Mjow - a demo for Aura?! Oh how cool - I've been waiting for one to show up. I really love the look of this game and am looking forward to picking it up as soon as I can when it's released. A demo will be a nice little appeteaser.
Thanks for the heads up
Guess I'll go tie up my phone line for the rest of the night ... darned dial-up ... <kicks dogs squeaky toy>
Hi Kestryll, I liked the demo quite a bit, myself. My hope is that they were 2 good examples of the puzzles that we can expect in the game. The one in the round room was a neat little puzzle that you can get by futzing about with it - always kind of fun - and the second, involved a number of aspects that had to be completed in order to get a main result. I like those, and always find them satisfying. And graphically and musically, the game is quite impressive. I wished I could explore further and get across that bridge outside - and there promises to be more puzzles in the areas that we could explore, so there is a lot more to look forward to in that area alone. I believe it's due out next week sometime, I just hope someone in this area has it on the shelf. They're a bit slow on the uptake around here.
The opening of the globe is the last scene in the demo proper. If you've done all the puzzles there is a postscript telling you that you've finished the demo.
Looks pretty good to me. Obviously they've taken a few pages from Myst et al but the pics still looked a little flat to my eyes. Glad to see they're catching on to what we all love - eye candy and great puzzles!
I did like it. I'm just still undecided... Pre-order or wait for it to come out... The demo is rather fun even if it does have just the two puzzles, and I liked the music and graphics.
Bah, I'll probably end up ordering it from somewhere anyhoo. No, I don't get out much and my little town doesn't have any big stores which carry games. One town over, transportation issues... *sigh* I have got to get a car...
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