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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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Code Vein Combat And Blade Bearer Boss Battle Gameplay | E3 2019
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Oct 12, 2019
    82
    Code Vein gets many of the souls-like genre tropes mixing them with a more accessible and forgiving gameplay, a charming manga-like artistic design and great depth in character customization, resulting in a very enjoyable action-RPG despite some technical and difficulty balancement flaws.
  2. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Oct 13, 2019
    80
    A cool, stylish vamp that, if you can allow for its imperfections, definitely has bite. [Issue#183, p.81]
  3. Oct 15, 2019
    80
    At times, Code Vein can be stressing as you can’t cut much slack until you have gained not only level-ups to strengthen your character but also personal confidence to challenge everything the game throws at you. While it sometimes too obediently follows conventions of Souls-likes, its generous framework and character-centric exposition bring the game its own kind of unique personality.
  4. Oct 7, 2019
    77
    Code Vein is a pretty strong entry into the genre and it’s always refreshing to see new IP. While it has a few (mostly patchable) drawbacks, Code Vein is one I would recommend with just a little bit of hesitation.
  5. Nov 20, 2019
    75
    The overall controls are your basic Dark Souls setup - strong and weak attacks, dodge, abilities and a parry. If you're a fan of Dark Souls, you're not guaranteed to like Code Vein, but you will immediately fall right into its gameplay since it's nearly the same. Code Vein focuses more on narrative through cutscenes compared to Dark Souls hidden lore among the items that you find. Code Vein is quite enjoyable if you're in the mood for a good story mixed with some decent Dark Souls gameplay. I had a lot of fun with it despite its problems.
  6. Nov 2, 2019
    73
    Although I enjoyed my time with Code Vein, it could definitely use some work to live up to its genre contemporaries. With that said, if you're a fan of action RPGs then you'll find a lot to sink your vampiric teeth into here.
  7. Sep 26, 2019
    55
    It’s a shame that Code Vein doesn’t achieve what it’s trying to do with its very cool class system. With its skimpy environments and dated visuals, Code Vein as a nice gameplay but it never really shines.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 43
  2. Negative: 7 out of 43
  1. May 8, 2020
    10
    Code Vein is like Dark Souls but Lite and Anime Graphic style. This was one of the best games I have bought and played in 2020 and I totallyCode Vein is like Dark Souls but Lite and Anime Graphic style. This was one of the best games I have bought and played in 2020 and I totally loved it. It has some cool features, allot of classes to choose from, allot of unlockables where you have to find and do stuff which could go wrong and you would miss something so I would recommend everyone to check for informations about that on youtube or google so you won't do something wrong and miss allot of stuff.

    This game is also kinda complicated. Some attributes are hard to understand I also recommend to check it out. The best part of this game is that you will get a bank storage which is really amazing and not like in some laughable game companies Ahem Bugout 76, no in this game you will get enough space to store your items in and guess what? You don't need to throw more money to do that it's not Bugout76.

    There are even different endings and you can play with your friends together. It is a kinda weird party mechanic in this game but it still works. If you liked Dark Souls, you also might like Code Vein BUT be warned, people say that this game is much easier than Dark Souls well it is kinda true but as more often you clear this game and start all over, as harder this game will get. Let's say when you are on 7th playthrough, you will have your Dark Souls chalange feeling 100%.
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  2. Dec 27, 2020
    10
    Code vein its a good game because the combat sistem is cool and something different in the genre souls the history maybe its not the best butCode vein its a good game because the combat sistem is cool and something different in the genre souls the history maybe its not the best but its interesting Expand
  3. Sep 27, 2019
    10
    This game is great and one the Xbox One X it is absolutely stunning. The picture is very sharp and the aesthetic overall are a step up on theThis game is great and one the Xbox One X it is absolutely stunning. The picture is very sharp and the aesthetic overall are a step up on the competition. Its a souls like in Anime form , with dozens of new tricks and a cool vampire story.. Expand
  4. Dec 19, 2019
    9
    Runs perfectly on my Xbox One X, even during some big fights with bosses or heaps of enemies i never felt that it slowed down to a chug. EvenRuns perfectly on my Xbox One X, even during some big fights with bosses or heaps of enemies i never felt that it slowed down to a chug. Even if it didn't run as well i'd argue that the gameplay and story are worth. Its fun, The blood codes and weapons allow for some great builds that can make you are powerhouse in melee or spells or you can try for a jaco of all trades build. The character customisation is probably one of the best made this generation and huge plus is the option to change your character completely mid-game you can go from being a edgy vamp boi to waifu whenever you stop by the home base. I'd honestly say to new players thinking if they want the season pass or not maybe finish the game first and then look up and see what has been annouced in the upcoming DLC since the DLC is somewhat spoiler-ish to the ending, at least i think it is. Not to sound like a complete scrub but i found code vein to be quite a lot easier than Dark souls, since the 2 are compared quite frequently. The best point for last my dudes, anime tiddies galore, all the waifu you can handle Expand
  5. Mar 15, 2021
    8
    Overall Code Vein was an excellent game. Combat was a bit sluggish at first but picked up as you got more weapon, skill and blood codes.Overall Code Vein was an excellent game. Combat was a bit sluggish at first but picked up as you got more weapon, skill and blood codes. However I kept finding myself stuck using the same NPC "Yakumo" especially in boss fights all the others seem to die way to easy. It was a bit odd at first that the game shares Exp and money its all just "Haze" but after I got used to it I kinda liked it. It just seemed to simplify everything and I wish more games would take this simplified approach and it makes you more aware of death since you die once lose all you haze but you can reclaim it (and add it to whatever you've earned since) by going back to where you died but if you die again before reclaiming it then its gone for good.

    Code Veins Story is good but if your going to get the most out if you have to find all the blood vestiges and restore them. Doing so really flushes out the cast and fills in most of the gaps of how their world is what it is (along with unlocking more skills). The good news Is you never really feel like anything is out of reach if you just explore the maps. I never felt the need for a guide and outside of an optional dungeon like thing I think I missed maybe 2. I found "walking through memories" was also a nice story telling feature and was a nice break from the usual RPG method of "Oh hey I know where in the middle of a dungeon and theirs a bunch of mobs around but I'mma ramble on about my tragic past for the next 10mins"

    The character customization is adequate. I heard a lot of hype about it but honestly I was let down. While there is TON of colour and facial options. There was really only a handful of outfits. Yes you can add accessories but lets face it. You can have all the facial options you want but in a game like Code Vein you spend almost the entirety of your play time behind your character so having 100's of eyebrow options matters little to not because the only time your going to see them is in the very sparse cut-scenes. (especially since a lot of the story is told via walking through memories).

    I played on the Series S so the graphics were top notch and I didn't experience any jitteryness or oddities as others have pointed out on the older gens however it is NOT optimized for the series S/X and thus it Crashes, just randomly but typically when loading something. This can be a hassle if your trying to make progress since the only way to avoid losing a ton of progress is to hit every save point you can but every-time you use a save point (mistle) all the mobs respawn. Lets just say I lost more Haze to crashes then deaths.
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  6. Apr 23, 2022
    7
    也就那样吧。
    我xsx玩的,除了换地图中途那段路有点掉帧,其它时候都没碰过,读取速度也挺快。
    就打击感怪怪的,也没啥难度,一路双手剑莽过去,就后期堆怪严重,没啥意思的剧情,大部分地图都没啥设计感,更别说教堂那种粪地图了。 主要是捏人(欧派)太香了,要是各种衣服能多点,就更棒了。
    也就那样吧。
    我xsx玩的,除了换地图中途那段路有点掉帧,其它时候都没碰过,读取速度也挺快。
    就打击感怪怪的,也没啥难度,一路双手剑莽过去,就后期堆怪严重,没啥意思的剧情,大部分地图都没啥设计感,更别说教堂那种粪地图了。
    主要是捏人(欧派)太香了,要是各种衣服能多点,就更棒了。
  7. Oct 2, 2019
    0
    It could have been loads of fun but it tried to do too much and did not fix the camera.

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