To be honest, I have never been that interested in Zelda, as it isn't my kind of game. But when I saw this new idea on the TV adertisements, I was quite intrigued about the fact they'd managed to incorporate trains into the mix, and by gosh, they really upped my view on the Zelda games and makers in whole!
It's the perfect mix; half the game involves driving your super special awesome spirit train up and down winding tracks (getting chased by tanks and ebil doom trains), and the other half is all the action, puzzle solving, whipping and boss-defeating.
The makers of this game have really tried to use everything the DS has to offer, with you now being able to talk to villagers and blow into the microphone to hurl tornadoes of impending doom at enemies. There's just so much interactivity!
The gameplay is almost endless, as there is the main plot, several funky little subplots, and even tasks that involve you carrying passengers on your train, unlocking paths to new areas and new plots! I've had the game for a few months now, and I'm still barely within reach of the finishing line, just because there is just so much to DO!
The graphics occasionally blow a little, but you can't really blame them, because it is a DS, and the DS doesn't do Xbox graphics and detail. The whole thing is also touchscreen-based, which is a little awkward if you don't have anywhere to lean whilst playing: so the DS doesn't skid all over when you're s'ploring.
But aside from that, it's a wonderful little game, that combines two utterly different styles: train riding and fantasy fighting, in such a perfect way it seems the spirits themselves must've created it for us. I can't encourage you enough to get this game, just for the sheer range of things to do and the pure fun involved. If you're a lifelong Zelda fan, or just a new starter like me, it's a brilliant game to get stuck in to. Don't heasitate: The price is almost a steal!