Summary: Whether you purchase or rent this game really depends on how much you have or are willing to spend on games and as this is a full priced game I would probably suggest renting it as it’s a relatively short game and would only warrant a purchase if you really like the game, are a massive fan of the...
Excerpt: It’s not that the film was that bad, it just wasn’t particularly enjoyable popcorn fodder for your intrepid reviewer here. I found it something of a “ Blade lite” in fact, sans the decent soundtrack and action set pieces. Its gaming brethren nearly suffers the same fate.
Excerpt: The latest action character to make it to the big screen, Van Helsing , also greets his fans in a new game that puts you inside the movie. The levels are fairly big in size, and the level of detail in both the scenery and the character models is outstanding.
Excerpt: Why are so many movies made into videogames? Although both transport us briefly into someone else's life, they do so in very different ways. We may identify with a movie's hero but we can't influence him; his story unfolds without any help from us.
Conclusion: Gamers who can't sit still and wait for are advised to pick up Van Helsing to fill the void, and re-taste classic DMC gameplay before Capcom rewrites the formula with its highly anticipated prequel.
Excerpt: Genre : Action Developer: Saffire Studios Publisher: Vivendi Release Date: May 7, 2004 Buy 'VAN HELSING': Xbox | Game Boy Advance | PlayStation 2 May 7th marked two major releases carrying the Van Helsing moniker: a major motion picture for the moviegoing types and a Devil May Cry-inspired action...
Conclusion: Van Helsing is a fair game, with good use of the film's license. It looks lovely most of the time, with great authenticity, atmospheric sound, and some very enjoyable gameplay. Its problems lie in the fact that it gets stale quite quickly, and when it's over, there isn't much to bring you back to...
Pros: Good use of the movie license., Looks great., Stylish action.
Cons: The gameplay is too repetitive, so the game grows old quickly., Low replay value., Some annoying camera angles.
Conclusion: The simple failure to properly polish up the game, and make the later levels actually feel finished, is undoubtedly down to a lack of time in the production schedule to make the changes and adjustments needed - which is a terrible shame, because in places Van Helsing is excellent.