Aura: Fate of the Ages (Windows)

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Description

Mysterious and glorious worlds exist parallel to each other - crafted by ancient, high members of the Clan of Keepers. Those elders also possess sacred rings which give them the ultimate power to not only travel to those worlds, but also to create new ones. Legend has it that locked away within those worlds are artifacts that, when combined with the sacred rings, could yield the bearer ultimate power and immortality.

To safeguard the universe, entry into the different worlds has been restricted to only a few select members of the Clan. But, a sinister threat has surfaced and the hidden artifacts must be found before it is too late. You, as a "Keeper Apprentice", are chosen to go on the quest. You will explore four wondrous places: the Ademika Valley - the gateway and world of secrets and sacred rituals; Dragast - a mechanical kingdom with a winter wonderland setting; Na-Tiexu - a land full of magic and astronomy; and then the Island of Unity.

Aura is a 3D adventure game which combines the visual style of Myst-like games with complex puzzles akin to those found in puzzle games like Obsidian and Jewels of the Oracle. Entirely mouse-controlled in first person, the game features puzzles of varying type and difficulty (mechanical, mathematical, logical, musical, etc.), unusual objects to find and use, and non-player character interaction. In addition, an in-game "Hint Journal" records all of the puzzle clues the player encounters for easy reference while playing.

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Aura: Fate of the Ages Windows One of the toughest puzzles in the game.
Aura: Fate of the Ages Windows Reminiscent of the Journeyman Project games
Aura: Fate of the Ages Windows You need to operate those bridges in order to access parts of the map.
Aura: Fate of the Ages Windows Beautiful underground pools of green lava

Alternate Titles

  • "奥拉:时代的命运" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Аура" -- Russian title
  • "Aura: Tor zur Ewigkeit" -- German title
  • "Aura: La Legende Des Mondes Paralleles " -- French title
  • "Aura: el destino de las edades" -- Spanish title

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User Reviews

Gorgeous graphics / difficult puzzles / almost no story Jeanne (75483) 1.83 Stars1.83 Stars1.83 Stars1.83 Stars1.83 Stars

Critic Reviews

Mystery Manor Jul 27, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Puntaeclicca.it Mar, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jul 28, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameZone Jul 14, 2004 7.3 out of 10 73
Deaf Gamers 2004 6.8 out of 10 68
4Players.de Jul 16, 2004 65 out of 100 65
IC-Games Aug 08, 2004 62 out of 100 62
DreamStation.cc Nov 17, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Yiya Jul 29, 2004 C+ 58
Joystick (French) Oct, 2004 5 out of 10 50

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Jeanne (75483) added Aura: Fate of the Ages (Windows) on Jul 06, 2004