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Submitted by AbsoluteZelda 575d ago | opinion piece

Phantom Hourglass is the Most Fun Legend of Zelda Game

The Legend of Zelda is an adventure; a journey; an experience. It is a quest of trial and error; failure and triumph; frustration and delight; light and dark. Zelda is a series full of moral enlightenment and philosophy, and it is these very complexities that have always attracted me to the franchise.

Phantom Hourglass on the Nintendo DS is often criticized for its lack of these elements. Many critics say that while it is a great game, it is not a great Zelda game, and that may very well be true. Dathen Boccabella plays Zelda for its complexities both in gameplay and deeper moral significance. The Wind Waker’s DS sequel does fall short there, however, to Dathen it is actually the most fun installment in the whole franchise. (3DS, Nintendo DS, The Legend Of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass)

Tiqila  +   574d ago
wind waker is more fun
Canary  +   574d ago
I'd have to agree. While I loved the controls and the throwback to the old 2D Zelda games, I think Phantom Hourglass was handicapped by a rather lame story. It failed to recapture the wonder and excitement of Wind Waker.

In that department, I think Spirit Tracks succeeded marvelously... but lost the whole 'exploration is fun' tonality that makes the series so special.

So, yeah, ultimately I'd have to agree. Of the "Celda" games, Wind Waker is the best, most complete package.
Blastoise  +   574d ago
I didn't like having to control link with the stylus, was just a little thing that annoyed me
Trenta27  +   574d ago
I literally just about this game. O.o
ahronith  +   574d ago
What?
XXXL  +   574d ago
If u had the option of using traditional controls it wouldn't have sucked do bad
leahcim  +   574d ago
I disagree.

my zelda top 10

1. Link Awakening GBC
2. Ocarine of Time N64 - Mayoras Mask N64 (TIE)
3. A Link to the past SNES
4. Wind Waker GC
5. Skyward Sword WII
6. Minish Cap GBC
7. Zelda 1 Nes
8. Phantom Hourglass
9. Spirit Tracks
10.Twilight Princess
Trenta27  +   574d ago
If I may ask, what didn't you like about Twilight Princess?
SanMarco  +   574d ago
Twilight princess is such a copycat to OoT.
Skyward sword IMO is a tie with for number with OoT.

Link was so attached to Zelda, I felt I really had to save her cause they really wanted each other. It was a whole new emotion to zelda and the gameplay was nice.
abzdine  +   574d ago
SanMarco: is it a problem TWP is a bit looking like OoT? the 2 games are very different, the start, the context, the story and everything is different. i didn't like the wolf sequences, i think they were boring and with no interest, but it's nice when it's possible to change to wolf at anytime, makes the displacements much faster.

Ok it's taking place in Hyrule but then OoT is a copycat of Link to The Past but each one has its special particularities.

I personaly love the Zeldas in Hyrule there is just much more freedom of movement for example, while other's freedom is faked by water, tracks or flying..
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leahcim  +   574d ago
I do really like Twilight Princess, to me is not the worst is just the less good, I love this saga too much.

And if you notice I love to play Zelda games on the go. Links Awakening its a gem that all game lover should try at least once.
TooTall19  +   574d ago
For some reason I'm not very interested in Skyward Sword, even though I loved TP on Wii. OoT is my favorite, and Majora's Mask and Windwaker follow closely behind.
abzdine  +   574d ago
it's an opinion thing, but Wind Waker for me is the worst Zelda in the series in term of content and compared to the other ones.

Phantom Hourglass is a very nice pocket game alongside Spirit Tracks, but number one best Zelda of all times is Link to the Past, even Miyamoto says it!!

My top 5:

Link to the Past
Ocarina of Time
Twilight Princess
Skyward Sword
Phantom Hourglass
Yodagamer  +   574d ago
Just because miyamoto says it's his favorite, doesn't mean it has to be everyone's. I think the good thing about zelda is that anyone of the games (barring the cdi games) can be a favorite. They each are unique, yet familiar.
majiebeast  +   574d ago
Im gonna stick with Link to the past as my personal favourite.
contradictory  +   574d ago
i didn't personally like NDS games
they kinda sucked IMO...
Venox2008  +   574d ago
it's a good game, I liked it, Spirit tracks too. but no way it's the most fun one :)
Toon_Link  +   574d ago
I liked Phantom Hourglass for awhile, but it was one of the only Zelda games I started and never finished.

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