The game has good world building and generally like-able characters.
The game has lots of WORDS WORDS WORDS but you can come to appreciate them in time.
Combat is pretty easy, letting you play with whatever style you want.
The pixel art for summons and monsters are fantastic and borderline porn.
The Lost age is a good sequel, get ready to type a literal 256 character code. DON'T FUCK IT UP.
Dark Dawn isn't bad really, but it's definitely not as good as the first two. It ends on a super fucking hard cliff hanger and we might never see the golden sun story finished at this point.