Rated 0 out of 10 by Sekirei Kazuki Outstanding RPG
I love RPG games. I've always been a fan of the Tales Series for the other consoles, where the combat is Real Time. However, before I ever heard of Real Time Combat, I decided to try this game on the whim, back when Golden Sun first came to GBA, because I was bored of all my previous games. I first sought it as a regular FF type of game, but I was wrong as they involved different mix of spells depending on a special creature called a Djinn. There are 4 types of Djinn, Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water. These Djinn can be set or unset, depending if you want to utilize their pre-skill, then unleash a powerful summon. Golden Sun mixes in a perfect combination of something we've never seen before, with the natural of summoning. If you love RPG games, you will LOVE this game. I've gotten all summons in the Golden Sun Lost Age, and I still play it because of all fun it is. It has some puzzles and neat spells as well as summons. Golden Sun DS is scheduled to come out in Early Nov 2010 :)
Rated 10 out of 10 by RoboticOperatingBuddy Finally, something that brings me back to the DS.
Okay, first off. The first two were huge hits in my eyes.
The story was gripping, the lore legitimate, and the characters had solid back stories. You could always know whats going on and would actually WANT to know whats going on in them. Which is something I can rarely say for RPG's.
The gameplay was classic, and amazing too boot. And I hope that they keep that here in the next installation, which I am greatly looking forward too.
So far, I can tell that it'll be a continuation of what happened from the second game. Which is something that's been pestering me ever since I beat the final boss in Golden Sun: The Lost Age.
Vale gets completely turn into a crater, everyone is okay though... However I always wondered what happened to the townspeople that seemed to have been missing from the final cut scene.
But, meh. NPC's are a dime a dozen.
But, all I can say is. I HIGHLY doubt the game team at Camelot will disappoint this time around.
This will be something I get on the second it's released.
Rated 1 out of 10 by DeafNinja771 Pathetic, A HUGE Letdown.
I was and still am a fan of the Goldensun series through GBA, But this game, It hurt me mentally just to play it. Somehow the graphics are worse than on the GBA. The gameplay was far too easy, there was no amazing fights like on its previous versions because the enemy ALWAYS died too fast. Its like this game was made for children. I gave every rating a 1 because I can't give it a 0. The only reason graphics got a 2 is because the fight scene graphics were decent but because of the blocky, blotchy, and overall oddly shaped graphics I feel that a rating of 2 is generous. This game possessed no challenge. Leveling up, better gear, dinjin, these are things that hardly mattered since the fights were so easy. I believe the game could be beaten naked, that is without any gear at all. I hope to witness and enjoy future masterpieces like its predecessors and avoid another embarrassment like Golden Sun: Dark Dawn. I will be looking and hoping for another title from golden sun, I haven't given up on the series quite yet.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Ryu13 Fun, but is very long and is repetitive
This game is very fun. The graphics are not the best, but they are pretty good for a portable system game. They are in 3rd dimension, in case you do not know. The music sounds like it could be from older games, but it's not a big issue for me. Definitely not as good as Dragon Quest, but it is another good RPG. A few problems are that when you change armor, it is not visible in the world view, or in battles. Only the weapons are visible, which is a bit of a disappointment. It has some scary sequences and frightening looking monsters, like zombies and bosses. I am saying that about my own frights; other things might scare you in this game, like the music or monsters. Just giving you a heads up. I will not give spoilers for the end of the game, but the end of the game is left hanging. It will probably lead off to the next game. I'm assuming the first part of the game was led from the previous games' ending. So if you don't mind the ending to be hanging, or it to be very long and a bit tedious, then this game is okay for you.
Rated 9 out of 10 by nemzep95 Good Story, Bad Sequel
I loved this game. It had amazing gameplay, incredible graphics, and the story in this individual game was really good. My only problem with this game (dropping it from a 10 to a 9) is the fact that it doesn't really continue Golden Sun: The Lost Age. Sure there are a few things related to it, but overall it doesn't really answer any questions that it created in relation to what happened in TLA.
It answers a few questions, but poses more than it answers. They made it seem like the ending would explain everything about what you most wanted to know, but it didn't really explain anything. It was, in my opinion, the worst ending I've ever seen in a game. It's a cliffhanger in which you fall to a perilous death. It implies a couple things, but it jumps over things that could make better.
*END OF SPOILER ALERT*
Overall, this game was awesome, and had it's own good story. However, as a sequel it didn't really continue the previous story as well as it could have. I have to wait for yet another sequel to have my questions answered.
Rated 4 out of 10 by ryuyami i expected more
like most people who played the first two games and loved it I was ready for the third golden sun to come out. this game is sort of a letdown in my opinion and anyone who played the first two could agree with me, the puzzles in the first game were much harder and the all around enemies and bosses were how they are supposed to be, in this game you can go around killing everything (including bosses) with little to no problem, and then you get to the final boss and he one hits your people, its crazy. the personalities of the characters are much weaker than the first two games as well. I will say that I thought it was interesting to have someone who can just transform at will during a fight, even though she couldnt use djinni during it she could do some massive damage by herself. anyways let me get back on track, in my own personal opinion this game did not live up to the first two, and I would rather play those even though they are older I think they are much better, and if you really want to play this I suggest playing the first two games for their story
Rated 10 out of 10 by Havi This game was great.;) SPOILERS
hehe the 7years was sure worth waiting for. as i read your reviews i notices that some of you get confused in the storyline??? wow. the storyline was great and rly easy to follow as long as you read the conversations. and im happy after finishing the game to say that surely there will be another PART to golden sun. possibly something to do with Felix and other characters that were living in Kalay. also as you could see on the map the south side was cut off at Angara, making it look like there will be more unexplored land there. plus after Matthew gets some he notices the biggest psynergy vortex ever, making it possibly the Waning moon that occurs every 10 years:) and ofcourse at the end there is a writing << THE END...?>> making it obvious there will be another part.. lets just hope we wont have to wait for it another 7years.. over all great game:)
Rated 5 out of 10 by DilPickles Quickly returned it
It's always hard to one up a great rpg but this games predecessors leave it in the dust. The introduction of so many new civilizations, groups of people, world events etc. watered the game down so much. They added nothing to the story. The story itself was also very lame pretty much the children of the warriors of vale trying to live up to their parents legacy. The worst part was the nonstop dialogue. There was more dialogue than actual playing the characters never knew when to shut up. I returned it after three days.
Rated 10 out of 10 by totalanonymity A series that could sell the platform by itself
Golden Sun and Golden Sun: The Lost Age were absolutely incredible games. Easily, one of my favorite RPGs ever.
The level of playability was high and I've played through both games multiple times. Even right now, I recently bought a pre-owned DS Lite and bought the first two and am replaying them yet again to refresh myself on everything and even though I know the stories, it still captivates me and keeps me going. I've already been playing hours and hours straight and I only got it just yesterday.
Ever since The Lost Age ended and there was nothing on the horizon, I was absolutely heartbroken and I had been holding on for some shred of a legitimate future for the Golden Sun series and when it finally came I got all flkgjfdlkgj inside. Amazing when a video game series can bring up such joy and happiness due to nostalgia.
I CAN'T WAIT.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Remag Is this the ending of the game?
This is one of the best game I played that is from Nintendo. At the beginning of the game, it teaches you the basics like using psynergy in the field and using djinn in battle. This is good for first-timer that have never played the first two games. Using the djinn you collect on your adventure having to use them in battle is really helpful especially against a boss. It is best if you let each of your team member to only have one element to boost their stats to the maximum and make sure to have all 83 djinns. Here is a tip for beating the boss at Crossbone Isle, it is best if you set all your djinn to standby before you enter the battle with boss there, it is almost guaranteed to beat him if you summon. I hope there is another Golden Sun game to make-up for this game's ending. This game is a must for those big rpg fans.