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Azurik: Rise of Perathia (Xbox)

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Description

Young Azurik must learn to control the elements, Earth, Air, Fire, and Water, using his double sided ax, the Axion. His goal is to restore balance to the universe. You must journey through a vast, mysterious land, full with dynamic and dangerous creatures.

As Azurik, you must travel through four realms, each associated with the four elements. The Earth realm contains numerous mountains, lots of dirt and dust terrain, and rocks. The Air realm is populated by clouds and floating islands. The Fire realm is alive with molten lava, fissures and spewing geysers. The Water realm is submerged. Azurik must recover the four elements and return them to their rightful place before the world collapses.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Azurik" -- Informal title

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The Press Says

MS Xbox World Dec 15, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Gaming Target Jan 02, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Gamesmania Jul 10, 2002 68 out of 100 68
IGN Dec 07, 2001 6.5 out of 10 65
XBox Solution (XBS) Oct 11, 2002 6.5 out of 10 65
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Feb 19, 2002 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Game Revolution Dec 01, 2001 C- 42
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Feb, 2002 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Gamestyle 2002 3 out of 10 30
Game Critics Feb 06, 2002 2 out of 10 20

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Trivia

Music

When high-profile composer Jeremy Soule was to conduct the Prague Philharmonic, he did so not in person but via a "virtual session" through a digital audio and video link.

Save points

Stephen Clarke-Willson, director and producer of Azurik, acknowledged that one of the main problems with the game is that the game world was too large for so few save points. On his blog, he mentions how he campaigned to have smaller levels and more save points but in the end he was ultimately overruled. He recalls how he found a small way around this:
The best I could do was to sneak in the 'save anywhere' cheat rather late in the process. Without the 'save anywhere' cheat, the game is very, very hard.

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JPaterson (9147) added Azurik: Rise of Perathia (Xbox) on Nov 29, 2001