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Croixleur Sigma £2.50 at GamersGate

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Jonathan Lester
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Brawler, Doujin Games, Indie Games, Nyu Media, PC games, Souvenir Circ.

Croixleur Sigma £2.50 at GamersGate

Croixleur Sigma | GamersGate | £2.50 (RRP: £5.59)
Croixleur Sigma Review | Let's Play

If you've been sitting on the fence about picking up this expanded and localised hack & slasher, GamersGate's 50% discount might nudge you over the edge. Croixleur Sigma is much like a simplified version of Devil May Cry's Bloody Palace mode, sacrificing enemy variety for a fun storyline and leaderboard runs. It's all in the review.

Croixleur Sigma Review | Two Girls, One Tower, Take Two

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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Brawler, Croixleur Sigma, Doujin Games, hack and slash, Indie Games, Nyu Media, PC games, Souvenir Circ.

Croixleur Sigma Review | Two Girls, One Tower, Take Two

Platform: PC

Developer: Souvenir Circ.

Publisher/Localisation: Nyu Media

Publishers can get away with shovelling all manner of atrocious crap onto Steam these days, but Nyu Media are made of sterner stuff. The localisation maestros could have easily pushed doujin brawler Croixleur straight onto the store following a successful Greenlight campaign, but decided to port over a brand new edition stuffed with big improvements, more features and extra content instead. They even pulled an all-nighter fixing an oversight I tweeted about, because they're lovely like that.

Which is a good thing too, because the original Croixleur was a load of old cobblers. Cheap and cheerful fun for a few minutes, but quickly becoming crushingly tedious thanks to a tiny variety of enemies, it never matched up to the likes of Fairy Bloom Freesia, Alltynex, Gigantic Army and all the rest of Nyu's localised lineup.

Everything is noticeably tweaked up and polished now, and there's more of it too, from a whole new character with a unique storyline to crunchy new music, challenges and more. Unfortunately Souvenir Circ wasn't able add more enemies, the biggest flaw that dragged down the original in the first place. So the million Yen question is whether Croixleur Sigma can distract us from its half-dozen palette-swapped foes with all the new bells and whistles.

Well... yes, it can. At least for long enough to earn its £5.99 if you're a fan of hacking, slashing and Japanese indie gaming.

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Croixleur Review | Two Girls, One Tower

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Reviews
Tags:
Brawler, Croixleur, Doujin Games, hack and slash, Nyu Media, PC games, Souvenir Circ.

Croixleur Review | Two Girls, One Tower

Platform: PC

Developer: Souvenir Circ.

Publisher/Localisation: Nyu Media

Now that more Japanese games are being localised for Western audiences than ever before, we're getting to play some of the biggest hits from the Land Of The Rising Sun without having to import them. However, we're also able to enjoy some of the smallest indie productions courtesy of localisation specialists like Nyu Media. Their strong first wave of oft-overlooked Doujin titles (indie games created by a team or 'circle' of developers on a shoestring budget) brought us the likes of Eryi's Action and Fairy Bloom Freesia, both of which catered to their niche audiences brilliantly.

Croixleur is their first effort of 2013, a time-attack brawler from the Souvenir Circle starring... you guessed it... a cute anime girl of indeterminate age. As always.

Croixleur Review | Two Girls, One Tower

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