The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass is a sequel to the Game Cube's Wind Waker and is presented in the same super-cute cartoony style. And let's note that, indeed, there's no real innovation in game design here. You're going to be going into dungeons and solving puzzles to find 4 of this and 5 of those to assemble the thing that'll get you to there. Super-annoyingly, you also have to return to one main dungeon, the Temple of the Ocean King, about 20 times and you have to retrace your steps every time (alright, only mostly every time, but still).
But for all of that, I like the standard Zelda game play, and the use of the touch screen for controls made controlling Link more fun than ever before. I loved being able to direct the path of the boomerang by drawing on the screen.
FuzzyCo grade: A