DS is very different from a Gameboy, so shouldn't be considered one. And because of that, Phantom Hourglass will be very different from earlier handheld Zelda's. PH should be (and probably will be) praised for being an all-new different type of Zelda.
I'm eagerly waiting for it too; however, I can wait since I don't have money for it and I'm saving up for TP for Wii and DKR DS.
Personally I can't ever wait for new Zelda games to come out, I always book a couple of days off work just so i can live zelda without the hassel of real life interupting me lol! I have really high hopes for PH. I really want it to be longer than WW. I have confidence in what the big N will do with this DS version.
i really really want to get PH. i have absolutely nothing to play anymore, that and it's a zelda game which in general takes more than two weeks, except for MC. i was excited when i saw the case it was coming in and for about half a second i thought it was already coming out and i was gonna buy it. i was disappointed quickly. oh well.
CUCCOS SHALL RULE ALL!!!! HAHAHAHAHA
"To be honest i'm not proud of it...to be even more honest, i am." ~ Marshal Ericsen.
How come? Is it the style or story that you don't like?
I think the graphical style was a brilliant move myself as it meant a new set of gamers where opened up to Zelda - my girlfriend for instance didn't like the other Zelda games as she felt they wanted to be real, and the problem of trying to do "reality" is that the graphical style can date quickly.
She got into Zelda via TWW, and now is playing TP on the Gamecube. The great thing about a franchise like Zelda is the room for variety