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The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS)

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS)
alaScore 90

208 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 208 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the gameplay and usability are on the whole positive. The controls and story are also mentioned favorably.

graphics, story, controls, usability, gameplay

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 208 reviews)

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The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS)

 

Phantom Hourglass wraps the standard Zelda formula in an innovative and fun control scheme that gives new life to several of the series' age-old concepts.

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The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

 

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass might as well be called The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker DS. The game features the same fabulous cel-shaded game engine of the GameCube game and picks up a short time after its conclusion. Phantom Hourglass follows...

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The Legend Of Zelda : Phantom Hourglass

 

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was arguably the pinnacle of Zelda excellence. By offering the best of everything, Twilight Princess managed to nail an already near perfect formula. So it's not surprising Phantom Hourglass chose to innovate. The...

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The Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass

 

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Review: The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

 

In a year of shooters focusing on guts, gore, and guns, I find myself looking through my video game library time after time for a light, fun adventure game to play. Luckily, Nintendo gave me a portable game to play when I don't feel like venting my...

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The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourg..

 

Portable perfection

It would be easy to go on and on about the level of quality of this game. From the temple design, to the innovative and elegant control scheme to the well written and well animated cut scenes, this game is truly a joy to play. It's not often that a...

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The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS)

 

Phantom Hourglass is an excellent showpiece for the Nintendo DS and is sure to be recognized as one of the platform's definitive titles.

Phenomenal use of DS features; wonderful audio and visual presentation; great storyline and characters; superb gameplay throughout

Some unclear objectives; repetitive dungeon runs; not very challenging

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The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

 

Dungeons, Puzzles and Bosses

The best part of Phantom Hourglass, however, is the great dungeon design. There are eight dungeons total in the game (one which you must revisit constantly); each with their own theme, and all containing some of the best Zelda puzzles in recent memory....

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Review: The Legend of Zelda Phantom Hourglass

 

I hate stylus-centric gameplay.

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The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Review

 

OK, I gave Twilight Princess a chance. I didn't like the control scheme much, sure, but the game was still pretty fun. I figured that some of the fans upset with Nintendo for forcing in motion controls would be enough to convince them that using a...

Overall, Phantom Hourglass is a pretty good game. While the controls do prove to be an issue, it succeeds in other areas, and does so with flair. The graphics are some of the best I've seen on the DS to date, some of the stylus specific stuff is nice...

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