If there is a game that has a cool factor it is certainly Code Vein! This is an action RPG that has a very heavy emphasis on action. This is being brought to us by the good folks at Bandai-Namco and as a result, it does have a rather anime look to it. In a just world, this would be a game that many more people were excited about than actually are.
Vampires, Fighting, Supernatural Abilities And More!
The setting for Code Vein is actually what has gotten me most excited about the game. It has a post-apocalyptic setting to it and in this world, mankind has fallen and the world has really gone to hell. Those of humanity that survived the devastating events that brought us to our knees became what is known as Revenants.
Revenants are kind of like vampires and those that go all in and fall victim to their blood lust can become monsters. You play as a Revenant who as no memory of your past, but one thing you know is that you want to save the day, find out who you are and uncover a few secrets along the way. The setting really could not be any more awesome and it is something I am very excited to experience.
Who Are You?
Remember how we just talked about you playing as a Revenant with no memory? Well, part of that is the game has a very deep character customization aspect to it. You can just pick one of the more basic preset character designs. Or you can really get in there and use the deep customization tools and make your character truly unique. This is great if you are like me and just want to make a character quickly. Or if you really want to make something special, the deep customization options allow for this.
As well as the setting the combat in Code Vein is something that is pretty awesome. The game has a kind of Dark Souls/Darksiders thing going on as far as the combat goes. It is very fast-paced and you can make use of many different supernatural abilities to fight. These are going to be a lot of fun to use and you will be able to upgrade and get new abilities as you progress through the game. You will need to explore dungeons, fight bosses and do everything else that you would expect in an action RPG kind of game. The combat is designed so that you have a real sense of power while you are putting a beating on these evil Revenants that have given into their more primal instincts. Thankfully, you will have some AI companions to help you out in battle.
I really think that Code Vein has all the makings of something that is very special. The story and lore behind this game sounds very interesting. Not to mention that for an RPG, it is very fast-paced in terms of its combat. Hopefully, they will get the difficulty just right and the game will not be as crushingly hard as the Souls games. I really think that Code Vein could be one of the surprise hits of the year.
Anticipation Score: 8/10
- The lore behind the game is fascinating
- Plenty of ways to create your own character
- Combat is a ton of fun
- You can fight the way you want to fight
- The game has a very slick presentation
- They really need to get the difficulty just right
- Could the story be too complex for its own good?
Download Code Vein
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP