'In the hallways of the ancients, the Keepers have existed forever.' The legend also claims that whoever unites these rings with the artifacts of the parallel worlds will achieve great power and immortality.
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リリース日: 2004年6月24日

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'In the hallways of the ancients, the Keepers have existed forever.'

The legend also claims that whoever unites these rings with the artifacts of the parallel worlds will achieve great power and immortality.

In unique worlds of dreams and reality, magical, mechanical and ethereal lands, take on the quest to find the artifacts cleverly concealed throughout the lands. Four parallel worlds await you on your journey: The Ademika Valley, The Mechanical World, The Isoteric World, and lastly, the Island of Unity, each with different environments to explore, challenges to encounter and a variety of indigenous puzzles to solve.

Lose yourself in this fantastic and rich adventure, uncover the smallest details, collect information, solve the enigmas and unravel the saga of intrigue, exploration and treachery that is AURA: Fate of the Ages.


Key features:

  • First-person puzzle exploration game
  • An original fantasy-based mass appeal, unique and original storyline.
  • Mouse driven, with an intuitive point-and-click interface
  • Unbelievably realistic and beautiful pre-rendered graphics and environments
  • Original orchestral musical score and immersive ambient soundtrack
  • Inventive and original puzzles

システム要件

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows® 98SE/ME/2000/XP
    • Processor: 800 MHz Pentium® III
    • Memory: 64 MB RAM (128 MB Recommended)
    • Graphics: 32 MB DirectX 8/9 Compatible 3D Video Card (or Higher)
    • DirectX®: DirectX 8.1
    • Hard Drive: 1.3 GB Hard Disk Space ( 2.4GB Recommended)
    • Sound: 32 MB DirectX 8/9 Compatible 3D Video Card (or Higher)
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11 人中 11 人 (100%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 15.9 時間
投稿日: 2015年11月16日
First off, don't expect Myst quality. This is a very ambitious adventure game that feels like it had some budget/team/time issues near the end of production. Very good first 2 thirds of the game, with a very bad last 3rd and an ending that while concluding things leaves a lot unexplained to make room for a non-existant (?) sequel.

The first two "ages", or level areas, are actually quite good in the puzzle design. Clues are often just enough for you to piece it together yourself without taking away your own need to poke/click everything and observe. Many require "jumping to conclusions" a tiny bit, just enough where you are not spoon fed the solution, but not to the point of being impossible without a guide. I loved the first 2/3rds of the game, and it's those first two thirds that earn my recommended upvote.

Where it really falls apart is the magic area, the third and final section of the game. What this area does is very ambitious, but it's clear the design team was not able to put enough videos/clues in place to really make these puzzles work right. Often in the magic area I had to solve a puzzle by trial and error or by clicking randomly through every scene with no idea what I was doing. There were also several times in this area that the game just expected me to "move on" after a cutscene that I felt didn't even conclude the current "puzzle".

A big design flaw with this final area is that unlike the other two thirds of the game, in this part of it you do not have a way of seeing "the end puzzle", but are just expected to collect pieces (inventory items) used for it along the way. And these "pieces" are quite random objects that make no sense unless you actually get them all and see what they are used for. Basically, there is suddenly no story reason for doing anything in the third area, and what little story there is doesn't have enough cutscenes to explain itself.

One particularly nasty part of "clearly cut content" is that an NPC in this final area has a deep connection to the main character supposedly, but the only dialog you ever have with them is for puzzle solving purposes. I get the feeling this person was supposed to be a "hint guide" of sorts, which would have made the whole age much better to play, but it was too expensive/time consuming to give them more animated clips of dialog.

The ending also feels really rushed, I strongly suspect a big final puzzle was cut on the last area, as it is instead replaced with a "push button and win" type of ending.

Even with all that negativity, I do still recommend it. If you are ok with playing "part 1" of an apparently never continued story, Aura has enough of a "world" to get lost in for a few days, and the first 2/3rds of the game are solid old school Myst like puzzles. Get it on a sale, if it interests you. I wouldn't pay full price for Aura. But I still had fun playing it and loved exploring the world, and I feel that I did get my money's worth of entertainment, even if the final age had some pretty badly designed inventory/pixel hunting puzzles.

The world itself is actually quite beautiful, even if it is a bit outdated and populated with some of the worst animated CGI "people" I have seen in a game. It still managed to be "enough" for me to get "lost" in for a few days of play, and I enjoyed all the visuals. The soundscapes are sometimes a bit questionable, but none of the puzzles make the sounds used to flavor the background music, and nothing felt too out of place to me.

Just on the edge of Recommended from me. You'll get some fun for your money with this one, but don't expect anything that will blow you away, and keep the Universal Hint System on hand for the last age due to a lack of clues. It's a good "B" rating Myst adventure, nothing super special, but nothing you would regret playing through either.
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5 人中 4 人 (80%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 0.3 時間
投稿日: 1月15日
An unashamed Myst clone (first person puzzles with a node-based movement system) with all the weird and mysterious environments and crazy puzzles. Sadly, it's old so no widescreen. The core gameplay and puzzles rank among the hardest I've encountered in the genre but they are not impossible and are (for the most part) well designed.
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2 人中 2 人 (100%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 13.2 時間
投稿日: 3月21日
First off, let me point out that this is a game of older date. It shows. The graphics and cutscenes are pretty but not 2016 pretty so if this is off-putting to you, this is not a game for you. Secondly, the voice acting is terrible, nothing less. But since there is very little of it (this is a 'solve puzzles, talk less' sort of game), it isn't that much of a bother.

I loved this game, it was a delight to play. Tons of puzzles ranging from obvious over complex and thought-provoking to mindbogglingly unintuitive. This is not a game you will browse through, you will have to be careful and take in all the details. It's a nice, lengthy game and if you do what I do and only get clues online when you're REALLY stuck, it'll be a greatly rewarding experience. I had a pretty good sense of accomplishment after some of the more puzzling.. er, puzzles.

Spoiler! :) Remember, like real life, objects can be used several times for different things.
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7 人中 6 人 (86%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 6.5 時間
投稿日: 2011年3月7日
いわゆるMYST系アドベンチャー
きれいな絵と深い謎 コレ系好きなら買い!
実はコレ2があったりするんだぜw
オーラ2って歯磨きだっけ?洗剤だっけw
2はGGに売ってるよ
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72 人中 58 人 (81%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
記録時間: 6.8 時間
投稿日: 2013年12月14日
It's hard not to compare this to entries in the Myst series, specifically Myst III: Exile and Myst IV: Revelation. This is mostly due to the fact that numerous elements were borrowed from each of those games and made just different enough not to seem as though Streko Graphics had done little more than create a Myst clone.

While this is a perfectly serviceable adventure game, it's not without flaws (some major, some minor depending on how particular the player is).

(A technical aside - some bugs do exist within the game and may likely go unpatched given the age of the title, including a crash to desktop when attempting to delete a save through the in-game menu)

The age of the title means that it hasn't held up well over the years, so all the modern visual comforts and relevant settings that accompany them are absent. No true widescreen support and no option to run windowed being two prime examples. The extent of the video settings go as far as color depth options and a few standard definition resolution choices.

Going hand in hand with that, most of the 3D modeling in the game is standard fare for the time this title was originally released. Some of the characters look absolutely ridiculous at times and move in a rather wooden manner. Something that certainly allows one to appreciate the advances in that technology at present.

As to the plot, what's there is a fraction of a whole. This isn't made clear here on the store page but this is the first part of a series which means the story ends on something of a cliffhanger.

What story that is present isn't all that compelling and lacks depth, especially when it comes to the characters it introduces.

Unfortunately most of the voice acting in the game is substandard, delivered in monotone with no real inflection toward emotion (perhaps best exemplified by the blacksmith character who does nothing but shout in his brief interaction sequence yet still manages not to sound angry while doing it).

Gameplay is typical of the adventure game type - click to navigate a pre-rendered landscape and interact with points of interest. A majority of the puzzles are simple and can be solved without use of a hint system or walkthrough. Only one puzzle in the entire game is randomized, frustratingly to the point where it becomes less a traditional puzzle and more a mini-game of chance as to how many tries it takes before the correct sequence is found.

Don't be fooled entirely by the simplicity though as there are a small number of puzzles that present a challenge in how they can be solved.

The music and sound design are a mixed blessing somewhat. Most of the game's soundtrack consists of pieces of music that have utterly random ambient noises and sound effects dropped within the middle of their loops. This leads to awkward moments at certain points in the game where something like a door knock can be misinterpreted as a cue that a door nearby needs opened.

Likewise there are questionable moments of music used that betray the atmosphere of the game at certain times. Several dramatic stings are completely out of place in the likes of a small mirrored chamber or a well lit, spacious room.

The pre-rendered environments in the game are quite possibly the best done aspect of it. Seeing flecked paint on aging wood or an expanse of snow covered land watched over by a cadre of planets is nothing short of wonderful.

Taking Aura: Fate of the Ages for what it is, would I recommend it? In general, no. While it is not entirely horrible, there are better examples of the adventure game to play (be it Myst or otherwise) that accomplish exactly what this game does (if not more).

However, if you've exhausted the number of adventure games (scarce as they come these days) available to play then Aura: Fate of the Ages is (possibly) worth a few hours of your time. It likely won't climb to the top of your "best of" list but it's definitely not a total failure of the genre either.
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