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Vanquish on PS3 360

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Vanquish is a Shooting game available on the PS3 360. It can be played in Thirdperson Singleplayer modes.

Vanquish is a Shooting game. Shooting games present a world in which the character must shoot their way out of dangerous situations. They provide the player with an array of weapons tailored to specific tasks. This unavoidably involves a combination of fisticuffs and gun based fighting that dictates the violent nature of these experiences. Beneath this harsh exterior though is often an intricate tactile game - and this is usually what drives the player.

Vanquish can be played in a Thirdperson mode. Third Person games view the world from over the right shoulder of the character being controlled. This enables you to see the character you are controlling as well as their surrounds. Although not as immersive as first person, third person games enable more complex moves and interactions with the environment.

Vanquish can be played in a Singleplayer mode. Single Player Campaign games focus on one player's experience. Rather than collaborate with other players either locally or online, players progress alone. The campaign style of gameplay offers a connected series of challenges to play through. These chapters work together to tell a story through which players progress. Single player games are able to focus on one experience of a scenario, so that it is usually a richer, more visceral game.



Vanquish roots stylised robot suit battles in earthy reality. Frantic game play demands quick reactions and a steady hand, but it's Vanquish's aesthetic that's the real hook.

Shinji Mikami, of Resident Evil fame, brings weight to this epic shooter. And this is into the already rich pot of Platinum Games' previous successes with Bayonetta.
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Scared Gamer review Tue, 14 Dec 2010

Vanquish 360 sets a lightning pace from the start and doesn't let up throughout its brief campaign. Giant robots and exciting cover based shooting mechanics make it both memorable and nerve jangling.

Presented by Platinum Games and Shinji Mikami - the creative genius behind Devil May Cry and Resident Evil - comes Vanquish. While hard to overlook the game's western influences Vanquish stands as a distinctly Japanese experience, blending the Gears of War cover system with slick graphics, an incomprehensible plot and rocket jets. Managing to deliver a polished, if short experience, Vanquish brings a sense of speed and fluidity to what is normally a plodding genre.
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Soulful Gamer review Tue, 30 Nov 2010

Vanquish is a fast and frenetic ride, unapologetic for barely drawing breath. But beneath the power-sliding acrobatics and bullet-time action there's a back-story, with hints of Voltaire's Candide, about good intentions gone bad.

This subtle narrative is easily missed though, and with it the reason for the immense space station and US/Russian hostilities. But beyond the headline grabbing abilities of the ARS suit and visual grunt, this is a simple human story.
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Teen Gamer review Wed, 17 Nov 2010

Vanquish's robot suit, Russian enemy and cigarette smoking hero took me back to the 90's. But there is more here than meets the eye, stay long enough to scratch beneath the surface and you'll discover a finely balanced shooting experience.

Me and my mates have been following Vanquish for a while - it's the first game from a favourite developer of ours, Shinji Mikami. He made the first Resident Evil games as well as Viewtiful Joe and is something of a hero for us. What's more, with his last couple of games coming in a bit too old for us - both Bayonetta and Madworld were 18's - Vanquish is a chance to experience his talents first hand.
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Scared Gamer review Mon, 18 Oct 2010

Vanquish's brushed metal hits incredible speeds as gunplay blends into choreography. Long missing the mark of western shooters, this one Japanese offering sets all records straight.

Vanquish blends western duck-and-cover shooting mechanics with Japanese sensibilities. Platinum Games' new third person shooter comes from the mind of Shinji Mikami - the luminary behind Resident Evil and Devil May Cry - who brings his signature flamboyancy to the west.
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Dressup Gamer review Fri, 10 Sep 2010

Vanquish 360 and PS3 is a hugely exciting take on the cover-based 3rd person shooter genre coming from Sega this October. At a recent Sega event I got to play the latest build, which left me desperate for more ARS action!

When the Japanese super studio, Clover was shut down in 2007, many people worried about what would happen to the hugely creative team of developers credited on titles such as Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Okami and Viewtiful Joe. Thankfully, from those ashes arose Platinum Games who continued to create great new experiences, but also continued to miss out on the sales they both deserved and need to continue to forge their own creative direction.
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