This game was one of my 2 christmas presents (other being a Ipod Touch), and I didn't really have much concern about it. I dislked Phantom Hourglass a bit, and I thought this game would be the same, but I WAS PROVED WRONG!!! Its a little bit too easy, but I pretty much suck badly at Zelda games, so this might be at the right level for me! So I would reccomend this game to any new Zelda fan as well as any hardcore or regular Zelda fans, or anyone in General. This game gets a A-! Nice job, Miyamoto!! >=D
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.
-The Train (You drive it a lot)
I really miss the classic Zelda gameplay, the kind that made you feel like you were actually on an adventure rather than following instructions and running errands for wacky NPCs. The tower quests are puzzle sessions are nice, but between them is hours of boring rides on the train talking to this person or that, hating the bad 3D graphics and effortlessly defeating a painfully unintimidating bad guy here and there.
And what's with the story concept?! The world is covered with magical train tracks, placed there by the Gods, and you conduct a magical train to restore the tracks and save the world? Mixing swords, magic, and trains in a Zelda game just feels way off base to me.
I'd pay a pile of money for Link to the Past or original Zelda gameplay. I hope somebody comes out with a game along those lines again sometime soon (I doubt it will be Nintendo!).