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Me and one of my buddies have just been listening to some of our favourite Golden Sun soundtrack songs and I'm so fucking pumped right now. This game is easily my most wanted game of the year since Nintendo first revealed it last E3. So I thought I'd post a few of these songs to get things rolling.
Nostalgia is punching me so hard in the face right now. Next week is too far away. Also, a collection of reviews so far:
GamesRadar - 8.0 Nintendo Power - 8.0 IGN - 7.5 GamePro - 3.5/5 Famitsu - 9/8/8/8 ONM - 92% GameTrailers - 8.5 JoyStiq 4/5 Nintendo Life - 8 1up - B Kotaku 4/5
The rundown so far: Golden Sun: Dark Dawn is a great game especially for Golden Sun fans. However, the main complaint is that the game is much easier than the previous titles and this is actually quite disappointing.
I know there was a lot of bitching about IGN's review, and I personally don't hold much weight with it anyway. Famitsu though, they always seem to rate how I expect for games. A 9/8/8/8 is just fine by me. I can't wait for this game. If it weren't for DKCR and GEWii, I might actually remember this was coming out. I mean, don't get me wrong, Golden Sun is probably my favorite RPG series, my favorite JRPG for sure, but that release date just keeps ticking and I don't realize it. That's a good thing.
Only downside is that I intentionally picked it up from Gamestop to avoid the wait of shipping. And well, that could prove stupid. I hope they get the game in on time. They best have that on Tuesday, mother lickas.
BTW; I love that music. It's one of the fondest memories of the game. Nice addition to this post. I need to add some more to the thread. Though I'll go the "youtube covers" route.
Yeah, the Best Buy i pre-ordered it from is getting it on Tuesday (30th) instead of the Monday as well. I don't really mind the 1 day delay since I have to go in to pick up Epic Mickey as well on Tuesday.
Also, there hasn't been that much media for Dark Dawn and I'm thankful for that. Aside from the basics of the plot, I know anything and have seen nothing. Going into this with a clean slate.
Oh, I forgot it was a Monday release, lol. I guess Tuesday still stands. I'm sure had I bought it off Amazon they'd have shipped it for me to receive it by Monday but oh well. As long as I get it before Wednesday. I still need to beat Chrono Trigger though... but it will gladly wait if need be.
I know so little about the game too. Media blackout, though not by choice, lol. All I know is my reaction when I saw this pop up two E3's ago. My mind was blown. I can't wait for it to finally arrive. Such fond memories of the original two.
Ah that's not too bad then. When it comes to RPG's, I'm of the opinion that (outside of secret bonus areas), extra grinding should not be required. You should be able to deal with enemies as you encounter them and not need to stop your quest whilst you "train up".
Of course if enemies are at even lower levels than that, it's a little dissapointing. And Bosses should always be a challenge too.
But for the most part, as long as the puzzles, exploration & story are of the same calibre as the first two games, I'll be more than happy.
I want to be more hyped, but I haven't even finished Dragon Quest IX and I don't think I will before 3DS hits at this rate, at which point I may never find time to squeeze in another DS RPG. And then, Lufia just released... Golden Sun or Lufia? Tough choice.
I decided to pick up a midnight shift tonight so when I get out of work at say 730am, I'll be so tired I wont even care if I can get the game Monday. Though when I wake up from my coma, I'll certainly see if I can't snag the game tomorrow evening. Gamestop will fail here in that regard though.