Dawn of Mana Pro Reviews
Average Review Score: /10
Dawn of Mana Reviews6
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|TotalPlaystation||7.0/10||Jun 11 '07|
|1UP||4.5/10||May 21 '07|
|GamePro||2.75/5||May 31 '07|
|GameSpot||5.1/10||May 29 '07|
|Gamespy||2/5||Jun 12 '07|
|IGN PS2||6.5/10||May 22 '07|
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Dawn of Mana Previews
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|1UP||Jan 10 '06|
|IGN PS2||Apr 06 '07|
|IGN PS2||Jan 08 '07|
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"For nearly 14 years, fans in North America have been waiting for a true follow-up to Secret of Mana. After playing through Dawn of Mana, I can safely say this: It appears that wait will be, quite appropriately, never-ending."
"Infuriating controls and frustrating platforming sections are among Dawn of Mana's many shortcomings."
"With the impressive amount of interaction offered by the worlds, Mana could make for an interesting game. Unfortunately, in my playtime, I've been thrown off by some major control issues. The game's controls are too complex, with every button used, and lots of combinations at that. In addition to being tough to figure out what to press, the game also feels uncooperative. I can never get items to do what I want them to do."
"There was no detail overlooked when it came time to design the world of Mana. Along with the physics achieved in the game, the hallmarks of exceptional Square Enix visual feats are met here as well. The designs of Ritzia dress are meticulously drawn, and the foliage that dresses the earth you run around on is rich with believability. The style is consistent throughout, from the vibrant design of the enemies, to the enormous mushrooms you push around -everything meets at a pleasant visual harmony. It feels as though you're hopping around a stylish anime wonderland, full of color and charm."
"It takes guts to try to break out from an established franchise, especially one revered as a classic, and make a prequel with radically different gameplay mechanics. Dawn of Mana tried to provide an action twist on the series. Unfortunately, with shoddy character development, some weak combat and story mechanics and gameplay issues, this adventure is a passable successor in name only. It's fun in spots, but not nearly as engaging as the original title."