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  • RedSwirl 4:55 am on July 5, 2012 Permalink
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    @sinfony @mjpilon If by any chance the speed is your sole problem with Gears, why not investigate Vanquish? It’s basically Gears but the whole game moves about 300 percent faster. It’s the controls of a shooter combined with the speed and chaos of a Devil May Cry game.

     
  • RedSwirl 5:00 pm on November 19, 2011 Permalink
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    @unmanneddrone If I can’t even understand how Total War works (after trying demos for both Shogun 2 and Medieval 2)… you get the idea. My problem is that firstly my entire RTS experience is stuck somewhere back in 1998 with the Zerg and Tiberium. Secondly, in the world of turn-based strategy I need some kind of bridge between Advance Wars and what you guys are playing.

    Oh, and I don’t know if you guys like these Deal Alerts but this one is pretty irresistible: Vanquish for $5.50 at Best Buy. Basically, Gears but sped up by about 200mph and all handled by the guy who directed Resident Evil 4. I swear Platinum Games has been the Japanese standard bearer on consoles this generation.

     
  • Mike Minotti 8:54 pm on August 15, 2011 Permalink
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    I actually own an unopened copy of Vanquish. I think I’ll get to that now that I’ve beaten Catherine and have some time to kill before Deus Ex.

     
  • scribl 10:52 pm on January 11, 2011 Permalink
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    @angryjedi @redswir1 Thanks for your impressions. I played the demo when it came out but wasn’t really thrilled by it. I might check it out when the price drops a bit more. It’s still $40 on Amazon, and I’ve still got plenty to play.

     
  • RedSwirl 12:37 am on January 11, 2011 Permalink
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    @scribl There’s a demo on both consoles.

    If that’s not enough for you, I guess I could just tell you that it’s an example of Japanese game engineering at its best. The story is just as ridiculous as any Resident Evil game (being from the same director), but the actual GAME is fast, fluid, and just extremely playable.

    It should be noted that this game came from the same man who directed Resident Evil 4 – the game that was one of the big influences on Gears. So this is kinda a further reciprocation between Japan and the west in the area of action games, and a very smart one.

     
  • Pete Davison 12:19 am on January 11, 2011 Permalink
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    I enjoyed Vanquish, but I was in no hurry to return to it. It’s a third-person shooter combined with Japanese excess. It looks gorgeous and plays fluidly and is a lot of fun.

    The plot, however, is utter nonsense. There’s a techie girl who is constantly being subjected to a camera being rammed up her skirt, a fat guy with a big beard who SHOUTS ALL THE TIME IN FACT HE SHOUTS SO MUCH I STOPPED LISTENING TO HIM AFTER THE FIRST LEVEL and the main character who thinks he’s Solid Snake, right down to the gravelly voice, green-tinted communication screens and helmet which can snap open for him to have a cigarette.

    There are some spectacular set-pieces and some really cool levels. They repeat bosses a bit too often though. Worth a play; I wouldn’t pay full-price for it though.

     
  • scribl 12:01 am on January 11, 2011 Permalink
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    Steve Gaynor was all over Vanquish on Twitter this weekend. Can anyone confirm/deny its greatness?

     
  • RedSwirl 7:04 am on October 23, 2010 Permalink
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    @feenwager @unmanneddrone The storyline and setting and all that in Vanquish are far less ridiculous than in say, Bayonetta, which in my opinion is the perfect example of a game that didn’t really need a storyline. Vanquish probably didn’t either – just a reason for you to kill things and look cool as hell doing it.

    This is after all a game from the guy who directed Resident Evil 4, so that’s probably about the level of absurdity you should expect.

    Anyway, I think Fallout 3 might be done. Just closed the book on Mothership Zeta. Might run around a little bit more but New Vegas has been sitting on my shelf unopened for almost a week now.

     
  • feenwager 1:43 am on October 23, 2010 Permalink
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    Vanquish looks like a game I’ll buy for $20.

     
  • RedSwirl 4:51 am on October 20, 2010 Permalink
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    @unmanneddrone Maybe, but Vanquish is unmistakably a third person shooter first and foremost. It’s close to Gears than Devil May Cry. The main “Japanese” element it carries is its pacing, the boost and melee abilities, and most of the enemy types.

    So, you could say that it’s an Americanized third person shooter infused with the score-whore sensibility. What I like is that although the game does tally up your score at the end of each section like Bayonetta there are no letter grades, just leaderboards.

     
  • unmanneddrone 3:09 am on October 20, 2010 Permalink
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    @RedSwirl It strikes me as a score-whore heaven-meets-someone gave Dante a gun, ol’ Vanquish. Something that really tickles the fancy of folks who dig their technical combat games and warrants ludicrous speed runs. Something wonderfully old-school in regards to the undercurrents at play.

    @beige I’ll let you know how Rise of the Argonauts goes. I guess it’s a little unwieldy to say it’s the Deadly Premonition to Mass Effect’s Heavy Rain, because they’re vastly different and there are so many things that don’t match up, but I’m pretty sure you know what page I’m reading from in that regard. One thing’s for sure, the voice acting and soundtrack are outstanding. More to come when more gets played!

    Hope you’re enjoying Enslaved!

     
  • RedSwirl 2:36 am on October 20, 2010 Permalink
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    Vanquish definitely has a learning curve. It’s Gears but with pacing closer to that of Resident Evil 4. You can’t just sit down and think or stick to one cover position. The tutorial teaches you the controls but not really how to take advantage of the rules properly.

    Assaulting a group of enemies goes something like: Stick to cover -> boost towards enemies while getting a kill or two in slow-mo -> end the boost by drop-flip-kicking the last enemy -> finish him off in slow-mo while in mid-air from the flip -> press cover button just as you land.

    Oh, and Shinji Mikami has managed to create a completely competent third person shooter behind all this. It totally doesn’t feel like some sorry Japanese attempt at an American genre.

     
  • RedSwirl 9:57 pm on October 19, 2010 Permalink
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    Just picked up New Vegas and Vanquish. I just started the latter because I want everything else out of the way before I sacrifice the rest of the year to New Vegas.

    Short description of Vanquish so far – Gears on crack. I heard it was short but I’m seriously tired of that complaint. If a game is sweet enough to warrant replayability, then there’s nothing wrong with being short – it just means more polish on what’s there.

    You can play Vanquish just like every other third person shooter – if you want, but it feels like I can also game the boost system to do stuff like flank or close in on enemies in practically an instant.

     
  • RedSwirl 6:19 pm on October 15, 2010 Permalink
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    Aw nuts. I thought I had another week until Vanquish and New Vegas. Now I have the weekend to finish off the Fallout 3 DLC and decide where I’m going to pre-order NV.

    If I’m gonna get an extra starter pack to help me out on a game I know I’m gonna buy, might as well pick the right one for me: http://fallout.bethsoft.com/eng/home/preorder-fnv-us.php

    I’m leaning towards Best Buy’s mercenary pack but people tell me GameStop’s Vault pack is better. Input from OG Fallout experts?

    Oh and Kirby’s getting great reviews.

     
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