Sunday, April 5, 2009

Games Played 04/01/2009

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time - NDS
Phantasy Star Universe - X-Box 360
Pokemon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire - GBA


The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (2003)
Developer: Nintendo
Platform: Nintendo GameCube
Purchase Date: 03/25/2003

I don't know which is cooler: The iconic green garb or this lobster shirt?

Those who have chosen to ignore this game because of its cartoon-ish graphics are those who have foolishly cheated themselves from experiencing one of the best entries in The Legend of Zelda series. The cel-shaded, stylized look of the game still has that cutting-edge feel to it, a reminder of the graphical excellence that the GameCube is clearly capable of. The Wind Waker takes place on a variety of different island and to progress in the game, Link must frequently traverse the epic-sized ocean and travel between these locations. He can also use a magical baton to control the wind, which plays a big part in his adventure. Though the overall graphical presentation is seemingly aimed towards the younger audience, there's a dark tone to the storyline and the dungeons feel predominantly desolate. The Wind Waker contains great puzzles, ingenious gameplay, impressive boss encounters, and a lot of secrets to unlock. The Game Boy Advance connection feature where you can view additional information while playing the game feels tacked on but everything else is pure perfection.

LIBRARY STATUS: 5 out of 5

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