Maybe its that I'm getting old and am sick of all my favorite series are putting all their effort into attracting kids, or maybe it doesn't even do that very well, since my daughter lost interest as quickly as I did.
This feels like a rehash of Phantom Hourglass, which feels like a DS rehash of Wind Waker, which is a cartoonified rehash of Majora's Mask, which is a kidified rehash of Ocarina of Time... So in other words, close enough to the previous game that it made me think of Majora's Mask.
posted by Buster_Muffins (SUNRISE, FL) Apr 4, 2011
Member since Apr 2011
I just beat phantom hourglass and had to try this. It's even better. Same basic premise here; you drive a train (instead of a boat), and you go to a spirit tower (like the temple of the ocean king, just not frustrating like it was) many times to get the 4 maps of all the train tracks so you can go through all the dungeons to beat the final boss. It is even better though. First off, every time you revisit the tower you don't have to go through the same boring levels over and over every time you visit. It is different every visit. Secondly, you aren't timed. Also, you get a flute, like the ocarina in ocarina of time and blow into the ds's mic to use it. You learn songs that help you in the game. Also zelda dies in the beginning of the game so she travels with you along your journey. She can possess phantoms in the dungeons and you can control her separately to solve puzzles in a new way. I thought the game was going to be stupid when I first turned it on, but after the story was laid out within the first hour, i was hooked. You owe it to yourself to at least try this if you havent. Especially if you're dying to get your hands on ocarina of time 3d for your shiny new 3ds!
I haven't finished the game yet but I decided to do a quick review since I'm not sure if I'll bother finishing. It's a fun game but after a while it starts to get kind of boring. The train is unbearably boring and slow and if feels like half the game is taking this boring train from point A to point B. The cannon and enemies during the train rides provide a little entertainment at first but eventually they just get annoying. Other than the train part, this game it's pretty fun. However, when I think of all the other games on my list I could be playing while making my 99th train trip I suddenly lose the will to continue on.