This retro-inspired 2D Action RPG might outright surprise you. CrossCode combines 16-bit SNES-style graphics with butter-smooth physics, a fast-paced combat system, and engaging puzzle mechanics, served with a gripping sci-fi story.
CrossCode is all about how it plays! That's why there is a free Steam demo! Go give it a try!
Take the best out of two popular genres, find a good balance between them and make a great game. That's what CrossCode does. And it works pretty well. You get the puzzles of Zelda-esque dungeons and are rewarded with the great variety of equipment you know and love from RPGs. During the fast-paced battles you will use the tools you find on your journey to reveal and exploit the enemies' weaknesses and at the same time will be able to choose equipment and skills for a more in-depth approach in fighting your enemies.
Do you know why is this game so good? I might be a bit nostalgic here as this really reminds me of Megaman Battle Network series even though it's quite a different game. Yet it does have some things that do make that a valid connection - the characters are lovable, the mystery of the main plot and the plot itself are fantastic, there is also the concept of a connection between the real and cyber life that is, like the rest, really well made. Besides those things the game has a ton of stuff to offer - it's a great Action RPG with both elements executed amazingly well! The mechanics feel extremely responsive, partially thanks to the fantastic animations, and the RPG elements are engaging and clearly made with a lot of though put into them. There is a ton of side quests that feel more like easter eggs than anything else due to both humor and the way they need to be completed. The soundtrack is fantastic as well... just... like, you get my point I think, this is one of those really special gems. Thank You devs for making such a wonderful game!
CrossCode is a typical action RPG similar to Ys or Mana series. SNES resembled graphics are clear and lightweight working great on older machines. The game takes us into the recently popular VRMMO game world, so the mechanics of mission are easy to understand. Only what is missing is a two player mode, the game is almost begging for this opportunity. Still it's a very nice game that brings back memories when RPG rule the world.
This is an excellent fusion of action RPG and puzzle component, thus do not forget about the plot. Though the game is not over yet, there are already than Activities and what to see. Pixel art, but quite pleasant to look at, a bit similar to the RPG maker games. But at the same time all the traffic flowing and dynamic. Especially pleasing character portraits. Given the almost complete muteness of the heroine, her emotions in conversations transmitted this same portrait, and well, I'll tell you passed! Sometimes just bursting with laughter at some faces. I would like to shake the hand of the artist. RPG component performed very, very well. Exodus pumping, builds - all this in place, and quite diverse. I would like to complain a bit, to ensure that the well is very inconvenient to craft new armor (or rather change from traders on the respective materials), you can see exactly what you need to craft only in town, meets the merchant. So personally I scored this business, play it to me, I must say, did not stop. Puzzles can be compared with the Portal. Not to say that light, but not so difficult to climb to the Internet for their decision. We just need a little attach the head. As well as all over the map hidden containers with a variety of flopping from consumables to the legendary weapons; Some of them get harder than the solution of many puzzles mandatory, but unlike them it is not so sure. The plot of the game pretty good and somewhat original. The main character, lost her memory, and now must go to the game in the real world, where people play for special avatars. It sounds a bit confusing, but in fact simply. Characters are good as the selection. About the main character, almost forced to portray emotions without words I've said. Minor characters, as well as our first friend, too, cause mainly positive emotions. The game is very, very good, it is now, in early access, is able to inspire many hours of play.
CrossCode is an action RPG designed in the style of a 16bit SNES title that was originally funded on Indiegogo. You play as a girl that has lost her voice and memories and has been put into an MMO RPG with the goal of getting back your memories and preventing yourself from being deleted from the system. As you traverse the world you will meet a large cast of characters. You have the ability to do melee attacks when you get into combat, in the style of the top down Zelda games but a bit more flashy and Ys like, but you also can make use of ranged attacks that you can freely aim. Also in the style of Ys or Metroidvania games are the dungeons and story segments that will unlock new abilities that will allow you to access new areas. You can find a variety of side quests that will get you new equipment and give you more to do. There is a good variety of enemies and the fast paced combat will make for a challenging game for most people. The artstyle is great and the music is good and fitting of the SNES style as well. The game is still in early access and not complete yet but it is getting near a full release and is worth checking out now if the genre interests you.
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