Tagged: Gothic

When a game defines itself as ‘incredible’, even in an ironically epic tongue-in-cheek kinda way, it’s setting a certain level of expectation. And while it might not be entirely incredible, this one is still pretty awesome. The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II (IAVH) is a top-down hack-and-slash RPG with strong steampunk, noir and Gothic vibes. Makes sense, really, since you play as the son of original vampire-hunter Van Helsing, from Bram Stoker’s Gothic classic Dracula. You’re a sword-wielding, gun-toting, magick-dealing hunter, aided by sassy NPC spectre Katerina, on a quest to stop a supremely evil monster army taking over the … Read More »

Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride, developed by mobile games studio Artifex Mundi, has all the hallmarks of an intense Gothic thriller; a fairytale ghost story of the most wicked kind. Technical limitations and a persistence in the cartoonish art style prevent it from ever striking a mature tone, but the gameplay is much improved on the studio’s previous Xbox title. This is one of those ‘dark and stormy night’ type games – you play as a young lady on her way to Ravenbrook, a sleepy village in the fantasy genre mould. You’re there to meet your long-lost sister, who is inconveniently kidnapped … Read More »

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