Review: Victor Vran Overkill Edition (PlayStation 4)

Victor Vran is a fresh take on the action-RPG genre. where your skill is just as essential as your character build and gear. Experience intense combat action: dodge, jump and unleash powerful skills to finish off your enemies!

Pros:

  • Nice detailed graphics with some really nice locations.
  • 5.79GB Download size.
  • Platinum trophy list plus two additional trophy sets for the DLC.
  • Game comes with all previous DLC with two expansions.
  • Local co-op support.
  • Decent loading times.
  • Excellent voice work.
  • opening tutorial area even if you choose to play the DLC first.
  • Auto saves.
  • Four outfits to choose from- Samurai, Vigilante, Cavalier and Hunter. Each one has unique pros and cons along with buffs.
  • Three difficulties- Casual, Normal and Hard.
  • Colourblind mode.
  • Eight save slots.
  • Dark Gothic graphic style.
  • Diablo style gameplay. Or ARPG if you prefer.
  • Simple controls. Every action has a button display on screen all the time.
  • Huge selection of weapons like swords,guns,axes,hammers.
  • Two weapon layout builds which you can swap between on the fly.
  • Big boss fights.
  • Destructible scenery, Break boxes, Smash pillars and the like.
  • Huge story with optional side quests.
  • Every story chapter/story/event has its own star rating. Complete objectives within an area and earn stars.
  • LOOT so much LOOT like cash,weapons,cards,potions and more.
  • Destiny cards: passive buffs like deal extra damage or get more life back from potions etc.
  • Earn exp from doing missions and killing enemies and level up. Every level up you can pick from 3 rewards.
  • Dark hand drawn art cut scenes.
  • Online co-op and pvp areas.
  • Co-op supports 4 players, text/voice chat, can create or join rooms with a big filter list.
  • You control the camera with full 360 degree control.
  • Markers in game like objectives but also a dotted line of where you have been.
  • Check points.
  • Main hub where you will find a shop/stash/blacksmith for upgrading and more unlocks as you progress.
  • Codex: re watch cutscenes,help section and monster info.
  • Overdrive: fill the bar by killing monsters to unleash powerful attacks and combos.
  • Easy to understand inventory system.
  • You can buy/break and sell items.
  • World map- meaning you can replay old levels.
  • Death: you can respawn in the area in the same state you left it or return to hub and reset the area.
  • Stunning locations from caves to mountains to towns and villages.
  • Rare and legendary drops indicated by colour for rareness.
  • Hexes: activate them to make the game harder but give out better rewards.
  • Co-Op will display all members including their health and kill count.
  • Deep customisation model, You can create many different builds with the help of gear,weapons etc.

Cons:

  • Local co-op only, Cannot have local co op players join a online game.
  • No invert sticks option.
  • Small text in game.
  • Controls are awkward at first.
  • Some of the UI is fiddly.
  • Some missions can get a bit repetitive.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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