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Anybody played Golden Sun: Dark Dawn yet?

by AmishSamurai Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:37 pm

Really interested in it, but I never beat the first two games. How much lockout is there if you haven't beaten the first two? Any general opinion so far?
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Re: Anybody played Golden Sun: Dark Dawn yet?

by Dakinggamer87 Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:45 pm

I ordered my copy I'm still waiting for it to arrive. I really enjoyed the first two games on the GBA great RPG's!! I think you should play them before starting the sequel on the DS to familiarize yourself with franchise. 8)
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Re: Anybody played Golden Sun: Dark Dawn yet?

by Arbitern1 Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:59 pm

Got it earlier today. I love it. I love Golden Sun. If you didn't like the first two you will not like this one,but i love it. It's a whole lot of nostalgia for me. Golden Sun was the first traditional RPG i ever played. There is an ass-load of text in the game and that puts some people off. It would be preferable to play the original games, but it is not necessary.
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Re: Anybody played Golden Sun: Dark Dawn yet?

by Frizz.Meister Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:03 am

I've always viewed Golden sun as final fantasy+1. No idea why just always feels like the developer went, "Hey Final Fantasy is good, but it needs this, this and this." I've got to check this one out, the last two were great.
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Re: Anybody played Golden Sun: Dark Dawn yet?

by gtmtnbiker Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:16 am

I found the story & puzzles in the first GS to be good but I disliked the tediousness of the battle system and the random encounters. Uggh. I couldn't get myself to finish the game.
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Re: Anybody played Golden Sun: Dark Dawn yet?

by Frizz.Meister Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:35 pm

gtmtnbiker wrote:I found the story & puzzles in the first GS to be good but I disliked the tediousness of the battle system and the random encounters. Uggh. I couldn't get myself to finish the game.

The trick to random battle bordness is very simple. Fight all of them, every single one from the very start of the game. The result of this is that later on (usually on 30 minutes in on most RPGS) every random battle you have consists of a single spell or attack taking only a fraction of the time it would have. Plus it elimates grinding which most people seem to dislike.
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Re: Anybody played Golden Sun: Dark Dawn yet?

by gtmtnbiker Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:03 pm

Frizz.Meister wrote:The trick to random battle bordness is very simple. Fight all of them, every single one from the very start of the game. The result of this is that later on (usually on 30 minutes in on most RPGS) every random battle you have consists of a single spell or attack taking only a fraction of the time it would have. Plus it elimates grinding which most people seem to dislike.


Is this true for GS? I think I'm about 3-4 hours into the game and I haven't avoided any encounters. It still takes awhile to designate an attack for each party member and let it play out.
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