Having gifted players with over 20 years of Zelda games, there was little doubt that Nintendo’s latest Hyrule outing would be another five-star experience.
But while Link’s new quest features all the stunning set-pieces you’d expect from the series, by using the DS’ unique interface to rework the traditional action it isn’t so much //what// happens in Phantom Hourglass that makes it a revelation, more //how// you play it.
Gone are the days of using the clunky D-pad to steer the action, and now Link is controlled using the DS’ stylus and touch-screen, making for a more natural and intuitive approach to the action. Using weapons and items also feels more instinctive; the boomerang follows lines sketched on the screen, maps can be annotated with notes, and 360-degree spin attacks are unleashed by scribbling a circle.
The DS’ microphone is also put to brilliant use, with players puffing on the mic to blow the dust off ancient books.
With two-player dungeon crawls thrown into the mix, Phantom Hourglass is one of the Nintendo’s greatest achievements and a contender for the best handheld adventure in console history.
Reviewed by David McComb
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Posted by MovieWatcher45 at 17:47, 11 December 2008 | Report This Post
|Can't praise this game enough!|
Phantom Hourglass is possibly the best Zelda game I have ever played and that is saying something. The controls are amazing, the puzzles are extremely inventive and it is challenging without having the 'keep getting stuck' struggle that I sometimes get, this is perfectly pitched. ... More
Posted by mattchoman at 16:53, 07 January 2008 | Report This Post
Just started playing it and let me tell you, this game sucks you in more than that fucking halo 3 would. ... More
Posted by tallaght24 at 13:20, 04 December 2007 | Report This Post
|One of the best games I have ever played!|
Its pure handheld fun! ... More
Posted by Wrathchild at 01:13, 19 November 2007 | Report This Post
I LOVE ZELDA!!!!! ... More
Posted by tallaght24 at 09:09, 22 October 2007 | Report This Post
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha bullshit i bet u by june 08 ppl will still be playing Halo 3 but not zelda look i agree zelda is a good game but it aint game of the month thats by far Halo 3
od, alimac. Everytime I see someone posting drivel on this website chances are pretty high it's you! ou can't directly compare an adventure game on a handheld with a FPS on a console, even if both are 5 star games.
Who cares which game Empire picks as game of the month? It doesn't make any di... More
Posted by coljohnmatrix at 10:18, 21 October 2007 | Report This Post
I agree it's a great game but it's not game of the month thats got to go to Halo 3 ... More
Posted by Paulie Wallnuts at 19:36, 16 October 2007 | Report This Post
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha bullshit i bet u by june 08 ppl will still be playing Halo 3 but not zelda look i agree zelda is a good game but it aint game of the month thats by far Halo 3 ... More
Posted by alimac at 01:39, 10 October 2007 | Report This Post
"Game of the month my ass zelda can't compete with Halo 3 online gaming"
No offence to whoever wrote said speil above but as an owner of both your so far wrong I feel embarrassed for you, Zelda games, til the end of time will possess a majesty that Halo (which I love) will never possess. Its that simple. ... More
Posted by s02bf16c at 01:28, 09 October 2007 | Report This Post
and it is a valid argument because i was ? the game of the month ... More
Posted by alimac at 19:20, 05 October 2007 | Report This Post
|Platforms has nothing to do with it it depends on wether you enjoy the game and to be honest Halo wipes the floor with Zelda|
Posted by alimac at 19:19, 05 October 2007 | Report This Post
Considernig Halo 3 is on a different platform it's not a valid argument. But zelda is fucking miiinnntttt ... More
Posted by lwepenn at 11:16, 01 October 2007 | Report This Post
Game of the month my ass zelda can't compete with Halo 3 online gaming ... More
Posted by alimac at 00:40, 01 October 2007 | Report This Post