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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

TeamXbox Nov 29, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
IGN Dec 07, 2001 6.5 out of 10 65
Jeuxvideo.com Jun 11, 2002 13 out of 20 65
Legendra Jun 18, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
The Age Jun 06, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot Dec 03, 2001 5 out of 10 50
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Feb 19, 2002 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Deaf Gamers 2001 4 out of 10 40
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2002 3.25 out of 10 32
Gamestyle 2002 3 out of 10 30

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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