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#19212 - 03/31/07 10:53 PM 'The Sacred Rings'
Darlene Offline
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Picked up 'The Sacred Rings' today. Haven't seen many reviews on this yet. Any thoughts?
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#19213 - 03/31/07 11:05 PM Re: 'The Secred Rings'
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Darlene,

The review will be coming - meanwhile, check Becky\'s First Look.

This is the sequel to Aura 1.

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#19214 - 04/01/07 07:47 AM Re: 'The Secred Rings'
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smile Please allow me to echo Becky's First Look . I have just begun the game and after a few days I'm still sort of languidly wandering around. The game is gorgeous and operates flawlessly. It seems, thus far, to be the type of game I will thoroughly enjoy and be in no hurry to finish.
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#19215 - 04/01/07 12:58 PM Re: 'The Secred Rings'
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I finished it recently. Though I enjoyed the first two parts of the game, I did not like the last one (in the lair of the Shadow Legion) at all.

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#19216 - 04/01/07 02:16 PM Re: 'The Secred Rings'
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Jenny, does it run okay under WinXP Service Pk 2? I went to the official website, but it doesn't list the specs...(just wondering before I buy) think
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#19217 - 04/01/07 02:18 PM Re: 'The Secred Rings'
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I found the game to be very glitchy renne but others didn't. I have service pack 2.

Ana wave
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#19218 - 04/01/07 02:22 PM Re: 'The Secred Rings'
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#19219 - 04/01/07 02:29 PM Re: 'The Secred Rings'
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Thanks, Jenny - that's what I was looking for. I went to www.thesacredringsgame.com from a google search, but it didn't list any specs!

I'll have to see how it runs on my pc, Ana. Sometimes these games are a bit glitchy on mine, too.

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#19220 - 04/01/07 08:23 PM Re: 'The Secred Rings'
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Just started it and am loving it. Graphics good and puzzles just like the old time games. Lives up to the first Aura and then some. This is the first game in months that is a genuine adventure game. Enjoy it, I am

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#19221 - 04/02/07 06:37 PM Re: 'The Secred Rings'
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I am loving this game so far. I'm playing on a computer that just barely meets the minimum specs and I did have one major freeze-up during an early part of the game. But I reloaded an earlier save and was able to play through. I'm about half-way through the game now, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed (except when I have to use the mouse)that I can make it through to the end.

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#19222 - 04/02/07 10:29 PM Re: 'The Secred Rings'
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wave Great feedback! Have yet to install the game. I'm currently playing this highly-addictive, ridonculous, 'Jewel Quest' and 'Jewel Quest 2' simultaneously and it's eating up all my waking at-home hours. 'Sacred Rings' packaging looks intriguing, and I'm looking forward to starting this adventure! Did start the original 'Aura', worked my way through most of it, however, for some reason, did not finish the game. I plan to finish 'Sacred Rings'. smile
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#19223 - 04/03/07 08:35 AM Re: 'The Secred Rings'
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I hope this isn't a spoiler or just "rumor" but I read on internet that the last portion of Sacred Rings has lots of dying??? Anyone know about this??? Of course I bought the game but just want to be prepared. Thanks think

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#19224 - 04/03/07 08:41 AM Re: 'The Secred Rings'
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Happy Gamer,

Dying as in 'game ends' when the gamer makes a mistake or dying as in lots of people going to the netherworld?
Either way - I didn't experience it in the end game. Love this game.

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#19225 - 04/03/07 09:43 AM Re: 'The Secred Rings'
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The third part of the game (in the Shadow Legion's lair) does have potential for dying. It's one of the reasons I didn't like the third part. You can open a door and guards will be there and getcha. And the game doesn't autosave your position before your bad decision, so if you haven't saved in the last hour, you've got a lot of replaying to do. It's not dying all the time like in a shooter. But unless you're using a walkthrough, you need to be careful where you go.

I'm interested to know what all these people who are enjoying it will think when they get to the third section. Until I got there, I was thinking it was a great game. But the Shadow Legion's Lair was full of nastiness. Although I thought some of the best puzzles were in the third part of the game, I could have done without the nastiness.

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#19226 - 04/03/07 10:24 AM Re: 'The Secred Rings'
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I'm just getting to the third part......I guess I better watch my step and save alot!!! lol Has played well on my XP SP2! Love the game so far and like the fact that I can see 360!!!!!


Nan

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