Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Van Helsing

Time for my second review, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing.

Ven Helsing

So I actually picked this one up a bit ago, but never got around to trying it out fully. It's a diablo style game, but more in line with Titan's quest in terms of leveling/powering up. It follows the standard hack and slash model. You kill monsters, get loot, level up, kill more monsters, wash rinse repeat. The skill system is split into four separate trees. One for melee, one for range, one for passive auras and another for active skills like healing. Along with this you pick your stats, and you have a ghost companion that can be built for tank, dps, support etc.

So it does follow the story of Van Hellsing, if he was a general bad ass monster hunter. You travel through towns, gathering quests and killing monsters by the dozens in encroaching waves of death and destruction. You have two kinds of weapons to use, melee and range. You can freely switch between the two, and setup separate attacks and powers for both. You generate rage by attacking, which allows you to add powers to your attacks (like exploding shells, slowdown etc) and rage can also be used for your auras to give you extra buffs. Spells use mana, you get various potions and item buffs, it's about what you'd expect.

It has some dlc that opens up new class options, like a pure caster or technomancer class. Have not acquired the dlc yet, but one annoying bit about this is even without the dlc, I'm getting items for the classes I've not yet acquired. A tiny bit of an annoyance, but it's there all the same.

If your looking for a decent hack and slash diablo style game, I'd say give this a shot, it's worth the money.

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