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Review - The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II

Created on Thursday, 31 August 2017

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The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing came out of nowhere when it first released and took our reviewer by storm. It was just what he wanted at that specific time in his life and it served up a delicious treat and got a well deserved score in return. Years has passed and the opportunity to try out the second game in the series as it released on the current-gen consoles I had to jump in and try it out for myself and even though you might think this is nothing more than a Diablo clone there is so much more lurking beneath the surface of The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II

 

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The problem with The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II seems to be the same problem the first game had, and that is the beginning of the game. You see the beginning of the game is slow and sometimes tedious which is sad because as soon as you invest some time into this game it becomes clearer as to why it has garnished such a great reputation over these last couple of years. The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II is an incredible adventure that truly puts the players in the driving seat and just lets you control, almost, the entire experience for yourself.

 

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The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II does the same thing as the previous games does, it gives you a sinking ship, a paddle and throws you into the deep and leaves a good luck card in your pocket. It is up to you if you want to put the time in or just sink with the ship as the amount of menus and the somewhat intricate setup can leave the most hardcore gamer to the genre googling for help. But if you put the time in I promise you that it will all become second nature after awhile, just stick with it and thank me later.

 

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The graphics department leans heavily on that same dark and Gothic feel the first game has. Although I am not able to truly pick out the revamped graphics since the previous game it never bothered me not knowing for sure if it looks amazing or just OK because it works. The desperate and hopeless feel of it all just rolls perfectly with the gameplay.

The sound department should get a significant raise as the music and sound effects just goes hand in hand with every corner and ever level I discovered. Mixed in with the dark graphics it just works perfectly together.

 

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With five difficulty levels to choose from there is something for every kind of player here and if you did play the first game there is an option to import your character from that game or start a new character at the level 30. And there are six classes to choose from, Blade, Adeptus, Bombadier, Gunslinger, Contraptionist or a custom.

 

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The thing with a game such as The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II is that if you are supposed to include everything there is to experience and check out in a review there wouldn't be a person in the world that would have enough time to sit down and read through it all so lets just get down to the basics. If you like Diablo then chances are you are going to really enjoy The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II, if you liked the first game then you already should have this game and lastly, if you are unsure about it then check out some gameplay videos and see for yourself. I truly think there is something in here for everyone to enjoy and I sure as hell did.

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