GBAtemp Recommends! Golden Sun

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  1. shaunj66
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    [​IMG] GBAtemp Recommends! Golden Sun
    G.R. Issue #1 (GBA)
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    Welcome to GBAtemp Recommends! This is the first of a weekly magazine feature in which the GBAtemp Staff recommend classic Game Boy Advance titles. These titles are the best of the best from the GBA library, so dig out your GBA's and your Visoly's and relive GBAtemp's past with these top titles!

    If you'd like to share tips, challenges, and generally discuss the GBAtemp Recommends! Game of the Week, feel free to join #grGBA on the GBAtemp Official Chat channel.

    GBAtemp Recommends!

    Golden Sun
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    What can we say about Golden Sun? This is a shining example of what could be done on the Game Boy Advance, and when released, was a breath of fresh air from all the shovelware that was finding it's way to the GBA so early in its life. Golden Sun is a great RPG with stunning graphics and a solid story line.

    #0171: Golden Sun (U) (Mode7)
    Genre: RPG
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Dumped on: 07/11/2001
    ROM Size: 64Mbit

     
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  2. JPH

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    *loves the idea*

    I actually bought a used copy of Golden Sun recently, and I'll be playing through this sucker soon. :yaygba:

    Also, what do you guys think of having a IRC channel about GBAtemp Recommends - you can share tips, give each other different challenges, and generally just discuss the game while playing through? [​IMG]
     
  3. Twiffles

    Twiffles танковые победы

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    I got bored like... 2 min into it. >_>
     
  4. Raven Darkheart

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    cool concept. i actually passed on golden sun in favor of t.o.p
    but to each his or her own
     
  5. GameSoul

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    I've heard lots of optimistic ideas and thoughts on this game. I downloaded bought it. Played it, then never went back to it. I can never say I'm bored, because I have tons of good games I have never even played yet.
     
  6. Toni Plutonij

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    Great job shaunj66, I like how it looks......
     
  7. TheSpade

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    This is one of the must-own RPGs on GBA and even still today on DS. It's still considered a standard for portable role-playing that publishers must recognize. Hopefully, Camelot will once again grace the masses with another RPG someday.
     
  8. Another World

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    great idea to do old school recommendations. i tried golden sun, years later i sold it on eBay. i could not get into it and i went back to give it a go more than once.

    -another world
     
  9. Digeman

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    I fell in love with this game after just playing it for a couple of minutes! Loved the graphics, the setting, story, combat system and one of the things i enjoyed the most was the soundtrack! [​IMG]

    Anyways i think the whole gbatemp recommends is a cool ide and Golden Sun is an awesome game to start it with [​IMG]
     
  10. noONE

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    Awesome, i suspected something like this beeing done with the GBA portal, i guess i'll enable the GBA part again [​IMG]
    Good work shaunj (and all others involved)
     
  11. HBK

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    Wow, my favorite game of all time right on the 1st edition! Guys, you gotta be sincere, the GBA was an awesome console, no doubt, but Golden Sun was its golden child (pun fully intended). [​IMG]

    Edit: Dumped on my birthday, too. xD I was...9 back then. Oh the good ol' days.
     
  12. Jdbye

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    [​IMG] Golden Sun is awesome!
    Turn based RPGs FTW. I love nearly every single turn based RPG. Oh and ATB too.
    Wish there were more of them [​IMG]

    Golden Sun is like early FF games, except better.
     
  13. portezbie

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    +1! The golden sun games are both really good turn based rpgs.
     
  14. HBK

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    You can say that again. Final Fantasy IV helped me think about this gem on the DS, and how it would be like, and I ended up loving the FF series too.
     
  15. Gaisuto

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    I've tried Golden Sun on two different occasions, it was just too slow for me. But then again I also say this about many popular RPGs I dislike (Dragon Quest, Earthbound...) If you're an RPG nut then this is for you.
     
  16. HBK

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    Eh, well, I dislike both of the RPGs you stated, but Golden Sun is an exception...at least for me. xD
     
  17. CockroachMan

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    Cool idea.. Golden sun is one of the best RPGs I've ever played..

    So, can members make recommendations!? [​IMG]
     
  18. Law

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    Whilst Golden Sun is a good game, how about something slightly more obscure next time? I mean, who doesn't know about Golden Sun after asking for GBA game recommendations? It's usually the only reply they'll get. It seems to be the GBA's equivalent of Final Fantasy VII.

    Since shaunj66 says after this post that members can make suggestions, I'm going to go dig through my folders.
     
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  20. AXYPB

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    I'm going to pay attention to this feature. My 3-in-1 doesn't see as much service as I would like.