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.
Although this modest, vintage flavoured production stands in the shadow of a glorious vampire slayer franchise, AertenoBlade reveals a sharp edge through time manipulation, these mechanics applying efficiently to the narrative, the puzzles and the gameplay.
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.
AeternoBlade gets several points of the videogames textbook right but it doesn't go beyond that, almost as if the skeleton was enough to give a soul to a body. While technically competent, though far from impressive, this game offers very little to those already familiar with both action games and RPGs. Add to that a painstaking navigation through the off-play menus, and here's the formula for an overwhelmingly disappointing and frustrating experience.
SummaryIn 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....