It’s been easy to point out comparisons between Code Vein’s combat and sense of style and that of developer From Software’s action-RPGs since its 2017 reveal. Now that I’ve played through Code Vein’s first hour and seen bits of its story begin to unfold, I’m starting to understand just how much Bandai Namco’s new spin on the genre is deviating from the norm.
Rather than obfuscate its own story by hiding nuggets of lore in item descriptions, Code Vein is happy to lay things out in extended cutscenes and conversations. That’s not to say there are no mysteries to uncover – plenty of anime-inspired characters I spoke to kept things pretty vague and left me with a lot more questions than answers at the end of my session.
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