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Friday, July 1, 2016 - 14:00

Having recently enjoyed playing Van Helsing on the Xbone after it was given away for free in the December Games with Gold promotion I was understandably excited to try Van Helsing II. First, a confession, I haven't finished Van Helsing yet. Possibly a bit of a mistake, but more on that shortly.

Van Helsing II is set in the fictional country of Borgovia which has a wondrrful gothic victoriana steampunk feel. It is full of pop culture references and plenty of humour but this only adds to the fun. You get to pick one of three classes for Van Helsing, the classic, Hunter,  the spell slinging Thaumaturge or the gadget based Arcane Mechanic. As in the previous game Van Helsing is accompanied by his ghostly Companion, the Lady Katarina. This provides a great setting for what is a very enjoyable action rpg in the vein of diablo3 and torchlight 1 and 2. All of which I enjoyed immensely and can see myself easily being sucked into Van Helsing II's story.

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Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:00

I have been taking a first look at the pre alpha version of Buck by Wave Interactive on steam. Buck is currently on kickstarter with 22 days to go,  so feel free to take a look at the link below and see for yourselves.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1441684765/buck-2d-post-apocalyptic...

Now before I get into any details I really want to highlight that this game is still pre-alpha so there is still a long way to go before it is a polished title to the standards most gamers expect.

So what is Buck? Its a Metroidvania-style game where you play as Buck, a motorcycle garage mechanic who decides to leave everything behind to find the truth behind the disappearance of a girl. Buck struggles to adjust himself to a world he doesn't fully understand. Traverse the wasteland while fighting and talking your way though...

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