Aura Kingdom

Summary

Aura Kingdom Online
The logo for Aura Kingdom.
Developer(s)X-Legend
Publisher(s)Aeria Games
EngineGamebryo[1]
Platform(s)Windows, Android
ReleaseDecember 23, 2013 (CBT)
January 6, 2014 (OBT)
March 6, 2018 (Android version)
Genre(s)MMORPG
Mode(s)

Aura Kingdom, also known as Fantasy Frontier Online (Chinese: 幻想神域) in Taiwan and Hong Kong and Innocent World in Japan, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game made by the Taiwanese game developer X-Legend. In Japan, it was originally called Gensō Shin'iki (幻想神域, lit.: "Fantasy Sanctuary"). After a significant update, the name was changed to Gensō Shin'iki: Cross to Fate (幻想神域 ~ Cross to Fate ~). Other notable games developed by X-Legend are Grand Fantasia and Eden Eternal.[2]

Aura Kingdom was published by Aeria Games in January 2014. It is a free-to-play game that was announced on August 12, 2013 at Otakon 2013.[3] Attendees at Otakon were given beta keys for the MMO.

Gameplay

The game begins by villagers asking the player to help with tasks around the village.[4]

Players take on the role of Envoys of Gaia, who they are tasked with the mission to save Azuria, the fantasy world of Aura Kingdom, from Darkness.[5] Players can choose sixteen classes to play from: Guardian, Ravager, Duelist, Gunslinger, Grenadier, Bard, Wizard, Sorcerer, Brawler, Ranger, Ronin, Reaper, Crusader, Ninja, Lancer, and Performer. Players can then choose one of the four starting pet Eidolons, with the opportunity of recruiting more as the game progresses.[6]

Players can have spirits as companions that grow and evolve. These spirits are known as ‘Eidolons’ that retain memories of players' accomplishments, such as boss kills, and can be conversed with.[7]

Critical reception

Games in Asia rated the game 6.1/10, noting a strong storyline, well-done anime-style character designs and impressive graphics, but noted a lack of dungeons, repetitiveness, and unchallenging gameplay as weak points of the game.[8]

Sources

  1. ^ "Gamebryo Published Titles".
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 3, 2015. Retrieved July 2, 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://www.mmorpg.com/newsroom.cfm/loadNews/28315 August 12, 2013
  4. ^ Arnold, Jordan. "Aura Kingdom Closed Beta Review". ONRPG.
  5. ^ AURA KINGDOM. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.mmobomb.com/review/aura-kingdom
  6. ^ AURA KINGDOM. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.mmobomb.com/review/aura-kingdom
  7. ^ Arnold, Jordan. "Aura Kingdom Closed Beta Review". mmohuts. Retrieved August 24, 2015.
  8. ^ "Aura Kingdom Review: I liked it, but there's room for improvement". Games In Asia. January 8, 2014. Archived from the original on February 2, 2014. Retrieved January 27, 2014.

External links

  • Official Aura Kingdom website