Game Info: (Box Display)
- System: PS4, Xbox One, PC
- Publisher: Wired Productions
- Developer: Haemimont Games
- Release Date: May 30, 2017
- Rating: M for Mature
- Genre: Role-Playing, Action RPG
- Players: 1-4
- Official Website: http://www.wrcthegame.com/
Who it Caters to
What to Expect
In terms of more advanced gameplay mechanics, players will find there is a lot of fun in just mindlessly killing enemies thanks to in game challenges that require specific actions from the player. These can range from killing a specific number of an enemy type, a timed event in terms of hunting an amount of creatures and the list goes on. While some are pretty easy, there are a few that can be quite frustrating and will require some serious use of Victor’s various different abilities. What this sums up to is that despite areas being vary generic in nature, the usual dark prison or haunted town, players will care more about how to defeat a specific challenge. Victor Vran: Overkill Edition may have a lot of common Action RPG traits similar to other titles yet it does enough to show that it has its own title and we here at Honey’s Anime think that is where Victor Vran: Overkill Edition truly shines over some of the other popular titles of the genre.
Graphically Victor Vran: Overkill Edition is a mixed bag. While the environments, enemies and characters look solid, the art style won’t appeal to everyone and sometimes looks downright old. This is very noticeable in some of the darker dungeons. However, that doesn’t mean some dungeons don’t have a unique flair as there are some impressive stages, especially noticeable in the expansions packs that come in the Overkill Edition. While Victor Vran: Overkill Edition may not always look as good as say Diablo III, it still has an impressive tone more times than not.
Sound wise is where Victor Vran’s Tale suffers a bit. In terms of voice acting, while Victor’s inner voice acts as narrator and comedic relief and some of the expansion pack voices aren’t bad, most end up being laughably bad. The same can be said of the music which ranges from generic to okay. Each of the expansions pack also offers new music and while we were happy to hear a popular tune being played during the Motorhead: Through the Ages in the form of Ace of Spades; hearing that tune over and over did begin to kind of annoy more than fill our souls with metal glory. Fractured World, Victor Vran: Overkill Edition’s other included expansion fairs about the same. However, in the end while the sound of Victor Vran: Overkill Edition may not please everyone, it still does an adequate job.
Let us also not forget about the story of Victor Vran: Overkill Edition. The main story isn’t that bad but overall suffers at times from generic ideas and Fractured World expansion fairs about the same. Our most fun came from the Motorhead: through the Ages expansion which gives the most unique story and probably the oddest one all cumulating into a solid experience. Thanks to the fact that Victor Vran: Overkill Edition’s neat feature of being able to switch between any of the three stories at any time, players can easily avoid getting to bored of any of three. As Victor Vran: Overkill Edition and we here at Honey’s Anime advise to you, save the Fractured World expansion for later on as it requires at least a level twenty character to be successful in. You may forget most of the Victor Vran: Overkill Edition’s story, but thanks to some clever designs in terms of lore and the expansions, Victor’s story isn’t by any means bad. Just don’t expect too much.
Unfortunately we weren’t able to play online cooperatively with anyone but we were able to play same screen co-op and we will say it was handled very well. Players may have a friend at any time drop in and use their own save date from the game to join in on the fun of killing some baddies. We noticed no lag or framerate issues having two Victors running around and even when the enemy load increased the game kept a steady framerate. Our only issue with co-op is the inability to trade or drop items for allies, which could have made it easier for a new player to gain some better low level equipment but it wasn’t a deal breaker. Overall, if you feeling lonely during Victor Vran: Overkill Edition solo story mission you’ll find companionship in the form of a fun co-op experience.
Honey's Gameplay Consensus:
- Wide variety of weapons
- Tons of customization
- Dozens of challenges
- A variety of Different Difficulties
- Some fun characters
- Fun Expansion Packs
- Graphics aren’t that impressive
- Weak Voice Acting
- Generic stories