I don’t often review games, but of course given the opportunity I will. I didn’t get too far into “Edge of Eternity” considering it is a full-length RPG, I will eventually finish it all the way through but here are my thoughts from what I played so far. The game opens with a decent cut scene but even with my computer at it’s best the graphics were acting a bit weird, there were definitely some inconstancies in the frame rates. The cut scene teaches you how to battle as you face one of your team members, the battle system is pretty familiar like that of any modern RPG, it seemed very Final Fantasy like but has its own style too. It’s pretty easy to navigate your attacks and spells, again like most modern Role-Playing Games it shows you how to do everything before the actual game begins.
The game is turn based, which makes it much like a favorite game of mine from back in the day, Final Fantasy Tactics on the original PlayStation. You basically take your turn with your characters and then the enemies take theirs, each character seems to have a unique set of abilities, from physical attacks to magic. You control the main characters Daryon and Selene in a four-character party, no spoilers but the opening of the game is pretty hectic and really throws you into the story and gameplay. The enemies in Edge of Eternity are known as Archelite (machines that have transformed people into mindless creatures.) After the opening battle that teaches you how to play you get another cut scene, this one is longer and gives more of the story away. I mentioned the mindless creatures, well they come from a sort of virus that people have contracted and as it turns out our main character Daryon’s mother has fallen ill to it.
Overall, the game piqued my interest after I started playing, there are a few bugs that could be worked out, some of the cut scenes run long and choppy or slow and the game play could be a little more fast paced. The story is intriguing though, something different and RPG’s these days are far and few between if you don’t count Kingdom Hearts. From what I have played so far, I would give the story a solid 8 out of 10, the gameplay a 7 and the graphics a 6 because they could use some work. I have enjoyed what I’ve played so far and will likely get the game and do a full play-through at some point, perhaps even write up a full final review.
Edge of Eternity is now available in Steam’s early access section.
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