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262 Hours played
200 character summary
Crosscode is an offline RPG that deserves more attention, It has a great story, Real time combat with very fluid controls and challenging puzzle elements. There are a lot of things to discover and even after 80 hours I have not yet COmpleted the game.

Story 10/10
The Story is about Lea, You are playing an Online RPG called Crossworlds, It just just like your average Online RPG, You get exp, gain levels, make some friends, But there are some problems, Lea has a problem with her speech module, so she can't say anything, Luckily there is an employee of Crossworlds that helps her with that, And before you know it she can say, Hi! and Lea. It may sound like nothing, But Lea is super stoked about it, And I truly feel it, Everything is done just right. The game goes much much much deeper than that, but i won't give any spoilers. It truly has an amazing story but there is not much I can say without spoiling major details.

Characters 10/10
Lea is a mute, at least in the beginning, She can only express herself by making face expressions, He is annoyed pretty quickly when people don't understand her, But she accepts it anyway, Emile is one of the first people you meet, She is like the opposite, She can't stop talking, Really so bad that it actually takes days before she notices Lea can't talk, She is also not easily annoyed but holds a grudge. Every single character in Crossworlds has a deep personality like this. It won't be long before you start to care about Lea and her friends.

Gameplay 10/10
The Gameplay is changing all the time, It mostly is real time strategic battles mixed with very challenging puzzles and bosses, But often there are quests which require you to do very different things, like tower defense games, or crazy fast platforming. Overall Crosscode is very enjoyable, It is very challenging, but solving puzzles and beating those bosses feels great. Just be prepared to get stuck, Some puzzles are real headscratchers, I had a few that where next to impossible to pull off. I do not like looking up solutions, and the puzzle elements sometimes really prevent me from progressing in the game. But the overall gameplay just keeps luring me in, It is such a great game that I really need to solve the puzzles, because I want to progress further, I want to know what happens next.

There are tons of upgrades, abilities, attacks, There are 4 Elements you can master, which offer different attacks and perks, Some enemies might be weak to Heat or Cold, Some may be weak to Wave or Jolt. You can Tweak your character by choosing which upgrades you want, What Equipment you wear, there are literally hundreds of Armors, Weapons, Boots, Headgear, etc, Each item has specific traits so there are thousands of possible combinations and it is a challenge to find out what fits your playstyle best.

Aesthetics 10/10
The game is set in a beautiful 16 bit world, with truly amazing pixel art, The world is huge and has many very diverse regions which all are beautiful. I truly fell in love with this game, Everything is perfect, it offers much more than meets the eye. There is detail in the details. This is really a tribute to the golden age of RPGs in every single way.

Performance 8/10
The performance is great, It is locked to your refresh rate, But I had absolutely no drops It stayed at a solid 120fps, It also runs good on weaker hardware. Steam overlay does not work with Nvidia cards for some reason, But this is not really an issue for me, But I can see this being an issue for some people. The whole game is written in HTML5 And it even runs in a webbrowser.

Replayability 9/10
The replayability is just amazing, especially for a single player RPG. The game is full of secrets, quests, challenges, There will always be more to do, And even if you somehow manage to fully complete it, It will be so many hours you even forgot about the first boss, There is a new game plus in which you can carry over everything. and just continue in a new game. Then there is the Arena which offers insane challenges, And there are a lot of endgame items which make the game a lot harder.

Conclusion 10/10
Just get the game, you won't regret it. I wish more devs put this amount of detail in their games. It took all the good things from the classic RPGs of the 90s and made it into something that was not possible back then, It improved on every single aspect. I really believe this is one of the best games ever.

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Game Info
# of players
Single Player only
Steam Cloud Save
Working fine
Controller Support
Yes, Xbox One Bluetooth Working
Incredibly hard and time consuming
FPS on Ultra 1080P
Locked to refresh rate
Launch Command
gamemoderun %command%
Installed Size
Overlay not working with Nvidia

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Gnome 3.32.2
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Melinge 🐉 Aug 2 @ 2:36pm 
Hey @Houtworm . Since you have so much Linux knowledge I wanted to ask you something, because it's the main reason why I came back to Windows.

This problem occurs on EVERY distro I had. Browser downloads are the issue, regardless of the browser (Firefox, Brave, Chrome, Chromium...). My max download speed is 8MB/s, however when I start downloading any file on my browser download speed starts at max and in just few seconds it drops to 250kb/s and stays capped, it's constantly like that, so I have to wait 2h to download something.

Torrents on the other hand, using Transmission, download just fine at max speed of 8MB/s, no issues.

Again, this happens on Arch, Debian, Mint etc... Nobody knows why nor how to fix it. I've disabled IPv6 but nothing.

Do you know what could possibly be causing this nonsense with browser downloads? This makes no sense, on Windows browser downloading is at max, Linux however, it's capped.
Majordomo Aug 1 @ 12:25pm 
Greetings, I added you because I liked your reviews :crusader_helmet:
Nuttshell_Man Apr 3 @ 2:17am 
Probably the most well known Linux user on Steam. Your content is awesome :otrmetalhand::EmperorPenguin:
from Debian with Love <3
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