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  • Summary: An immortal named Modo has been sent to live a full mortal life on earth as punishment for his crimes in the Absolute, the realm of the afterlife. Angered by this humiliation, the mortal Modo is determined to not only reclaim all his previous power, but gain enough strength to destroy theAn immortal named Modo has been sent to live a full mortal life on earth as punishment for his crimes in the Absolute, the realm of the afterlife. Angered by this humiliation, the mortal Modo is determined to not only reclaim all his previous power, but gain enough strength to destroy the Earth once and for all, so that he may never be punished in such a base way again. As the story’s hero, the player must stop Modo’s heinous plans and ultimately destroy him, or aid Modo in his quest to annihilate the Earth. [Deep Silver] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. The character morphing was way cool and I think that more games should have this feature.
  2. Fails to rise above mediocrity. The game is surprisingly enjoyable at times and has genuinely interesting gameplay elements, but the clumsy UI ruins the fun. [June 2007]
  3. This RPG seems to miss the mark in just about every way.
  4. It's choked by its own clumsy presentation and inability to develop its own ideas. [July 2007, p.83]
  5. Oddly, the problem is that, it feels too much like a classic hack-'n'-slash RPG. Games like Diablo and Baldur's Gate used the same formula over 10 years ago, and they did it better.
  6. The interface is clunky and once you can get past that, you will find this is a game that is very much in step with every RPG stereotype. Yep, there are load times, too.
  7. Buggy, broken, and entirely unoriginal, Dawn of Magic is one horrible action-oriented role-playing game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
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  1. Douwed.R.
    May 30, 2007
    9
    Very good game, very well worked out spell system and combat, alas, some bugs. Overall a very nice game!
  2. Nov 8, 2013
    9
    This game has an AMAZING Spells effect and system. It is very challenging and the story basis is very interesting where you have the choiceThis game has an AMAZING Spells effect and system. It is very challenging and the story basis is very interesting where you have the choice to help or hinder a demi-god turned mortal who wants to destroy the earth. Sounds good to me...hehe! Expand
  3. JonathanM.
    May 11, 2007
    7
    Very interesting game, the spell system is really something new and it makes fun to "produce" new spells like a stunning fireball. But there Very interesting game, the spell system is really something new and it makes fun to "produce" new spells like a stunning fireball. But there are also some bugs and glitches which need to be patched. To sum up, I'd recommend this game to all people who are tired of the 938753412 Diablo clones and want to try out something new. "Only" 7/10 points because of the bugs. Expand
  4. BruceK.
    Dec 28, 2007
    7
    More difficult at the start than it should be by "omissions" in the manual and tutorial. Despite the repetitive nature of combat, there are More difficult at the start than it should be by "omissions" in the manual and tutorial. Despite the repetitive nature of combat, there are enough hooks to keep you coming back. Expand