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Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

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6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

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  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.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. Full Review »
  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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    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.

    You 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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