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  • Summary: In the not too distant future, a mysterious disaster has brought collapse to the world as we know it. Towering skyscrapers, once symbols of prosperity, are now lifeless graves of humanity's past pierced by the Thorns of Judgment. At the center of the destruction lies a hidden society ofIn the not too distant future, a mysterious disaster has brought collapse to the world as we know it. Towering skyscrapers, once symbols of prosperity, are now lifeless graves of humanity's past pierced by the Thorns of Judgment. At the center of the destruction lies a hidden society of Revenants called Vein. This final stronghold is where the remaining few fight to survive, blessed with Gifts of power in exchange for their memories and a thirst for blood. Give into the bloodlust fully and risk becoming one of the Lost, fiendish ghouls devoid of any remaining humanity. Wandering aimlessly in search of blood, the Lost will stop at nothing to satisfy their hunger. Team up and embark on a journey to the ends of hell to unlock your past and escape your living nightmare in Code Vein. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 69
  2. Negative: 2 out of 69
  1. Sep 26, 2019
    95
    You can literally customize your way of playing and it's worth every single second.
  2. Oct 8, 2019
    82
    An entertaining story, extensive character customisation and stylish anime presentation elevates Code Vein above just another Souls-like.
  3. Sep 26, 2019
    80
    Ultimately, Code Vein can be considered an ambitious and very successful experiment.
  4. Sep 26, 2019
    72
    Code Vein has been able to surprise by trying to compete with From Software titles but still knows how to find its own identity. Its narration allows for an accessible and complete understanding of the story, and its rich, original gameplay brings freshness to the genre. In addition, the personalization gives the player the impression of being in a shōnen, with a sense of power. The dark atmosphere of the title is clearly successful, and the world is fascinating. Unfortunately, it suffers from its linearity and technical limitations. Code Vein is a good title on which we had an enjoyable time. However, we just hope that the follow-up content will be more effective, and that the developers will be able to push essential patches to correct its defects.
  5. Sep 27, 2019
    70
    Flawed, but not a failure, Code Vein offers the same hardcore Soulslike action with less of a barrier of entry, making for a decent gateway into a growing genre.
  6. Sep 26, 2019
    65
    Code Vein is disappointing take on the Souls genre, with many design flaws but an enjoyable core. There are many contenders in the Souls battle, and this isn’t one of the strongest.
  7. Sep 26, 2019
    40
    A ruined, post-apocalyptic anime future could have made for a fantastic game, but it falters at every genre it attempts to ape. Code Vein is clearly attempting to spin a lot of plates. But unless you’re into playing a great character creator with a bad Dark Souls clone attached to it, we’d say steer clear.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 33 out of 236
  1. Sep 28, 2019
    10
    Es un muy buen juego con una buena estética es divertido, si te gusta los DS este juego te gustará, los que ponen 0 seguramente sean por otrosEs un muy buen juego con una buena estética es divertido, si te gusta los DS este juego te gustará, los que ponen 0 seguramente sean por otros motivos mas políticos que otra cosa. Expand
  2. Oct 2, 2019
    10
    Fun game challenging but fair if you love anime and dark souls you should play this! Hands down on of my fav games that came out late in theFun game challenging but fair if you love anime and dark souls you should play this! Hands down on of my fav games that came out late in the year but was worth the wait! Expand
  3. Sep 27, 2019
    10
    I am having a blast with the game great character customization options liked the story and I’m really having fun building different classes
  4. Oct 9, 2019
    9
    I was pleasantly surprised throughout my playthrough on how well made the game was. There are obvious comparisons that can be made to gamesI was pleasantly surprised throughout my playthrough on how well made the game was. There are obvious comparisons that can be made to games like dark souls, however, code vein does a good job about standing out from the crowd. From its unique anime art style, to its rich storytelling, and action paced combat, it was a thrill ride all the way through. Expand
  5. Mar 24, 2020
    8
    This game is more like an 8.5 personally. It was a pleasant surprise for sure.
    I think the characters are very likeable and the story is
    This game is more like an 8.5 personally. It was a pleasant surprise for sure.
    I think the characters are very likeable and the story is overall quite good. There are some surprisingly touching moments in there.

    The combat is not as tight as dark souls but it's enjoyable and there's room for a lot of build diversity.

    I think one of the downsides is environmental variety. A lot of levels are ruined cityscapes but there's a strong visual design and some cool landmarks along the way. The areas were more interesting than other souls like games such as nioh or the surge in my opinion. They could use some more enemy types too but I never really got bored of fighting the enemies.

    I really like how the game allows you to grind levels very easily. They aren't stingy in awarding haze so I never felt underleveled when fighting a boss. It's also really nice having a minimap which tells you where you've been walking. And also every boss fight has a checkpoint nearby so you don't have to run long distances if you get beaten.

    I think there are some fantastic bosses here. There were a couple which took ages and when I finally beat them my heart was ready to explode which is what you want in these games.

    Also the character creator is top tier. Even at the end of the game I still felt really great about how my guy looked. There are a lot of different outfits to wear as well so there's a lot of room for customization in general. One issue though is with clipping. My character's hair was very long and often went through his clothes which isn't a huge deal but can be a little immersion breaking.

    Finally, I'm not a big fan of having a silent protagonist in general but I appreciate that your character will nod, shake hands and on a couple of occasions actually speaks. Overall the silent protagonist thing worked quite well here.
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  6. Oct 29, 2019
    7
    Soul like action game with Japanese girl character for light gamer. But poor level design spoils them…

    Good: Character design and class
    Soul like action game with Japanese girl character for light gamer. But poor level design spoils them…

    Good: Character design and class system.
    - Create your original wife, quality of character making system is well.
    - Easy to switch the build by class system (Blood-code)

    Bad: Poor level design.
    - Stage is like maze, long and narrow aisle, you can see similar scene. No experience like exploring great building or wonderful location.
    - Enemy is almost same. Because almost of all enemy is human type (include boss), only difference is size and their weapon. You can see similar enemy from early stage to final stage.
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  7. Jul 17, 2020
    0
    After a game crash, I lost all the progress I played for the past two hours, including the walkthrough in two maps and two boss battles. I amAfter a game crash, I lost all the progress I played for the past two hours, including the walkthrough in two maps and two boss battles. I am pretty sure I activated all the mistles (checkpoints) on my way. It is puzzling to me that no data were saved. Expand

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