Phantom Hourglass gets near-perfect score from Famitsu

How colorful!I don’t know if any of you readers have heard of Famitsu, but it’s a very popular Japanese magazine that’s notorious for being fairly tough on games (though, it gave Nintendogs a 40/40)- giving Resident Evil 4 a 38/40 and Yoshi Touch ‘n’ Go a 35/40. The latest score to come out of Famitsu-ville was the DS’s next monster hit: The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (official website here). This puts it ahead of many games, as it’s not commonplace for Famitsu to dole out such a high score, which will make cel-shaded-Link-fan’s heart’s across America leap with joy.

Well, maybe not.

Update: Apparently only six games have ever received a perfect score (mind you, this goes back to ’86), and only 17 have received a 39, one of which is Phantom Hourglass. So, it’s safe to say you can go ahead and bust out some preorder money.