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  • Summary: A retro-inspired 2D Action RPG set in the distant future. A story about the distant future of gaming - from an unexpected angle. Plenty of characters and plot twists included. Master the bouncing ball mechanics and solve a whole bunch of puzzles. CrossCode has fast, action-packed combatA retro-inspired 2D Action RPG set in the distant future. A story about the distant future of gaming - from an unexpected angle. Plenty of characters and plot twists included. Master the bouncing ball mechanics and solve a whole bunch of puzzles. CrossCode has fast, action-packed combat filled with damage numbers. And we still managed to squeeze some strategy in there. Be a proper avatar and master all 4 elements: Cold, Heat, Shock and Wave. What, those are not the right elements? No idea what you are talking about. Being a proper RPG, CrossCode comes with tons of skills, equipment, items, NPCs, quests and all those fun little things consuming your precious time. CrossCode is full of awesome: huge hostile cyborg crabs, a seaman with a jetpack and head-banging meerkats. Expand

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jul 5, 2020
    84
    CrossCode is one of the best indie games out there. Its blend of old-school and contemporary gameplay elements is phenomenal and the wonderful cast of characters and distinct story are the icing on the cake. I highly recommend it.
  2. Jul 8, 2020
    80
    CrossCode is, for better or for worse, an overachiever, and quite successful at it for the most part.
  3. Jul 24, 2020
    80
    CrossCode is a love letter to 16-bit RPGs and action-adventure games and features a fun projectile-based combat system. Its lengthy development time was well-spent, and it’s clear that time was used to put together an RPG experience that’s completely worthwhile. Whether or not you play a lot of RPGs, there’s a lot to love here.
  4. Jul 16, 2020
    79
    CrossCode is a fun medley of gaming styles which some can link to the older style Zelda games with its combat and puzzle elements. The RPG side of things does provide a lot of the content of the game, but it does sometimes seem the main focus is all the different puzzling elements, with the combat feeling a little filler to pad out the game until the next puzzling section. The variety of side quests will keep you busy, although some of the fetch quests can be a bit tedious. But the story is interesting, and it is very fun to play through, so I strongly recommend it.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Oct 5, 2020
    10
    Tight platforming and combat, satisfying (if challenging) puzzles, and only a sprinkling of grinding (for the completionists; entirelyTight platforming and combat, satisfying (if challenging) puzzles, and only a sprinkling of grinding (for the completionists; entirely optional). The story is intriguing, too. Obviously gorgeous with a nostalgic-though strong-score. I'm 19 hours in and hooked. Expand
  2. Feb 7, 2021
    8
    Pros:
    + great retro graphics and soundtrack
    + good mix of combat and puzzle + charming characters + funny moments + fast travel +
    Pros:
    + great retro graphics and soundtrack
    + good mix of combat and puzzle
    + charming characters
    + funny moments
    + fast travel
    + inventive new game plus

    Cons:
    - some quests and dungeons overstays its welcome
    - hard to differentiate platforms
    - lack of button customization
    - unnecessary items
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  3. Jul 12, 2020
    8
    Crosscode is an interesting indie RPG that takes place inside an MMO. You play as Lea, a girl who has lost her memory and is stuck in a videoCrosscode is an interesting indie RPG that takes place inside an MMO. You play as Lea, a girl who has lost her memory and is stuck in a video game world where she is the only one who is not being controlled by an outside player. This game is a JRPG with very heavy narrative elements but also manages to feel like a real MMO where you play with other real people. The combat is fun enough that griding doesn't feel tedious and is actually rather enjoyable. Quests are everywhere and are some of the most fun I have ever seen in gaming, period. This game's main downfall are it's puzzles. Some are really clever while others are really poorly designed. Regardless of that, they are really, really hard. In retrospect, none of the solutions feel fair or obvious but strange and tedious. These puzzles are typically located in dungeons which are a staple of MMOs but feel nothing like an MMO dungeon. They feel like long, over-complex Zelda dungeons, and by long, I mean SERIOUSLY long - you get a special reward for beating it quickly if you take less than an hour and a half! If it weren't for the puzzles and dungeons this would easily be one of my all-time favorites.

    RECOMMENDATION: If you like The Legend of Zelda dungeons, JRPGs, MMOs, and/or difficult puzzles, you should buy this game. Otherwise, do more research before deciding.

    Final Verdict: 8/10 (Great)
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  4. Jul 14, 2020
    8
    Cross code is a pleasant spin on what I was initially expecting. The graphics weren't as basic as a retro game is like you would have at firstCross code is a pleasant spin on what I was initially expecting. The graphics weren't as basic as a retro game is like you would have at first expected. It wasn't as modern as a new Castlevania game, however I enjoyed the graphics style overall. The controls were intricate for a game of this genre, but they were easy to get a handle on and with the simple level up system it remained to be quite fun. The game promotes a fun filled combat system which can vary from ranged and melee or assist with versatile combat. The puzzles that are in the game are fun to do and requires some effort but none were overly difficult you would need to look up or become frustrated over. I also enjoyed the story behind Lea. That was fun to learn as well. All in all the price of admission is more than reasonable and very few flaws in the game re present. A must add to your Xbox one library. Expand
  5. Aug 31, 2020
    0
    L'étron indé du début de semaine est un rétron indé, le sous-genre très répandu parmi les étrons indés qui consiste en une resucée dégeulasseL'étron indé du début de semaine est un rétron indé, le sous-genre très répandu parmi les étrons indés qui consiste en une resucée dégeulasse de vieilles daubes du temps jadis avec du pixel lard gras double et une centaine de couleurs environ (mais plus souvent entre 32 et 64 à dire vrai) le tout avec un "gameplay" (ou plutôt gameplaie) qui privilégie la difficulté, ce genre d'étron étant très pauvre dans ses mécaniques surannées d'un autre âge...

    C'est évidemment tout en 2D et d'une laideur repoussante à faire vomir un bouc avec des effets sonores à faire mourir de honte une Gameboy et un Atari ST en même temps (suicide collectif). La "musique" (si on peut appeler ça de la musique) est du même acabit et très inspirée des daubes japonaises d'antan de chez Segadeg et Nintendaube : autant dire que c'est une cacophonie insupportable...

    Quoi qu'il en soit, il s'agit ici d'un ersatz de jeu tout en anglais (mais sans aucune voix) avec les vieilles boîtes de dialogue moisies qui tentent de raconter une histoire (?!) mais racontent surtout de la merde pour les otaculs et **** et bien entendu les amateurs de "jeux" rétrons de cette sous-catégorie de pseudo-produits vidéo-pas-ludiques.

    Si la poubelle en veut bien, il faudra se dépêcher de tout balancer dedans ; sinon à défaut, ce sera direct dans le broyeur à doubles lames rotatives à 15 000 tr/mn (en mode turbo).
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