Wow. One of the greatest feelings a gamer like myself can have, as far as gaming relating feelings are concerned, is the feeling of find a treasure in a supposed sea of mediocrity. In other words, it's the feeling finding a bar of gold in a bundle of sticks. If the game was OP, then OP has surely delivered.
What is Vanquish? Vanquish is a game designed by Shinji Mikami, the genius who brought us the Resident Evil series, Viewtiful Joe, Okami, Devil May Cry, and Phoenix Wright. Judging by that list of (gaming) household names, Mikami Sama probably also convinced cookies to exist in this reality.
Vanquish is a game for people who like the fast pace of the original Devil May Cry but wanted something a little bit faster and with more guns. And make no mistake, you will be shooting many guns. Listing off the guns you use such as Rocket Launchers, Missile Launchers, Turrets, Shotguns, Battle Rifles, and more just doesn't do it justice. That's like saying Walmart is a store where you buy cheap clothing. No, wait, that analogy is horrible but the Backspace key on my keyboard is too fast away so gosh darn it we're going to keep that in there.
Vanquish received very good reviews when it came out, and sold pretty okay, but not many people have has the pleasure of playing it.
So, why is Vanquish good? That's a silly question. Vanquish isn't "good". Vanquish is to games what sushi is to food. It's unique, it's fast, and it smells like fish.
Guys, let's be honest here. This review is so late to be added that it probably won't be read. However, if you somehow made it to this review then I urge you, you noble creature, to add this game to your Queue and move it to the tippy top. Forget about DOA Volleyball. You can get that another time, comrade! What you need now is to scratch an itch that only Vanquish can reach!!
Wait, I haven't really explained what this game is. And I only have 71 more characters. Vanquish is a 3D version of all good SHMUPs. There we go.
Vanquish is a very fun, very solid shooter. The cover system is awesome, the enemies are fun to fight, the graphics (especially the backgrounds) are absolutely stunning and amazing and the special abilities like sliding around fast everywhere and bullet time are cool and work well. This is really a fun game and I absolutely recommend a rental of this to anyone. If you're a fan of sci-fi shooters you should actually probably buy it. But this game does have it's fault and while they definitely don't outweigh the good they definitely suck. There is NO multiplayer, the single player is only about 6 hours long, the story is okay but doesn't give you much information about the characters, there are annoying quick time events, not enough variety in enemes and not enough variety in guns(this seems to be a problem with the entire sci-fi shooter genre though to be fair). The lack of variety in guns might be the most annoying since there are only 8 and to be honest only 4 of those are actually useful! Now I had to name the imperfections but like I said in the beggining, all in all it's a very good game and worth checking out! Have fun and kick some robot butt!