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Golden Sun

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Review – Golden Sun

videolamer
9 October 2006
  • Conclusion: The overarching theme this game develops is integration. Your djinns are integrated into your character in such a way that you can use them as summons, as stat boosters or as an action of their own (by releasing). And your spells are integrated in that you do not mysteriously lose them once a battle ends as you have in every other game ever made (probably). Because of this, Golden Sun has moved RPG’s forward and made them more intuitive.
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Golden Sun (GBA)

ccgr.org
20 November 2005
  • Excerpt: Golden Sun was one of the first Role-Playing games released for the Game Boy Advance, not long after the system\'s release back in 2001. Even so, it still stands up well in the sea of GBA RPGs. You take the role of Isaac and friends (eventually Garet, Ivan and Mia) who unwittingly take part in the releasing of the four Elemental Stars, which have the potential to control all four elements (Earth, Fire, Wind and Water.
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 10
10
Sound 9
9.0

Golden Sun

Portable Review
12 November 2005
  • Excerpt: In the early Middle Ages, mastery of alchemy was often sought after as a quick means to an end. The most common of these goals included wealth, well-being, and the creation of human life. Many moons ago, it was written off as mendacity and those who practiced alchemy were condemned as heretics and burned at the stake. If you are taking any of this as historical fact and using the material to study for an exam, do not expect to score much higher than a 16%.
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Overall 9
8.5

Golden Sun

Just RPG
31 August 2004
  • Excerpt: Synopsis If you can cope with strenuous, constant controller button-mashing, Golden Sun provides a long, engaging quest, impressive 2D graphics, and true turn-based combat featuring the summoning of mystical and mythical creatures. All this imparts a fulfilling experience all around. Depending on how you tackle the game, expect completion time to be between 20 and 30 hours.
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Golden Sun (Game Boy Advance) Review

Cubed³
30 June 2004

Golden Sun – Review

GameCritics.com
23 February 2004
  • Excerpt: While Role-Playing Games (RPGs) may have gained mainstream acceptance during the 32-bit era of gaming, most serious fans of the genre would agree that the best games invariably came into existence on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). For a number of years, the SNES was the RPG fan's system of choice—boasting a line-up of games that are still considered classic in this age of 3-D polygons and life-like graphics.
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Golden Sun – Second Opinion

GameCritics.com
23 February 2004
  • Excerpt: Playing Golden Sun is like returning to your bedroom after being away for years. You'll still know where everything sits, and you can pretty much navigate the place with your eyes shut. Golden Sun presents that type of familiarity, especially with gamers who enjoyed the 16-bit era of role-playing games with the Super NES.
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Golden Sun: The Lost Age – Second Opinion

GameCritics.com
23 February 2004
  • Excerpt: Mike's movie comment reminded me of a joke Johnny Carson had made when he hosted the Academy Awards one year. During the telecast, he called the awards show "two hours of sparkling entertainment spread out over six hours." That seems to sum up my experience with Golden Sun: The Lost Age pretty well. Just like Mike, I found the sequel much longer than it needed to be.
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Overall 7
7.3

Golden Sun

Into Liquid Sky
1 January 2004
  • Excerpt: In Camelot Software's Golden Sun you are thrust into the world of the stereotypical silent protagonist Isaac. Isaac is accompanied by his childhood friend Garret as they begin to set out on a very common, stereotypical adventure. You'll notice I used the word "stereotypical" twice in the last two sentences. Well that's because Golden Sun can be summed up by the phrase "stereotypical RPG". Camelot took no risks when developing this game.
  • Pros: Fun battle system, Deep 'class' based system, Feels like a much bigger game
  • Cons: Lots of stale clichés, Only half of the game
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

GamesAreFun
22 December 2003
  • Excerpt: remembers those golden days of gaming, and if you miss those days, a certain Game Boy Advance title would definitely cater to you.
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