Golden Sun: The Lost Age is another beautiful masterpiece by our good friends at Camelot.
It uses the common theme of ”Save the world before it’s too late”, but hey. It works. They made the storyline complex enough to keep you guessing but simple enough to understand thoroughly without having to play the game over and over and over… A few things are a little repetitive that you could have predicted (if you’ve played the first game), but that doesn’t take away from the mystery.
The controls of GS2 are some of the best game that is very easy to use. Of course, it’s a little hard to break the habit of hitting START every time you want to use Psynergy. This game uses the A and SELECT button, which is unique in its own way.
Unlike GS1, GS2 doesn’t directly guide you in any particular direction. You could talk to the townsfolk (of any town) as many times as you like, but they’ll never tell you where anything is, how to get it, or what they know about it. They’ll just say little things that concern them, and once in a while, if you’re lucky, you may see a display of their abilities.
One of the most captivating things is the vast array of dungeons. Those of you not familiar with Golden Sun puzzles are easy for the most part, but when they’re hard, they’re brain crunching.
If you’re more of an Action gamer, this isn’t your kind of game. The battle screens are boring unless you just received a new kind of Psynergy, Djinni, weapon, or encountered the ”boss” of the area. Even then, it’s not very interesting.
The thing that everyone hates about GS1&2 is the cut scenes. In MegaMan Battle Network, the cut scenes are about the same length (2-3min) as GS1&2, but you can skip them when you hit the START button. The first time through the game, the cut scenes are fun.