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Vanquish [PS3/X360]
« on: October 21, 2010, 12:04:17 PM »
New killing game by Platinum Games, the ones behind Bayonetta (which I've still yet to play). It's a third-person shooting/punching/dive-kicking game with dash, evade, and bullet-time mechanics. There's also a light cover mechanic that you're not supposed to use for very long (really only for your dash/bullet-time meter to recharge). Very fast, very flashy.

Some decent footage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ3EyHttnh8#t=1m55s
From hearsay (a room full of nerds):
-Main platform is PS3
-Campaign is supposedly short, between 4-7 hours long (in my opinion, a plus: score/time attack)
-Set of extra challenge missions
-No multiplayer (no loss to me)

From playing it myself:
-Super fast
-Great pacing
-Awesome bosses
-Dashing, bullet-time, evading are all balanced well.
-Challenging
-Great collision detection
-Can't wait to play for low times

I have a report to write in the next hour, so I'll leave it at that, but I sure as hell wish I had my own copy of this. I plan on selling games until I can pay for it. It's the action game I've been waiting for my entire life that isn't called Ibara.
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Re: Vanquish [PS3/X360]
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2010, 06:28:55 PM »
I was not particularly taken in by the demo but I have bought purely on the basis of the team behind it. Bayonetta's demo did not get me in the same way that the full product did either, so I am holding out hope. Looking forwards to getting it and spending some time with it.

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Re: Vanquish [PS3/X360]
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2010, 06:53:10 PM »
I'm really looking forward to this. Its in the post on its way to my place now.

Also, the missile swarm at about 9:00 in that video/the demo is awesome.

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Re: Vanquish [PS3/X360]
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2010, 12:32:50 AM »
I've played the demo a few more times now, and I like it even more than I did before. My best time so far is 9:03 (the same demo that was played in the video). Between Vanquish, Guwange, Nightshade, and whatever arcade games I decide to put time into this winter, I think I've got my hands quite full.

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Re: Vanquish [PS3/X360]
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2010, 01:24:07 PM »
What the heck did I just watch?

I have no clue what's going on but it looks somewhat cool. Might have to try the demo if it's on Live.

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Re: Vanquish [PS3/X360]
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2011, 02:16:13 AM »
this is a underrated game that i think every shmups fan should atleast try cause its just hectic arcade action pace boss battle overload.Such an awesome game.