Yes, Code Vein is a Dark Souls clone, but it's missing something
September 30, 20171 min read
It's Dark Souls. There, I said it. It's out of the way. You have stamina that affects your movement and attacks, weapons control differently, enemies are relatively tough compared to most games, you drop experience juice when you die, that can be recollected, and you save at bonfire-like things. You already know whether or not that appeals to you, so good night!
OK fine. Code Vein looks incredibly stunning visually. Dark Souls, Demon's Souls, Bloodborne, etc. all have the dark, brooding, gothic atmosphere so it's not terribly unique here, but the vampire angle and glowing red stuff, along with a more anime style, separates it enough from the others to feel fresh. The game also ran beautifully at 1080 and 60fps (or maybe it was higher, I didn't exactly count pixels), which is necessary when each move you make matters.