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.