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Dawn of Mana
6.0 out of 10

Dawn of Mana

A malevolent force is growing in the paradise of Illusia. After Read more

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Overall 3
3.0

Dawn of Mana

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: Beautiful character designs, Top-notch soundtrack, Cute and cuddly moments
  • Cons: Repetitive as hell, Maddening camera, Wounded lock-on targeting
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Overall 4
4.0
Graphics 10
10
Sound 8
8.0
Storyline 4
4.0
Originality 6
6.0

Sunset of Mana

RPGamer
1 March 2010
  • Excerpt: Dawn of Mana is a game with a unique hook. By introducing semi-lifelike physics into a fantasy environment, it allows players to manipulate parts of the landscape, using everything from crates and barrels to boulders and, in some areas, even the walls themselves as weapons.
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Overall 7
7.0
Graphics 8
7.6
Sound 8
7.8
Control 7
7.0
Addiction 6
6.0

Dawn of Mana Review

Cheat Code Central
4 March 2008
Overall 4
4.0
Gameplay 0
0.3
Graphics 1
0.7
Sound 0
0.4
Versatility 0
0.4
Funfactor 0
0.2

Dawn of Mana (PS2) Review

411mania.com
1 January 2008
  • Summary: A very lackadaisical “RPG” designed by Square-Enix. It really seams that they don’t have much faith in the Mana name. was one of the best Action RPGs on the SNES. They have yet to follow up that game with a rewarding sequel.
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Overall 7
7.0

Dawn of Mana

Playstation Illustrated
24 December 2007
  • Excerpt: One of my bigger gaming peeves is when great franchises go bad. Another is when good gameplay ideas are crippled by poorly implemented mechanics. Dawn of Mana , Square Enix's latest entry in the Mana series, manages to hit on both of these, crippling what should otherwise be a fun experience.
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Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 7
6.7
Graphics 9
8.6
Sound 9
9.2
Storyline 7
6.9
Control 6
6.0

Expert Review

RPGFan
14 December 2007
  • Excerpt: The reign of the Seiken Densetsu (Mana) series ended after Seiken Densetsu 3 around the end of SNES' lifespan. Seiken Densetsu 3 never made it to US shores and still remains a cult classic to this day.
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Dawn of Mana – Review

GameCritics.com
30 September 2007
  • Excerpt: I don’t know what went wrong with Dawn of Mana. Its worlds are bright fairylands; its characters are pretty without looking sickly cute. The gameplay itself is an interesting twist on Devil May Cry -style combo-racking, with few lulls in the action and lots of property to destroy.
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Overall 3
3.0
Gameplay 1
1.1
Graphics 7
6.7
Sound 8
7.8
Storyline 2
2.2
Replay value 3
3.3

Dawn of Mana

RPG LAND
28 August 2007
  • Excerpt: Dictionary.com defines “Dawn” as “the beginning or rise of anything; advent.” This makes sense in the context that Dawn of Mana ‘s story takes place before that of any other Mana games.
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Overall 5
5.0
Value for money 7
7.0
Gameplay 3
3.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 6
6.0
Addiction 6
6.0

Mana Dawns Again

GIN
20 August 2007
  • Excerpt: Here we have another game that wants to be like Final Fantasy and live on seemingly forever. But Dawn of Mana has got a long way to go considering Final Fantasy just started over again on the PSP. Plus, the Mana series is no Final Fantasy.
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Dawn of Mana

GameBrink
31 July 2007
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