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Code Shifter

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Available on:Xbox OneJanuary 29th, 2020
PlayStation 4January 29th, 2020
Nintendo SwitchJanuary 29th, 2020
PCJanuary 29th, 2020

Developer: Arc System Works

Publisher: Arc System Works

Genres: Action, Arcade, Fighting, Platformer

The story takes place in the development offices of a software company, ""Awesome Rainbow Corp"". Trouble arises just as you're gearing up to release the final version of the game! Many mysterious bugs are occurring, and time is running out! To deal with this situation, a programmer, Stella, whips up a debug program: ""CODE SHIFTER"". ""CODE SHIFTER"" will let Stella's avatar ""Sera"" dive into the game and start fixing things up. Will Stella and her coworkers be able to find the origin of these bugs and deliver the game before the launch date? ■Original style with a retro twist! Enjoy the delightful graphics from titles past and present remixed with 2D watercolor and 8-bit pixel art. ■Game system Players will explore the stage while transforming into various characters from different IPs created by Arc System Works! Successfully adapt and complete all stages using a large volume of 30 playable characters animated in 8-bit! ■Comedy Take a break from debugging with a comedic story between the ARC staff Stella, Mozzie, Rudy, Hudson, and Greig. ■Arc System Works crossover This game is a 2D 8-bit action game where various IPs created by Arc System Works crossover, players explore the stage while transforming into various characters animated in 8-bit. The IPs included in this game are all 25 titles of Arc System Works' massive library! A large volume of 30 playable characters and 70 support characters are featured. A dream crossover between IPs are finally here! ■Brawl fighting action mode In addition, the 4-player brawl fighting action ""Colorful Fighters"" is also included as an extra feature!

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If the shrug emoticon were a video game, it would be Code Shifter. It's just a tepid experience from top to bottom, one that doesn't do anything to make me hate it but certainly doesn't do anything to garner a recommendation.

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Code Shifter is a neat idea that simply does not do itself any favors. The game play is fine, just uninspired. I wish it was more fleshed out with more variety in combat and design.

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Code Shifter is basically a playable version of an unenthusiastic sigh. There is platforming. There is fighting. There is a story. Each of these things is there, but all of them feel underdeveloped or underutilized in their own way, and never really come together all that well.

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With an enjoyable story, the novelty of changing between a large cast of characters, and a fun extra game mode, Code Shifter makes up for its shortcomings with many ideas successfully carried out. Bright, colorful, and energetic, Code Shifter is worth a buy for studio fans.

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