Code Vein - Demo Announcement Trailer (Demo available September 3rd on PS4/XB1)

DarkFlame92

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Nov 10, 2017
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Is the NPC coop thing mandatory ? I love playing solo soulslike games . If I can solo,I might give it a try
 

Uthred

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Oct 25, 2017
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I certainly agree that this feels like it'll be on heavy discount soon enough, The combat from the demo didnt impress me (oops, wait I forgot theres no middle ground stuff is only amazing or "garbage") but the deluxe is available for 25% (and a bit more due to exchange rates) and The Surge 2 just isnt doing it for me so I might grab this.
 

Kalentan

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Oct 25, 2017
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So how do I actually do online? I'm in the new map and have explored the whole thing (haven't killed the bosses) but never given the option to summon a player.
 

Shanaynay

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Oct 27, 2017
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So how do I actually do online? I'm in the new map and have explored the whole thing (haven't killed the bosses) but never given the option to summon a player.
You open your menu where you can change gear, check stats, etc and it's the third option. You can send a distress signal and someone can answer it, you can also set a password if you wanna play with a friend only.

Anyway, trying the demo and although I know the beta a while back was a network test it's sad to see there's literally nothing that has changed and it can still be such a miserable experience. It feels like they really want you to bring a damn AI partner along with you else you get shit like in "the den of darkness" where the first two bosses are alright to do on your own (idk about the two noblewoman yet) and then comes the main boss they somehow have triple the HP, takes off half your health and so on. Ontop of the pitiful amount of healing the regen give at first, have fun having like 1000+ hp, taking a hit from a boss that does like 500-600 and healing for only 300 with your renewable healing.

Of course in coop with another person, unless you're a perfect player you'll have to quit out of a session/get reinvited because oh boy, you start with only an amazing 2 of your renewable heal (until you get more maybe) I have 4 and am still at 2 so I guess it's 2 less when you play coop and you of course still can't interact with the mistle to level up, you need to quit and come back which cut the session so abruptly.

It's got potential but godamn is it so janky and miserable at time.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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Played co-op a few times today. Netcode is trash or nonexistent. It feels like old Quake matches where I need to think ahead almost a full second, predicting positioning, defense, and attacks. You are designated bait and support as the joining player.

It was still fun (novel) to finally play with a friend. Just know what you’re getting into if you’re buying this to primarily play co-op.

Odd limitations too. You can’t access the mistle while another player is in your session, and you can’t use permanent upgrade items like regen+. Simply have them quit, do what you need, and then rejoin. Such an unnecessary work around.

Add: Also, 2B - Rather than trying to recreate the "ballerina" outfit, I decided to go the t-shirt and skirt route I've seen in a few fan arts.





 
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sensui-tomo

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Oct 25, 2017
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I wanted to get this game, but man did it just come out at the worst time between everything. I am going to get it though eventually.
 

Peradam

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Jan 11, 2018
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I hate to be a downer, but a handful of people (or less) in an OT at release would be kinda sad; whoever makes one will have my sympathy in advance. But you never know - positive reviews would generate more interest here, I just wouldn’t like to guess where the meta will settle for this game. It could be anywhere from 50 - 80; I’ve never felt so uncertain about guessing a score.
 

Kalentan

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I hate to be a downer, but a handful of people (or less) in an OT at release would be kinda sad; whoever makes one will have my sympathy in advance. But you never know - positive reviews would generate more interest here, I just wouldn’t like to guess where the meta will settle for this game. It could be anywhere from 50 - 80; I’ve never felt so uncertain about guessing a score.
I think the character creator will get the bulk of the praise but the combat and level design are going drag things down hard.
 

Sanox

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Oct 25, 2017
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I think the character creator will get the bulk of the praise but the combat and level design are going drag things down hard.
Combat while a bit janky can still be pretty fun but yeah level design is really bad and watching Elajjaz when he was allowed to play the full game up to a certain point some areas were only marginally better
 

Thewonandonly

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Oct 25, 2017
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I wanted to get this game, but man did it just come out at the worst time between everything. I am going to get it though eventually.
Right if this came out in July or august then that’s a easy 60 bucks. Yet right now I got gears 5 to beat, borderlands 3 to beat, still have to get links awaking, blasphemous looks good, haven’t got control yet, and the surge two is getting pretty good reviews. Then this comes out and well sorry code vain but September killed my wallet.
 

Kalentan

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Oct 25, 2017
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Combat while a bit janky can still be pretty fun but yeah level design is really bad and watching Elajjaz when he was allowed to play the full game up to a certain point some areas were only marginally better
The combat works. I liked it enough to play most of the demos content. I just wish it had more oomph to it.
 

Sanox

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Oct 25, 2017
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The combat works. I liked it enough to play most of the demos content. I just wish it had more oomph to it.
Yeah I enjoyed it as well and agree hits lack oomph which sucks because people have been complaining about this since the game was first shown and more feedback on hits really goes a long way of making combat more satisfying
 

Spoo

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Oct 25, 2017
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Downloading the demo to try this since my time with Surge 2 has been cut short. Hope it's fun.
 

Spoo

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Oct 25, 2017
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Good demo. Like the classes, and customization. It's a little slow, and I don't really enjoy having a companion all that much but it doesn't hurt things I guess. Combat does indeed lack feedback and oomph, but I found it responsive and reasonably balanced. Demo definitely convinced me to nab it on Steam.
 

Xavi

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Oct 27, 2017
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Played co-op a few times today. Netcode is trash or nonexistent. It feels like old Quake matches where I need to think ahead almost a full second, predicting positioning, defense, and attacks. You are designated bait and support as the joining player.

It was still fun (novel) to finally play with a friend. Just know what you’re getting into if you’re buying this to primarily play co-op.

Odd limitations too. You can’t access the mistle while another player is in your session, and you can’t use permanent upgrade items like regen+. Simply have them quit, do what you need, and then rejoin. Such an unnecessary work around.

Add: Also, 2B - Rather than trying to recreate the "ballerina" outfit, I decided to go the t-shirt and skirt route I've seen in a few fan arts.





This is pretty amazing, I'm probably gonna spend like 3 hours making my character
 
Oct 29, 2017
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Good demo. Like the classes, and customization. It's a little slow, and I don't really enjoy having a companion all that much but it doesn't hurt things I guess. Combat does indeed lack feedback and oomph, but I found it responsive and reasonably balanced. Demo definitely convinced me to nab it on Steam.
You get to a point where you can disable the companion. It’s a whole different game then.
 

drewfonse

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Oct 28, 2017
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Only played a fairly short bit, but I liked it more than I expected. Kind of surprised at how good looking it is on the 1X.very interested in how this reviews tomorrow. I may get it.

Also, why would I disable a companion, in terms of damage output? Aren’t they basically free shots?
 

northexit

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Oct 25, 2017
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Just another bump for how good that character customization is in this game. The demo was pretty easy for me which I'm ok with, I tend to get pretty frustrated in souls-like games. I expect it to get tough but hopefully manageable.
 

Yu Narukami

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Oct 26, 2017
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Does an OT need to be fancy? Someone could create one without the usual pictures or banners. Or a mod could rename this one.

Code Vein |OT| You're already dead
 

Jay-T

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Oct 28, 2017
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So I've spent close to 9 hours playing the demo and i've reached Lv 60 with a +6 Greatsword. this is a definite buy for me now
 
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Snowfruit

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Jun 8, 2018
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Didn't end up playing this demo much unfortunately, I only messed around with the character creator. Rather play the actual game on my PC. Just need to hear if the PC port is good and I'm in.
 

kaylaz

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Oct 28, 2017
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I didn’t play the demo but I love the character creator. I wanna make a sexy cute anime girl. 😁