Rated 10 out of 10
by bellbell7 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.
Rated 10 out of 10 by mtbmonkey 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.
Rated 6 out of 10 by LOTR freak 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.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Thediogydude 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.
Rated 9 out of 10 by PhantomFable 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.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Ssinu95 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.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Azura Raven Awesome Game
I love anything Zelda related. This game was really fun, but the only downside to it was is traveling on the tracks. Now I say that in the past, now I don't mind since I discovered the arcs in the middle of the tracks were portal. I was a little slow on that part. This is also the first game I think Zelda is able to be played, well played through someone else. Zelda most certainly has an attitude in this game! Link also has his fun. I love the different weapons he gets to use and playing the songs on the flute is fun, but sometimes agitating when you don't get it right the first few times when up against the keepers of the songs. The only downside to this game was is the length. It was a bit too short for my taste. Twilight Princess was indeed long for me, but I really expected this one to at least take a few more days aside from the four I took time playing it. Still a very great game. I would recommend it to anyone.
Rated 10 out of 10 by swhit619 better than phantom hourglass
pros: I like how the story has some of the things from the storyline of phantom hourglass such as Niko (you can tell it's about 75 years later because Niko is an old man now). They finally linked a zelda game to another. I like how they brought music back kind of like ocarina of time but I hardly had to use the songs. The train didn't affect the game too much, it's actually pretty fun avoiding those bomb trains. The puzzles start off easy in the beginning of the game but gets more difficult nearing the end of the game (some of the puzzles took me a couple hours to figure out what to do). I thought the graphics were good for ds. took me around 30 hours to beat without guides. cons: I thought the controls were a little annoying at first (sometimes i'd accidentally roll when i wanted to more somewhere; and having to making slash marks to swing your sword started to get like ninja gaiden at times like when your train is being raided). But I guess you get used to the controls after a while. Phantom hourglass was good but i'd rate spirit tracks slightly better.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Hakudoshi23 Looks The Same, But New Storyline
I am very curious about this game because of the fact that this will be the first time Link will be riding a train instead of a boat. I used to get a pirate feeling when playing Wind Waker and Phantom Hourglass. Somehow it feels familiar, perhaps it is because Link is using some kind of transportation within the game, but Nintendo knows what Zelda fans want, a brand new adventure, new weapons, and a new map/dungeons. Maybe Nintendo feels there fans want the same feeling, but I don't think that this game will catch on with the Wii. I only say this because the Wii is a major console, therefore, it's games must be long and entertaining with a story line that exceeds expectations, thus making both casual and hardcore fans alike satisfied. I would recommend this game for the reason that the Zelda series is always enjoyable and most fans would know from their preceding titles of this series. Overall, this game will be like the rest of the series, new, entertaining, and enjoyable. It may seem like the game that precedes it, but I guarantee, you will be satisfied.
Rated 0 out of 10 by linksage Here's hoping it's not a repeat performance
I've been a die-hard fan of the Zelda series since Link's Awakening, but I'm sorry to say that Phantom Hourglass was an utter disappointment. The puzzles were fresher and more interesting, but the story fell flat, and that leaves a bigger impression than a few clever puzzles. It lacked the charm of Wind Waker and the other games that came before it. I sincerely hope that Spirit Tracks does not repeat the same level of shallow characterization and plot (I understand that younger gamers must be considered, but if Disney can appeal to both audiences at the same time, surely so can Nintendo!). I also hope that they have worked out some of the bugs as far as the controls go, or have at least offered the player the option of using the d-pad if they so chose. I've had quite a bit of experience with all touch pad games by now, and it's still frustratingly buggy and hard on the wrists. I'll be getting this game just because it's a Zelda title and I feel I owe it a chance in that aspect. I just hope it earns back the respect PH lost as a member of the Zelda series.