Code: Realize ~Wintertide Miracles~
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This is strictly for the absolute hardcore fans who have been dying to know what happens next with Cardia and her beloved. There's a strong emphasis upon the word “fans,” mind you. Filthy casuals need not apply.
While the original Code: Realize and its first fandisc were great, Wintertide Miracles just feels long in the tooth.
Code: Realize ~Wintertide Miracles~ is a game heavily geared towards fans of the series and does more than enough to please them. While some routes are not so good, the story as a whole is more than worthy for those who have played both prior games.
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A sweet, festive dose of Cardia and the gang for established Code: Realize fans.
Overall, my feelings on Code: Realize ~Wintertide Miracles~ are a bit mixed. For those like me who find themselves already invested in the series, I feel that this title is a welcome edition. Its biggest downside is the fact that the Cantrella route is only 4 hours. Having said that, her route is perhaps the most memorable to date outside of the main story. It manages to expand on the lore of the base game without retconning any of those events and fits quite seamlessly with all of the other pieces. It’s also separate enough that it can stand on its own. All together, I spent a little under 23 hours with Wintertide. I would’ve preferred some of the more involved stories to last a bit longer, but at a modest price point of $49.99 for the standard PS4 edition, I can overlook that. I would highly recommend this title to anyone who has already played the first two. If you haven’t yet played those though, I’d suggest doing so before making the decision to pick this up.