After having it sitting on my shelf for seven years, I finally got around to playing The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. I destroyed my circadian rhythms staying up too late to finish it over the course of several days, and I’ve decided it may have finally surpassed Majora’s Mask as my favorite Zelda game. It’s short, tight, and uses its hardware brilliantly. Controlling Link with the stylus feels incredibly natural, as does solving puzzles that involved tapping, drawing, the microphone, the hinges; I have never felt a video game was working harder or more successfully to immerse me in an experience. I would go on at length about all of the strengths of Phantom Hourglass, but Tim Rogers at Actionbutton.net has already done it for me. The only thing about that review I disagree with is that the handholding didn’t bother me nearly as much as it did Tim. Personally, I would have given it all four stars. This feels like the game that the Nintendo DS was invented for.