Last month out of the blue, a PR rep notified me about a new African RPG called Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan and I was hopeful that it meant something fresh for the genre. Having spent ten hours now with the game, I'm thrilled to report my hopes have been fulfilled.
The game stars a prince-turned-king, Enzo Kori-Odan and his bride, Erine. These two are fantastic pairing whose strength comes from their friendship and love. They're also drop-dead gorgeous, as are the many interesting locations.
I'm reviewing the game for Common Sense Media, so I won't review it here, but I do have to say that aside from some clumsy text implementation, this is a fine RPG. The art is fantastic, the mythology is intriguing, the characters are noble - it's really exciting to see such a great game coming from such an unlooked-for source. Clearly, there's a lot of untapped potential among African developers and I can't wait to see what other kinds of interactive entertainment we'll see out of Africa.