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Van Helsing - Review @ Press2Reset

by Couchpotato, 2013-09-17 00:26:55

Press2Reset has a late review for The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing giving the game a 8.5/10.

Despite my high praise for this game, the bugs encountered during co-op play sessions were particularly annoying. My partner struggled to join my game if we got disconnected for even a second. His game crashed a few times when he tried to join after getting booted from the game. At one point he was getting an error prompt about the Steam Cloud not being able to sync properly due to the crashes. Luckily we were able to reconnect by rebooting our computers, but if we hadn’t been able to figure that out, my partner would have wasted his 10+ hours of co-op with me. By joining someone else’s co-op game, you don’t have your own save file to play single player.

But if you aren’t playing this game in co-op, the only major issue I had was the incredibly long loading times the first four to five hours of gameplay. I was unsure if my game was frozen; it also crashed once while trying to load. I did not have this problem after the first few hours of gameplay, but unnecessarily long load times seems to be a problem for many besides myself.

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing was entertaining and fun. While it didn’t break any new ground in the action RPG genre, I thought it was a great representation of how this type of gameplay could continue to be interesting and not end up being repetitive after five hours.

Information about

Van Helsing

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Technofantasy
Genre: Hack & Slash
Platform: PC
Release: Released