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Reviewed: Aura: Fate of the Ages
Author: Michael Ahlf       Date: October 13th, 2004
Page: 3


Final Breakdown

Gameplay:

Aura's a fun and engaging puzzle title with plenty of storyline and immersive puzzles. Very well constructed.

Graphics:

In terms of graphics, Aura takes prerendered scenes and does wonderful things with them. It's one example of where Adventure games can really shine over their fast-moving, higher processor intensity brethren. 

Sound and music:

The musical soundtrack is well suited to an Adventure title, full of proper music. The voice acting isn't as great, hampered a bit by trying not very hard to fit English dialogue to non-English lip syncs.

Difficulty:

With puzzles of varying difficulty, Aura does a very good job of keeping the player engaged.

Controls and Interface:

Some of the icons could have been better, particularly the congruence of "use this" and "you can use an item on this" indicators.

Overall:

As a diversion, and a change of pace for normal fast-paced gamers, it's great. If you are in the mood for a puzzle, and you haven't played it, it's a must-have.


Added:  Thursday, October 14, 2004
Reviewer:  Michael Ahlf
Score:
Page: 3/3

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