Code Vein: Video Overview Games
What do we usually imagine when it comes to games like Dark Souls? Tlen, death, gloomy scenery, dangerous enemies, a series of victories and defeats with repetitions of the path traveled and memorizing each turn. Complex bosses with bosses finally. In this sense Code Vein Canon is holding only partly – team Shift, Famous series God Eater, offers and something from yourself. First of all – the style of anime and the editor of the characters, where the “Build” runner changes the size of the chest of heroine. Again the Japanese for their own.
Vampires no longer suck
Like any other fictional apocalypse, this one began with the fact that scientists decided to save humanity. They resurrected the dead with the help of the so-called boring parasites, transforming carriers in the immortal and mighty creature. From mutants scored a whole army. And there would be a matter of victory of good over evil if GMO soldiers did not need to drink blood. As a result, a catastrophe occurred and two races were mired in the hostility. Now the vampires are cleaned by the ruins of the city of Vein in search of the last people and simultaneously collect bloody tears, growing directly from the soil, because this is the only alternative to murder.
But the resources are still strained: some bloodsuckers become lost – stupid deaths of death, and others organize gangs, where slaves under the threat of violence mined food for their owners. A fighter with the system named Louis is the same for both options – it dreams and feed the fellowship of fellow, and protect against the violence of ordinary people. Why did the vampire suddenly stretched a bit? He just found out that bloody tears ripen not from scratch – their underground sources nourish them. To get to them, you need to revive special sprores in all locations Code Vein. Plan like a worker, but only who will embody it?
Here in the game and enters the immortal (or immortal – depends on the choice of sex at the start) with unique talents. The hero is able to activate the Rodnik, watering them with its own blood, overclocut the Miazma poisoning world and collect fragments of memory. This is important because the price of vampire supersil high – amnesia. And so Louis and his friends at least in the power to figure out who they, where did they come from and why they still have conscience. Could you completely fuck and go out with a bunker on the street. But no: the base was equipped among the urban ruins and fight for the friendship of peoples, and they learned along the ground that it hung a more terrible threat over the earth.Charm game do not borrow.
Ready for Paphos and Drama? Right. Not the plot Code Vein strikes imagination, but in one he will not refuse – at the right moments it produces effect. The story is logical, and the motives of each character are clear. Yes, and reveal them with fiction: you need to turn to the girl of IO for decrypting the found fragment of the memory and take a trip to the fragment of someone’s past. Several sketches pulled out from darkness – and you know why the same Louis suffers from depression. Let the Buntari look like the cosplayers with the “comic-horse”, discuss the universal problems they are on full serious.
Balagan based on Dark Souls
However, the script in such a work is not even half of the case, because the main part of the game is the battle. The process in general is reminiscent of Dark Souls, where you need to collect the souls of the defeated monsters, regularly die, resurrect from the fire and make your way through already cut enemies back to return the lost welcome. Only replace the bonfires of the mistletoe, and the souls – hassle. Instead of classes here, blood codes, useful in battle skills have become gifts, and mana, spent by shots and spells, is named in the strange word “Iyor”.Enemies can be beat and al1.
The rules of battles are also familiar. The hero alternately uses two types of weapons, fast and powerful attack, parry, tumbling and puts the block, and also uses magic. Especially strong blows get to apply, having come to the enemy behind the back or jumping on it from the height. Most of the monster are sufficiently slow enough so that even an unprepared person could catch the moment for the necessary action. But the kind vampire needs to be alert, because its mobility depends on the weight of the weapon – with a heavy hammer, the rigs are twice in short. Decided to treat the battle in the midst of the battle and immediately got on the head? This, of course, happens. And all this would be nice if it worked as it should.
However, in terms of battles Code Vein Gives slack. The fact and the case will be able to register hugs: it seemed immersed the sequir to the body of the enemy, and the damage was not counted. On the other hand, the enemy does not necessarily touch the hero of the weapon to let the blood. Especially fun when the monster beats at the place right in front of him, and falls behind his back. “Yes, I managed!”- this exclamation will break out more than once and not two. Gluckers are found when the animation of individual enemies is inhibits with a smooth work of all the rest, and frank bullying – try dodge from the attack on the area in a narrow corridor.In the shock with the boss, if desired, will avoid partner. And such a desire you will arise, believe.
It is difficult to believe, but at some point the main threat is not at all the monsters, although they raided by crowds, which you will not meet in any Dark Souls. No, the most evil enemy in the role of the Studio Roller Shift – Surroundings, in places the jammed you know why. And, alas, not always intelligently: the circle of thin bridges, cliffs, holes in the floor, paths, from which shortly collapse. Add a confusing plan – in some labyrinths you need to wander a long time, like Moses in the desert, in order to somehow move along the plot. I know such an expression – “Topographic cretinism”? Code Vein explains his meaning on concrete examples.
Good things come in small packages
Whether the authors of the game did not have enough budget, or time (despite the additional year of development), but almost every dignity Code Vein accounted for by reservation. In addition to music – it is definitely good. But the rest causes questions. For example, a role-playing system: blood codes that determine the characteristics and a set of abilities can be changed at any time. But the increase in the character in the levels due to the haze does not allow the points to distribute the glasses in its own way – add a bonus to strength, dexterity or protection. Just invest, relatively speaking, a portion of the souls and get small growth over all fronts. And there are already vert’s code templates to enhance the same thing to loosen another. It looks intentional complication of simple mechanics.After tactful feats, it is not sin to rest in hot springs. Although no, something sinner still has.
The idea with a computer partner, instead of which you can invite a friend and go through a difficult moment in a cooperative, also seems wonderful. I do not need help – fight yourself, and it became hard – take it with you. Cool, what is the problem? Business in balance. Private opponents are too weak: the authors left the canon Dark Souls in the direction of Slasher, added mass – and still cut the devils easily. Is that constant makers (otherwise you will not name) with popping out from the corner and falling monsters on the head kend. But on bosses without a partner there are hard. Was there a cooperative just a piping for this hole? And in general, for whom the game is intended – for the fans of Souls-Like or beginners who want to move with alkalis, Dolly on one button? At once and others do not please.
Even walks on the paratroopers of memory are not so smooth as you expect. The hero is too slowly worked through the turbid astral, and it is impossible to switch to run – it seems that time is intentionally pull. But is there any sense if the replicas are still allowed to skip? Who is not with the hands of listening to the shadows of the past and dig in the plot, he will still find a way to interrupt chatter. It seems to be a trifle, unworthy mention, but such details, gaining sufficient quantities, are somewhat dying the overall picture. And sorry because the general picture deserves attention.
Once at times you do not have: this reptile, for example, not so cool. But the extra sword does not hurt anyway.
Studio Shift released role-playing action with good genetics: it is beautiful, interesting, and tristed from Dark Souls oil does not spoil porridge. To enjoy the process can be quite. But whenever the game discovers glitches and inconveniences, it is akin to a huge pussy on the beautiful anime-vampire – no matter how hard you try, watch it will not work by. So the rating “commemorated” Code Vein Gets an advance – with the hope of a patch that corrects at least the problems of the combat system.
Pros: A simple, but clear story, for which it is interesting to monitor, wonderful music, a pretty graphics – no one threatens an anime;battles for the most part spectacular and uncomplicated.
Minuses: It is necessary to delve into new concepts, although their essence has long been known;Locations designed the same person as the Minotaur Labyrinth;A lot of technical problems – the game seems unfinished.