The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
i love it!
there's nothing more challenging then the legend of zelda spirit tracks. i enjoyed it so much,and it's all thanks to nintendo! since i rented it, im gonna save up to buy it.
An okay game
Well the train is awesome but once the enemy trains come you want to punch something(it is very true).Once I got it I was excited, it was my 2nd zelda game. I have to say though it was a sort of let down withe the shortness and the train controls i'm not saying it's horrible but i'm not saying it's great. First of all the dungeons well... It was a mixture of hard and frustrating. It makes it all the harder with controlling zelda a.k.a the phantom. The multiplayer on the other hand, well it wasn't great they should have put wi-fi in. Now the controls on the other hand they were GREAT I love the stylus use in this game. The sound was perfect I loved it. They could have added a plot twist that made it longer but it was fine the bosses were easy which explains the short part. The graphics were great for a ds game. I gave this a 6/10 because it could have used alot more storyline (which was a bit cheesy). overall I would recommend ths to first time zelda players.
Good use of the DS
I really have enjoyed this game. I am glad to see Nintendo use the DS to it's potential. Some may see the controls as a set back. Myself, I like the controls. That is why I purchased a DS. The graphics are good(not outstanding), but I don't expect stunning for a DS. There are some titles that do a good job with graphics. I play the Zelda titles for their familiarity, The story is great. I was cautious about the whole train thing. I said the samething about Windwaker too. I l love the incorporation of Princess Zelda into the entire adventure. It was a nice treat. The sound was great. All the familiar sounds that we expect in a Zelda title. The gameplay is familiar and comforting. I like the use of the stylus. Finally, we get to use them in a title(not that we haven't before. We just don't get to that much). Nice use of drawing with the map and in some situations. Also, the microphone is used for a weapon too. What do I think as a whole? I loved it. Good job to Nintendo. Now, bring on the new Wii Zelda.
Zelda + Trains = Epic but short DS game
This game is quite short, but fun until the end. The final boss is a little challenging though. I have always loved trains as a side hobby since I was 2. Zelda became my favorite game series ever when my cousins gave me their N64 with ocarina of time, mario 64, smash bros, and other great titles. Zelda was emmediatly my favorite, even though I was clueless as to how to play it at the time. Anyways, combining these to subjects made me extremely excited, and I'm not dissapointed. Fun puzzles, interesting enemies, epic boss battles, and a colorful world of areas to discover on my train. Exploring is the best part of the game. Their are so many side quests I'm still not bored with it. This game may sound lame but give it a chance because it's creative and nothing compares to a zelda game. :D
This isn't going to be the worst zelda, but not going to be the best ether
To be honest, I don't find a train to be that bad first off, it's not like the developers of the Zelda series had added in new technology (Not super high tech stuff if you know where I am getting) in the past. now aside from that I'm really hoping that they don't make it so that it isn't completely touch screen controlled, that what made Phantom hourglass kind of annoying to play. there pretty much re-using the graphics from Phantom Hourglass, Wind Waker it's not terrible, I don't why the graphics deserved that much hate, not to mention hat cel-shaded graphics make it a little more like anime (with super deformed bodies from an artist perspective seeing we are talking about WW graphics). Now this isn't really something to hype about, this game might be a good rental but don't knock it until you try it out, especially seeing that Twilight Princess (in my opinion) was completely over-hyped about. You might like it, but there is a good chance that you won't.
Still Goes Strong
The concept of a train had me at a slight caution of trying this out as did for some people the whole introduction of cell shading, but had to try it out regardless. Challenge is mainly consistent. A few spikes of ease and difficulty such as going through a dungeon. Overall providing a good amount of challenge that doesn't turn into frustration if one likes to play hours at a time. As for storyline it is mostly loyal to the basic Zelda structure which still satisfies as goes for the length of the game. One downside is the amount of repetitive means to solve side quests. Sound is vivid and at times find myself adjusting it from time to time (being too loud). Stylus controls are smooth for the most part occasional slip may have some unpleasant timing. The pan flute is a nice addition, but controlling it can be awkward at times. All in all the downsides are slight. I would highly recommend it to both Zelda veterans and those who favor role-playing games.
This installation of the Zelda franchise is surprisingly great. The graphics were the best that I have seen on the DS. The gameplay was a little difficult to learn at first but quickly became easier. There were plenty of side quest to keep some one busy for a long time. The sound was everything that I have come to expect from a Zelda game. Traveling everywhere by train became annoying not long into the game, but once the gates were found and activated travel became much easier. Overall it was a great game.
Fun Game! Not a Favorite.
I did enjoy this game very much, it was fun to see Toon Link again. I really had fun playing Phantom Hourglass on the DS so I figured this would be about the same, which it was... a little too much. I really liked and found it interesting traveling by train rather than a boat, it was different and well accepted. The only thing I didn't care for is the lack of freedom. The gameplay was exactly the same as Phantom Hourglass, graphics were the same, music was the same quality, the dungeons were a little too alike, but with that aside I would still say it was a decent game. I would have liked for there to be a little more exploration on the ground than there was, but I can't complain too much. The boss battles were great and challenging, dungeons were challenging as well, I really liked the new characters and the "return" of some characters you may have gotten attached to in previous Zelda titles. Overall, this wasn't my favorite, but I would recommend it to a Zelda gamer and will eventually play through it again for a second round.
Very good Game
The Legend of Zelda spirit tracks is an excellent ds game. Its not as long as other zelda games but it takes around 20-25 hours to beat. The game follows the set up of phantom hourglass where you return to a central dungeon multiple times. This works great. The game uses full touch screen controls and there is now better way to do it. The game is easy for being a zelda game. that means it still takes a fair amount of skill to beat. The only flaw the game has is in its transportation. The subtitle Spirit Tracks implies that there is a train in the game to get around and it does limit exploration at times when compared to other zelda games. The Legend of Zelda Spirit Tracks is a must own for any fan of the action adventure genre. For zelda fans it is on the easy side.
In my opinion, this game is in nearly every way an improvement over Phantom Hourglass! Of course, I really liked Phantom Hourglass, but this game takes the DS-style gameplay apartment just established in PH and made a skyscraper. The story is better, the gameplay isn't as repetitive (I never liked going through the Temple of the Ocean King again and again), design is better, puzzles are more clever, items are cooler (especially the Spirit Flute, really fun) bosses are more epic, the train is sweet (I love blowing the freaking whistle!) the adventure is longer and more challenging, and it's just overall a better experience and worthy of Zelda name. So get them both, they're great games... just play PH first :)