Supreme Eternal is the new game from the Spanish studio Eternal Game Studios. The title is a Roguelite with random dungeon spawning, fast-paced combat, and a flashy art style. We take on the role of the King of Darkness, doomed to eternal life, and explore multiple worlds full of very powerful traps, enemies and bosses. The game is the prequel to the studio’s previous title, eternal night.
The initial area
The game of Supreme Eternal is simple and effective, while becoming more complex over time. We have an area that serves as a base, the city. Here we can improve our character, improve and unlock weapons and more. In addition, each time we die, we appear at the portal of the area.
To improve our character we will have to use the power sourceeach upgrade will cost Dark Mastery.
In the forge we can improve our weaponsin addition to being able to unlock the scythe or the pistols, using materials.
In the, let’s call it seed, we can use the new seed system. Each seed is used to generate a world that we can explore with its advantages and disadvantages. For example, a common seed adds 10% to the life of enemies but they give us 10% more dogmas, the currency of the game. We have several categories of seedscommon, rare, special, etc.
You can also combine the seeds to form others of a higher category, thus creating more complex worlds.. We also have the option of mutating the seeds themselves to change the attributes they offer us, as always, for a price.
Depending on the seed we use, the world can be bigger or smaller, be easier or have more rewards. We can improve the seeds themselves in general by using a species of tree, so that, for example, we always start the exploration with 500 dogmas.
explore the worlds
When we enter one of these worlds that we “seed”, it is automatically generated based on the seed we used. The worlds are made up of rooms of different sizes and shapes. In turn, they are divided into levels, each more complicated, reaching the end of the boss level.
Some rooms are special, like the shop or the rooms where we can choose a free weapon or a gem that provides them with effects.
We also have other rooms such as trees, which will give us several positive effectslike healing, damage boosts and others.
Another very interesting one is Death Roulette, where spinning the roulette involves acquiring a negative state and a positive state.. To get rid of the negative we will have to perform certain actions, such as opening a chest or eliminating x enemies. Once the condition is met, the negative effect will disappear while the positive will remain. One can also have conversations with death which are usually quite interesting.there’s even a reference to Death Note.
The last of the special rooms is the one with the portal, through which we will go to the next level of the world, changing the aesthetics and the enemies. We have to think carefully when to use it because we cannot go back and it is possible that we miss important things like upgrades or more powerful weapons.
We also have a map.that we unlock as we explore it. We can teleport between special rooms directly on the same map, there is no need to use statues or the like. We don’t have the possibility to put markers, since the map itself marks what is in each area.
When we’re done exploring, either because we’ve finished the world or because they kill us, we’ll earn rewards to keep moving forward. The rewards vary depending on what we have explored.
Momentum Eternal’s combat system
The combat system is quite simple as well as comprehensive and fun. We have two basic attacks, on the Xbox controller, with the X we hit at short distance and with the Y we throw the weapon
Each time you chain several hits in a row to an enemy, he will be stunned, which allows us to continue hitting without taking damage, although this does not always happen. We also have the possibility of trampling and jumping on enemies in addition to casting spells and using objects.
Then we leave you with a video where we can see the fight in action.
With these options available, the mobility of the character is very smooth and fast. Admittedly, anything related to movement and pacing of the game could be summed up as “fast.” We continuously move, kick and jump, making every match intense and, according to our capacities, more or less long.
During the exploration we find different weapons and gems. Gems provide different weapon benefits, such as bleeding, freezing, increased damage to enemies, and more.
As we progress and improve our weapons, we will do more damage and we will have more options available in combat, such as pistols, which allow us to have more range.
The variety of enemies
As for the variety of enemies, there is not much variety. JWe have the typical bases that are repeated in each area, such as knights or ghosts that fly and throw lightning. Then we have round, almost eye-shaped beasts with eyelids and legs that will attack us at the slightest, some spinning enemies and others imbued with electricity.
In each level of the worlds we will find specific enemies of each level. Of course, each time we enter a world, the enemies of each level will be the same.
In the game we also have elite enemies, with which we will have to be much more careful since they have more life and will do us much more damage.
As in all roguelites, impossible to miss the bosses, in this first version we were able to test two of them, a colossus and an “electric warrior”. While it is true that if you go with a good weapon it becomes quite simple with barely to dodge, at least in the case of Dantilus the colossus.
The graphics and sound section
Supreme Eternal It has a very colorful graphics section. It is very reminiscent of European comics or animation productions such as Castlevania. Everything we see is hand drawn using traditional 2D animation techniques and it shows.
The animations themselves are quite neat and are very smooth. Personally, the animation of the dash makes me very happy to do this.
As for the soundtrack, there is not much variety but the musical themes are very catchyBe careful, they will easily stick in your head.
Final Notice on Summum Aeterna Early Access
Supreme Eternal it’s a very promising game. It aims to be the same or more fun than the previous episode, the seed system, upgrades, character movement, combat, it has everything to succeed. While it’s true that the enemy variety in Early Access is somewhat short and there are some repetitive situations, the scales are definitely on the positive side.
We look forward to more news from the studio regarding the game, We still don’t have an exact release date for the final version, so we’ll have to wait patiently. It will initially be available on PC but will come to other platforms later.