Overview:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10 [with Assists], 6/10 [no Assists] [Achievement Difficulty Rating]
- Offline: 20 [1000gs.png]
- Approximate amount of time to 1000gs.png: 25-30 Hours [with Assists], 40-50 Hours [no Assists] [Estimated Time to 100%]
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
- Missable achievements: No
- Does difficulty affect achievements: No
- Unobtainable/glitched achievements: No
- Extra equipment needed: No
 
Introduction:
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.
 
CrossCode is all about how it plays! Take the best out of two popular genres, find a good balance between them and make a great game. That’s what CrossCode does. 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.
 
Step 1: Complete the Story
This is a very easy completion with 19/20 achievements coming directly from story progression. You will get 10 for completing each chapter, 4 for getting each of the elemental abilities, and 5 for defeating bosses. It is unlikely you'll get the one combat-related achievement naturally, and I'll outline that in the next step below.
 
You can play CrossCode normally, or you can use the "Assist" sliders in the menu to make the game much easier for yourself. These sliders can lower damage taken, enemy attack frequency, and the length of time you have to complete puzzles. With all of these sliders set to the lowest settings, the game is a breeze and will take much less time to complete. You will not need to worry about side-quests for extra experience, or worry about grinding materials to get the best equipment.
 
Regardless of your chosen difficulty level, the main task will be to complete the story. If you like a text/picture guide, use THIS ONE. If you prefer a video walkthrough, use THIS PLAYLIST. You can continue playing after the ending, so the one achievement that is not story-related can be knocked out afterward with the correct setup. See more on that below.
 
Step 2: ONE PUNCH!
This is the only achievement that is not directly story related. You need to do 50k damage to a single enemy in a single hit. There are a few ways to do this, but the best one I've read about is outlined in the ONE PUNCH! (50G) achievement description below.
 
Conclusion:
CrossCode is an amazing game. It combines Zelda-like dungeons with very clever puzzles and fast-fluid action combat, but adds in plenty of RPG elements such as an expansive leveling tree, side-quests, and equipment management. The story is pretty good and the visuals are incredible as well. I highly recommend it, and the easy achievement list is a nice bonus.
 
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CrossCode Achievement Guide

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There are 20 achievements with a total of 1000 points

  • Complete Chappter 1

    Story related and can not be missed.
  • Complete Chapter 2.

    Story related and can not be missed.
  • Complete Chapter 3.

    Story related and can not be missed.
  • Complete Chapter 4.

    Story related and can not be missed.
  • Complete Chapter 5.

    Story related and can not be missed.
  • Complete Chapter 6.

    Story related and can not be missed.
  • Complete Chapter 7.

    Story related and can not be missed.
  • Complete Chapter 8.

    Story related and can not be missed.
  • Complete Chapter 9.

    Story related and can not be missed.
  • Complete Chapter 10.

    Story related and can not be missed.
  • Deal 50,000 Damage with a single hit. A punch that echoed throughout history.

    This is the only achievement in the game that is not story related. You are required to do 50k damage to a single enemy in a single hit (in other words, an attack that hits multiple enemies at once and adds up to 50k total won't work). There are a number of ways to go about this, but the best method I found is outlined HERE. Essentially, you will be equipping gear that relies on the "Berserker" skill, which raises your attack greatly when you are under 33% health. Then you'll want to spec your Circuit to maximize the damage and critical hit nodes. If you're doing this after the story is complete, you should be a high level with plenty of stats.

    Once you think you're strong enough, get into battle (dismiss any party members first so they don't kill the enemies) and jump in water to lower your health into the red. You can also eat a "Spicy Beat-O-Type" food item for a big boost to your stats right before attacking. Then unleash your most powerful attack on a weak enemy in Autumn Hills. There are skills that will do more damage such as Ether Snipe or Vagabound (especially if you use one that has bonus damage after ricocheting), but any Tier 2 or Tier 3 skill should do the trick.

    Note: There are a few story spots where you will get a power upgrade and be hitting for hundreds of thousands of damage per hit, these do not count toward this achievement.
  • Defeat the X01 Driller H.F.S. in the Temple Mine.

    Story related and can not be missed. This boss is during Chapter 4.

  • Defeat Master Magmoth in the Faj'ro Temple.

    Story related and can not be missed. This boss is during Chapter 5.

  • Defeat Hologram Frobbit in Autumn's Fall.

    Story related and can not be missed. This boss is during Chapter 6.

  • Acquire the Heat Element. It's getting hot in here.

    Story related and can not be missed. You will get this inside Temple Mine during Chapter 4.
  • Acquire the Cold Element. Can anyone else not feel their fingers?

    Story related and can not be missed. You will get this inside Faj'ro Temple during Chapter 5.
  • Acquire the Shock Element. This is Shocking!

    Story related and can not be missed. You will get this inside So'najiz Temple during Chapter 8.
  • Acquire the Wave Element. Groovy.

    Story related and can not be missed. You will get this inside Zir'vitar Temple during Chapter 8.
  • Defeat the Designer in Vermillion Tower.

    Story related and can not be missed. See The Ultimate Experience (150G) for more info.
  • Defeat The Creator in the Vermillion Tower.

    Story related and can not be missed. This boss and The Designer are both fought in Chapter 10.

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