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  • Summary: 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! Take the best out
    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! Take the best out of two popular genres, find a good balance between them and make a great game. That’s what CrossCode does. 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.
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Nintendo Switch Indie Highlights - January 2019
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jul 3, 2020
    100
    An incredible adventure from start to finish, CrossCode is a fictional MMO where the charm is anything but. With enthralling combat, intriguing puzzles and hours of enjoyable content, I cannot recommend this game enough.
  2. 100
    I am extremely biased towards this game. How could I not be? I had a 15-year-long lingering emptiness from weeks of grindcore MMOs and this game comes along to hit the spot perfectly. I’ve overlooked the technical problems on the Switch port because I think having this style of game on the go is so valuable. It’s a crowd-pleaser, a game which welcomes you to have it your own way, focus on the things you enjoy, and leave a play session feeling good. It is a heavenly JRPG – one which has the love and insight to make the necessary changes and improvements to the formula, while keeping the strange idiosyncrasies which make the genre what it is. And just in case I haven’t hyperbolised this game enough, I’ll end with this. It’s better than Secret of Mana. Go play it.
  3. 90
    With its high-quality story, gameplay, and delightful protagonist, I want to tell everyone to play CrossCode. However, without a stability patch, the experience is noticeably worse on Switch. At the moment it’s an amazing game, but one plagued by bugs and crashes. Just like every MMO in its opening days.
  4. Jul 7, 2020
    80
    If you miss RPGs from the 16-bit era, this is a game you should definitely play. Great combat system and tons of different enemies and dungeon, as well as well-crafted visuals, make it a solid choice.
  5. 80
    While CrossCode is a superlatively excellent game, the Switch version is an astoundingly rough port. That said, the game is worthy of your time, even in this compromised version. While I can’t speak to the other console ports (due out the same day as the Switch release; the Xbox version will be on GamePass), the PC version is clearly better. If you can play CrossCode on PC, I advise you do that unless you desperately crave a handheld experience. A lot could be salvaged from this middling port of a stellar game with some of the same refinements and polish that made this crowdfunded gem so exceptional. As it stands, CrossCode gets a high recommendation from me with some slow, glitchy caveats.
  6. 70
    I can easily recommend this game — it’s enjoyable, attractive, and fleshed out. I do think having to wait around fifteen hours for an emotional hook might be pushing it (especially if, like me, you love story and character), but again, this could change as you push into your sixteenth hour and beyond.
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  1. Jul 16, 2020
    8
    My daily routine consists of going through the estore and having a look at what new indie games will hit the switch. To my surprise i sawMy daily routine consists of going through the estore and having a look at what new indie games will hit the switch. To my surprise i saw Crosscode,a game that i have never heard of .Did some research and the game was to my liking via the youtube videos.

    Game launched ,i purchased it and thought meh i will play it the following day.
    That same day i got home from work,booted up my switch in docked mode and started playing Crosscode, 10 hours went by and i craved more.

    The story is well written,the atmosphere of the world is superb. The characters suck you in and you feel involved with all missions. The pixelated graphics is excellent, game play is fun, side missions is interesting and doesn't feel like a chore, upgrade skill tree is interesting .

    All in all Crosscode is on par with Zelda Breath of The Wild and the only issue is with lag issues in the Menus and when you enter a busy town. Why this wasn't fixed before release i will never understand.

    Well worth playing Crosscode. Well done Radical Fish Games
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