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Golden Sun: Dark Dawn

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Overall 9
8.5

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn

Destructoid
12 February 2011
  • Summary: Yes, I know, this review is ridiculously late. But ... for fans of the first two Golden Sun games on the Game Boy Advance that have been looking forward to this anticipated, yet quietly-released Nintendo DS sequel, this review being late is a good thing. You see, Golden Sun: Dark Dawn is a huge game. This is not a lazy, quickly put-together sequel to appease fans who have been clamoring for a new game in the series for years.
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Overall 8
8.0

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn (DS) Review

Vooks
13 January 2011
  • Excerpt: After a painstaking 7 years, the Golden Sun franchise is back. With two humble games on the Game Boy Advance, it’s been a long wait for fans of the series, myself included. You see, I don’t really like or play that many RPG games, but the Golden Sun series I love – I’m not sure what makes it different but it’s something. Dark Dawn is set a whopping 30 years after the two original games and takes place again in the land of Weyard.
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Overall 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 4
4.0
Storyline 6
6.0
Originality 6
6.0

Three Guys, a Girl, and a Smily Face

RPGamer
11 January 2011
  • Excerpt: At the close of Golden Sun: The Lost Age , many questions remained in the minds of those who followed Isaac and Felix's separate adventures through Weyard. What happened to Alex? Who is the Wise One? And just what, exactly, is the Golden Sun anyways?
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Overall 7
7.0

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn

Auracore MediaWorks
3 January 2011
  • Summary: Golden Sun is back, all of its perks and quirks intact.
  • Pros: Vibrant art and graphics; tons of djinni to choose from; new psynergy mechanics; useful mid-dialogue encyclopaedia.
  • Cons: Cliche-filled storyline; dialogue goes on and on and on; very low difficulty level; puzzles are a lot simpler; no true feeling of story interaction; seriously they just won't stop talking.
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Overall 8
8.0
Sound 6
6.0
Storyline 6
6.0
Audio & image quality 8
8.0

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn – Staff Review

RandomNPC
23 December 2010
  • Excerpt: I’d like to start this review with a simple promise: I will not make a single solar pun or reference. It’s just too easy to make comments like that, and I’m sure that most other reviewers have fallen right into that trap. After a while, it’s just tiring.
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Overall 8
8.0

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn

Game Over Online
21 December 2010
  • Excerpt: Fans have eagerly anticipated the next Golden Sun since the last two adventures were released back on the Game Boy Advance. Lots of questions were left on the table as to the characters and to what the Golden Sun itself signifies. After a long wait, the next chapter in the series, Dark Dawn, has finally made its way onto the Nintendo DS on North American shores.
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Overall 8
8.1
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 9
8.5

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn

Game Boyz
20 December 2010
  • Excerpt: It’s been over seven years since Golden Sun graced the DS and the wait has been difficult for many. Gamers such as myself remember the first two RPGs as two classic JRPG tales with incredible production value, satisfying puzzles, and unique turned based battle involving Djinni. The games also featured a lengthy story that spanned the length of the two games, seamlessly picking up in the second game where the first left off and hinting at a future sequel.
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Overall 8
8.1
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 9
8.5

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn

Game Boyz
20 December 2010
  • Excerpt: It’s been over seven years since Golden Sun graced the DS and the wait has been difficult for many. Gamers such as myself remember the first two RPGs as two classic JRPG tales with incredible production value, satisfying puzzles, and unique turned based battle involving Djinni. The games also featured a lengthy story that spanned the length of the two games, seamlessly picking up in the second game where the first left off and hinting at a future sequel.
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Overall 8
8.0

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn Review

GamerNode
3 December 2010
  • Excerpt: Golden Sun is traditional RPG. If the previous sentence doesn’tt get you at least somewhat excited, then this might be a good time to turn around you and get back to your online first-person shooter. I implore you, though, even if you are not a fan of RPGs, to give Golden Sun: Dark Dawn a chance.
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Overall 8
8.0

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn Review

G4
30 November 2010
  • Summary: Golden Sun: Dark Dawn is a graphically impressive turn-based RPG that reeks of nostalgia while still managing to feel fresh. However, it is held back from perfection by its lack of challenge and an insistence on long winded exposition.
  • Pros: Truly amazing entertainment value for the money, It's all the old school turn-based RPG gameplay you miss, combined with the puzzles that made Golden Sun famous, The impressive graphics and attention to detail
  • Cons: The characters talk and talk and emote and emote for hours on end, The enemies rarely pose any sort of challenge, especially for the first 20 hours, Won't appeal to anyone who is not already a fan of the genre
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