Review: Rime, Tokyo 42 and Victor Vran: Overkill Edition — Roundup

Every week numerous games release on Xbox One. While many are substantial experience like Shadow Warrior 2 and The Surge, there are a few hidden gems here and there. Many of these smaller games have either caught the public’s eye or are just stellar experiences which all Xbox One owners should try out. This week we’re going to be discussing Rime, Tokyo 42 and Victor Vran: Overkill Edition.


Rime is a fantastic game which focuses on exploration and puzzle solving. While the challenges might be a little simplistic, there are a lot of them over the game’s 6-hour campaign. Aside from the puzzles, Rime features a number of collectibles which you’ll have to uncover in the most obscure corners imaginable. Despite its beautiful and mysterious setting, Rime suffers from somewhat significant frame rate problems on Xbox One. The whole game appears to be a little choppy. It’s nowhere as bad as Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 but even the average gamer will notice. Despite this issue, the title is one of the best games on the console and if it had more complexity, it would be on the level of The Witness.

Tokyo 42

Tokyo 42 is absolutely insane. It takes place in a Fez-like open world where your mission is to slaughter your targets. It’s as if Fez, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars and Hitman had a child together. While the main plot might not be that meaningful, the gameplay is stellar and incorporates everything from explosive grenades to sneaky stealth maneuvers. You’ll have an absolute blast playing Tokyo 42 because, despite its tried-and-tested gameplay, it’s one of the most visually-striking titles on Xbox One. The visuals draw you in and the mayhem keeps you addicted.

Victor Vran: Overkill Edition

There have been many games on Xbox One which try to emulate Diablo III but none of them stand out. We’ve tested titles like Dungeon Siege III and The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing and, while they do come close, they’re let down by strange story choices or terrible performance. Luckily, Victor Vran: Overkill Edition absolutely shines on Xbox One. Not only are the visuals crisp, but it remains at 60 FPS with barely any drops. One of the best facets has to be the voice acting which makes Victor sound like Geralt from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. If you’re looking for a game which has an intriguing story, lots of amazing loot, and even more challenges, then Victor Vran: Overkill Edition is for you. While it may not be as deep as Diablo III, it’s definitely as fun and polished.

Usually when we review smaller games, one stands out apart from the rest. In this case, all of these titles are absolutely fantastic. If you have the ability, pick them all up! You can’t go wrong with any of them and all of the games are such drastically different experiences that they don’t overlap. Rime, Tokyo 42 and Victor Vran: Overkill Edition will definitely enhance the library of any Xbox One owner while offering truly unique and mesmerizing experiences.

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