Code Vein Network Test Afterthought
The network test comes to an end and Code Vein was not what I was expecting and not in a bad way. The test started early Friday morning and I was going in some what blind and for those that are unaware of what Code Vein is about, keep reading!
Code Vein Story!
In the not too distant future, a mysterious disaster has brought collapse to the world as we know it. Towering skyscrapers, once symbols of prosperity, are now lifeless graves of humanity’s past pierced by the Thorns of Judgment. At the center of the destruction lies a hidden society of Revenants called Vein. This final stronghold is where the remaining few fight to survive, blessed with Gifts of power in exchange for their memories and a thirst for blood. Give into the bloodlust fully and risk becoming one of the Lost, fiendish ghouls devoid of any remaining humanity. Wandering aimlessly in search of blood, the Lost will stop at nothing to satisfy their hunger. Team up and embark on a journey to the ends of hell to unlock your past and escape your living nightmare in CODE VEIN.
Pretty much you are a vampire trying not to lose yourself in the lust for blood. It is time to fight your way through the lost and deal with any situation and enemy that may come in your path.
It begins with your name!
You have to start by remembering who you are which is quite nice and you use a full name and then your dungeon name. Once you are in you design your character for 20 minutes or more then you get a bit of backstory of what is going on and you get captured. It is nice to go into a new world only to be thrown into an underground with other people. Nothing like being put into slavery. But we will move away from the story.
This is an Action RPG with a huge lesson about learning from your actions and going back out there to try again. I like this style of gaming where you do not get an end game, just reset with a new goal and that is to regain the Haze you dropped the last time you were killed. This a good challenge that gives you the proper drive with many games that had the same style.
This the anime style of this genre and works, because it is both good look and horrific at the same time. Especially when you never know what is around the next corner or if something is dropping down from above! It was a nice pace of caution to be had.
Testing the Network
Everything went smooth, I joined the online server and after I was finished with the tutorial. I dropped into the world and once figured out the menu I send out a distress signal. Boom, a new player arrived to join me in the nightmare of fun. You will level up and inherit gifts for your different classes. I stuck with the Berserker gift and have maxed it out to the fullest which has given me a huge advantage in combat.
You will have a quick list of items to use and set up your special abilities using the R2 button that will use both D-pad and face buttons to unleash an ability or an attack.
So far, inviting people into my game via distress signal worked well, but trying to find someone in distress didn’t go so well. Not a huge problem since I am was looking to find some people to help out which I did, but not as much as getting someone into my game.
I do have a video showing off my experience which you can check out below. If you did get into the Network Test, please share your thoughts below. So far no release date as of yet for Code Vein but keep in touch for future updates. – Beast Out –