Eternity: The Last Unicorn puts you in the shoes of Elf and Viking duo, Aurehen and Bior, on a mismatch quest to save (and you might’ve guessed it) the last unicorn. That’s the premise of the game that overall seems like a rather intriguing synopsis for action-RPG fans. Sadly, however, Eternity falls flat when it comes to delivering even the most basic mechanics. And, as much as Void Studios thrived for the nostalgia rush when experiencing the mundane world of Eternity, gamers were quick to brand the title as a more grueling journey than a memorable one.
In a backlash of poor reviews, Eternity quickly became the brunt of a bad joke, which only Void Studios refused to laugh about. Because of this, Eternity became the victim to bargain bin sales and giveaways in a matter of months. This only spelled out the decline of Void Studios’ debut title and the inevitable crash of potential profiting. This was all due to the poorly-executed mechanics implemented over the four-year development stretch. Yes, that’s right, it did take four years to create this…thing.
Clocked for its frustrating fixed-camera worlds, Eternity takes the plunge in hoping to revive the golden age of PSX gaming. Similar to the likes of Resident Evil, Eternity evolves around static landscapes, which often prove to be more awkward than nostalgic. Plus, with tedious combat encounters in close-quarters, players are left to feel more aggravated than rewarded when slaying the fifth lapse of enemies. Plus, with only a handful of levels, players are tasked with battling through the same grueling maps for hours, which can often feel like an eternity in itself. This, along with sketchy saving systems and a barrel of glitches, sadly, makes Eternity memorable for all the wrong reasons.
Metacritic scored Eternity: The Last Unicorn with 36%, marking it down as the poorest received title of 2019. But, we have to give credit where it’s due. Void Studio is indeed a new developer with no doubt a team of talented artists who’re eager for approval. Sadly, however, the mark just wasn’t met with their first project. That’s not to say their next title won’t be a huge success, though. There is still life in this underdog yet. And we, for one, are again crossing fingers for a 2020 revival hit. But that remains to be seen, of course. We’ll have to hang fire and hope a comeback is already in the works.
Best of luck in your future endeavors, Void.
You can catch the official launch trailer for Eternity: The Last Unicorn here: