Croixleur is a high-speed, hack-and-slash arcade action game by the talented Japanese indie developer souvenir circ. Gameplay is reminiscent of the Devil May Cry series’ Bloody Palace mode as our protagonist, Lucrezia Visconti, battles her way through floors of ongoing monsters in a ritual called ‘the Adjuvant Trial’! Croixleur is currently on Steam Greenlight and Steam codes will be provided to anyone who purchases Croixleur through Desura prior to its Steam release! Please click link at the bottom of the Croixleur homepage and vote for Croixleur on Steam Greenlight!
The story mode is really short but there are other two modes. However, gameplay is the only thing that shines in this game, it is fast paced as well as fluid and challenging. It is worth it to play the game even after you finish the story to try out all the weapons.
After playing a dungeon delver like Recettear and MMOs like Pirate King Online, The quality of this title shouts of mediocrity for the 2008 era, let alone current day. Even for a straightforward action title, this can't be considered interesting as it adds nothing to the genre. I could even say it detracts. The developers could take a few pointers from the other games that they've played, if they have indeed playtested anything other than their own.
Great game, but it has some problems.
The default key bindings are a little strange, and hard to get used to. If you play long enough, you can get used to it though, but you should have the option to change them at least. Also, I somehow fell off the map once and the game just completely bugged out. It's a bit short too, but they do offer extra game modes.
The fighting, however, is top notch. All in all, I love the game and hope it gets improved more.