Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Game Quickie - Vanquish

Vanquish is a brilliant example of how graphics can blend seamlessly into gameplay to create a fun, fast-paced experience, that is sure to keep you glued to the screen for hours on end. The problem with it is that the story is lacking, so if you like story in your game this is not for you. The story is not very well explained and the whole story in general feels like it has been latched onto the game to surround the parts of the game that had already been done. Once again, if you think story is the most important thing in a game, avoid this one.

For those more interested in the gameplay and graphics the control is fluid to the standard of perfection. The graphics also assist with creating the cyber city scenery that everyone wants to see in a near-distant future.

You take control of Sam Gideon as he retaliates against a Russian assault from a W.M.D that fires a laser that destroys San Francisco. What follows can be up to ten hours of gameplay depending on difficulty setting, all encompassed in the space colony just outside of the earth’s orbit. The game also keeps a running total of your score throughout the missions which add to the replayability factor as you try to beat your last playthrough score.

This is one of Platinum Games’ best games yet, and with outstanding titles such as Bayonetta and Madworld in its previous line-up, it towers above these and more.

Bottom line, 3/10 Story, 8/10 everything else. You make the call.

This is Tyramatt, signing off.

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