I played the original Golden Sun and loved it years and years ago. I wanted to give this one a try out of nostalgia. Theres a number of reasons why I might have absolutely hated this game. First is that I simply did not at all feel like I was playing the original game. Perhaps the only way to get that old feel is to play the actual original. This just didn't feel like the Golden Sun I once knew. Some games just shouldn't go 3D and this is one of them.
Second reason could be that I just grew out of it. The story and script seemed poorly written and very childish. I found myself rolling my eyes and button mashing my way through the dialogue. The only way I could sum my thoughts the whole time I started the game was "shut up shut up shut up I don't care shut up this is stupid shut up."
Third reason is a bit biased but its that I just don't care for RPGs. I never did but the original one was just a kick for me back in the day. Like I said though, this felt nothing like the original. RPGs are just unbelievably boring and not very interactive to me. It astounds me that anyone can actually be entertained by this game (or any RPG for that matter).
Sorry Dark Dawn but you let me down. I though I put you last on my gameq anyway.
I lost interest after the start the game became a lot more simple for the next few hours of it its just walk press "A" walk press "A". it also had the longest starting part ever i started playing another game and beat a level with one hand as i used the other to press a to get through the intro talk overall it started boring got fun and became boring again. not a good game for me.
posted by Blurgaschnrgit (MORRISVILLE, PA) Sep 9, 2011
Member since Jul 2011
I expected alot from Golden Sun Dark Dawn, the whole concept sounded pretty fantastic to me. The whole, collect little monsters for power ups as you progress through this world as a boy with telekinetic powers thing, I was head over heels with joy when I heard about this game. Of course, me not being fully introduced to the Golden Sun series, maybe I shouldn't have held my hopes as high as I did, because in my opinion, this game was an epic let down.
Graphics---> I don't really know how to rate the graphics for the game, since most DS games have the same style of graphics, but i've seen them executed better on other RPG's, so 6 out of 10
Story---> This was one of my breaking points with this game. The story had like, 2 parts. Part 1: Find a feather. Part 2: Save the world. The story was annoying, unninteresting, and every single character just, won't shut up. The conversations in the game often included tons of vocabulary that was extremely irrelevant, and downright bothersome. Constant dialouge between every single person in the game makes everything just alot more unbearable.
Gameplay---> Awful. The game is a classic puzzle/battle game, but the ratio between the two is sooo off. Puzzles got insanely complicated to the point of frustration, and the battles were slow and unexciting. The special moves you could use after collecting djinn look pretty cool, and do a good amount of damage, but other then that, spending time gathering the little monsters seems unimportant. The puzzles were pretty fun at first, but they got pretty old pretty quick, and since they're constantly being thrown at you from all directions, it makes the battling in the game seem worse.
In conclusion, I found this game to be pretty bad altogether. I really loved all of the ideas Nintendo had when creating this game, they just...didn't come together well. I give this game a 4, it could've been great, but it...wasn't.