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CrossCode

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CrossCode is one of the best RPGs of the year, marrying 90s JRPG nostalgia with modern combat and ingenious puzzle design in a lush, vibrant world.
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CrossCode is one of the best RPGs of the year, marrying 90s JRPG nostalgia with modern combat and ingenious puzzle design in a lush, vibrant world.

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52% of scored reviews fell within the range of 80 to 86 / 100

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GameCentral (Metro GameCentral)

A fantastic retro-styled action role-player that honours the past but is in no way beholden to it, with great combat, an intriguing storyline, and a massive game world.

July 7, 2020 |

Like Owlboy and Iconoclasts before it, CrossCode is the latest in a long line of longer-gestating labors of love that emerge with varying degrees of cohesion. The best thing that can be said about CrossCode is it doesn’t feel at all dated or clunky on the other end of a prolonged development time. The biggest knock against it is that CrossCode can and often does wind up feeling both bloated and inspired simultaneously.

July 10, 2020 |
6/10
David Wolinsky (GameSpot)
83/100
Ricky Knight (COGconnected)

All in all, CrossCode is a love letter to fans of the pixel days without skimping on the gameplay. It plays like a modern third person action game, requiring precision and timing. The plot is breezy enough and there’s a certain zen-like quality to all the quests that can be relaxing. If you’re in need of a solid action RPG with content for days, then this is one you don’t want to miss.

July 16, 2020 |

GameCentral (Metro GameCentral)

9/10 - (Read Review)

A fantastic retro-styled action role-player that honours the past but is in no way beholden to it, with great combat, an intriguing storyline, and a massive game world.

David Wolinsky (GameSpot)

6/10 - (Read Review)

Like Owlboy and Iconoclasts before it, CrossCode is the latest in a long line of longer-gestating labors of love that emerge with varying degrees of cohesion. The best thing that can be said about CrossCode is it doesn’t feel at all dated or clunky on the other end of a prolonged development time. The biggest knock against it is that CrossCode can and often does wind up feeling both bloated and inspired simultaneously.

Ricky Knight (COGconnected)

83/100 - (Read Review)

All in all, CrossCode is a love letter to fans of the pixel days without skimping on the gameplay. It plays like a modern third person action game, requiring precision and timing. The plot is breezy enough and there’s a certain zen-like quality to all the quests that can be relaxing. If you’re in need of a solid action RPG with content for days, then this is one you don’t want to miss.

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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.

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