The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
An unfortunate addition to the Zelda legacy
Oh boy... where to begin. I suppose I'll start with the main theme of Spirit Tracks - the train. Throughout the game, you will find yourself constantly moving back and fourth with your horribly slow locomotive. Not only is it boring, but it borders tedious when you find yourself being chased by the other trains that are immune to all damage. (Oh and they one shot you.) The entire idea feels like it wasn't thought out too well considering just how mind numbingly boring using the train is. While the game does deliver on the classic Zelda puzzles, it falls short on its precursors. Their solutions feel cheap and completely unoriginal. You will spend approximately a third of the game wandering through the darkness without any light. Zelda's AI only adds to the disappointment, you will CONSTANTLY be waiting on her because she is 25% slower than you are, and you'll likely grow frustrated over just how often she snags herself on a wall/torch. The music however, is fantastic as always, no problems there. In addition, the fun and engaging boss fights will continue to be the highlight of the game, and also providing the only enjoyment I found in Spirit Tracks. If there is one thing I'd like someone to take out of this review it is this - If you choose to buy this game, expect to spend most of the game waiting around on NPC's and ultimately getting frustrated. I'm giving gameplay a 5/10 on ordinary gameplay and a 9/10 on bosses. A 5/10 for graphics due to the terrible textures used outside of dungeons/towns when on the train. Quite honestly, this game didnt feel like a nintendo game, and an incredibly rushed one at that. Very disappointed.
good, yet repetitive
This is a very good game, except for two things: the train and the repetitiveness of the zones. The sound and gameplay are nice, but the train feels restrictive since you cant go off the track and all of the 5 areas are the same sequence of 4 events to access the next area. That said, all of the things you do in the areas are fun and different (except for the spirit flute, that is annoying, hard to use, and is unplayable on an airplane since it all ways acts like you are blowing into it.) All in all, if you like Zelda games, you will like this, even if it isn't as good as most of the others.
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.
I received my DSi for my birthday, this was the first game I got for it. This was also my very first LoZ title. All I can say is, ONE OF THE BEST TITLES FOR THE DS. Would definitely recommend :D
this is a good game
I would say that if this game was a good screening of a movie I would recommend it for anyone in general I liked it mainly because of game play and places
This game was wonderful and I highly think upon it on my adventures throughout the world of Zelda. I felt like I can replay this game and not get board I also want to recommend the other Zeldas.
Great game for all.
One of the best DS games in my opinion. As I said in the title,it's a great game for all. If you're a hardcore gamer,you can collect all the treasures and the train parts,but if you're a casual gamer,you can skim through the game without troubles. It has some challenging puzzles,but none of them require a walkthrough.
a great zelda game
This was the first zelda game I had ever played and I have to say I love it. It is very fun and challenging and it has a lot of depth. It is short but the final boss is kind of hard. This a great handheld zelda game and i would recommend it.
wayyyyyyy to hard
this game is impossible to beat.you have to go on youtube ever entire single second.and the game gives you absolutoly no hint were anything is.this is just like phantom hourglass.
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.