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4.5 out of 5 stars
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4.5 out of 5 stars
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (Nintendo DS)
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on 7 February 2011
so im going to try and write a decent review....
first of all im nearly 15 so im not a 8 year old blindly writing a review and have completed this twice

First this game is challenging,fun and easy to get to grips with.
now most ds games i have played are pretty bad and i would most of the time take PSP over ds until i played the legend of zelda games.

first off i like this style of game because its not forcing you to do the story mode, essentially its a adventure game, which in my eyes means that you dont have to just concentrate o completing it like say... super mario bros
you have a choice
i will go into this in detail in a minute but i feel its important to describe the transportation in the game,
you start of with a paddle steamer if im correct and you charter the course you want to go along with, this can be anywhere on the map it isnt constrained which i feel is important for adventure games.

next the temples
these are challenging and fun quite simply
and as you progress they get harder as do the bosses.
also the idea that as you get to new temples you get new tools/weapons is pretty decent, as for other games you have to buy them alot.
these temples are fun houses in a way, there are loads of puzzles which you have to work out to get to the boss,
another feature they pulled in was jotting things down, (not meaning to have a spoiler) but in some things you do you have to write on your map to show the way through to the next place. (a good example is the fog the ghost ship creates)
also the ocean kings temple is very good fun sneaking around trying not to be seen by various phantoms ha-ha.

ok i think i have said enough now lol

compared to spirit tracks this game is amazing you have much more freedom,

pros and cons now

Pros
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easy to get to grips with
fun
challenging
more freedom than spirit tracks
requires you to really think about the puzzles

Cons
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monsters can sometimes get a bit annoying
the sand in the hourglass running out is a problem (but like me if you think about it you will overcome this)
boss's can be frustrating
puzzles are frustrating

but these are all minor things that are easily overcome

and the cartoon style graphics give it a nice feel.
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on 13 February 2014
I'm always wary about buying second hand but this game arrived in excellent condition and works perfectly. Saved me £££s very pleased.
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on 20 February 2014
This was brought for my 9 year old son and he loves it. The quests are interesting and fun and as a bonus it is improving his reading.
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on 24 December 2012
GOOD GAME I ENJOYED PITTING MY WIT AGAINST THE GAME
WOULD PURCHASE MORE OF THE SAME
VERY ENJOYABLE FROM START TO FINISH
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on 21 December 2014
Nice little game, fun to play like all zelda games- ship sections can get a bit tedious though, so not much replay value.
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on 31 December 2014
Very pleased with description for this game, came just as described and very prompt on the delivery service. Thanks
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on 15 January 2008
Well theres not much i can say about this game, other than this game was the best game i have played on nintendo ds to date. This game is fun, funny, And it has great interaction with the player. At least 10 times in the game you have to blow into the mic, and you have to use the ds to make a map by closing it. The story is great, Basically it's a continuing of the legend of zelda windwaker (gamecube) but if you didnt play that game it will still make sense. After you beat the game it makes you feel so warm and cozey great ending and you just want to play it again and again. The music for this game is great too classic zelda with i new twist. The controls for this game are awsome too. The stylus makes for very fun and ingenius gameplay. The only thing that i thought was remotly bad about this game in the hardness. This game wasnt as hard as four swords or ocarnia of time. But all the other ups beat that one down.
All in all this game is the best and you shoud go out and buy it now!!

If I was rating 1-10 this would get a 9.9!
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on 27 October 2007
I Have Only Just Bought My Zelda Game Today And I Am Already Amazed By The Graphics And Gameplay Of This Nintendo DS Game! If You're Deciding Wether To Buy This Game... Buy It!!!
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on 5 October 2016
Game worked great; however, the description said "complete in box" but came without a manual.
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on 9 October 2009
This is a puzzle/adventure game, and probably the best one available to date on the nintendo DS.
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