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Mini Review: Aeterna Noctis (PS5) – A Solid Yet Familiar Metroidvania

Nothing hollow about this.

Right away, Aeterna Noctis feels familiar. With its grim, dirty visuals, melancholy music, and deadly enemies, the overall vibe of the game is remarkably similar to Hollow Knight. There’s a temptation to label Aeterna Noctis as an overly safe homage to its inspiration and call it a day, but thankfully there’s enough here to allow the game to stand on its own merits.

In a classic story of light versus dark, you take on the role of the King of Darkness who must ascend to the heavens and continue his eternal battle for the throne with the Queen of Light. After an introductory cutscene, the story is largely told through dribs and drabs as you explore the environment, and proves itself to be reasonably compelling.

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