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Van Helsing: "Residual Suck"
Posted: Wednesday October 6th, 2004 by

Sure there's an XBox in the house, but currently we don't own any games. So, a trip to the local Blockbuster was in order.

There are plenty of games out there that I'd really like to "try before I buy", but the selection at Blockbuster was picked clean. But, today my girlfriend brought home a copy of the Van Helsing game.

From my perspective (and this complete and utter unadulterated opinion) the game bites hard. The game play mechanics are weak. The cameras are tedious. And, because the cameras are tedious, navigation and aiming are a complete chore. The game itself seems to me to be a watered down hack. It reminded me of Devil May Cry, except without the cool, and decent gameplay.

Usually I can rely on Gamespot to provide a review that will be reasonably similar to my own feelings. And, where they did give the game a 6.9, I think that still might have been a tad generous. Basically, it is what we've come to expect of MOST movie to game translations.

So, I'm left feeling much like Ted on the issue.

Forgive me for doing a joke about a game that's so old (5+ months), but today is the first time I've seen it for myself, and couldn't resist the commentary.

Today's Pimpage: Ted is wearing the Insufficient Memory t-shirt from ThinkGeek.

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