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

Final Breakdown


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


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.


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.


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
Page: 3/3

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