I already played Phantom Hourglass but I thought I would give this a try. I played it for about 2 hours before I returned it. I love Zelda games but I don't think it does so well on the DS. I am not big on heavy stylus action. The graphics are good. Very similar to Wind Waker. The control can be annoying sometimes. I recommend renting first before buying unless you really enjoy the stylus.
i am a zelda fan but this game makes me ashamed to admit it. i went in glad to see a new game but was dissaponited you will find yourself dying because you didnt tap on the right ledge or you went to far even with a calibrated styles. It took me 15 minutes to open a door because i didnt draw it completly right, the story line doesnt relate to anyu of the other games and its not that great. buyer beware.
I found this game to be quite good. It fun to see how the characters from the last few games have aged as well as a wider variety of new characters introduced. The combat system could still use some work- perhaps they should include a button to indicate whether you meant to run or slash, this has gotten me hurt more than a few times. Overall, I'd say it was rather easy for a zelda game, but fun none the less. The controls could definitely use a little tweaking and zelda could be a little less moronic when following the paths you drew, but other than that it is most certainly a good play.