This game is extremely cool! Nice continuation of Windwaker (and so far the only really good sequal to a Link v Gannon LoZ). It uses all of the functions of the DS (yes, the mic is used and used well).
Only drawback...kinda short. Now I know it's a DS game. I know it all has to fit on the card. It still felt really short. Some of the the unique puzzles were fun, but short-lived. You really got to use some of the tools a few times, then they lost their usefulness (or got them so late in the game that they hardly felt useful).
Is it still worth buying? Absolutely! The online funcionality adds a lot, but I'd just have liked to have a longer game.
OK im going to break this review down into 4 categories. Graphics, sound, gameplay, and controls.
1. Graphics- this game has absolutly stunning graphics for a ds game. the visuals are brilliant, there is so much detail, and the sad thing is most people won't even notice.
2. Sound- the sound design once again is above par to most ds titles, The sound effects match every movement link makes and all his actions, the music is much better than expected, and the overal sound is just top notch.
3. Gameplay- The gameplay is very refreshing, zelda fans who are just starting to see a repeating formula will find something new here. The puzzles are good, however i felt some of the dungeons somewhat enderwhelming.
4. Controls- The controls, are amazing, the stylus control works great, i admit i was a skeptic but i was proven wrong. You can attack three different ways. A. tap the enemy and link will automatically attack it. B. draw a line nere the enemy and link will slash. C. draw a circle repeatedly to make link perform the spin attack.
Overal this game is just to great to rent. You may even want to play it a couple times through to collect all the hidden treasures. The story was great and it was quite lengthy. This game is a definete buy for zelda fans and people just wanting to try something new.