• Publisher: Deck 13
  • Release Date: Sep 20, 2018
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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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 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.
  2. Oct 16, 2018
    90
    CrossCode is a fantastic package that sits as one of 2018’s best indie games. In a year that launched Celeste, Dead Cells and Into the Breach, it’s no easy award to give, but CrossCode achieves this thanks to its great action RPG gameplay set in a believable MMORPG world, beautiful visuals, additive, responsive and challenging combat, smart dungeon design and some wonderful music. It’s a complete package that is bold enough to take the clichés of the genre and run with its own spin on them, and it isn’t going to burn holes in anyone’s pockets with its nicely priced £14.99, which gives players a lot of bang for their buck, top quality bang at that.
  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. 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.
  5. Nov 11, 2018
    84
    CrossCode is a funky, charming and sometimes even too extensive action RPG with a pleasant nostalgic side.
  6. Oct 15, 2018
    82
    Crosscode is an amazing adventure with more than 50 hours of content, charming retro graphics, likeable characters and tons of challenging puzzles. Jumping and aiming can get a little fiddly and a bunch of the brainteasers are simply too demanding, but if you bite through these slightly frustrating moments, you will get more than your money's worth.
  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: 25 out of 31
  2. Negative: 5 out of 31
  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
  2. Feb 24, 2017
    10
    Great in terms of content, fits in well with the original story, plus gives a nice refreshing feel. I like the new interface and contentGreat in terms of content, fits in well with the original story, plus gives a nice refreshing feel. I like the new interface and content additions. Bug were and always will be during game releases,
  3. Nov 4, 2018
    10
    So here is my first review battling the fake 0's simply because the game deserves it:
    If someome happened to reimagine some SNES classics
    So here is my first review battling the fake 0's simply because the game deserves it:
    If someome happened to reimagine some SNES classics like Secret of Mana, Terranigma and the likes of these combined with the experience developers have made in the past decades then this might be the result.
    In short: It is awesome.
    To me personally as someone who has been gaming for >32 years the story feels pretty fresh. Big parts of it can be found here and there in several Anime/Manga, but in games the setting is definitely still rare.
    The main character is very likeable, partly because of surprisingly well done facial expressions in the dialogues.

    But to the gameplay just focusing on the points that matter the most to me as everyone can watch a trailer:
    It's a great mix of puzzles and fighting. Fights which are often enough not a no-brainer and puzzles for which the same can be said. I feel taken seriously as a player who has played the classics. I understand some parts can be frustrating but as you can adjust the difficulty for both fights and puzzles this is not a problem anymore. In addition we have internet, not like back in the times of SNES - but you should not get stuck like ever with a bit out-of-the-box thinking.

    Graphics wise it is full of details and very atmospheric (also due to the music or it's absence at the right time!).

    One other thing, but an important one to me: The learning curve feels as perfect as possible compared to any other game I have played. Period.
    Mechanics are introduced well and the puzzles/fights both get gradually harder just in the right speed. At the same time it does not feel to me like there is an unnecessary repetition of the same use of abilities. I only missed an explanation of lv2/3 combat techniques, but that could be my fault overreading something. I don't know.

    As a last thing I want to say that only comparing it to the SNES classics is not exactly right. Combat is more fast paced and both the RPG and exploration parts are way bigger. Perhaps it is a Witcher 3 in a smaller 16 bit world put in a blender with those SNES classics.

    But if you have any love for these mentioned other games: Go for it!
  4. Oct 16, 2018
    10
    Crosscode is a beautiful gamingexperience filled with so much details and so much carefulness.
    This is one of this rare gems that you just
    Crosscode is a beautiful gamingexperience filled with so much details and so much carefulness.
    This is one of this rare gems that you just need to experience. Yes - some puzzles may be difficult, but in a time, where "handholding" the player every step, it`s just refreshening to see a game do something difference for once.
    The mechanics are intuitive and the gameplay fastpaced and challenging in a good way. The difficulty is fullfilling and much needed, because right after you beat one of this passages you'll feel accomplished.
  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.
  6. Sep 27, 2018
    9
    I recently discovered this game and I have been loving every second of it. The story didn't grip me at first but everything else is doneI recently discovered this game and I have been loving every second of it. The story didn't grip me at first but everything else is done excellently, I'm surprised more aren't talking about this wonderful gem
  7. Oct 9, 2018
    0
    It will, like all of the other Indie pixel **** rot in my Steam library. What a bad game. Its story, gameplay, **** everything, all sucks.

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