High speed hack-and-slash action!Tonight, in the Queen's realm of Ilance, two prodigies representing the Knight and Aristocrat factions will do battle in ‘the Adjuvant Trial’. This ritual, which has been held since the founding of the nation, decides which faction will hold military and political authority, and protect the Queen, the...
User reviews: Very Positive (245 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 30, 2014

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High-speed hack-and-slash action!

Tonight, in the Queen's realm of Ilance, two prodigies representing the Knight and Aristocrat factions will do battle in ‘the Adjuvant Trial’. This ritual, which has been held since the founding of the nation, decides which faction will hold military and political authority, and protect the Queen, the living symbol of the realm. The fate of the nation is at stake as these two girls set aside their childhood friendship and undergo a trial in which there can be only one victor.

Croixleur Sigma is 60FPS of high speed hack-and-slash arcade action game by Japanese indie developer souvenir circ. and featuring gameplay reminiscent of the Devil May Cry series' Bloody Palace mode.

Game Features:
  • Play as either Lucrezia Visconti or Francesca Storaro and battle your way up the tower through hordes of oncoming monsters to learn the secrets behind the Adjuvant Trial!
  • 20 Weapons to collect, each with a unique special move! Pick the load-out that suits your fighting style!
  • Simple but satisfying combo system, including Move Canceling, Attack Nullifying, Invincible Dashing, and Rigid Body States!
  • Take on the Adjuvant Trial in Story Mode with separate stories and multiple endings for both characters!
  • Test your mettle and hone your skills in Time Attack Mode, Survival Mode, and Challenge Mode!
  • Local 2 player co-op: take on the monster hordes with a friend in in Dramatic Battle mode!
  • Full Japanese voice over
  • 42 achievements, online leaderboards, and Steam Trading Cards!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, 7
    • Processor: Intel Core2Duo (or equivalent) or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB or more of VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX9.0c or later compatible
    • Additional Notes: Using a game controller is recommended!
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
This is what happens when you combine Devil May Cry with lolis.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
Croixleur is a tiny, cute hack'n slash game with an easy to learn and hard to master gameplay mechanic. Badly the game is very short, you will have seen everything the game has to offer you in about 15 minutes. Never the less, this doesn't matter so much. It is a high-score game. It has a huge replay ability and because of its easy to learn but still challenging gameplay.

Rating: 9 / 10
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
This would make for a fun battle system in a larger game like an RPG, or an extra mode in a larger action game. But on its own, Croixleur Sigma just falls short and feels like an incomplete game.

I can't really say I would recommend this at the asking price of $7.99, but for a couple of bucks on sale, or maybe grabbed in a bundle with other games, it feels more worth it.

Croixleur is basically a hack and slash game with very simple mechanics. There are no complex combos, or even intermediate ones. We're talking simplest of the simple here when chaining together attacks. It's basically button mash, dash away to dodge attacks, and once in a while throw in an "invincible" special. The arenas are all the same. Just a circle you run around in, with different colors. Someone said this feels like Bloody Palace mode in the Devil May Cry games. But that is just the thing, the Bloody Palace Mode was just a mode in a larger game, and a much deeper game at that in terms of combat.

As it stands on its own, the story mode is just too short, with literally only 3 types of bosses, with 2 of the boss types becoming standard enemies after you beat them, which can be dropped with the greatest of ease with a simple hit hit dash, rinse and repeat set of moves. As for the standard enemies there are 3 types, with a few levels of difficulty for each. It's just...wow. Lazy. Besides story mode, you can tackle a time attack, survival and challenge mode. And that's pretty much it.

There are 2 characters to play as, with 20 weapons total to use once you unlock them all. There is not much difference in any of the weapons other than attack power, their special, and of course the weapon skins. For basic attacks they are pretty much all similar.

I have less than an hour in the game. Yes, less than an hour. But in that hour I managed to play through story mode twice. Once making it as far as the timer allowed, and the 2nd time actually completing story mode, and then to try out the other modes afterwards. I am already bored with the title.

Buy this I guess if you like repetitive score attack type action games with extremely little style and substance.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
It shouldn't be a surprise that DMC-style action games have become staples in the doujin PC market. Even without expensive set pieces these games can easily get by as long as the combat system is polished. Croixleur is a good example of this as the game features 3 enemies, 3 unique bosses, and a single arena. But the gameplay is polished and that's enough to carry the experience and warrant a purchase.

Much like classic arcade titles, the focus of Croixleur is developing player skill and going for high scores. With the 8-15 minute story/arcade mode the focus of the scoring is based mostly on speed, rewarding events and the epilogue fight purely based on how efficiently the player can clear out the waves of enemies. With the Steam achievements based around completing skill-based challenges, there is quite a few hours of speedrunning fun to be had in that 10 minute story mode.

Alternative review:

If you're a fan of:
Attack - cancel into dash - cancel dash into attack - cancel into special move - cancel into dash - repeat... then you'll find a lot to love here.

Highly recommended to lovers of action games, anime girls with swords, and fans of getting carpal tunnel.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
very nice game and chill to play~
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