Stars Uncounted is a proud supporter and fierce
advocate of Operation Sunrise, which is the effort to garner support for
a reboot and fourth game of the Golden Sun gameboy game series. Golden Sun
is, in my mind, the pinnacle of handheld RBG games, and not only
because it was the first I ever played. Indeed, the game has a very
special place in my heart and memories. When I was little I loved
watching my older cousin playing video games as a rule, but my earliest
recollections of such is of Golden Sun. We were all staying at our
maternal grandparents house and he was always the first one up, and
often I was the second; so I would tiptoe through that silent house,
downstairs, through the dining room and kitchen to the Family Room where
he would invariably be sitting with a Gameboy Advance in hand. I was
lucky, for I joined him playing through the first dungeon, Sol Sanctum,
and when I asked were he was he said "the Temple of the Sun," which is
what I called the game for years afterwards.
But even then, knowing next to nothing about the game, I was invested
in it, for Kraden was my favorite character and him getting kidnapped
mightily offended my young mind. I also loved watching him (my cousin)
find and use the various Djinn and their Summons.
And yet, after two phenomenal games, no news ones came out until I was in high school - Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, which follows the children of the original heroes and was a solid game in its own right. But no new Golden Sun titles have come out since. Frankly, I still do not understand why nearly a decade passed between the first two games and Dark Dawn, much less why Nintendo has seemingly dropped the ball so completely since, because if we accept as true the aphorism that it is folly to change a winning game then it is doubly so for stopping one. Golden Sun still has a large and devoted fandom, and we want to see our dear friends again (and finally get a chance to fight Alex.) That is why I have made this a page as well as a post: to stand as undimmed reminder that Operation Sunrise must succeed.