Aura Kingdom

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 Taiwanese game developer X-Legend . In Japan it was originally called Gensō Shin’iki ( 幻想 神 域 , lit .: “Fantasy Sanctuary”) , but 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 was a free-to-play game that was announced on August 12, 2013 at Otakon 2013. [3] Attended at Otakon were given beta key for the MMO.

Gameplay

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

Players take on the role of Envoys, where they are tasked with the mission to save Azuria, the fantasy world of Aura Kingdom, from Darkness. [5] Players can choose from thirteen classes to play from: Guardian, Duelist, Ravager, Wizard, Sorcerer, Bard, Grenadier, Gunslinger, Brawler, Ranger, Ronin, Necromancer, Greatsword or Ninja. Players can then choose one of the four starting points to start their battle with the opportunity to recruit more games. [6]

In Aura Kingdom, players can have pets as companions, that grow and evolve with them. These pets are known as ‘Eidolons’ and retain memories of their past accomplishments. [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]

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  • Jump up^Arnold, Jordan. “Aura Kingdom Closed Beta Review” . ONRPG .
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  • Jump up^ “Aura Kingdom Review: I liked it, but there’s room for improvement” . Games In Asia. January 8, 2014.

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