Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan is a 2D action game that is set in an African fantasy world loaded with heavy RPG elements.
2D fighting games are something you rarely see on PC these days, let alone one mixed in with a heavy RPG and combo system. Kiro’o Games has brought that to Steam in the form of Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan and promises rich story, massive combos and exciting duels along the way.
Without giving too much story away our hero, Prince Enzo Kori-Odan is ascended to the throne and suffers a terrible betrayal by his brother in-law during his own coronation and wedding day with his bride Erine Evou. The pair are then exiled, leaving his treacherous in-law at the throne. The royal couple have to then find allies all over the world to help gain power to regain the throne that rightfully belongs to Enzo.
Details: Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan
- Title:Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan
- Studio Name: Kiro’o Games
- Publisher: Plug In Digital
- Platforms: PC (via Steam)
- Price: $13.99 approx (£10.99)
- Release Date: Out now
- Genre(s):RPG, Action, Adventure, 2D, Fantasy
Minimum System Requirements
- OS: WINDOWS 7 / WINDOWS 8 / WINDOWS 8.1 / WINDOWS 10
- Processor: Core Duo 1. 2 Ghz
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Graphics: 512 MB, DirectX 10 Support, ATI Radeon HD 2000 Series / Nvidia GeForce 8800 Series
- DirectX: Version 9.0c
- Storage: 3 GB available space
About Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan
The core of Aurion is about a King taking back his throne from the clutches of his traitorous brother in-law. To do this, our main character, Enzo Kori-Odan must use not only his already learned skills but others that he acquires throughout his journey across the world to gain strength in order to take back the throne in Zama.
The game takes a high level of inspiration from the old classic “Tales of” series which is a 2D RPG fighting game that was released by Bandi-Namco Entertainment back in 1995. Aurion also feels to take on a good deal of inspiration from the hit anime series Dragonball Z with its use of Aurion ability being somewhat similar to the “Super Sayian” powers we are used to seeing so much of as well as the high-speed combat and combo system.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that Aurion is just a high-energy action game however, the team at Kiro’o Games have worked extremely hard to inject a rich and meaningful storyline into the game. Don’t be surprised to find yourself caught out reading the dialogue and getting sucked into the story.
You’ll not only be fighting normal enemies either, throughout your journey you will encounter other people like yourself known as “Aurionics”. Leading onto intense and powerful duels that will involve energy blasts and even in certain moments immense beam battles (see where the big Dragonball influence is coming in?).
Main Features: Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan
- A rich universe color, a game with twists; a game full of existential values and action waiting for you.
- Gather your legacy, unlock devastating strikes to combo with, and mix Aurions to create new ones.
- Confront enemies as Enzo, with Erine’s assistance and make the best out of the couple in combat.
- Join a spiritual quest that takes our heroes to journey across a wonderful world of African fantasy.
- Powerful duels with fascinating and immersive dialogues, etc.
Current Thoughts on Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan
So far I’ve put a solid hour into this, that brings me currently up to the point where Enzo and Erine have just been exiled. However during that hour of play, I’ve already experienced a rich back story along with exciting and intense combat. Within the first 30 mins I had already fought off enemies that out numbered me and had a beam struggle only akin to something straight out of a Dragonball Z episode!
I’m looking forward to getting stuck into Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan more and will definitely be featuring it some more. It’s already receiving positive reviews on Steam and out of a total of 82 reviews, only received 6 negative but only a couple have played it to what I would consider a decent degree (8+ hours).
I will give you my own full review on the game after I have given it some time myself. At present it’s a very strong contender for recommendation.