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Earth's Dawn

Rising Star Games
Nov 1, 2016 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5

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6 / 10
7 / 10
IGN Spain
6 / 10
88 / 100
7.5 / 10
Push Square
6 / 10
5 / 10
3.5 / 5
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Critic Reviews for Earth's Dawn

Earth's Dawn could be a far better game than it is if it were just a bit more focused and refined. A lot of issues with the game could have been fixed by just making the missions something you could do in each level at your own pace without loading them separately one at a time from the main menu. The level design lends itself to Metroidvania-like gameplay, but the missions themselves just drop you into the map and tell you exactly where to go and what to do, versus just letting you roam freely and do as you wish completing missions along the way.Even with its flaws, I think many people will enjoy Earth's Dawn, but I don't expect it to be a hit or even a cult classic. If anything those starved for something similar to Odin's Sphere or an RPG-style beat 'em-up might get some enjoyment out of it, while most will find the repetition a bit too much.

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Earth's Dawn is the perfect example of a videogame with good ideas. It is entertaining, however, it does not achieve the goal to become a big installment in the genre. It is good, but not great.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

Interesting but repetitive action/adventure that could have been much better with a little bit of imagination on its missions and combat system.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

On paper, it’s a generic story but as the game goes on it serves to be just interesting enough to make it give the player some extra drive.

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Earth’s Dawn isn’t as a good as Odin Sphere, or even at the same level. It doesn’t have to be though. This is clearly a more budget focused title and it shows. All things considered, it’s one of the more fun and addicting games I’ve played this year, and surprisingly so. A game I almost didn’t give a second glance, and here I was being pulled away from other huge heavy holiday games. It offers a lot of content to work through, and for the price, players could do much worse this year.

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The foundations of a fast-paced and well worked action RPG are alive and well in this post-apocalyptic wasteland, but Earth's Dawn is let down by repetition and difficulty spikes. If you can stomach the negatives and keep chipping away at the release's robust progression systems, you'll find an impressive amount of depth and enjoyment to be had in forging your super solider – but you'll never quite shake the feeling that this could and should have been a better game than it is.

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5 / 10

Earth's Dawn has an unusual visual style and an enjoyable role-playing system, though a boring plot, poorly developed characters and a hundred of silly side quests reducing all efforts to zero. It is a good game for killing your time, but the developers forgot to release a portable version, with which its short sessions would be much more appreciated.

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Earth's Dawn is a solid little title with a few minor niggles that hold it back from being a great title. On the surface, the game appears quite simple and yet the combat, skills and crafting make for quite a deep and intriguing game with many gameplay and combat possibilities.

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