Eternal, the new card game presented on PAX is now free to play on steam, and it’s getting a lot of great feedback. Let’s take a look at some of the things the community is saying about it.
“Eternal is looking to take the next step on that developmental ladder, taking inspiration from MtG, Hex, and Hearthstone, to create something that blends them all together in a competitive trading card game.”
This quote says pretty much everything there is to know about the game from the outside point of view. Eternal is a mix of Magic the Gathering, Hex, and Hearthstone. They got inspired by designs, abilities and play style from each of these games and put them all together in one game, and by the feedback their getting, they did a job well done.
In this image, for people well known to these 3 games mentioned above, one can see almost immediately the inspirations for the game. There’s the art, both from the board and the cards, inspired by Hex; the design of the game itself, where the cards are placed, the board where you play the game versus your opponent, how you see your available resources to play the cards, where you see the character, (…), all of the design inspired on Hearthstone; and then there are the cards themselves, the abilities and the way they work, from Magic the Gathering. The card types go from medieval to futuristic, and where some games fail to mix that, this one manages to do it just perfectly, fitting everything together.
The game’s menu HUD is very clean and organized, with everything in plain sight. There are 6 characters, and just as the cards, they are very specific and unique, giving the player the chance to choose the most fitting that he thinks for him/her, and the one that fits his/her play style the most.
According to CalTran2410‘s review “This game is incredible. It may seem like you[r] average Digital Collectible Card Game, but it’s so much more. (…) I must say that it’s never felt like too much of a grind, and legitimately is free to play. If you want a Tier 1 deck, it just takes completing your quests and you’ll have it within a month.
And as an added bonus, the community is so[oo] much better than other card games; they’re not salty at all and incredibly welcoming.
10/10, would spend actual money on this game.”
Grab it now for free on Steam!