Thursday, October 7, 2010

Golden Sun

Genre: RPG
Release: 2002
Platform: Gameboy Advance
Graphics: Awesome, regarding the fact that is was one of the earlier games for the GBA, back when nobody really knew how to utilize it's hardware right for the best results.
Story: Also awesome, it's difficult to explain, since the game has a sequel, and the whole story, the REAL story unfolds in that one. to put it simple, it's kinda about magic (called "psynergy" in this game, invisible to everyone who can't use it themselves) breaking free, and before the entire world is destroyed, you run around as a group of four people, trying to save the planet. Now, this looks very simple, but trust me, one could write not only one book to explain what is really going on.
Awesome Fact: The game features so called "djinns", small magically creatures. They are to be found all around the world, and if you encounter one you have to battle it. If you win the battle, the djinn joins you. Now what can you do with them? You can "equip" them to your characters. What it does? Depending on the equipped djinns, the characters stats and skills are changed. There are four kinds of psynergy in this game, mars (fire), venus (earth), jupiter (wind) and mercury (water), and so it happens that there are four kinds of djinns in this game. So if you equip the mars-character in your party with only mars-djinns, he will learn awesome fire-spells, easy. but what might happen if you give him like 3 mercury, 2 venus and one mars? WHO KNOWS YOU GOTTA TRY MAN. There are endless possibilities, and while not everyone might be useful, there are a whole lot which are plain ownage.
Another thing: you can "summon" the equipped djinns during fights for extra super attacks. Problem: once summoned, the djinns need some turns before they are bound back to the character, so the character is weakened for a small amount of time.

RATING: 9/10

62 comments:

  1. I can't believe I never heard of this game! Great review bro!

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  2. Never heard of it, sounds like a fun game though. Nice Review.

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  3. Was thinking about playing this but never had the chance, like most of the games I see lol.

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  4. followin 'n' supportin bro :)

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  5. You've made some interesting points... I also have some points (actually bubbles) on Enhanced by MS Paint :)

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  7. the hubby played this religiously for a while

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  8. a 9/10 rating. that's damn good. i'll gotta check it out!

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  9. I could never get into this game -tried so many times, but always just quit after an hour or so : /

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  10. As for Game Boy, nothing matched the mighty Tetris.

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  11. NOT A GOOD GAME. I got stuck on the part with the waterfall. I couldn't get some crap out of the tree...

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  12. I played this game 3years ago, it's a realy good game

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  13. Played this game some years ago, really enjoyed it.

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  14. never owned a game boy advanced =(

    more ds reviews!

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  15. I loved this game when it first came out.

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  16. Always see people pitching this game, but I never got around to playing it. I'm not even sure where any of my game boys have vanished to. Probably in some box I loaded up after I got out of college.

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  17. might have to dig up my old gameboy and get this

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  18. Hahaha, please check out my blog, id love it if you could follow back ;D

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  19. game was kick ass even had a sequel with a game link feature where u could keep weps armor dijinni ect one of the best games ive ever played

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  20. Nice review, and I recommend this game a lot, when you are playing it, automatically you get addicted. The scenarios, the history, the environment, you fall in love of this game. I think it's even better than pkmn.

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  21. I remember playing this on my gba, was a great game.

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  22. oh man I remember playing this game =D

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  23. i remember playing this a long time ago. good game!

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  24. reasonable game I guess



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  25. Mmmm kinda odd how you just put graphics and story as two things. There are lot of components to a game like music and gameplay to also focus on. Alright review. Think you delved a little into a small thing such as summoning too much.

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  26. by far the best gameboy advance game.... next to polemon haha

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  27. I have to agree with you here. Check out my other TS blog, Swift Fanatics!

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  28. Great game, thanks for the review. Def recommend.

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  29. I still have this game somewhere in my closet.

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  30. sounds cool, i'll try this game whan i'll have some time.

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  31. gba ftw :)
    i remember playing pokemon emerald...ah those days :)

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  32. Fun game, can't wait for the new one

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  33. you've got an interesting point here, good job with the post

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  34. never played this one before. Will check it out! Thanks

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  35. Like the djinn feature. Cool stuff.

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  36. never played this one, more DS / DSI reviews PLZ!!!!

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  37. never heard.. seems be nice

    following ya

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  38. I remember playing this and even finishing the first game but the second kind of overwhelmed me and I never got to see its end :(

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  39. I remember seeing this around, but I'd never actually played it.

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  40. My friend played this game and it looked kinda fun but never got to buying it

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  41. maybe ill give it a try with my emulator

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  42. nice, I can't wait to see what you have to say in your next post

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  43. is this the one you hafta go outside to play?

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