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  • Summary: A retro-inspired 2D Action RPG set in the distant future. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Feb 20, 2019
    95
    CrossCode shows that the size of a developer and its overall budget doesn't determine the quality of the game. AAA developers can sink all the money in the world into a title, and it may still lack that special something. That isn't the case here. Radical Fish Games' CrossCode is a masterpiece action RPG by a small-scale studio, and it's damn-near perfect in nearly every way.
  2. Sep 27, 2018
    95
    CrossCode is a stellar game that mimics an MMO, but solves the repetitive nature of that genre by turning it into a single-player action game, utilizing the genre’s lyricism in a magnificent way.
  3. Nov 13, 2018
    90
    CrossCode is an outstanding title that is completely worth your time investment. It is beautiful, compelling and a ton of fun.
  4. Sep 23, 2018
    85
    CrossCode is one of the most endearing and fun action RPGs I've ever played, though it's not without its frustrations.
  5. Nov 11, 2018
    84
    CrossCode is a funky, charming and sometimes even too extensive action RPG with a pleasant nostalgic side.
  6. Oct 21, 2018
    84
    A labour of love that serves as homage to 16-bit RPG classics and MMOs, but also manages to stand on its two feet, even though technically not everything is as solid as it should be.
  7. Sep 21, 2018
    76
    CrossCode is a beautiful world loaded with puzzles of all kinds. If you can find your center among this storm of separate genres, you might really enjoy this game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 57
  2. Negative: 8 out of 57
  1. Dec 8, 2016
    10
    This is one of my favorite games this year. One problem with it right now is that there isn't a lot of story, but again its in beta. For 20$This is one of my favorite games this year. One problem with it right now is that there isn't a lot of story, but again its in beta. For 20$ you get 15+ hours of single player fun. And that's with the beta. Even more when the full game releases. I would recommend this game even before I would recommend AAA titles like BF1 and Titanfall 2. You can even play a demo here http://www.cross-code.com/en/start Expand
  2. Jan 28, 2019
    10
    OK, well I didn't expect it, but this game got me hooked line and sinker.
    Great on all counts: good action/adventure, combats are challenging
    OK, well I didn't expect it, but this game got me hooked line and sinker.
    Great on all counts: good action/adventure, combats are challenging but varied, the scenario & lore are well written, characters are likable and not shallow, graphics are good (for a 2D pixel style of course), lots of smart puzzles that integrate well with the rest, music is supporting well the experience.
    I have honestly no complaint, I had a great time. This is the kind of game I'd like to see more often! Keep up the good work!
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  3. Jul 6, 2020
    10
    Siempre estuve buscando una evolución de los juegos estilo zelda, y siento que este videojuego llena ese vacío, con más dificultad ySiempre estuve buscando una evolución de los juegos estilo zelda, y siento que este videojuego llena ese vacío, con más dificultad y profundidad en sus combates y puzzles. Tiene un apartado artístico muy bello y detallista, y el juego tiene mucho contenido, para el precio en el que está, me parece una ganga. Expand
  4. Nov 13, 2016
    10
    Omggggggggggggggggggggggg what a awesome game! I remind the good times of snes and ps1 consoles, all the stuff on the game, graphics, sound,Omggggggggggggggggggggggg what a awesome game! I remind the good times of snes and ps1 consoles, all the stuff on the game, graphics, sound, OMG it's SOOOOOO nostalgic!!!! Expand
  5. Nov 7, 2018
    9
    I've played it some time ago and I remember that it was a great game. I forget about it till tomorrow. And I just played it till 3 AM, wake upI've played it some time ago and I remember that it was a great game. I forget about it till tomorrow. And I just played it till 3 AM, wake up today with my alarm clock and drank double coffee. Yep, it's definitely a good game. I gotta run, but it's worth your time. Expand
  6. Oct 8, 2018
    8
    TLDR:
    Don't buy this unless you are really into (difficult) puzzles and want to get involved in the story for the long haul
    The Good:
    TLDR:
    Don't buy this unless you are really into (difficult) puzzles and want to get involved in the story for the long haul

    The Good:
    Good Combat
    Great Story
    Lots of puzzles
    Exploration

    The Bad:
    Some puzzles are annoying/infuriating
    Story takes a long time to ramp up
    Gets grindy at points (I suggest just buying equipment)
    The map in general is nice, but the pathing some dungeons have you take is atrocious
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  7. Jun 7, 2021
    0
    If you like:
    16 bits graphics
    Action combat (not turns) Customizable Skills Original Sci-Fi Story Difficult (and very original) Puzzles
    If you like:
    16 bits graphics
    Action combat (not turns)
    Customizable Skills
    Original Sci-Fi Story
    Difficult (and very original) Puzzles
    Then YOU MUST play this game, because it has 10/10 on all those items.
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