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.
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: "...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. After this, your adventure begins, as you leave the ...
Excerpt: "...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. It took me quite a while to fully get to grips with the spell/Djinn system. The plot is okay, though it gets a bit confusing as you get further into the game - lots of little sub-quests distract you from the ...
Pros: Great graphics, hours of gameplay time
Cons: Tedious talking sequences that can't be skipped
Summary: Golden Sun is an example of the powers of the GBA over the GBC. The graphics and the musical score are outstanding.I bought this game after reading areview at gamespot.co.uk and everything they said about it is true: The gameplay is good, the system for raising your charachters (by using djinn and gaining experience to gain new magic)is very innovative, it has clever puzzles and, unfortunately, one major flaw.
Summary: The best RPG on the GBA. It goes back to those classic style adventures found on the SNES. The grphics are excellent for the GBA, and the traditional storyline is compelling, although a little short. The random battles are beautifully displayed with 3D graphics, and the inclusion of classic magic spells is there. The only minor downfall is that conversations can last for ages, meaning you will have to wait for a pause before you can save.