As a single-player DS experience, Phantom Hourglass is unmatched. It lacks the legs of Final Fantasy III - PH’s nearest rival - but there’s little in that that can match Hourglass working at full power. The game is, in every way, the adventure of a lifetime. Whether slicing through the ocean, smiting the finest bosses the Zelda team have dredged up in years (special mention to one fight carried out from the first-person perspective of the boss himself) or simply whacking cuccos with your sword - it’s one dazzling highlight after another. And we’d gladly sail the seas to play this gem.