Excerpt: Golden Sun Overview Golden Sun, I must agree has been the best game that 'I' have ever played in my life till now. Its just amazing. I loved the whole conept and just loved the story. Its just too good. The way they have involved the fighting scenes, the encounters, the mystical creatures, and the characters is just really very commendable.
Summary: Golden Sun is all that an RPG in a Gameboy Advance is meant to be, but like a lot of games, there are also some minor problems. First, the gameplay is you average overhead view, in which you have to move around the world, until you get into a fight with a monster or two (or six). The view then changes to behind the characters while you fight. The story holds together so well it is almost unbelievable.
Excerpt: Discover the impressionant universe of Golden Sun . You must manage a group 4 characters who must save the world. Line of scenario starting simple, but don't worry, it is not a problem for the play... In any way, the malicious ones are quite present to put sticks in the wheels to you... Appreciate these so beautiful musics (impressionant for a GBA).
Excerpt: Sadly this is not a review of the local takeaway, but it is instead an assessment of an RPG for the Gameboy Advance. So all those expecting a review on Kung Po Chicken and Duck Lap Lap, all look away now.... Still here? Great. Because I'm about to detail to you one of the finest RPGs I've ever had the pleasure of playing.
Pros: Great Storyline, Cast and Visuals, Totally Engrossing
Cons: Long conversations and lots of statistics parts may put some gamers off
Summary: I picked up this game for £10, and as such wasn't expecting a game to shower the earth with greatness etc. But I was wrong, and the game was a bargain! It has fantastic (maybe even ground-breaking!) visuals, a standard but very well executed battle system, and great characters. On the minus side, the plot is a little confusing, and the 'World Map' exploration section may disappoint some, I don't know.
Excerpt: GBA games don't come much harder than this, i'll tell you that. Golden Sun is an RPG, where you control Isaac, a young lad about to embark on an adventure(sounds familliar)to save the land(I think I've heard that somewhere). Even without originality, Golden Sun starts off with a gripping storyline and start to the Game: The volcano overlooking Isaacs town is errupting, and you have to help other towns folk escape as well as yourself.
Excerpt: Alchemy- the power to manipulate the building blocks of reality-Has been sealed away for generations. This ancient science has been hidden deep within Sol Sanctum and protected by the small village of Vale. Which lies at the foot of Mt Aleph, home to Sol Sanctum. Now however, the seal has been broken, and the Elemental stars, the jewels that channel the power of alchemy, have been stolen.
Pros: Addictive, amazing graphics, good storline .
Excerpt: I had never really played an RPG on the GBA before I got Goldensun, and I can honestly say that I think this was a good starting point. The game is very easy to get into with tips throughout the game on how to use certain things, but not on a structured level. Games such as Mario have boxes that tell you how to use items as you come across them, but this is subtly different.
Pros: Hours of Entertainment
Cons: Long passive conversations where you can't save
Excerpt: This is a very good RPG, and sticks quite closely to the old AD&D system. It can be quite complex in places, and some of the battle scenes can be quite tedious. Also, this game only take you through the first half of the adventure - we need to wait for Golden Sun 2 to be released before we can play on (hint hint Nintendo!). Some of the talking sequences seem to go on forever, but despite this it is still a very good game, though I would only recommend it to fans of RPGs.
Pros: Great graphics, hours of gameplay time
Cons: Tedious talking sequences that can't be skipped
Excerpt: Once I had been given a Gameboy Advance in the Summer for my Birthday, I knew pretty quickly I'd want to be playing an RPG (role playing game) of some description. Some searching found the title 'Golden Sun', meant little to me, I mean the only two RP's I'd come across before were the Zelda's and the various Final Fantasies! Golden Sun looked good, it had rave reviews, and apparently some of the best graphics to date on the 32 bit Gameboy.