For a free-to-play game, Eternal Magic does a decent job of providing players with an abundance of content. However, the same incessant progression systems and pay-to-win mechanics that plague many free games hold back what could be a decent title.
Eternal Magic offers a pretty standard take on the genre with segregated areas that offer questing and wandering, along with dungeons and raids to push through the story. Combat is also fairly basic but there’s plenty of room for experimentation with light and heavy attacks and combos that can be mashed together to deal more damage.
What really makes the game stand out is the way it focuses on character and world building with the townsfolk you talk to being played by real actors and the conversations taking place in a visual novel style. This allows you to connect with the people of this strange land and helps build a sense of place that’s lacking in most similar games.
The graphics are decent too although the character models can look a little blurry at times and they don’t have the same level of detail that you see in other games. What’s more impressive is the facial animation which looks incredibly realistic during the game’s many real-time cinematics.
Overall, if you’re looking for a good mix of adventure and combat then Eternal Magic is worth checking out. While it doesn’t quite live up to the high-octane spectacle of Doom (2016), it still packs in some frantic action and inventive gameplay to make for an entertaining experience.