Van Helsing: Final Cut - Reviews
here are some reviews of Van Helsing: Final Cut.
All that is epic, 7.5:
At the end of the day, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut is, much like its protagonist, good at what it does, but is rough in places. It knows what it wants to be, and for the most part it does what it wants to do well. It does run into a few hiccups here and there, but it’s still a good game to play if you just want to unwind after a long day at work. If you’ve played and own all three games in the series, there really isn’t much here to get you to play Final Cut outside of all three games being in one place. However, if you’re curious about the series but never got into it or you aren’t a diehard fan, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut is the perfect game to jump into.
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing is a fine addition to a genre as old as gaming itself. It serves to prove just how far along we’ve come with this industry, and how accepting to evolution it really is.
The Final Cut version adds some much needed quality of life changes, like higher quality textures and the highly desired multiplayer. It’s worth a look, especially if you have friends who interested.
Otaku Gamers, 7:
Overall The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut only really brings streamlining of the trilogy with other minor changes. Players who already own all 3 got the upgrade for free, so this is more advertised to new players. As a series Van Helsing is a strong competitor in the ARPG genre if not a top contender. With a strong gameplay, good audio and only slightly dated graphics this underdog is easily worth the investment in both time and money.
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: The Final Cut at first promised the ultimate Van Helsing experience and it kept its word for some part, the game lacks a certain defining factor of any remaster, polish making The Final Cut look more like a hasty patchwork with a few added features. Though new things have been added in copious amounts, the existing issues still remain largely unaddressed with the stiff animations and clunky menu management remaining the same among others.
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing Final Cut still lacks the polish of other titles like Diablo 3 and Path of Exile, but it does provide a way to play through the entire story while holding onto your characters. It recreates the classic hack ‘n' slash formula competently and the gothic-noir setting sets it apart from other ARPGs. As long as you're invested in another ARPG, there's little else to be found here, with the lack of polish and possible bugs you may encounter. Those who own the trilogy receive it for free and new players should head directly to this version, should they decide to give the game a shot, as it is cheaper than buying the games separately. The Final Cut remains the best way to experience Van Helsing's story and, with enough patching, it can come close to being the definitive version it claims to be.
Entertainment Buddha, 8.3:
Played at the normal difficulty setting, Van Helsing is a pretty easy game, although the game equates enemy quantity with difficulty, and Van Helsing and Katarina are often hidden under literal piles of mobs. The overall design is varied and colorful and looks like the work of a much larger team with a big budget. The music is outstanding. Thanks to co-op and robust multiplayer modes, Final Cut offers a 50+ hour campaign and a lot of content.
Otherwise, this is exactly what players should expect from a trilogy compilation. Thankfully, Neocore has taken some solid feedback from the community when creating Final Cut. I have issues with the basic design of the game's difficulty (more baddies = HARDER!!!), but if you are an ARPG fan and have neglected the series up until now, this is the best opportunity to dive right in.
Information aboutVan Helsing: Final Cut
SP/MP: Single + MP
Genre: Hack & Slash