Emily Balistrieri writes:
"The box proclaims "A new era of hack 'n' slash," but Dawn of Magic strikes us as more of the same. Tweaks like the character mutations based on what spells you've learned are neat, but don't have an impact on the gameplay itself. Lack of co-op is a disappointment. Despite a promising beginning to the story, general boredom ensued. Go ahead and hit snooze this morning."