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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 Looks harder than it actually is.
Aura: Fate of the Ages Windows One of the toughest puzzles in the game.
Aura: Fate of the Ages Windows Main Menu
Aura: Fate of the Ages Windows A connecting ring puzzle

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 (75601) 1.83 Stars1.83 Stars1.83 Stars1.83 Stars1.83 Stars

The Press Says

JeuxVideoPC.com Oct 11, 2004 16 out of 20 80
Quandary Jul, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Over Online Jul 14, 2004 75 out of 100 75
Adventure-Treff Aug 18, 2004 74 out of 100 74
GameZone Jul 14, 2004 7.3 out of 10 73
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Oct, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
DreamStation.cc Nov 17, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Joystick (French) Oct, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Gameinatrix Aug 09, 2004 D 25
GameStar (Germany) Aug, 2004 21 out of 100 21

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Jeanne (75601) added Aura: Fate of the Ages (Windows) on Jul 06, 2004