The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II
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The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II by Neocore Games is the second instalment in a trilogy of hack 'n slash Van Helsing games to come to console. Already available on PC since 2014, Van Helsing II boasts "PS4 Pro Enhanced" support and can also be played as a standalone game with no prior knowledge of the first adventure. For those of you that have never heard of Van Helsing, well he is the son of legendary vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing found in Bram Stoker's awesome novel "Dracula". If you love all things gothic and creatures such as zombies, ogres, vampires and other occult beings then this is for you!
The wait was definitely worth it just to get the complete package in one go. It's a pretty big game, far bigger than the first on, so you can expect to spent a ton of hours hacking and slashing your way through this adventure. There's a Platinum trophy available at the end of the road for all of your trouble, so get to it! The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II is a great sequel and a solid action game you should play today on PS4.
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II improves over the original in some ways, but fails in many others. There are a number of great quality of life improvements here and two new classes are very welcome. Unfortunately, the meat of the game is the combat, and it's just not very interesting. It becomes a chore to trudge through enemies and there's not even the pull of an intriguing or interesting story to keep you motivated.
With sequels it is always hard to see if they can up the ante, And here we have a very mediocre approach.
NeoCore's aRPG The Amazing Adventures of Van Helsing II has finally arrived on the PS4 and it's an enjoyable adventure but lacks polish and becomes a tad repetitive
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II builds upon the original foundation, but it is still an average Action-RPG that features the usual genre tropes. Unfortunately, there is very little to set it apart from its predecessor, let alone the rest of the ARPG crowd.
Van Helsing II is more of the same, both good and bad. I really enjoyed the core game play, loot gathering, and environments in the game. I did not appreciate that most of the technical issues of the first title on consoles also came with it.
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II arrives on Xbox One and brings the franchise's trademark humor and steampunk setting to consoles, along with a few new features.
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II offers a fun and diversely challenging RPG experience.
Van Helsing II isn't a huge improvement over its predecessor, but it's certainly starting to show increasing signs of becoming an excellent RPG. Unfortunately, the game is still hindered by some combat issues and a bland story, but the basics are there, we just have to hope the Neocore continue to improve on their IP.