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.