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Van Helsing II - Preview @ Press2Reset

by Couchpotato, 2014-05-20 05:48:04

If you want to read another preview based on the Beta version of The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II then head on over to Press2Reset.

One of the more unique aspects of the first Van Helsing was an interesting tower defense mini game that was woven into the gameplay. There was only one level and eight types of traps, but it was an unexpected and well-executed departure from the standard gameplay. This feature is making a return in the sequel and will be even more prominent with twice as many traps and seven different levels.

The environments are also being given a dynamic upgrade. Levels will feature weather as well as destructible elements to help keep the experiences varied across playthroughs. For example, in the very first level of the game you are given the option to destroy a bridge as a way to stop evil forces from streaming into the city. Of course the option has a downside, but this the type of non-linear gameplay that Van Helsing II is bringing to the table.

Throw in a complex story, three multiplayer modes, runecrafting, trophies and more of the easter eggs and humor that made the original so entertaining and you can see how Van Helsing II is shaping up to be the super-sized sequel a fan can love. Bigger is not always better, but in this case it seems like Neocore is focused on preserving what made the first game great and just giving you more of it.

Information about

Van Helsing II

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