To all the reviewers that scream this an GOW clone....their wrong. Vanquish is not the awesomeness that is gears but the fluid motion and pace is a grand step from it. I was bored with the whole slow movement and clunky wall to wall handles. Point is that IT ISN'T Gears of War, and shouldn't be compared to it. Rent and find out for yourself. I already have....
posted by BigBadBrutus (PICKERINGTON, OH) May 10, 2011
Member since Apr 2011
gamers (70%) found this review helpful
I went into this game thinking I was renting a lost gem that had fallen off the average gamer's radar because of a lack of marketing. After playing it, I now know why Sega didn't fully get behind this game. I would like to say that as someone who generally plays games on the hardest level, my review is based on the game's highest difficulty setting.
The graphics in this game are at times impressive, but extremely redundant. Nearly everything plays out in a futuristic space station. The only break you will get from the neutral, angular buildings is when you crash land in a park. This break is welcome, but far too short. Character models look alright but the enemy models are recycled to death. Boss characters are amazing to behold during the first encounter, but will grow old after a couple of views.
The game play is a little loose for my liking but doesn't take long to master. It is essentially Gears of War with a poorer aiming mechanic. The bullet time adrenaline rush is cool and can be whored to death, but also gets old when shooting the same enemies with the same back drop over and over. The upgrade mechanic for your weapons consist of picking up the same gun you already hold in your arsenal as long as that gun is fully loaded. I'm sure on easier levels this is more rewarding, but on a harder difficulty level it becomes frustrating as deaths can result in your weapon grade being dropped. That's right the game gets more difficult after you die and you lose your rewards.
The story line in this game is painful. I literally played over half of this game with the sound off. The voice acting is some of the worst I've ever heard. From the incessant techno beat that pounds your head throughout the game to your characters failed attempt to rip of Solid Snake's voice. Picture the guy at the bar that constantly talks about how sweet he is while smoking a cigarette and annoying every person in his general area to the point they leave. That's your dude, literally.
the people who designed this game want to make an animation series way to bad.
This game wouldve probably got huge scores but the over-abundence of animation with this game makes you want to throw it out the window.
You always make the animiation so people can cut the scene. Especialy when your playing it for a 3rd time for achievments. OMG its beyond annoyance.
otherwise the games not to bad a lil-confusing an some penalities when you die I could live with-out. But, when the characters finaly do shut-up an you play its not a bad game.