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Mr.Pibbleton
Feb 3, 2006

Aleuts rock, chummer.


Crosscode is a 16 bit style 2d puzzle rpg with platforming where you spray balls all over the place in a weird future MMO where you pilot an artificial body through an actual landscape.

The game launches September 20th, and release trailer does a great job of conveying most everything in the OP and more, so if you don't feel like reading, https://youtu.be/zuN-5yxwogU

If you're in the mood to give it a try there's a demo on the steam page https://store.steampowered.com/app/368340/CrossCode/ or you can play it in your browser http://www.cross-code.com/en/start and yes it does have controller support in both versions. It'll gives you a taste for the basic mechanics, but the game really opens up after that demo ends. I played the early access version two years ago and it was really amazing after 12 hours of gameplay I'd only gotten past the first temple but I had found a bunch of hidden content and side quests.

Gameplay: A whole lot of puzzles, platforming and since its an mmo setting, there's a ton of optional quests, murdering random creatures, hidden bosses and you'll be working with other NPCs on occasion.



Main Character: Lea, she's a spheromancer who has memory problems and her version of the game is bugged so her vocabulary is limited so she's a pretty typical JRPG protagonist in that regard, but she's expressive and her personality does manage to get through. I hope in the end she doesn't kill god.



Character advancement: As you level, you can put points into various skill trees which'll increase your stats, unlock specials and alter the mechanics of your abilities. The skill trees are mirrored and you can invest in one and switch over your investment to the adjacent skill tree at no cost. Later on you'll unlock additional elemental upgrade paths.

https://i.imgur.com/EQ87u2P.mp4

Combat: You've got melee and ranged attacks, specials for both, with guarding and dashing as your defensive options.

https://i.imgur.com/70vSLiK.mp4

You'll learn elemental stances which consist of heat, cold, wave and shock. You use them to solve puzzles and to change up your combat abilities.

https://i.imgur.com/ePJuy5T.mp4

The bosses are fun and have puzzle elements.

https://i.imgur.com/kqdzBRj.mp4

You can also increase your stats with equipment and there's consumables for buffs/healing.



In conclusion: Crosscode is a game of contrasts and basically 2D Nier: Automata without butt.

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Justin_Brett
Oct 23, 2012

GAMERDOME put down LOSER

It's good, play it.

Cephas
May 11, 2009

Witnessing more than I can compute


I've been avoiding anything to do with this game for a couple of years now so that I can play it fresh on release. Really glad to hear that it's almost out. The pixel art and the character portraits have a really great style.

Mr.Pibbleton
Feb 3, 2006

Aleuts rock, chummer.


Cephas posted:

I've been avoiding anything to do with this game for a couple of years now so that I can play it fresh on release. Really glad to hear that it's almost out. The pixel art and the character portraits have a really great style.

Same here, on a whim I checked on it about a week ago and was so happy to see it coming out so soon.


Justin_Brett posted:

It's good, play it.

Mr.Pibbleton
Feb 3, 2006

Aleuts rock, chummer.


It's officially out today and if you start a new game definitely do the quest with Sensei in the rookie harbor. He's in the same building as the guys discussing how the npc at the punching bag animation who has the graphic novel series and the elaborate backstory is the perfect waifu, but only exists to do one looped animation.

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Autonomous Monster
Apr 29, 2013

a miserable failure as a person

an incredible success as a magical murder spider



Anyone have any idea what you’re supposed to do with the Lost Shrine Entrance in Gaia’s Garden?

I tried entering the Konami code and nada.

e: It was the code after all. I have failed at games

Autonomous Monster fucked around with this message at Sep 22, 2018 around 23:13

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