I totally didn't forget to write about this. CrossCode is a rather intriguing RPG that has a style from the SNES era with obvious improvements.
The combat looks good, the graphics look cute, it has Zelda styled puzzles and it has good reviews. Think we might possibly be onto a winner here.
The Linux release came and went in February without much fanfare. I only came across it looking through the Steam changelogs that I numb my mind with scouting for hidden Linux releases. Steam still doesn't show games that get a Linux build in the New Releases section if it was on Windows first.
About the game
This retro-inspired 2D Action RPG might outright surprise you. CrossCode combines 16-bit SNES-style graphics with butter-smooth physics, a fast-paced combat system, and engaging puzzle mechanics, served with a gripping sci-fi story.
Take the best out of two popular genres, find a good balance between them and make a great game. That’s what CrossCode does. And it works pretty well. You get the puzzles of Zelda-esque dungeons and are rewarded with the great variety of equipment you know and love from RPGs. During the fast-paced battles you will use the tools you find on your journey to reveal and exploit the enemies' weaknesses and at the same time will be able to choose equipment and skills for a more in-depth approach in fighting your enemies.
About the author - Liam Dawe