Summary: Good game. I think this Zelda was designed mostly for kids. It still has the Zelda puzzles, action and cool fights, but not the most exciting Zelda game out there. If you are a Zelda fan you know you have to get it, everyone else who just likes Zelda I suggest you look for Phantom Hourglass.
Summary: I picked this up a while ago and haven't reviewed it. Anyway, it's pretty fun. The mechanics of the game are very good, such as Zelda being a ghost/knight that you can control along with Link. The story was very cool, and the train motif is very interesting (but that may be because I like trains) But one of the problems I had with the game was that it was very long, and should've ended a bit sooner.
Summary: If you have the Hourglass game, suggest saving your money. Just about the same game in a different scenario. Drive a ship in Hourglass and change to a train in Spirit Tracks and the rest of the game is identical. Great game though if your first Zelda.
Summary: I got this game because I really enjoy the Zelda series as a whole. The game starts really well with the usual story line and a quick tutorial on the driving of the train. The temples are interesting without being overly difficult and there are plenty of side plots to get involved with. I also liked the fact that characters from the phantom hourglass come back and there are references to the previous games.
Summary: I have been a long time Legend of Zelda player since the NES era, and after finishing this game I can honestly say that I absolutely find this game to be the worse ever offered from Nintendo. The good points: The fighting mechanics and the user interface has been improved since Phantom Hourglass, so Link handles like a dream and the fighting is fun. The puzzles are interesting, the optional sand cube puzzles were fun but absolutely devilishly hard to solve!
Summary: I loved Phantom Hourglass, in fact its one of my favourite games. However, Spirit Tracks just isn't as good. One of the main problems is the characters, in PH they had character arcs which were funny and exciting and just lovable characters. In this game, there OK, but just not as intriguing as PH.
Summary: This game is undoubtedly one of the better DS titles available, certainly one of the top 3 DS releases of 2009, others would include Scribblenauts and Prof. Layton (ok, so the storyline got a bit far fetched and Japanesey at the end) So why have I only awarded the game 3 stars of 5 you ask?