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Code Vein takes some interesting chances with Soulslike mechanics and finds mixed results, but there's something worth sinking your teeth into here.
A muddled and underwhelming Dark Souls clone that has a few unique ideas but fails to back them up with compelling combat or exploration.
Code Vein's lackluster combat is held up by great character customization, and its boring world is driven by a memorable story. It's clunky and uneven, but fun.
You can have some fun with the stylish anime accoutrements, but Code Vein leans far too heavily on its inspirations and fails to capture any of the associated magic
Code Vein adds its own spin to the Souls-like formula, but dull enemy encounters sap its combat of any life.
Ironically for a game about undead vampires, there's a strong pulse and beating heart at Code Vein's core.
If you’ve ever wanted a Souls-like without most of the baggage that comes with playing one, Code Vein is right up your alley.
Code Vein manages to become a possible gateway to the complicated world of Souls-like.
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Code Vein is addictive, yet frustrating. It's promising, yet unpolished. There are a lot of interesting ideas here that come together to craft a unique and engaging experience. I just wish that the flaws here weren't so glaring, because they keep Code Vein from being a great game instead of just a good one.