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Publisher: Rising Star Games
Dive into frantic side-scrolling combat and take the fight to the alien horde before destroying hulking bosses! Earn XP to unlock new abilities across a massive skill tree, then create new swords, guns and equipment with materials harvested from the battlefield. Choose your own mission path, discover the truth behind the invasion and save the planet before it's too late!
Earth's Dawn - Gameplay Trailer | PS4
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.
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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