2019 oprainfall Awards: Best Multiplatform

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oprainfall Awards

Best Multiplatform

Previous Winners
2016: Megadimension Neptunia V-II
2017: Nier: Automata
2018: Valkyria Chronicles 4

Once again it is time for oprainfall’s yearly awards. Today I will be talking about the best Multiplatform games of 2019. We have a pretty diverse group this year from a newcomer in the Souls genre to an old favorite returning. Let’s jump in and get this party started!


Code Vein

Best Multiplatform | Code VeinNA Release Date: September 26th, 2019
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Review

I personally had a blast with this title when I reviewed it back in October. I had never played a Souls game because I felt most of them were more narrative driven. This game looked to focus more on characters and story, so I decided to give it a go. I am very glad I did, it was one of my favorites of last year. The story was great, I loved the characters and Code Vein looked great aesthetically. The combat was fast and furious. Very simple to pick up and play with enough depth to keep you invested for many hours.


Devil May Cry 5

Best Multiplatform | DMC5NA Release Date: March 8th, 2019
Platform(s): PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One
Preview

I’ve not had a chance to check out this entry in the franchise just yet, but what I heard about it makes me very eager to. Since this one is Multiplatform I’ll probably go with the PC version. The game features a more realistic graphical style and Nero, Dante and the brand new protagonist V all have very unique fighting styles. The soundtrack for this game is simply amazing and the music will actually change as you acquire better ranks on your combos. The team at Capcom really brought Devil May Cry back to form here, and I can’t wait to see what they do next.


Crystar

Best Multiplatform | CrystarNA Release Date: August 27th, 2019
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4
Review

Crystar is a very unique game from Spike Chunsoft. This Action RPG doesn’t reinvent the wheel as far as gameplay goes, but it has one of the best stories I’ve ever experienced. The tale of Rei fighting to save her sister from death in the strange land of purgatory is one full of emotion and sorrow. She will encounter friends that have their own agendas, but are willing to aid Rei on her quest since their goals have common interests. The game has you replay the last few stages in a loop a few times with story having minor changes each time. While this can seem a bit repetitive, it had an amazing payoff. We here at oprainfall often say this is an underrated gem that everyone should check out, and I hope some of you do. You won’t regret it.


And the winner of oprainfall’s Best Multiplatform Game of 2019 is…

Best Multiplatform Winner
Code Vein

While our staff thought all three of the Multiplatform games were amazing, the Vampires won in the end. Code Vein’s top notch story and character work were simply amazing. Add some fast paced and fun gameplay and that just puts it above the others. Not to even mention the insanely detailed character creation and the upcoming DLC that is adding even more content to this already fantastic title.

About Steve Baltimore

Steve started with oprainfall not long after the campaign moved from the IGN forums to Facebook. Ever since, he has been fighting to give all non-mainstream RPGs a fair voice. As the site admin, he will continue to do this and even show there is value in what some would deem "pure ecchi." He loves niche games and anime more than anything... well, except maybe Neptune.