourglass has very nice graphics.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good game and good condition

c4talys7, Ebay
8 September 2010
  • Summary: The game showed up on time and I started playing it right away. What I notice what there were a couple files still on the game, nothing that I care to complain about. Nothing was wrong in the game play either. My only complaint is that it is not like the Zelda games I am accustomed with. It is more cartoon like and the plot is a little less intense than in others I have played. But it is a continuation of the Wind Waker. Overall I am happy with what I bought.
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Overall 8
8.0

Like Sand Through the Hourglass, So Are the Days of Links Life

epinions.com
2 November 2009
  • Summary: You'd think it would get old, but it doesn't. Phantom Hourglass is another strong entry in a strong gaming series.
  • Pros: Delivers the Zelda formula without feeling formulaic. Vast technical improvement over previous handheld Zelda s.
  • Cons: Throwaway story, few "wow"-level innovations.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sailing the 4 seas.

800393641@deleted, Ebay
2 September 2009
  • Summary: Very similar to wind waker without all the unnecceary travel and less fun. The dungeons are surpisingly easy, unlike most other zelda games on the handheld platform. The game centralizes on one dungeon which is timed and contains annoying obstacles that you WILL be repeating over and over again. It's a decent game of you're willng to re-do the same dungeon I found myself stop playing each time I had to go there.
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Overall 8
8.0

Classic Zelda Gameplay

sunmofo, Ebay
27 April 2009
  • Summary: The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass offers up the traditional Zelda gameplay gamers have come to love over the past decades, with an interesting twist on the controls using the unique touch screen of the DS. It is a wonderful game, though the controls can sometimes be a hindrance to one's enjoyment. Often your hand will block out the screen while you control the action. The game offers a fair deal of challenge, though it's considerably easier than most Zelda games.
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Overall 8
8.0

Look at Mom have fun!

K. A. Turner "BookKat", Amazon
12 March 2009
  • Summary: I just received my DS for Christmas. This was the first game I purchased for my DS. I am not a expert at gaming, but I must say this game was very fun to play and easy for a "Mom" to understand. I found that the levels advanced nicely and did not jump to anything so hard I had to put the game down. I only asked my son to help once and that was at a Boss level! The controls for sailing the ship was very easy and made for a fun trip.
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Overall 8
8.0

Enjoyable adventure with unique controls, hurt by several design choices

Brandon McAdam, Amazon
2 February 2009
  • Summary: Praise: - Stylus driven controls are fun to use, and aren't just a novelty. Items can be used in ways that wouldn't be possible with the d-pad. - Beautiful cel-shaded graphics with expressive characters, fluid animation, and epic boss fights using both screens. - The sound effects and music are expertly crafted, fitting perfectly with the visuals. - The usefulnes of area maps goes deeper than simple navigation.
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Overall 8
8.0

What a way to use the touch screen

nathfrey, Ebay
18 October 2008
  • Summary: This game uses the NDS to its full capabilities. You easily move your fairy character around and attack with the touch screen. Also there are many points in the game that use the microphone or require other unique actions that are not in many other DS games (theres at least one point where you need to shut the lid to complete a task). Besides being unique in the style of gameplay you get pretty much what is expected with any other Zelda game.
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