I hereby retract all previous statements of naysayeth against the upcomming Zelda DS game.
I have obtained a copy of the game in, what one of my close acquaintences would say, "Moonspeak". After playing it a little while and getting a grasp for the control scheme, I must admit it is surprisingly well done. So far, I even agree with the 39/40 score given to it by Famitsu.
I love cel-shading and due to the limited amount of colors needed to display a good cel-shaded model, it works perfectly for the DS. Anyone who has ever poo poo'd the graphics of this zelda game is seriously incorrect. Fortunately, I was never one of those people :)
The controls, for the most part, are spot on. Movement does take a little getting used to, and I was slightly disappointed that some of the puzzles in the game pertain to how well you can control link rather than ... the actual puzzle. None the less the controls are much better than I expected them to be.
Sound is extremely well done as well. I won't say more than I've noticed the stereo sound being used well in a few situations :0
So far, I find it extremely enjoyable, and this included the 15 minutes it took me to figure out I had to write something in Japanese, as well as the 15 minutes it took me to figure out I had to yell into the microphone to get someone's attention.
I'll do my best to finish the game in Japanese and I definitely look forward to picking the game up in English, when it drops later this year.
Again, I'd like to take a moment to retract all previous naysayings I have ever had about this game, and I'd recommend it for purchase the day it drops on our shores :) read