First Impressions: The Legend of Zelda Phantom Hourglass

September 28, 2007

The newest Zelda game showed up at the house this afternoon a bit unexpectedly since it doesn’t ship until the 1st, but I can’t complain. I didn’t spend too much time with it, but I wanted to share a bit about it. First, graphically it is very nice and is basically a scaled down version of the Wind Waker engine running on the DS. Storywise it seems to pick up right after WW as well. I guess you could call this Wind Waker 2 for all intents and purposes so far.

One unique thing about PH is the use of the stylus. The d-pad cannot be used to control your character, but instead you point using the stylus which direction you’d like to head. At first it sounds strange, but I assure you it works fantastic. I don’t want to ruin too much too early, so I’ll leave it at that, but rest assured that this looks like it’s going to be a great game.