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Golden Sun

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Publisher
Nintendo Co., LTD
Release year
2001
Releases
Age rating
7 and above
Game mode(s)
Singleplayer
License
Available for purchase

Golden Sun

Forces of darkness are pursuing the lost art of Alchemy and it's up to you and your companions to twart their evil intents! Things start going awry when a group of kids and the professor Kraden enter the Sol Sanctum, a temple off-limits to regular villagers. Upon entering, they discover a hidden sanctum that houses the four Elemental Stars - the very source to Alchemy. As they gather these for further research, thieves appear stealing all, but one of them alongside kidnapping your friend Jenna before escaping. With most of the stars in hand, they plan on lighting the four lighthouses, unleashing Alchemy upon the world. Barely escaping yourself, the village healer and chief puts you and your friend Garet on an impossible mission: Recover the stones and save the world before it's too late!

Golden Sun features some unique gameplay aspects. First off, some dialogue offer Yes/No options changing certain story outcomes. Battles are portrait in an isometric, over the shoulder view and played out in a turn-based fashion. Characters also wield what's called Psynergy - a kind of magic for each of the four elements. These can both be used in battles as well as some serving purposes for solving puzzles in the world. Lastly, the party can find Djinni, helpful monsters, that can aid in various ways during battles for devestating damage outputs.

Published: 19.12 2022 by Coreus

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Forces of darkness are pursuing the lost art of Alchemy and it's up to you and your companions to twart their evil intents! Things start going awry when a group of kids and the professor Kraden enter the Sol Sanctum, a temple off-limits to regular villagers. Upon entering, they discover a hidden sanctum that houses the four Elemental Stars - the very source to Alchemy. As they gather these for further research, thieves appear stealing all, but one of them alongside kidnapping your friend Jenna before escaping. With most of the stars in hand, they plan on lighting the four lighthouses, unleashing Alchemy upon the world. Barely escaping yourself, the village healer and chief puts you and your friend Garet on an impossible mission: Recover the stones and save the world before it's too late!

Golden Sun is an excellent RPG for the Gameboy Advance that provides hours of fun and engaging gameplay. The game follows the story of a group of young adventurers who must use their magical abilities to prevent an ancient power from being released and destroying the world.

One of the standout features of Golden Sun is its beautifully designed world, which is filled with vibrant colors and detailed graphics. The character designs are also well done, and the battle animations are smooth and satisfying.

The gameplay itself is solid, with a well-balanced difficulty curve and a variety of challenging puzzles to solve. The combat system is turn-based and allows for a high level of strategy, as players can choose which spells and abilities to use in each encounter.

Overall, Golden Sun is a must-play for fans of RPGs and is a great addition to any Gameboy Advance library. The compelling story, engaging gameplay, and beautiful graphics make it a joy to experience.

[Chat GPT review]

Score summary
Graphics: 6
Sound: 5
Gameplay: 5
Story: 5
Difficulty: 3
Learning curve: 3
Total: 5
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Published 20.12 2022

Review by Coreus

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