Games of the 00’s- The Legend Of Zelda Phantom Hourglass: (2007)

The 2000’s was such a great time to be a gamer especially if one was a fan of handheld consoles like the Nintendo DS.  There were countless titles that many people enjoyed for the Nintendo DS including the Legend of Zelda Phantom Hourglass which was developed by Nintendo and released for the DS in 2007.  There were many things about Phantom Hourglass that people found interesting such as the plot for this game.  The setting for Phantom Hourglass follows the events from The Legend of Zelda:  Wind Waker and the plot focuses on Link’s adventure as he seeks to gather the Spirits of Power, Courage and Wisdom while traveling to the Ocean King’s Temple.  During his journey Link must also rescue Tetra along with finding the Phantom Sword in order to defeat the main villain of this game known as Bellum.  The cel shaded 64 bit 3D graphics of this game was pretty cool because it reminded many people of the Nintendo 64.

Even though, Phantom Hourglass was released  a few years after The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures some people might argue that the game should have been made for a home console such as the Nintendo Wii which was released in 2006.   The fact that Nintendo decided to release Phantom Hourglass for the Nintendo DS was great considering the fact that the  Wii already had The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess as their big game for a home based console around that time period.  The fact that Phantom Hourglass was developed as a 64 bit game opposed to a 128 bit title gives long time fans of the series a sense of nostalgia from the late 90’s.   Also, the graphics for the Phantom Hourglass highly resembled that of  Zelda: “Four Swords Adventures” which made the game a more impressive sequel in terms of concept.  While there have been countless Zelda games that have been released for over the past two decades many people will argue that Phantom Hourglass was one of the most impressive handheld games within its series.  Along with being an impressive handheld title some might argue that it was one the best handheld Zelda titles of the 00’s overall.

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