Let this topic be known that there will be spoilers for all kinds of games either due to being sequels or other reasons.
Now then. I will be spoiling the ENTIRE Golden Sun series in this topic. I am just warning everyone so no one freaks out. But believe me when I say this. I would never want to live in this horrible world.
I am going to go by the two eras so far in this series. Yes... this game series has got eras.
Also I gotta say, the writers of this game are fucking smart and very subtle about how the story goes and what happens. Just check TVtropes if you don't believe me, I mean, holy shit... A shitton of care went into these games stories.
1. The Era of no Alchemy.
Basically, in this world there is literally no great sources of technology at all and everyone is stuck in a time which would make the Romans fucking advanced at a 1000 years ahead level. Everyone lives within either a small village or town guarded by only the most weak of walls. Considering the fact that people get attacked outside these gates by monsters almost constantly and even CROSSBOWS don't exist. You are fucked if you don't have a group with you.
That isn't even 1% of the fucked up level there is. Mayors in cities are either greedy or just corrupted that would make North Korea somewhat sane.. er... Pirates are free to roam and Adepts (mages basically) are in hiding because of normal people and Werewolf villages are forced to keep their garbs on and hide even more than the Adepts! Monsters dominate the landscape to the point where even the main heroes of the first/second game have a hard as fuck time dealing with them. (Where a normal human would have no chance in hell of surviving.) Farmland is rare and dwindling... wanna know why?
Because this world is literally fucked. The world is basically a small island with a small ocean that beyond the ocean are falls that fall into nothingness. All the while the world is disappearing slowly into the void of this abyss. Hell, the enemies of the game are actually TRYING to stop this while you have no clue. It isn't until the half point of the second game do you find this out!
Heck, Whenever one of the four lighthouses in these games are lit. (the one way to prevent the end of the world.) Earthquakes happen and fuck everything up surrounding the area! Entire continents can drift away due to this! Heck, that is the beginning of the second game!
The God of this world. The Wise one being the guy who had begun the end of the world. You basically Logic bomb him to the point where he himself is proven wrong and actually ends up helping you and the world when he actually was going to end the world due to his mistaken judgement of what was going on the entire damn time! (Basically, the main characters convinced God that he was wrong...)
Than, as you activate the last tower you think you did good and stopped the end of the world! well... here comes the next era...
2. The Era of Alchemy. 30 years after the second game.
Things got WORSE. VERY FUCKING WORSE!
The Golden Sun event caused in GS2 shook the entire world up, destroying everything and werewolf people who didn't become full beasts in the first game unless they look at the moon into fulltime werewolves. The mountain where the Golden Sun appeared is a volcanic wreck.
Now strange black hole like things are sucking in matter in this world. No one knows why and the characters of GS1/2 are searching why as you go on a massive fetch quest which turns into something holy shit worthy.
I haven't even gotten to what happened to all those towns and villages huh? Well, any of them with mayors or leaders had become Kingdoms with Emperors and Kings and Queens and they are constantly fighting/infighting each other in full on wars you don't actually witness but hear about... they sound horrible thanks to all the widows and grandparents without children anymore...
Also... it has a very Chinese style to it... which makes things even more insane due to how much political infighting goes on! Fuck! A bunch of these dudes who are kings and stuff were once fucking Mayors!!!
A pirate village which kept on pirate level economy due to the sane fact that they have no idea on how to create farmlands in this fertile world... (Like trying to open a can of food without a can opener.) And... worse yet... Morgal... the society of beast people are some of the biggest asshole human racists in video games I have EVER have seen... Every full moon they grab up any human criminals and as a festival plays and haves fun, they WATCH HUMANS GET BOILED TO DEATH!!! EVEN CHILDREN!!! This happens... every, full, moon...
WTF!? Shockingly... things get WORSER!!! (Fuck you English language! In this instance I am claiming this as a word! Just this once!)
A event caused by one of the main baddies causes the sun to be blocked and the land starts getting invaded by Alan Wake monsters that are only weak to light! People start dying by a tip of a hat and entire cities that you visited are fucking leveled to the ground! Worse yet, you have a mind reader with you who can read the last thoughts of all the dying and rotting corpses around you!!!
Oh, and this darkness monster thing isn't just a small event. It takes up a good 1/5 of this fucking world! A very populated on at that!
Then you find out that there are two more classes of psynergy. (magic.) that has been in hiding. Light and Darkness. Thanks to the Golden Sun event you basically fucked over the Darkness side of things so the main reason they caused a entire hellzone to appear is just to make it livable for them only!
Then, at the very end of the game. You know those black holes that have been showing up? Well there is one from outside the starting point of the game... and it is fucking huge...
The world is about to be fucked even more in the next game, I am sure of this.
Basically, the entire world of Golden Sun is in a constant state of, "Fucked if you do, fucked if you don't."
So yeah... I believe this may be the worst video game world to ever live in, fuck, not even Fallout deals with this much shit other than the nuclear war... other than that it is just a bunch of small battles for power... Golden Sun however? That shitty 2012 movie had less destruction and chaos happen in it than Golden Sun...
What video game world do you believe is horrible to live in? Other than the obvious crap ones like Fallout anyway.