Surging Aura is yet another very cool looking JRPG that I cannot play because it’s in Japanese. Even though the graphics aren’t quite as good Surging Aura looks very similar to Phantasy Star; which make this all the more troubling.
The narrator of the clip below translates most of the text as he plays and it’s cool to get a taste of what’s going on.
I’ve read that several translations have been started but I don’t think any were ever finished. With any luck it will happen someday.
Until then this is still a great looking game for the collection. It’s in excellent condition and even came with a small Surging Aura pin.
Exile is an interesting mix between top down RPG (like Surging Aura) and a side scrolling platformer. And there is a Genesis version. So I’ll be able to play this one!.. once I get the English version.
Exile is one of rare Genesis titles which I feel has better cover art than the Japanese Mega Drive version.