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  • Summary: In the region of Awelsia, vengeful Freya travels with an unknown weapon called "AeternoBlade" to take revenge from Beladim, the Lord of the Mist who destroyed her village, Ridgerode, and killed her tribe. Her vengence is helped by Vernia , who has as much merit as Beladim. Vernia taught Freya about the ablility of AeternoBlade.

    Freya has to venture in many world dimensions to find how to annihilate Beladim.

    What is AeternoBlade? and How can Freya take revenge from Beladim ? Solve tons ton of mysteries in her adventure!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Mar 14, 2014
    77
    An interesting take on the Metroidvania formula enriched with creative time manipulation.
  2. Feb 13, 2014
    70
    AeternoBlade may not move the genre forward in any way, but it's a fun little game for action enthusiasts. It has a deep combat system, just the right amount of RPG elements, and an engaging enough narrative to keep things moving.
  3. Mar 10, 2014
    70
    Aeterno Blade is Castlevania on a budget. Messy visuals, whiffy animation, endlessly recycled enemies, middling bosses.
  4. 60
    Overall this is a decent game with a deep combat system and some replay value if you want to explore the levels fully and find every hidden item. A weak story with a nasty potential glitch keep this game from being as good as it could have been. Fans of classic Castlevania games should especially enjoy this experience.
  5. 55
    Rather than the fast-paced, explorative action platformer with a cool time traveling twist, Aeternoblade turns out as a dull repetitive button mashing without much soul.
  6. Mar 26, 2014
    54
    Another bland metroidvania game with nothing particularly exciting to offer. There are too many great alternatives to give this one a shot.
  7. Apr 11, 2014
    30
    This is a game with bad production, a weak story, a distant combat system and characters far from charismatic. All this makes for a boring and painful experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Feb 26, 2014
    8
    AeternoBlade doesn't break a whole lot of new ground. However, those people looking for a fun new game on their 3DS should give it a try. The game is a 2D action platform with RPG elements. There's a bunch of fun secrets and stuff to find. Expand
  2. Mar 12, 2014
    7
    AeternoBlade is a mixed package, and if it's a gem in the rough, it's a fairly small one. But it does glitter in its own special way.

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    might find yourself admiring the gorgeous backgrounds, and there's something that may take you back in time, something you can't quite put your finger on. Maybe it's the ambiance, maybe it's the scenery, maybe it's that it's an action platformer, but you might easily find yourself revisiting your bedroom in the 90's, smelling the smells, feeling the emotions, in small doses.

    But it's not all magic. The controls are awkward, for one thing. If you expect to jump and attack at the same time like in Mega Man or Castlevania, you'll come up short...literally. Your jumping attacks cause you to freeze in midair while you deliver your barrage of sword strokes. This could be a cool concept, but lack of grace in the delivery might make your experience bittersweet.

    I found myself liking Freya, even if her creators delivered her in a watered-down way. There's not a whole lot of character development here...but then again, I suppose it is an ARPG metroidvania. Still, it's incredibly refreshing to see that this story's protagonist is female. It gets an extra point for that, and it prevents the story from being truly an awkward repeat of an old model.

    Try the demo before buying, for sure!
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