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Golden Sun: Dark Dawn (DS)

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn (DS)
alaScore 89

30 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the action and controls are generally positive. The graphics and gameplay also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Golden Sun: Dark Dawn (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 30 reviews)

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Golden Sun: Dark Dawn (DS)

 

There's a lot to like in Nintendo and Camelot Software's Golden Sun: Dark Dawn. The role-playing game is a proper sequel to the fan-favorite Game Boy Advance games, and it features an interesting story, impressive visuals, appealing gameplay, and...

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Golden Sun: Dark Dawn Review

 

A new dawn that's not so new.

Combat is pretty easy, too much exposition, managing djinns can be cumbersome

Brandon Cackowski-Schnell is a regular contributor to GameShark and is the cohost of Jumping the Shark , GameShark.com's official podcast. He also writes for the blog The Nut and the Feisty Weasel .

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Gamertell Review: Golden Sun: Dark Dawn for DS

 

It isn't every day that a beloved Nintendo series is resurrected, and that alone is reason enough to take notice of Golden Sun: Dark Dawn. But this follow up the to 2001 and 2003 GBA RPGs Golden Sun and Golden Sun: The Lost Age also happens to be a...

Great touch screen controls, easy to see and understand everything, over 80 djinn to collect, can switch classes with djinn equipped, lots of psynergy to use in the field to solve puzzles or move around, looks great, djinn summons look fantastic,...

Initial introduction is a bit long. normal battles aren’t terribly challenging and sometimes it’s hard to tell what kind of response you’ll get from using the main character’s emoticon responses

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Golden Sun: Dark Dawn

 

The sun rises again on this classic RPG series.

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn is mostly what we were waiting for in a sequel to the classic original titles. With just about everything you can expect from the series brought over onto the DS, this game features the high production values and classic jRPG...

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Golden Sun: Dark Dawn Review

 

Saving the world is the family business.

Still a solid formula; Good old puzzle-solving; Much fancier summons

Touch-screen control is pointless

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Awesome

 

This game was very fun and it I'd the time killer machine.

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Golden Sun: Dark Dawn- NDS

 

With a lengthy central quest and plenty of side missions, there's enough Golden Sun here to illuminate many a long winter evening. It might not change the world, but those looking for something to fill their free time this Christmas might well find it...

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Golden Sun: Dark Dawn- NDS

 

The fast-paced combat, character customization, and entertaining puzzles are all back, and that's welcome enough after a seven-year hiatus for the series.

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Golden Sun: Dark Dawn- NDS

 

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn will certainly satisfy its core base of fans while remaining entirely accessible to new players. It's not a stand-out RPG or a must-have in my book, but it'll really help pass the winter months for people who have just finished up...

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Golden Sun: Dark Dawn- NDS

 

On the whole, the game is a fun romp only tarnished by being a little long-winded and a tad clumsy to operate. End of the day, it's a must for fans of Golden Sun or indeed any fan of portable RPG games.

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