Victor Vran: Overkill Edition Review

Having not played the original edition of Victor Vran, I really didn’t know what to expect in this game. The gameplay mechanics are quite solid, a few glitches here and there where you would get stuck but nothing a quick couple of jumps wouldn’t fix. Victor Vran definitely reminded me of my Diablo days, getting friends together and doing an abundance of quests.

However, one major gripe I have with the game is the lackluster story. The end goal of the game (without going into spoiler territory) is to rip up a contract that was I sneeringly forced to sign with blood (Off to a great start here). But, the way the game handles the story leaves little to desire for. I give it credit for trying but it seems it needed to take 100 steps more to keep me interested. There were a few nice boss battles, each with their own unique style but one thing that didn’t set well with me was the final boss. I understand that the final boss should be more difficult than the rest, but five times the difficulty? You are just making it hard for the sake of it being hard. Diablo’s difficulty made sense and it has a very nice story to go along with it (A game with 3 sequels, you would hope they are doing something right) I do love the fact that there are checkpoints right before a big boss, just in case you think you’ll need to upgrade your weapons or get at least 1 potion.

Another issue I have with the game is the inventory system. Granted, it is much easier to handle with using a mouse/keyboard combo but with a Xbox One controller, you’ll be spending quite some time sorting through everything and deciding what to keep. The pop-up system works when you aren’t constantly going to different items. The constant pop-ups were getting more annoying each time I had to sort through what to keep in my inventory. Besides that issue with the inventory system, it isn’t a bad start but it needs some more work done on it to make it easier to deal with.

Weapons are plentiful in Victor Vran, you usually end up getting some very nice ones for killing a boss (Which is to be expected, I would be very annoyed otherwise). Each ending up with its own unique special ability such as Damage increase and triggering a meteor storm, which is all very useful in combat. Now, I said that weapons are plentiful but with how many duplicated weapons I got (A ton of lightning guns), it would be nice to have a bit more of a variety. However, one of the key aspects of this game is having a crap ton of gold to buy some nice exotic weapons. You do need quite a bit of gold, so it is best to sort through that inventory whenever you can to get some killer weapons. Oh, hoarding potions is not a bad idea either, it will save you in the long run.

Should you buy this game? Well if you are a hardcore fan of these types of games, then you will love everything but the story. The game is currently on sale at steam for $9.99 USD which is a steal of a deal for how much playtime you can get in this game. Even though I played the PC version, it is also available for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for $19.99 USD. So, for a cheap price and something that will get your grinding habits into overdrive, it wouldn’t hurt to at least give the game a try. Feel free to watch our walkthrough videos if you happen to get stuck (Or are just finding ways to kill the annoying bosses that are a bit overpowered):

4/5 *Reviewed on PC with code supplied by PR company*