In Code Vein you do everything together, even when you play solo. The AI takes control of your companion, who heals you when you are in danger and otherwise supports you with buffs and ranged attacks. Via an online connection, friends can take over Mia, resulting in a classic co-op game. The weapons, ranging from rifle to hammer to a two-handed sword, feel unique and shine in very different situations. Experimenting with the magic skills, drain attacks and counters is worthwhile and makes the combat system multifaceted, while the anime look gives Code Vein a character of its own.