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  • Summary: Victor Vran is an isometric Action-RPG with a vast selection of weapons, items, outfits, demon powers and destiny cards. Experience combat action with dozens of enemies attacking you from all sides and unleash powerful skills to finish them off.

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Victor Vran: Live Recording of "Archdemon"
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. Aug 31, 2015
    88
    The wealth of content and addictive nature of collecting loot and replaying levels with increased challenge make Victor Vran highly recommended for action RPG fans.
  2. Aug 13, 2015
    82
    A limp story and weak jokes are worth putting up with for Victor Vran’s great combat system.
  3. Sep 18, 2015
    80
    The gameplay, graphics, characters, story, and music come together to make a really enjoyable experience.
  4. Aug 17, 2015
    77
    Victor Vran is by no means perfect, but it's fun, ensures hours of play and it's ideal for those who want to delve into the hack 'n' slash genre for the first time.
  5. Jan 19, 2016
    70
    Victor Vran carves itself a healthy niche in the aRPG genre, making up for a silly story with excellent (and addictive) combat. "Click-and-watch-things-die" has never felt this good.
  6. Aug 10, 2015
    70
    Victor Vran is a nice dungeon crawler with action elements, that gives its own spin on the genre. The game offers enough challenge, but because of the lack of classes and variety it does not really pay to replay this game.
  7. Sep 18, 2015
    50
    Dressed in the tropes of old, it forgot to continue to show us that it was more then the total of its parts, more then just another ARPG, set in another gothic world, with another broken hero unknowingly seeking redemption. Like it’s titular character, Victor Vran never really finds it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. x10
    Jul 27, 2015
    10
    It fills the void of the disappointment that was Diablo 3.

    The game has a very dynamic combat system that is - in my opinion - superior to
    It fills the void of the disappointment that was Diablo 3.

    The game has a very dynamic combat system that is - in my opinion - superior to Diablo 3. In D3 it always felt like "I am doing DPS to the enemies". Here, it feels like "I am slashing the enemies with a sword".
    Each weapon requires a different playstyle - it's not like "The rapier is like the sword, but it's faster and does less damage".

    There are many clever secrets that hit the right spot of being "fun to find", but not "too tedious to find".

    In terms of humor: it's hit-or-miss, but at least there's a lot of it. There is a soldier called Stash. Private Stash. He manages your... private... stash. So yeah, lots of dadjokes. If you like that sort of thing, you'll have a great time.

    The story could've had a bit more to it, but I suppose the money runs out quickly when you hire Geralt of Rivia to voice the main character :) It still has its moments, but this is more of a gameplay-driven experience.

    I've spent 10 hours on the game so far, and I plan to 100% complete it. Given that it costs much less than $50, most of the criticism can simply be ignored.
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  2. Aug 21, 2015
    10
    This is an excellent and enjoyable arpg. Filled with atmospheric and beautiful music, exploration and secret areas, stylish detailed graphics.This is an excellent and enjoyable arpg. Filled with atmospheric and beautiful music, exploration and secret areas, stylish detailed graphics. Control with mouse and keys is pretty normal for PC and you also have the capability to jump to higher (sometimes secret) areas and roll to avoid enemies. Plenty of bad guys to kill (but not too many as in previous failed arpgs) and good control over your actions, give a nice game experience. Weapons are of specific type (so far discovered 4) which use certain different types of attack (area,single,etc). There is not an enemy respawn system for every area, for which I am grateful (they do respawn but in smaller areas which you can try again and again for certain achievements-bonuses). Spells and bonus passive cards, enrich your character. All in all,a very satisfying game. Expand
  3. Dec 29, 2016
    9
    A real diamond in the rough. If you like you're ARPGs to be more on the blistering hard action side, than a simple loot grind, this is a gameA real diamond in the rough. If you like you're ARPGs to be more on the blistering hard action side, than a simple loot grind, this is a game you'll likely enjoy. A lot of deaths have more to do with player error than simply not having enough HP/armor. It's definitely not the sort of zone out and farm ARPG most are used to.

    The game also has quite a bit going for it in the area of customization. There's a lot of cards/powers/weapons to mix and match to figure out the most effective play style. Often an area will demand you totally change up your play style to achieve the goals within. Through out an entire play through I never stuck with one build or weapon for long. It keeps things interesting and avoids the typical feeling of grinding one build for hours on end. If you want to clear the harder challenges, there's an obsessive level of planning involved.

    The challenge system is great. It puts your focus a lot less on loot, and more on succeeding through game play, which is a bit more satisfying than waiting for the RNG to give you what you want.
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  4. Apr 14, 2016
    8
    I like this game. It's a simplified arpg. You don't need to spend a ton of time min/maxing your stats. It's fun to just pick up and play.I like this game. It's a simplified arpg. You don't need to spend a ton of time min/maxing your stats. It's fun to just pick up and play. If you want to do deep stat crunching to make some perfect character, this is not the game. It's a fun time. It's not D3 and it doesn't pretend to be. If they tried to sell this game for $60 I would rate this game horribly, it's not a AAA title, but it's fun. I'm all for a team of developers that try to develop a new spin on an old classic game style. Expand
  5. Apr 10, 2016
    7
    It is a pretty good and innovative piece of Diablo-like ARPG (although the mechanics is not quite similar).

    You care less on the loots, RNG
    It is a pretty good and innovative piece of Diablo-like ARPG (although the mechanics is not quite similar).

    You care less on the loots, RNG and builds on the beginning unlike the other games.

    Also, Co-op supports 4 players which is kind of fun when you have a bunch of friends to enjoy together.

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    However, eventually, you will still fall into the endless loop of farming and boring.
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  6. Jul 29, 2015
    6
    Amusing for the first five or so hours, but quickly becomes a tedious exercise in repetition as the once fun weapons feel bland and the gameAmusing for the first five or so hours, but quickly becomes a tedious exercise in repetition as the once fun weapons feel bland and the game lacking in variety as the sense of progression slows to a quick halt. The destiny card and demon power systems are done well, but transmutation felt underpowered and non-intuitive. A poor man's Van Helsing. Expand
  7. Jul 13, 2016
    1
    Utterly infuriating game that gets old after the first couple of hours. The enemies are grossly overbalanced, almost all of them have to beUtterly infuriating game that gets old after the first couple of hours. The enemies are grossly overbalanced, almost all of them have to be killed twice because they respawn instantly and the bosses overwhelm you a couple of hits. It's like the devs didn't even bother to playtest this thing.

    The loot is junk. It is rare to find anything useful. The "crafting" system is a checkbox for the game with no actual logic or perhaps behind it. The devs tried to throw lots of different stuff into the game and none of it is really well thought out resulting in lots of gear that really don't amount to much.

    The challenges are meaningless. They all boil down to either running through an area as fast as you can or defeating an area without using any abilities. This pretty much forces you to play a certain way and makes your ability/gear selection meaningless.

    This game is a drag and drop RPG where too much was stuffed into the game without any real thought as to how it should work. It needs a serious amount of pruning, updating and overall balancing. Cannot possibly recommend this to anybody.
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