When I Feel Like It is our video series where we take a game from our vault of steam keys and play through it to give our immediate thoughts. Check out the video below: While I don’t think I’m too negative about The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II, I admit that I struggled to summon enthusiasm. Part of this was because the game starts with a huge infodump, attempting to recap the events of the previous game. Despite this, it still fails to reintroduce characters and explain what on Earth is going on most of the time. In addition, there are so many character build options that I felt rather overwhelmed. What Van Helsing needs is someone who wants to sit down and play it for hours and hours and days and days. Like Diablo 3, which it emulates heavily, it relies on the player getting extremely invested. Unfortunately, it’s rather obscure. I do not remember many people talking about it when it came out, let alone. Indie games that try to follow the success of some popular games often fall into this. How many Minecraft clones have we seen? How many have made any kind of impression in the mass consciousness? Diablo, Minecraft, MOBAs, all have massive invested player-bases that add depth and camaraderie to the experience. Without that, not much remains except another genre game. Of course, there is going to be a fanbase for Van Helsing. It has a lot of positive reviews on Steam. But I do not see the appeal, and I found it mostly forgettable. These are just my immediate impressions though, so don’t take this as a full review.