GBAtemp Recommends! Golden Sun

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by shaunj66, Oct 22, 2008.

Oct 22, 2008

GBAtemp Recommends! Golden Sun by shaunj66 at 9:43 PM (17,266 Views / 1 Likes) 86 replies

  1. shaunj66
    OP

    Administrator shaunj66 Administrator

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2002
    Messages:
    9,829
    Location:
    South England
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    [​IMG] GBAtemp Recommends! Golden Sun
    G.R. Issue #1 (GBA)
    [​IMG]
    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
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Gameplay Video
    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

     
    NahuelDS likes this.


  2. JPH

    Banned JPH Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Messages:
    6,892
    Country:
    United States
    *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

    Member Twiffles танковые победы

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2007
    Messages:
    1,925
    Country:
    Germany
    I got bored like... 2 min into it. >_>
     
  4. Raven Darkheart

    Member Raven Darkheart The Radioactive Flamer

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Messages:
    1,720
    Location:
    Cyclo DS Paradise
    Country:
    United States
    cool concept. i actually passed on golden sun in favor of t.o.p
    but to each his or her own
     
  5. GameSoul

    Member GameSoul youtube.com/variantdevil

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2008
    Messages:
    1,778
    Location:
    Illinois
    Country:
    United States
    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

    Former Staff Toni Plutonij *has TrolleyDave & tiny p1ngy on moderating shelf!

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2007
    Messages:
    8,153
    Location:
    Depths of Nuclear powerplant
    Country:
    Croatia
    Great job shaunj66, I like how it looks......
     
  7. TheSpade

    Member TheSpade GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Messages:
    504
    Location:
    Eastern U.S.A.
    Country:
    United States
    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

    Former Staff Another World Emulate the Planet!

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2008
    Messages:
    10,476
    Location:
    From Where???
    Country:
    Colombia
    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

    Member Digeman GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2005
    Messages:
    759
    Country:
    Sweden
    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

    Member noONE ~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Joined:
    May 24, 2007
    Messages:
    968
    Location:
    Linköping/Norrköping, Sweden.
    Country:
    Sweden
    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

    Member HBK Clover - Fearless to Speak Now. ;)

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2007
    Messages:
    1,813
    Location:
    Portugal
    Country:
    Portugal
    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

    Suspended Jdbye Always Remember 30/07/08

    Joined:
    May 10, 2006
    Messages:
    1,071
    Location:
    Norway
    Country:
    Norway
    [​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

    Member portezbie GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2006
    Messages:
    125
    Country:
    United States
    +1! The golden sun games are both really good turn based rpgs.
     
  14. HBK

    Member HBK Clover - Fearless to Speak Now. ;)

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2007
    Messages:
    1,813
    Location:
    Portugal
    Country:
    Portugal
    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

    Former Staff Gaisuto Lose 2 Levels.

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2002
    Messages:
    5,925
    Location:
    Palm Coast
    Country:
    United States
    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

    Member HBK Clover - Fearless to Speak Now. ;)

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2007
    Messages:
    1,813
    Location:
    Portugal
    Country:
    Portugal
    Eh, well, I dislike both of the RPGs you stated, but Golden Sun is an exception...at least for me. xD
     
  17. CockroachMan

    Member CockroachMan Scribbling around GBATemp's kitchen.

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2006
    Messages:
    3,889
    Location:
    Brazil
    Country:
    Brazil
    Cool idea.. Golden sun is one of the best RPGs I've ever played..

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

    Member Law rip ninjacat that zarcon made me

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2007
    Messages:
    4,132
    Location:
    ‭jerkland
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    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.
     
  19. shaunj66
    OP

    Administrator shaunj66 Administrator

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2002
    Messages:
    9,829
    Location:
    South England
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Suggestions for the site are always welcome. Feel free to PM me.
     
  20. AXYPB

    Member AXYPB GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Messages:
    593
    Country:
    United States
    I'm going to pay attention to this feature. My 3-in-1 doesn't see as much service as I would like.
     

Share This Page