Code Vein Demo Adds to Hype

By: Juan Espinoza
OwlFeed Journalist 

Code Vein or Bandai Namco’s take on the “Dark Souls” series has high expectations built up for it in it’s challenging RPG gameplay.

Code Vein is set to release September 27 for Xbox, PS4, and PC but there is a demo that is currently out so you can try the game for yourself. 

The article called “Code Vein Is a Bloody Difficult Game” stated, “It’s certainly an attempt by Bandai Namco to create its own Dark Souls/Bloodborne-like franchise.” From this, I can gather that Bandai Namco has a good idea of what to do with the game and its in-game features.

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Photo Credit: Gaming Bolt

In order to comprehend Code Vein, you must first know what Dark Souls and Bloodborne are to some extent. Dark Soul’s and Bloodborne are games with a simple concept of cause and effect, which is when you die (cause), you lose all the points you have gathered on that level (effect). My brother, Daniel Espinoza said, “Game play-wise the game plays like Dark Souls but has an anime/vampiric twist along with all the new action implemented into it.”

Code Vein’s concept is set in the same time period except humanity was devastated by vampires causing them to go nearly extinct. With no humans to drink blood from, the vampires lost control of themselves, but those who remained sane only did so thanks to the blood beads which is a fruit-infused with blood. In the game, the main character is a vampire and must battle the lost in order to get stronger and stronger. 

Code Vein is still catching the eyes of many Dark Souls and Bloodborne veterans with its anime-like design and crisp gameplay, it can easily be said that the game is going to be on the same league as Dark Souls and Bloodborne.

 A fellow gamer and junior, Devin Gardner, said, “Since I am an otaku(a person who loves Japanese manga/anime) I love the anime-like design and as a fellow Dark Souls veteran I love the challenge”.

Continuing on, Code Vein is going to have a storyline that we can follow, unlike other challenging RPGs which only have Roles and fighting in them. Code Vein has a story that ties into the game and each NPC companion has their own side story! Devin also said “it’s pretty cool how its new ideas help to structure the game even to add a story into it”

In my experience playing the game demo, the game itself had really simple, yet crisp controls which were easy to understand and even though it was the demo there were snippets of what the story was going to be about.

 In all, I really enjoyed the game and am very excited about the release.