Review by Kikuichimonji
"Yes. Camelot has done it again."
I can't believe that Camelot gave off so much power on their RPGs. This game is a 100% sequel of the outstanding RPG ''Golden Sun''. As a sequel, Golden Sun: The Lost Age is more addictive than the original. Although the battle system is the same as Golden Sun, but it is more fun due to the brand new Djinn power and summons added into the game.
This game is much more longer than Golden Sun, plus all the side-quests for you to complete. As I said, The Lost Age has almost twice as many Djinn as Golden Sun, each has their own elemental power which can be used and summoned during battles. The new summons in this game are now mixed of different elements of Djinn, instead of one type per summon. There are a total of 8 characters in this game, including the 4 from Golden Sun. The world map is almost triple-sized than the one from Golden Sun, with many many new places for you to discover, plus some very irritating dungeons. You can also bring over your status in Golden Sun to The Lost Age through the password system.
The Story is continued from Golden Sun. Overall the Story of The Lost Age is good but not THAT interesting. If you understood the Story in Golden Sun, you should have no problem understanding The Lost Age. Also, many questions from Golden Sun are answered here in The Lost Age.
Very simple. You walk around on the world map, run into enemies, and battle. The controls in the battles are the same as in Golden Sun. Sometime in the game, you get to control your ship on the world map, which can be fun to do. This game isn't that hard, so the controls aren't really rough.
I should give an 11 out of 10 for this one. The graphics for this game is simply AWESOME, even better than Golden Sun in some places. The town are colorful and pretty. The summon graphics are awesome, too. Very colorful and eye-popping. You'd addicted to this game just by the graphics. This is probably one of the reasons that Golden Sun made it to the top GBA games. Other than those, the world map graphics looked like in Golden Sun. However, a few dungeon colors are just too plain.
OMG, the sound for this game are cool! 3 out the of 8 characters have his or her own battle music! Also, Battle music changes when you encounter enemies on the sea. The town music are very catchy. The world map music is awesome. They used some new music for Dungeons, some are the old ones from Golden Sun, you'll recognize the old tunes when you're there. They've also used some old boss music for the new bosses, I guess they ran out of all the good songs =)
Replay Value: 10/10
You'll never get tired of playing The Lost Age! After you beat the game once, play it again! There are many secrets for you to find and many Djinn for you to collect. The second time playing, you should try the Black Smith, who will morph rare items into Weapons/Armor and try to beat the secret bosses. Lots to do!
Overall, Camelot has done a great job. This is definitly not a disappointing game. This game is simply AMAZING, try it out and you'll know.
Reviewer's Rating: 5.0 - Flawless
Originally Posted: 01/31/03, Updated 01/31/03
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