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...
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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
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX9.0c or later compatible
    • Additional Notes: Using a game controller is recommended!
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D'VA Waifu
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Fail game , control setting stuck can't move , too many bug
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Pokenin
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Croixleur Sigma is a game that has plenty of potential. The combat is nice, and the character's are... Well, interesting.
Combat Thingies
There's different weapons to pick from, I actually enjoy the weapon design designs a lot. The combat is essentially a beat em up in a tower full of three monsters. Yeah, that's it. All the enemies are just recolors of the same three with a bit more health. Just copy and paste an area and then give them a bit more health, add like three more of the recolored enemy, pass it off as the next level in the tower.
Story Related Thingies and Gamemode Stuff
The story mode is incredibly short and easy, like, I'd say around 15 minutes. Even the giant knights that look intimidating turn out to be easy. Giant creature (gotta avoid spoilers) that's been built up with suspense at end of tower? Nope, weak. You beat the story that ended up being way too short and generally uninteresting then you unlock challenges. The first thing that comes to mind is "Hey! Replayability!" Sadly, there's not too much replayability even with the selection of different weapons and challenges. The characters have a lot of potential as well, sadly they end up being boring and feel a bit 2-Dimensional. The delivery of dialogue is just a picture of a character with text to the left of them. That's it. Ocassionally they change facial expressions, but they stay in the same pose.
So, should you buy it?
I wouldn't recommend that you buy it. There's one exception however. If you love playing games over and over, learning their mechanics, and constantly playing it to find the best possible ways to beat it. If you strive to master the game in the fastest way possible, easiest way, or even the hardest way. If you're one of those people, then maybe. Even if you are, there are way better games for that than this. Even when I picked this up for $3.99 at a sale, I can't recommend it at that price. It's such a shame, I was really excited to try this game when I saw it.
TL;DR
Game with great potential turns out to be short, easy, and has uninteresting story with bland recolored enemies you have to fight.
The real final boss is the disappointment you get after you beat the game.
Rating : 3/10
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squiddingme
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 2
This is a doujin game. It is heavily reliant on its replayability. If you set your expectations accordingly, Croixleur Sigma is an entertaining, easy to pick up distraction.

The game's story mode is under 15 minutes long. It is intended to be replayed to unlock all weapons, optimize your time, unlock the better endings, and unlock the second playable character.

The game's biggest failing is the choice to make its dash/dodge cost MP. Croixleur Sigma has strict time limits. You should never be moving on foot, and instead should be dashing everywhere to optimize your time. This quickly turns MP management into a chore.

There is also lesbian flirting in this game.
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NinjaJuicie
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: February 7
Oh this game. Lol

It's an arena hack n slash type game. If you like that sort of thing, this game is totally up your alley and for its price you can't really go wrong.
It's super fun and entertaining.

The only qualms I have about it are the fact that there wasn't really an explanation to anything (you have to manually go seek out the tutorial, I didn't even know there was one at first) and the controls still show the original from the console version.
If you have a gamepad, you can map your keys no problem, but if you're trying to play with your keyboard and you don't know what button the weapon on "C" is mapped to, looking in the controls won't help you for that.

Other than that, it's pretty fun. I come back to it every now and again just to smack stuff with ma swords. =]
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Skeltal
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 11
Cute little anime game with terrible controls, bad graphics and terrible gameplay.

It's not all bad, it's fun for a good while, I got around 20 hours out of this game on my alt account, sadly that's about all you'll get, if you even get that.

It's really bland, feels pointless and the gameplay mechanics are repetitive.

Yeah, i'd pass on this one.

EDIT: This is why I review games, because I love downvotes!

Also, i'm not lying, this game is trash. The ONE gameplay mechanic will get boring, and does get boring. It's attack, dodge away, attack, dodge, attack, dodge, attack, dodge, they die, do it again.

It's boring as all hell. The "story" mode will give you like 20 minutes, and that's about it... You can do the other modes, but it's the same thing just either longer or more tedious.

Maybe if this game was $4.99, or $2.49 i'd like it more, but it's $8, and that's pretty steep for the little content you get.
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(°Д°)
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: January 7
The game: Turn on Vsync to not be like a, "rabbit on speed running at the speed of light"

Otherwise good during a sale
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kitty1317
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: January 4
This game is ♥♥♥♥. terrible controls. k thx bye
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The Nicolonel
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 2
Croixleur Sigma is two things. It's a pretty neat and enjoyable, if shallow, arena action game that you'll probably burn out on if you spend too much time playing. It is also a game where you play as a gay sword magician girl with twin tails. The decision of whether or not to buy this game is in your hands, I am simply relaying the facts.
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loading....
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: December 26, 2015
BEST!!!
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Naoki
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: December 22, 2015
cool Hack and Slash game, was also one of the first jp game i donwload from internet (demo) and when i saw it on steam OMG! my first thought was "take my money, take my money, i must have it!!!"

also it have a cutes emoticons n.n
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khermerker
( 8.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 9, 2015
well simple and cheap...if is on sale and dont know what spend get it:P, well apart of this i tried dragon ball xenoverse ...true i had more time in xenoverse but i like fight mode here more
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~II~ Accelcool~
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: December 6, 2015
One of the first single player games to strongly challenge me in a very long time (Fran). For the price you can't beat some great hack n' slash gameplay from Croixleur Sigma.
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Sometimes things get complicated
( 10.7 hrs on record )
Posted: December 2, 2015
1.many steam achievements
2.difficult challenge
3.many modes
4.u must b an anime lover
5. dont change the controller (keyboard) or while playing u cant move
fun and good bgm, best anime hack slash+action for me
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shrimp
( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 1, 2015
11:30 AM - Fisty McAssplug: two
11:30 AM - Fisty McAssplug: two unique
11:30 AM - Fisty McAssplug: nope
11:30 AM - Fisty McAssplug: bathhouse full of ♥♥♥
11:30 AM - Fisty McAssplug: 3 unique sets of ♥♥♥♥
11:30 AM - Fisty McAssplug: 4
11:30 AM - Fisty McAssplug: 5
11:30 AM - Fisty McAssplug: 6
11:30 AM - Fisty McAssplug: holyt hsita
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Master LeafZa
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 1, 2015
could u update for players who doesn't have joy sticks?
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Frang
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: November 29, 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx2rF2bKEBc

Go to the store, buy a PS VITA

i hope they update PC too
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ビスBiscuit_Baron
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: November 23, 2015
This is a great wee game! Only 700MB in sizeso its a quick download too.

Its an anime hack n slash game in a tower where the floors are randomly generated, consisting of loads of monsters and a boss every 5 floors. Can see people getting really addicted to it.

It has RPG elements in the sense that you gain lvl's during combat and you also unlock new weapons which all have their own special abilities.

Heres a gameplay video I made on youtube for it (this is the ps4 version from my japanese account but the pc port is exactly the same) :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KezKUVPD0w4

Pros:
The visuals are great.
60FPS, ( will actually go to 240 unless you cap the framerate )
Has controller support (essential really )
Great combat system.

Cons:
Gets repetitive after a while
Not much diversity in creatures.

Overall i'd recommend.
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SakuraMiku
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: November 13, 2015
A very fun game to play with... :)
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Dangerous Beans
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: November 1, 2015
Not enough moe to outbalance the boring and repetitive gameplay.
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silversuriv
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: October 24, 2015
Croixleaur is a fun, casual/competitive score attack game with combat mechanics similar to Devil May Cry. The combos that can be created with dashes, jumps and special moves is pretty well done creating a fluid and seamless attack pattern. There isn't really a true story or campaign.

Very Good
- 8/10
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2.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Croixleur Sigma is two things. It's a pretty neat and enjoyable, if shallow, arena action game that you'll probably burn out on if you spend too much time playing. It is also a game where you play as a gay sword magician girl with twin tails. The decision of whether or not to buy this game is in your hands, I am simply relaying the facts.
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Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2015
One of the first single player games to strongly challenge me in a very long time (Fran). For the price you can't beat some great hack n' slash gameplay from Croixleur Sigma.
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Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 30, 2014
A retelling of the classic story of Devil May Cry, only if Dante and Vergil were both young ladies and if Dante really just wanted to have a pure innocent bath with Vergil.
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Recommended
24.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 30, 2014
Croixleur is a cute and polished game that delivers arcade-like fast paced arena action game.

Developed by Japanese Doujin studio Souvenir Circ., Croixleur offers a Devil May Cry's Blood Palace mode in which players must fight against waves of increasingly difficult monsters. The game which was originally released in the west last year by Nyu Media and has been since refitted for Steam with a new name Croixleur Sigma and a number of enhancements like 2 player co-op, multiplayer, online leaderboard, Steam achievements, Steam Trading Cards, improve visuals.

The Japanese audio is a delight addition that compliments the beautiful artwork and soundtrack.

The graphics is simple, a flashy and full of colorful effects. The artwork is cute to look at.

Don't expect much story because the real focus of the game is combat. The controls as expected in an action game is responsive.
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42 of 47 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 17, 2014
Croixleur Sigma is an arcade hack n slash featuring two adorable main characters named Lucrezia and Francesca.

I would strongly recommend a controller for this game. And locking the game to 60 fps in the configuration tool to avoid breaking the game completely.(Very high fps speeds the game up, making it impossible to play.)

Although the game is very short it has a ton of replay value with all the different game modes, which are: Story Mode, Arcade Mode, Score Attack, Survival, 30 different challenges and an extra Bonus Mode that unlocks after you complete the Story Mode under a certain time with each character.

The main focus of this game is to kill every enemy in each of the levels until you advance to the next level, while doing it as fast and efficiently as possible to get the best time possible. Every level also increases the difficulty slightly with tougher monsters, and every 5 levels they throw a boss creature into the mix as well.

Different modes such as Score Attack works a little differently, you get 3 minutes to achieve the highest score possible.
Survival is exactly what you would expect, survive for as long as possible and kill as many enemies as you can.
Arcade Mode gives you the option to play through the Story Mode levels without any story scenes for nonstop killing.
And finally Bonus Mode, a continuation of the story with more levels and tougher enemies.

While playing through Story Mode you will unlock more weapons, each with different stats and special attacks. Think of each weapon as a different move, you can hold up to 4 weapons at a time to build any combo you would like. Oh and the more you use a weapon the higher level it becomes!

The graphics may not be the most impressive but I think it fits the game very well. The gameplay however is amazing, it made me want to get better and improve after every time I fell in battle and lost some unnecessary time. While the soundtrack did not blow me away I think it accompanies the gameplay really well.
I had a lot of fun trying to complete all the achievements, it added many extra hours to the game as well as giving me some goals to achieve while playing.

If you are in it only for the story (which is not much) then this game is probably not for you. However, if you are looking to complete most of the achievements in the game and wondering how long it would take, expect around 12 hours. That is how long it took me to finish everything.

It's a pretty solid game, so if it looks interesting to you I would definitely recommend picking it up!
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38 of 44 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 30, 2014
Two things I need to start with:
1. It's short. Like really short.
2. You are probably going to want a controller.

Nonetheless, it's fairly fun, and at $8 may be worth a look if you want a quick arena brawler with a bit of customization when it comes to attack set.

I probably need to explain that. The game works on a magic sword (well, they're not all swords, but that's what I'm going to call them) system, not unlike Ys 6, and each sword has a single ability tied to it. By holding down your button for special attacks and pressing one of the four main buttons (jump, bomb, attack, and dash), you'll use one of the abilities of the swords you have equiped. When using an ability, you switch to the sword that ability is tied to, but aside from abilities, the swords aren't actually noticeably different (if at all).

There's really only probably about 8 enemies in the game in total, including bosses. There's 3 bosses, a melee mob, a ranged mob, 2 big bads, and a flier. There are some color variants that correspond to how tough the enemy is, but that's it really.

The game has a few mods to play with. There's story, arcade, challenge, score attack, survival, and bonus. Story mode is simply climbing the tower, you must complete this mode under 10 minutes to actually reach the ending. Arcade mode is story with the story sections removed. Challenge is simply a set of challenges for the player to complete. Score attack is attempting to get a high score in 3 minutes. Survival is what you would expect. Bonus mode also serves as an extension to story mode in which you have an AI controlled partner. Not all modes are available until certain condtions are met. Bonus doesn't unlock until beating Story mode with both characters under 10 minutes.

It should be possible to play scrore attack and survival in co-op, but I've not personally tested it.

On the topic of characters, aside from aethetics, they're mostly the same. Their swords, although different in look ,end up doing the same things for the most part. There's a few differences in the speed, range, and power of the attacks, but in the end I found myself doing a knock up, followed by an aerial AoE, followed by a ground slam on both characters, with another weapon for ground based AoE. There's a small variations to some other their weapons (one character has an aerial dash and the other has a ground dash), so while the characters aren't significantly different, if you're building a specific attack set to chain together, picking one over the other may matter.

In any case, it's a simple game without a whole lot of content, but it does what it does pretty well, so at the price that it's at, it may be worth a look.
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64 of 87 people (74%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 2, 2014
I bought this game on a whim when it was on sale because I'm a gigantic weeaboo ♥♥♥♥♥♥
My penor was pleased.

Skipping straight to the story:
You start as Lucrezia Visconti, who has a typical anime character design except her twintails seem to be gradient coloured and she's not a tsundere (HOLY ♥♥♥♥♥!), in some weird ♥♥♥ tower that I forgot the name of (if it ever had one) that she has to complete to become the strongest knight or something.
THE CLOCK IS TICKING AND YOU MUST REACH THE TOP OF THE TOWER TO BECOME THE VERY BEST. How do you do that? Of course you kill goblins, flying eyes, huge demons, paladins and DRAGONS a la fast paced Hack 'n' Slash gameplay with your multitude of weapons that you acquire from progressing in said tower.

Jokes on you, the story doesn't matter at all in this game, it's the gameplay.
Just like any other hack and slash game you must whack mobs as fast as you can (or as stylishly possible if you think you're in Devil May Cry) and rack up points while you avoid dying. It's quick and it's fun.
Controls are simple, you have an attack button, a jump button, dash and an invicibility special. They all do exactly what it says on the tin. There are no variations to basic attacks but the weapons you obtain all have different skills that you can combine in your 4 weapon slots to create cool and/or devastating combos.
Pretty OK replay value thanks to various weapons in other areas not visited before, challenges, a score attack mode and a survival mode. Controller is recommended.[/b]

tl;dr lesbian swordswomen racing to the top of a tower with fast paced combat that's both kawaii and kakkoi
10/10 would recommend to any bored weeaboo or hack and slash player, heck, any bored player
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32 of 40 people (80%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 5, 2014
Devil May Cry ~Moe Edition

The game was worth the money for a myriad of reasons.

The Good:

- For $8 you get about 10-12 hours worth of content which mostly consists of time attack-style challenges/achievement goals.
- The game is mildly difficulty. It takes a bit of repetition (not too much ~ maybe an hour or so) to reach some level of perfection on your 'speed runs'.
- There is a good amount of difficulty variation depending on which character you use (Francesca or Lucrezia), which weapon loadout you go with (10 weapons each character while carry 4 weapons at a time), and which challenges you go for (Story/Arcade mode, Score Attack, Survival, Challenge mode, Bonus mode).

As far as hack and slash/arena brawlers go, I really liked this game for its simplicity. It's quite easy to pick up and play due to the length of the game (15-minute levels) and the straightforward goals.

My only concern about the game is that it's geared toward the use of a controller, but does not change the button prompts depending on which controller you use. Executing your special attacks can get confusing especially if you customize your controls.
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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 13, 2015
PLOT: Lucrezia wants to take a bath with Francesca. Franny is all "NO WAY IN HELL" and runs off to a massive tower(paging Dr. Freud). Luc has to fight through a dozen or so floors of goblins, flying eyeballs, knights in shining armor, and huge beasts to drag Fran's sorry butt into the tub.

Okay I forgot the actual plot to this game. I assure you all that there is one and it's kinda-sorta-quasi-serious. But who cares about that nonsense? This is a supplemental-arcade-arena-slashemup. If you have less than 15 minutes to spare you can complete a play-through of this game. Yes, this game is a short one, but it's pretty sweet. There are no crazy mission designs, no escorting, no stealth, nothing but just slashing through hundreds of generic foes and grabbing coins.

Before the game starts you decide on your arsenal. There are 10 weapons per gal and they all have their own special moves. Basically you want a combination of weapons that suit your play-style. Special moves can be chained for more damage, and some are only effective in mid-air, or as anti-air (gotta account for the flying eyes). Don't fuss over your style rating though, this game rewards speed and efficiency above everything else. Yellow enemies drop in a single hit, blues go down in three, and reds take 4+. Once you memorize the basics all you have to worry about is dashing around and mopping everything up.

There are a variety of modes, but variety is a rather strong word when it comes to Croixleur.
Story - Kill Everything As Fast As Possible. Lots of plot and talks about baths.
Time Attack - KEAFAP in 3 minutes
Survival - KEAFA you want. Expect to see huge crowds of enemies.
Challenge - Definitely KEAFAP.
Bonus - This is the epilogue. Luc & Fran team up to bring the hurt on slightly tougher enemies. Don't forget to KEAFAP.

For the most part Croixleur Sigma is a fast-paced and satisfying slasher. The controls are fluid enough and it's fun zipping around shredding everything. However there are some issues that I have with the game.

Certain moves have weak properties. One of the specials Luc can perform is a downward stab that causes a large shockwave. However, that shockwave is mostly for looks and only hits enemies that are practically under Luc. This tends to be the case with a number of special moves. They look like they should hit because you see the flashy trails and pretty lights connect with enemies, but instead they miss completely. It's...well not really that big an issue. I mean, it's not like it's inconsistent or anything. It would be much worse if the moves hit only some of the time.

Anti-cooperative play. When Luc & Fran team up, it spells trouble...for Luc & Fran. You have to give your BFF plenty of breathing space or she will hit you with her regular and special attacks (and vice-versa). This doesn't do any damage, but it will stun you, and can throw your rhythm off as well as waste time. Maybe the developer thought it would be too easy if this wasn't the case. Luc & Fran could just throw those special moves out constantly and be a whirling dervish of destruction. I disagree. Croixleur Sigma plays up the bestest buddies element, but then implements a design-decision that causes real-world friends to fight? That is a definite head-scratcher. Also during the bonus mode the game only ends when player 1 dies. Player 2 can die as many times as they like. This is something I abused for the cheap final battle.

Croixleur Sigma is like I said, a supplemental game. You play this title alongside your "main" game, or when you absolutely must play something, and don't have much time. It's not a deep game though, not even in terms of game-design depth. If Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae complements games like Devil May Cry and Metal Gear Rising, this game is best played alongside Dynasty Warriors. When you want a dumb 5-minute slashathon, but don't want to run around huge maps and listen to a bunch of talk about Three Kingdoms and whatever whatever, then play this game.
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Recommended
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
+ Various modes of play to explore, though nothing particularly innovative
+ Includes a collection of challenges to complete, and bonuses to unlock
+ The system for unlocking weapons makes for great combos that are fun to use
+ Time attack and survival modes help to buff up replay value
+ Fluid, intuitive combat system

- Unplayable without a controller; the controller setup, too, was an absolute nightmare (I spent over an hour on help forums to finally get the game to recognize my controller past the keybinding setup screen)
- Even for an indie game, the graphics were very, very poor for a game in 2014
- Story mode is incredibly short (~10-15 minutes), placing heavy emphasis on the few other gamemodes for (somewhat) forced replayability
- Plot was generic and uninspired; the game's narrative took a complete back-seat to the gameplay, and felt almost "painted on"

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30 of 43 people (70%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
Its like Devil May Cry but with little girls
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24 of 35 people (69%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
The question we must ask when buying a game like this is how much value are we getting for our money? The answer to that is, a 10 minute Story mode. It will than take about 3 minutes to complete all the "challenges" and than another 3 minutes to do a run through Score Attack mode. After that all there is to do is play Survival Mode over and over again and there really isn't much fun in that.

There is hardly much of a game here and for the full price of $8 this is pretty pathetic. You can experience the game in it's entirety in less than 20 minutes. About 3 standard enemy types and 3 boss types, all of which can be killed individually in less than 5 seconds. This is probably the easiest arena fighter i've played before.

Oh and one more thing, Local Co-op? I don't think so. The current steam version does not contain the required Setup.exe to set the controls for Player 2, so without that you cannot play Co-op. If you manage to track down that file (which I did) you can experience Survival Mode and Score Attack mode with another player, as they walk off the screen or kill you with their special attacks.

You are much better off buying any other game, as there are a lot of better action games for the same price or less. Hell there are even tons of better free games. Don't waste your money on this. I would say time but even if you buy it, you won't be spending much time with it anyway.

It's unfortunate though, the combat system is solid and the assets are nice, there could've been a fun game here if it tried but with such an insultingly small amount of content, this is shorter than most demo's.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 11, 2015
Gameplay:
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.

Conclusion:
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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Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 3, 2015
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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22 of 33 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 30, 2014
Ive always dreamed about being a sword wielding little girl, my life is complete.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 15, 2014
its a Hack & Slash, if you like them, and you like cute anime girls, its a win.
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i beat the story pretty fast, but when i tried the survival mode, i maybe lasted 10 min. its so intense and fun!! it has a high replay value for the time attack mode, and survival... XD and the story is adorable between the two girls.

def worth a grab on sale, or if you have the money snag it up not on sale. <3
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26 of 43 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 15, 2014
Croixleur Sigma is a battle system with a rough story slapped on it.
Like a lot of these cheap Japanese imports, I can't hit recommend, but there's fun to be had.

Basically, you play as some stereotypical anime heroine who has to pass some kind of test at her weird monster battling school/religeon/cult/whatever.
You head into the test with the thought in the back of your head that maybe this is how the tutorial works.
You kill a circular room full of monsters, take a portal to another, and so on, picking up coins as you go.
Eventually you meet another girl who you're apparently competing with, and you fight a battle with her help.
Then you fight some harder enemies and then a boss.
You've passed your test! Great! Now, on to the... credits.
Game over, after about 30 minutes.

You can go back in with a different weapon, or a difficulty multiplier, but that's it. Essentially 15 or so identical rooms of hack and slash monster fighting.

What's so disappointing about Croixleur (other than the fact that you never get to hear anybody try to pronounce the name) is that the hack and slash combat is so well done. It's thoroughly enjoyable for the fleeting campaign. By all rights this should be an epic fantasy RPG with upgradeable weapons and scaling player stats and a bunch of bosses to fight. Like a GameCube or PS2 action RPG. I'd play that and love it and not care that I'm a 26 year old man (Before you judge me, know that I got this in a bundle) playing a game as a weird 13 year old anime girl because the combat is so satisfying.
Unfortunately that's not the case. You get 15 identical rooms full of maybe 4 different monsters. You get a surprisingly large variety of weapons to find and unlock, but who cares when you can only take them back to that same arena?
Controller support is a bit odd, since the buttons are either mapped wrong for the gameplay or for the menus, but never right for both. In theory there's local co-op, but I haven't tried it and I'm a bit skeptical that it'll work right.
Basically, pick this up if you like hack and slash games and have run out of other options, and you can get it for under $2. Otherwise, keep an eye out for these devs to release a much larger game with the same battle system and grab that instead.
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25 of 42 people (60%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 24, 2015
This is what happens when you combine Devil May Cry with lolis.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 13, 2014
One of the things I love most about arena brawlers is how they can take simple to understand and execute mechanics, and turn them into deep satisfying combat through various systems and enemy designs. Croixleur Sigma gets at least part of this right, but leans too heavily toward simplicity to have any long lasting appeal. Its mechanics are sound but excessively basic, and the limited amount of content makes it hard to wring more than an hour or two of enjoyment out of the experience, which ultimately left me wanting.

Nothing about Croixleur could be described as especially innovative, but that's not entirely a bad thing as it builds itself upon a proven design that has persisted because it works. Dropped at the foot of a tower, you ascend floors clearing out waves of enemies, ultimately ending in a boss and maybe a new weapon. The catch is that you're on a strict time limit, which if exceeded will lot you out of the real ending or fail you all together. It's a good method for pushing you to find faster more powerful combos, but it does mean that by design the game can be beaten in about ten minutes. There are two characters each with their own unique weapons to unlock and dialog, along with some trivial challenges and hi-score modes, but despite all of this the amount of content still seems far too little.

What Croixleur does well is its blisteringly fast button mashing combat, which feels fantastic once you get the hang of using the dash ability and various special abilities inherent to different weapons. The problem though is it doesn't go further than this. While it's fun to sprint around wacking baddies over the head, it's extremely repetitive and allows virtually no room to grow once you've mastered its few mechanics. The brainless enemies (though typical of the genre) are little more than practice dummies to beat upon, and with only a handful of different varieties become tedious to fight after your first few times through the tower. I also found the way special abilities work to be rather convoluted, requiring you to both push the correct button and be on the correct plane for them to work, and even then it was hard to predict which ability was going to activate as pressing a button repeatedly cycles through all your specials instead of simply activating whichever is assigned to said button.

Croixleur Sigma isn't a bad game, in fact I had a great time with it, but it's mechanics are so shallow and its content so limited that it's hard to recommend entirely. It's amusing and colorful, satisfying to a degree, and solid enough to entertain, but just know that you are unlikely to put more than an hour or two into it before it grows stale. In the face of its many far more engaging and deeper contemporaries, it never manages to be anything more than average, but if you're just looking for a quite fix then at the very least it will satisfy your need for badass lolis that like to kick the living hell out of demons. That alone ought to count for something.
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 2, 2014
7/10 - Recommend if you love mindless hack and slashing fun, with tight controls and unlockables. Plus a total of 4 different modes to play, steam achievements and cards.

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