Excerpt: Golden Sun Dark Dawn brings back a Gameboy Advance franchise that many role playing gamers remember fondly. Sadly time has not been very good to this franchise. All of the spiritual aspects of this game are something else that holds it down.
Excerpt: The Japanese-style role-playing game doesn’t lend itself well to direct sequels. Their entire premise depends on characters exploring the entire world to completion, so what’s supposed to happen next? The original Golden Sun and its 2003 sequel succeeded by telling a single story over two games.
Conclusion: Golden Sun: Dark Dawn is mostly what we were waiting for in a sequel to the classic original titles. With just about everything you can expect from the series brought over onto the DS, this game features the high production values and classic jRPG gameplay coupled with the rewarding puzzles and...
Excerpt: Saving the world is the family business. I’ve found that for most people, the idea of following in your parents’ footsteps usually lands you on one extreme side of the fence: you either carry on the family tradition without hesitation, or you act the rebel and want nothing to do with it.
Pros: Still a solid formula, Good old puzzle-solving, Much fancier summons, Touch-screen control is pointless