Victor Vran is a top-down action role-playing game developed by Haemimont Games and published by Wired Productions. The game tells the story of Victor Vran, a demon hunter traveling to the land of Zagarovia during a plight of destruction and despair. The town is overran by monsters, ghouls, and demons alike, plagued with the deaths of multiple hunters following the same goal as Victor. Equipped with the knowledge he gained as a demon hunter and following the words of his friend Adrian, the last known demon hunter to enter Zagarovia, Victor must save the cursed city or join the graveyard of unsuccessful souls.
However, there is some uniqueness to this game that isn’t found in most other popular dungeon crawlers. Each stage has a star system for completing five different side objectives to achieve better loot or more gold. The objectives task the player with using a specific weapon to kill a certain number of enemies, do something in a time limit or get kills with special modifiers known as Hexes. These modifiers provide more loot and experience in exchange for making the enemies harder or spawning more elite tiered opponents.
The visuals and soundtrack of this title were rather stellar. The graphics gave that Diablo vibe and it lived up to the style that it was trying to put off. The character and enemy models were on point and the gothic-themed landscape tied it all together. The landscapes provided a variety that is sometimes lost throughout this genre. Whether it was traveling throughout a dilapidated city or crawling throughout a nasty underground cave system, there wasn’t a moment that I felt ‘Oh I’ve wish this area was over’. The soundtrack was no different in the amazement that it gave off. The epic score paired perfectly with the sounds of battle as you mowed down waves and waves of monsters and demons. Victor Vran provided aspects that pleasured both the eyes and the ears.
Victor Vran is priced at $20 USD and I feel that it is well worth the money for a game of this caliber. If you are a fan of this genre, it is a no brainer to pick this title up. Supporting up to four player co-op, both online and offline, making it an amazing game to pick up and play with your friends.
*Note: A copy of this game was provided for the purpose of the review
Final Score: 9/10
+Very Engrossing Gameplay Mechanics