I'll skip. I loves me Zelda but didn't like PH. The train bit looks like some kind of transport system in lieu of a map (like Castlevania: OoE and every other RPG) which is a shame. Zelda did fine without such a system before.
A journalist pal at the show sent me an txt telling me to get online soon cuz the internets gonna 'splode guess he was right.
Looks awesome, I love the fact that they've introduced a train feature, it looks cute and fun, like when they introduced the King of Red Lions in WW as a form of transport and a little change to the regular gameplay. I shall definatley be trying this out.
Oh I'll probably buy it... I had a thing for trains when I was li'l... but it just seems way off the Zelda track, as it were... O_o A spinoff of Phantom Hourglass was the last thing I expected! Dev process was shorter this time since they had the engine already though, so we'll get it pretty soon.
Looks like a lot of people on the net are unhappy about Spirit Tracks looking the same as Phantom Hourglass and Windwaker (which are apparently the worst 2 zelda games (I disagree)), but with a train.
Maybe I like steam trains, but how can people say this game is going to have no story or gameplay when it hasn't even been released yet, just because there's a train in it (which is apparently it's only appealing feature)?
The Zelda series has taken its dips here and there but I'd never say any Nintendo-made Zelda game was bad. It's only because they're so consistently great that we pretend to be all disappointed when they dare to change anything (but complain when they keep things the same anyway). I'm not that impressed with the trains thing either, but I'm sure Nintendo will make it fun.
im sure itll be windwaker with trains. instead of being a watterlogged world it will be covered with vast empty plains.
which imo is the only flaw windwaker had. there really wasnt any reason to make you travel huge distances. id have much rather explored sunken hyrule instead of traversing the waters above.
currently playing oracle of ages as i missed it years ago. i bought seasons back then, dont know why. i was much more interested in time travel .
i missed ocarina of time, majoras mask, and twighlight princess, as well as any and all ds zelda games. ive got a N64 so ill probably try and get copies of ocarina and majora. but im not about to buy 2 new consoles for the others. i want a ds but ill probably end up neglecting it more than i neglect my psp.
Originally Posted by alspal This game looks fairly crap to me.
They could easily make a fun adventurous 3D game, but instead they're taking the wrong sort of risks when they could be making something a lot better.
Yea. I just wish they hadn't made these new DS Zeldas such casual titles. They've lost all that made the 3D ones great. But hey they might make a new one for the DSi only that's all big and 3D like, with the dpad and all.
I bought this for my sister for Christmas, and she very graciously let me have the second file. So far I'm really enjoying it. I was a fan of trains when I was quite little, and they zelda-fied it quite well. So far I like it more than Phantom Hourglass.
I love the humor they put in. "I'll wait here while you go into the dungeon. I think it's some kind of tradition for princesses in my family." Having Zelda come along and have a personality was a very welcome "innovation."
I beat the first temple and am on my way to the second. My only complaint is that i have to blow on my screen, and that the game is a bit linear. Other than that, pretty good. And the cut scenes are really good, with great facial expressions.