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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
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  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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  1. Positive: 60 out of 61
  2. Negative: 0 out of 61
  1. Criticofevil
    Apr 29, 2003
    10
    This game is great unfortunately i get stuck about 15times a dungeon everytime u think uve completed the puzzle some new extremely hard challenge comes up Expand
  2. Bellysassy
    Apr 18, 2003
    10
    AWESOME!
  3. 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
  4. KimilI.
    May 18, 2003
    10
    Damn, that game was the best RPG game I EVER played... The Graphics bluw my mind, the sound was great, the Characters, well just don't get me started.... If the Camalote guys got any seens... Make a long Series like FF. And Make it for GameCube. Expand
  5. RaphaelLouisR.
    Sep 26, 2003
    10
    This game is so freaking cool !!!!!!!! damn i never think of a game capable of what this has and i really hope there is gonna be golden sun 3.
  6. JoeP.
    Jul 25, 2006
    10
    This is by far the best handheld RPG I have ever had the privilege of playing. The story is expansive, you can easily play a good 40 to 50 hours playing through the game the first time, and you can even continue the story after to keep training your characters to defeat all the seceret bosses and unlock the summons. The only thing I have to say is wrong with the game, though idon't mind, is the easy ability to get what you want. The RNG (random-number generator) in the game is poorly made, so once you figure out what enemies drop the best weapons and/or armor, you can get one from that enemy every time. THis is the ONLY problem with GS:TLA, but it is not something major that lowers my review. FOrget my previous statement of being the best handheld RPG out there- it just may be the best RPG period. I'm constantly praying for a GS3...let's hope Camelot can put one together =). Expand
  7. 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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