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GF Rating
7.6

2058 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
5

Fair

Better than Phantom Hourglass - but still lacking

posted by rshadix86 (DAYTON, OH) Jan 18, 2014

Member since Jan 2014

This could have been the handheld Zelda we've all been waiting for, if the developers hadn't been intent on repeating several of the mistakes that made Phantom Hourglass such a disaster.

That's not to say there isn't a lot here that's done right. Innovative uses of the microphone, and fresh takes on old items give this game a feeling of novelty - when they actually work. Sometimes the microphone functionality is spotty, and when you need it to be on point to defeat a hulking boss monster, that can be a major drawback.

The primary source of my ire in this game is the very thing that defines the gameplay - the train system. It's as if the developers of this, Phantom Hourglass, and Wind Waker said to themselves "People complain that they aren't spending enough time staring at the screen, waiting to get to their destinations." This addition is about as dynamic and engaging - and about as much fun - as a load screen, even with the tacked on "can't be defeated, so you can see in advance that you just wasted 5 minutes on a trip that can't be completed" phantom trains.

All in all, what made this game so frustrating is what made A Link Between Worlds such a knockout - it's lack of emphasis on dungeons. That is, after all, why people pick up a Zelda game.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

On the Right Track

posted by pikirbyio (TOMS RIVER, NJ) Jul 7, 2013

Member since Jun 2012

Though I rented it for only so long I recently bought the game. I loved it but still haven't finished it. The game has a variety of Enemies like most Zelda games and an awesome storyline. It's to bad I lost it.

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GF Rating
7

Good

legend of zelda

posted by prettydre (COLUMBUS, OH) May 24, 2013

Member since May 2013

fun

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