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New Vanquish Gameplay Combines Fluidity And Power

Although it isn't getting a ton of attention – what with all the known blockbusters heading our way soon – Platinum's Vanquish might end up being a huge sleeper hit.

Or at this rate, with so much in the way of gameplay footage hitting the Internet, it might not be much of a "sleeper" by the time it launches. Here's the latest video, featuring 3+ minutes of fast-paced, over-the-top goodness, and it really gives you a good idea of what to expect. There's a whole lot going on at all times, and the smooth transitions between sliding, shooting, and running is quite impressive. You gotta check it out.

We're sort of hoping that super sliding doesn't take the limelight throughout the adventure. But hey, how can it when you can slow down time and enter sniper mode in mid-leap?! The combination of Max Payne -like bullet-time and insane speed and maneuverability seems like a development nightmare and yet, it appears as if Platinum might pull it off nicely. What do you think?

Related Game(s): Vanquish

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TEG3SH
TEG3SH
13 years ago

seriously can't wait 2010 is shaping up nicely with this and enslaved

chedison
chedison
13 years ago

im glad im not the only one that is excited about playing Enslaved. I get the feeling most people here aren't looking forward to it at all.

TEG3SH
TEG3SH
13 years ago

dude I'm so all over enslaved ( a studio that gave us heavenly sword will never do us bad . I hope )…

the reason is why most ( i said Most ) ppl are not waiting for enslaved, simply because it went Multiplatform, that's it

chedison
chedison
13 years ago

The more footage I see of this game, the more I want to get it! That video just made me willing to pay full price for it. Only worried about the length of the game, although from the looks of it, it shows some replayability regardless..

Also, the commentator was quite funny 😛

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
13 years ago

I'm sorry but this thing is ugly, and the characters look pretty flat and plastic. I've got more fluidity and power in my urine stream.

TEG3SH
TEG3SH
13 years ago

WTH???? dude seriously ??? this game looks super awesome ..

Edit>>> Just recognized ya what the hell is this picture .lol


Last edited by TEG3SH on 7/30/2010 10:20:45 PM

mike rlz
mike rlz
13 years ago

i lol at that commercial all the time, i wish i was that guy.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
13 years ago

World, do you have a Platinum Game hate?

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
13 years ago

I know you don't like the Gears-esque graphical palette but there's really nothing wrong with the frame rate. At least, not in this video.

Jawknee
Jawknee
13 years ago

The colors are bland but it looks fun.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
13 years ago

This is the guy from the DirecTV commercial kissing his miniature Giraffe. I fall on the floor laughing every time I see it, so I had to put it up for a bit 🙂

Well, it seems like Platinum believes if they have a lot of blurs and flashes and CONSTANT gun firing going on they don't have to put any time into decent looking characters, interesting plotlines, good graphics, or an experience that is anything other than mash mash mash mash mash. I dunno, I'm not much into arcadey games anymore. I want some damn substance over style and flash.

Basically, yeah it would be a fun rental, but since there is no multiplayer for the crackheads that usually like these games I don't see any reason to own it.


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 7/30/2010 11:56:05 PM

kraygen
kraygen
13 years ago

I'm not sure, I also noticed some minor lag like issues, nothing serious, but I did notice what World was talking about.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
13 years ago

AWESOME!!!
This game looks like it's gonna be one hell of a ride.
But I still wanna know what will take the multiplayer's place.

TEG3SH
TEG3SH
13 years ago

Apparently they said MP will ruin the fast paced experience. not that I agree. again what the hell do I know.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
13 years ago

Yes, there's no multiplayer but what will Shinji put in to make up for it?

TEG3SH
TEG3SH
13 years ago

yeah, what I meant there will be nothing else.maybe a longer SP

Kangasfwa
Kangasfwa
13 years ago

I'd love to play this game against friends. It would be the perfect antidote for all the run-of-the-mill multiplayer these days.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
13 years ago

Nothing… there's nothing, and the SP is gonna hafta fit a DVD9 so make of that what you will.

kraygen
kraygen
13 years ago

There's no MP because it wouldn't work well with this game. In Sp everything around you slows down while you butt slide and while you slow mo sniper mode, you can't do that in MP.

NoSmokingBandit
NoSmokingBandit
13 years ago

I hope they focus more on it being fun instead of fast and flashy.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
13 years ago

The gameplay does look fun, what are you looking for?

Jawknee
Jawknee
13 years ago

I'm sold. Before i was going to wait a bit but now i want this more then Medal of Honor. I'd like more color but it looks fun enough i can get over it.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
13 years ago

I agree with you on that, I'd rather have Vanquish than Medal of Honor.

johnld
johnld
13 years ago

i'll still get medal of honor rather than this. right now i need to get more bang for my buck and without multiplayer, it'll be just a game i'll play once or get platinum then forget.

kraygen
kraygen
13 years ago

All these video's have one thing in common. The colors of silver and grey.

You know before wet came out it showed all kinds of video of smooth butt sliding action, but then when you play it, the butt sliding was broken and annoying. I highly doubt this will be different.

I don't feel any different about this game after this video.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
13 years ago

No, the butt-sliding is probably "tighter" on this one. 😉

kraygen
kraygen
13 years ago

LOL, that's just an optical illusion caused by the fact that everything in the game blends together due to lack of color.

Vidius
Vidius
13 years ago

Lol, this game looks smooth and polished. (My Style)! Hopefully, it won't be an dissapointment like Bayonetta on PS3!

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
13 years ago

The game-play looks fast & hectic, but very good.

BUT, looking at it graphically, it just feels so wrong, like I slathered a whole jar of Vaseline on my glasses before wearing them.

So, sorry to say, I'll have to Vanquish this game to the bargain bin, & pick up MOH instead.

At least MOH won't make me feel like I need a seeing-eye dog, a white tipped cane, and a cup of sharpened #2 lead pencils for sale in a tin cup on a dangerous street corner.

___________
___________
13 years ago

meh, still not impressed!
bayonetta looked effing sweet in the gameplay videos!
but i was so disappointed when i actually got to play it.
so im on the fence with this one, maybe a purchase once its 20 bucks or something.

Zorigo
Zorigo
13 years ago

looking better and better. but im more interested in Brink, but i will keep an eye out

JackC8
JackC8
13 years ago

This is looking like a definite pre-order for me. I love sci-fi, space stations, laser guns, whoopie! I just hope there are some missions and that sort of thing, so you get a chance to catch your breath between all the crazy shootouts. Love the way they say it's being lead developed for the PS3 in the video. Love the whole style of that video actually.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
13 years ago

A real man doesn't need to slow down time to snipe in mid-air!!

Like Russell Peters always say in chinese accent, "BE A MAN!!!"

gangan19
gangan19
13 years ago

He is one funny ass comedian……LOL

gangan19
gangan19
13 years ago

this game looks really boring.

carl0975
carl0975
13 years ago

My wallet is crying right now, too many good games are coming out this year(Seriously, I want to get FO:NV, Vanquish, Enslaved, MOH, LBP2, and GT5, I have no idea how I'll get all that extra $)

Jonesy555
Jonesy555
13 years ago

This game looks a bit too hectic! I may just be spending all my time with Enslaved, but this might be good too.

FxTales
FxTales
13 years ago

It still kinda sucks though, yeah it's being lead developed with the ps3 but as it has been mentioned before it still has to fit on DVD9.

CharlesD
CharlesD
13 years ago

Looks fun, can't wait to see if it will be able to outplay the hype that will continually build as the year goes on.

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