There’s a Dynamic Partner System, But You Can Still Play Solo
One of the biggest differences Code Vein brings to the Souls-like genre is the ability to bring an NPC ally with you at all times.
Each of the partners you can bring have their own strengths and Gifts to use, and the AI does a seriously good job of holding their own. Partners can also help to revive you if you’re killed, among other things.
While much of the game feels like it’s designed around the partner system, you do still have the option of playing the game solo like any other Souls-like game.
This, of course, makes the game much more difficult, and is one of the many ways you can customize the difficulty, even though there are technically no difficulty levels.