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  • Summary: It is the dawn of a new age...And the heroes of Golden Sun have been abandoned. Now, the world is falling into darkness. A new band of adventurers is the world's final hope...but they may also be its doom. Pursued by the heroes of the original Golden Sun, they must race to complete their quest before the world becomes lost to the ages. Expand
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  1. Positive: 26 out of 29
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  1. 100
    Lives up to its exceptional pedigree. Not only does this sequel bring back all that was great about the original, but it's longer, harder, and more involved.
  2. Simply put, The Lost Age is the best role-playing game available for Game Boy Advance. However, I highly recommend playing the second best RPG, the original Golden Sun, before you play this continuation of it.
  3. Camelot made a great game engine, and until someone can come along with something better, this is the game to beat.
  4. A spectacular game... It's very lengthy, very deep, and has some obvious (yet confusing) puzzles that'll drive you nuts! The story is good, too, and the music is extremely enjoyable.
  5. 85
    Fantastic. While not many improvements were made over the original Golden Sun, the Lost Age proves that you can remain true to the original formula and still be succesful without changing much.
  6. Seriously, if you haven't finished the first installment of Camelot's sprawling GBA epic, it's likely you'll be baffled, at least initially, by this direct follow-up. [May 2003, p.73]
  7. Whilst some of the novelty of seeing a stalwart RPG on GameBoy Advance has worn off, The Lost Age is still slick, practised and enjoyable. Fans will lap it up. [June 2003]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 61
  2. Negative: 0 out of 61
  1. Oct 6, 2011
    10
    A surprisingly underrated yet deep JRPG that can give popular development studios like Square Enix and Atlus a run for their money. The strong story, visuals, music, and controls all come together to offer a truly unique gameplay experience. Hell, I would go as far as to say that Golden Sun: The Lost Age, sequel to Golden Sun, is the best role-playing game on a handheld to date. Expand
  2. Dec 13, 2011
    10
    The best game you will ever play(very possibly in your life). Great story, great animations(for the gba), great characters, great music, great replay value, and great NOSTALGIA!!! Expand
  3. May 27, 2012
    10
    This game was freakin awesome.
  4. May 16, 2011
    10
    I am the kind of gamer who enjoys almost exclusively casual games. Anything Mario, anything that you can just pick up and play for 30 minutes without getting sucked into a story or involved strategy decisions. But I LOVE this game, as well as its predecessor. I don't know what it is about it, but I will play this game for hours and hours and do the kind of things that I usually hate in video games. It is so so good. Expand
  5. Nov 9, 2013
    10
    It's hard to say something about this game that hasn't already been said. Golden Sun (both 1 and The Lost Age) pushed the limits of what was capable on a Game Boy Advanced. It had a phenomenal storyline which subverted the typical good vs evil by having three dimensional characters each with their own goals. The graphics are among the best ever for a Game Boy Advanced game and the music is still to this day catchy and once again among the best ever made for GBA. This mixed with exciting characters and fun action scenes were a recipe for success.

    It has been 10 years since this game was released and for such an occasion the only appropriate score for a game as great as this is a 10.
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  6. Dec 17, 2013
    6
    Fairly inferior than the original (THE best rpg on GBA) I felt lost on my objectives and the story seemed too loose. Also, it didn't show noticeable improvement over the first game. Expand

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