With a Helsing inspired setting that combines science and magic together Victor Vran is an action RPG that focuses on bringing more mobility to your character than other titles in the genre. Starting its life as a computer based title the game was ported to PS4 and Xbox One under the name Victor Vran: Overkill Edition.
Playing as Victor Vran you’ll step into the shoes of a demon hunter who has recently arrived in the city of Zagoravia and assists in removing a demon infestation that has taken over the town and sourced from an unknown location.
While the setting and story is one that many games have tackled before Victor Vran is by no means your carbon copy action RPG with some exceedingly unique design choices around character customisation, mobility and combat.
Character customisation to start is non existent with everyone playing as the same Victor Vran. Instead your “class” is dictated by the weapon you use which also give you access to different skills. This includes melee weapons like the scythe, hammer and rapier and the long range weapons such as shotguns or lightning guns.
Further customisation of your own personal Victor Vran is handled through your demon powers that offer unique playstyle altering skills such as blink, time bubble and berserk aura. Other mechanics to customise how you fight and defeat enemies include passive destiny cards and armour that changes how you interact with the games overdrive system.
While this creates a great amount of variety you’ll still be somewhat limited by the weapons you find in creating your build even if your preferred playstyle might push you in a different direction. Victor Vran does counter this somewhat by allowing players some choice in their level rewards and handing out extra rewards for players that complete side objectives of each area.
Victor Vran wins definite points for changing up the action RPG formula in fun ways, while these decisions might kill some of the replay value as there aren’t any classes to rerun the game as it’s still worth investigating.
- Play as your own Victor Vran with your unique weapon choice.
- Utilise demon powers, armour and demon powers to change your playstyle.
- Complete side objectives for extra rewards.
- Alter the challenge of the game with hexes.
- Play on computer and console.
Review Platform: PC