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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 A connecting ring puzzle
Aura: Fate of the Ages Windows This huge crystal holds another puzzle.
Aura: Fate of the Ages Windows You finally meet Grifit
Aura: Fate of the Ages Windows One of the pathways

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 (75620) 1.83 Stars1.83 Stars1.83 Stars1.83 Stars1.83 Stars

The Press Says

Game Chronicles Jul 26, 2004 8.3 out of 10 83
Just Adventure Jun 25, 2004 B+ 83
Quandary Jul, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN Jul 01, 2004 7.3 out of 10 73
GameZone Jul 14, 2004 7.3 out of 10 73
Game Captain Aug 01, 2004 71 out of 100 71
Adventure Gamers Jul 27, 2004 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Deaf Gamers 2004 6.8 out of 10 68
2404.org PC Gaming Jul 24, 2004 6.5 out of 10 65
GameStar (Germany) Aug, 2004 21 out of 100 21

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Jeanne (75620) added Aura: Fate of the Ages (Windows) on Jul 06, 2004