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GF Rating
8.3

3897 ratings

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GF Rating
5

Fair

The same!

posted by BULLY123 (PRATTVILLE, AL) Apr 23, 2009

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Member since Jul 2008

1 out of 4 gamers (25%) found this review helpful

This game is just a little part two to Wind Waker! WHO WOULD WANT THIS?!?!?!!? Now I played the original one. I really hoped that the stupid story of Wind Waker would END! Sadly it came back for another attack! I don't like the story in Wind Waker! And COME ON!!!!! There is NOOOOO way that Tetra is really Zelda! I DON'T BELIVE THAT AND I NEVER WILL!!!!! Why can't Tetra [Fake Zelda!] save herself?! I think Link shoulden't be wasted like this! Do not rent!

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5

Fair

Indeed Phantom. I wish the hourglass ran out =/

posted by danomano89 (BERLIN, NJ) Dec 24, 2008

Member since Dec 2008

1 out of 4 gamers (25%) found this review helpful

I must admit I had high expectations for this game, but when I popped it in and started to play, it honestly just felt like an top view re-hash of the GBC oracle games. Only reccomended for the hardcore RPG or Zelda fans.

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5

Fair

One big guide dangit

posted by galdon (ORANGE, TX) Dec 17, 2008

Member since Mar 2007

1 out of 4 gamers (25%) found this review helpful

You know the point where you go from innovative, to showing off, to being a jerk? That is what we have here.

Controls: frustrating.

from the moment you get your sword onward, you will do epic battle, against your own stylus. You will frequently end up doing the wrong action, all because you tap the screen too hard or soft

switching items, is also on the touch screen, in real time. as well, certain items lock while others do not, or unlock under certain conditions. making getting out of the way harder than it should be.

Challenge: bipolar

Flip a coin, if heads you will be expected to be a hardcore gamer. No detail will escape your eye, you will be able to create unusual and complex devices from your limited stores of items, and easily overcome any challenge. The game will also tell you to perform actions, referring to YOU you not link you. expecting you to know to yell at, blow on, or close your DS to continue.

If tails, you will be expected to be a 4 year old with no gaming experience. You will not be able to understand concepts so simple as jotting notes down and be told repeatedly to do so, you will also be expected not to look around for yourself or be able to combine anything together, and therefor cut scenes or nearby signs will tell you specifically what to do.

You flip a coin every time you enter a new room or screen.

Entertainment: Addicting

Like most other Zelda games, the game it's self is addicting, regardless of the wallbangers, and frustrations, it will be difficult to put down for long. Play with a guide on hand for the tricky parts, otherwise you will be bald very soon.

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