Of Love and Eternity is a free gothic adventure game developed by Acronbringer. As this is the alpha demo version, there’s a lot to look forward to when the final version releases. Of Love and Eternity portrays a tale of how the love of a knight slain must be avenged.
You play as a knight who returns to the kingdom to discover the brutal murder of his wife. The knight returns from hell to seek out and destroy the villain behind the murder. It has a similar dark theme as Slender: The Eight Pages and Dark Souls.
Game playability and getting started
You may be confused when starting in this PlayStation 1-styled, survival horror game. There is no in-game tutorial that teaches you how to play the game. However, this doesn’t present a problem as the gameplay is modelled on other similar computer games on the market.
As you begin the game, you'll learn that the standard WASD keys control movement while the spacebar, shift key, and mouse functions are for attacking, running, and changing camera angles, respectively. Players can leave feedback on the developer’s website if they have any ideas to improve the game or if they run into any problems.
Unfortunately, the game isn’t available on Steam yet, but it’s freely available for Windows, in addition to Mac.
Presently, this dark fantasy, the single-player demo is 301 MB in size. There are limited specifications provided, which won’t be an issue if you have the required space. Rendering hardware and software requirements are low because the title is still a work in progress.
Superb gameplay elements
The rendering of the graphics style is reminiscent of games that were made for PlayStation 1. This is a deliberate design choice of the game, created as a homage to the old PlayStation console, and its initial titles. Currently, a few aspects of the game need work, but the creator is keen on user input. This is reassuring for players who enjoyed the demo and makes the game an excellent prospect for the future.
This medieval horror game is well thought out and has a foundation that promises a better game than players initially experience. This version of the title is pretty short, as is the case with most game demos, but the game has the potential to grow into something more.