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9.1 out of 10

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn

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Overall 4
4.0

Okay, but doesn't live up to predecessors.

BP, Amazon
19 June 2013
  • Summary: The gameplay is same as before, something that Golden Sun fans love. Graphics and music are great! The biggest letdown is how quickly the game is beat. Not enough interaction and involvement as GS and GS:TLA.
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Overall 4
4.0

It's my own fault, really

Felllix, Amazon
21 February 2011
  • Summary: It is! It's my fault for being desperate for a good JRPG on my DS. I'm so desperate that I'll pick up the aggressively mediocre spawn of one of my favorite portable RPGs, and you know what? I'll probably even play it to the end. Golden Sun: Dark Dawn is a disappointment, made all the more so by the excellent first installment of the series, which came out way back in 2001. The sequel, Golden Sun: The Lost Age, well-reviewed but unplayed by me, came out back in 2003.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Sound quality 6
6.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0

Good for an RPG fix, but not much here otherwise.

Anti_W, Ciao
23 August 2011
  • Excerpt: I played the first Golden Sun for the GBA and felt, while it wasn't the best portable RPG for that system, it had some great innovations such as the Psyenergy and Djinn systems which the game revolved around as well as challenging puzzles and sidequests. Now the DS sequel still holds these intact, but this sequel is lacking in substance that made the original games so popular.
  • Pros: Solid gameplay, great graphics, interesting battle features and puzzles
  • Cons: Plot mostly filler and cliched, boring characters, lack of replay value
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