The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
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DS
Genre:
Action Adventure
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ESRB:
Everyone
Release:
October 1, 2007
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Tareq Shrourou
October 15, 2007 - Excellent - Phantom Hourglass is an excellent showpiece for the Nintendo DS and is sure to be recognized as one of the platform's definitive titles.
October 1, 2007 - Excellent - Phantom Hourglass wraps the standard Zelda formula in an innovative and fun control scheme that gives new life to several of the series' age-old concepts.
October 3, 2007 - Excellent - Phantom Hourglass tries to be all things to all people; easy and approachable enough for the DS' vast install base of casual users but rewarding and challenging enough to satisfy the hardest of the hardcore Zelda fans.
October 1, 2007 - Excellent - The game is, in every way, the adventure of a lifetime. Whether slicing through the ocean, smiting the finest bosses the Zelda team have dredged up in years or simply whacking cuccos with your sword - it's one dazzling highlight after another
September 25, 2007 - Excellent - Nintendo went for a more casual approach this time around, keeping the amount of hardcore dungeon-crawling to a minimum, and shedding the traditional control scheme for a more casual-friendly approach. Phantom Hourglass is still an extremely ambitious, entertaining, and innovative product.
November 1, 2007 - Excellent - Yes it's a tad short, and yes it's full of recognisable Zelda moments, but that doesn't stop it from being a fun, refined gem of an adventure game.
October 2, 2007 - Good - The biggest problem, if it can be called one, with Phantom Hourglass is that it's too beholden to what's come before it. Innovation arrives in tiny steps, touch screen controls be damned.
October 17, 2007 - Good - While this one might be over sooner than you expect, you won't forget it in a hurry, and you won't be left wishing that it lasted longer.
October 15, 2007 - Good - The annoying, repetitive parts are distinctly outweighed by the original, challenging, entertaining parts.
October 1, 2007 - Good - The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass is a great video game and a must buy, though it's not the evolution we hoped it'd be.
October 11, 2007 - Good - As portable entertainment, it's fantastic, proving an action adventure can be done with the stylus with no qualms.
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