Finished Vanquish

Posted by JCGamer (663 posts) -

Just finished Vanquish for the 360.  Man, that was one crazy ass game. 
 
-the story:  Does anyone even know what the hell the story was all about.  I suppose it's about the Russians attacking and blowing up San Francisco and the U.S. government trying to stop more war but what a convoluted plot.  Never really understood what the "Professor" had anything to do with the game/story.  Also, was that main marine guy a friend or a foe?  He was a boss at the end of the game but he eventually ended up helping you.  I don't really care.  This game is more of a vehicle for action than anything else.  Funny, I'm usually a sucker for stories and I just sort of ignored this one.    
 
-The voice acting:  Man, why the hell was my DARPA dude all rough sounding?  I mean, it was terrible.  Made me cringe every time I started to talk.  And who the hell was I?  Was I a scientist? I'm guessing I was something else but as I commented above, the story kind of made no sense and I sort of forget who the hell I was supposed to be.  

-"Most Action":  During the Bombast deliberations for Game of the Year, Jeff mentioned that Bayonetta should have gotten the award for "most graphics".  Man, this game is definitely up there for "most shooting" in a game.  The game is a combo of Max Payne's bullet time, Gears of War's cover mechanic, and some crazy sliding stuff.  The action was non-stop and really, I could only play like a level or two before I got all actioned out and needed a break.  The pacing was nonstop.  While the game was kind of repetitive, the cazyness of action was what kept me coming back for more. 
 
-Graphics:  They were really great.  Overall a beautiful looking game.  While the enemies were kind of boring looking (especially those Red robot dues) the world looked great.   
 
So overall I'd say the game was fun.  Nothing fantastic but worth a playthrough.

#1 Posted by JCGamer (663 posts) -

Just finished Vanquish for the 360.  Man, that was one crazy ass game. 
 
-the story:  Does anyone even know what the hell the story was all about.  I suppose it's about the Russians attacking and blowing up San Francisco and the U.S. government trying to stop more war but what a convoluted plot.  Never really understood what the "Professor" had anything to do with the game/story.  Also, was that main marine guy a friend or a foe?  He was a boss at the end of the game but he eventually ended up helping you.  I don't really care.  This game is more of a vehicle for action than anything else.  Funny, I'm usually a sucker for stories and I just sort of ignored this one.    
 
-The voice acting:  Man, why the hell was my DARPA dude all rough sounding?  I mean, it was terrible.  Made me cringe every time I started to talk.  And who the hell was I?  Was I a scientist? I'm guessing I was something else but as I commented above, the story kind of made no sense and I sort of forget who the hell I was supposed to be.  

-"Most Action":  During the Bombast deliberations for Game of the Year, Jeff mentioned that Bayonetta should have gotten the award for "most graphics".  Man, this game is definitely up there for "most shooting" in a game.  The game is a combo of Max Payne's bullet time, Gears of War's cover mechanic, and some crazy sliding stuff.  The action was non-stop and really, I could only play like a level or two before I got all actioned out and needed a break.  The pacing was nonstop.  While the game was kind of repetitive, the cazyness of action was what kept me coming back for more. 
 
-Graphics:  They were really great.  Overall a beautiful looking game.  While the enemies were kind of boring looking (especially those Red robot dues) the world looked great.   
 
So overall I'd say the game was fun.  Nothing fantastic but worth a playthrough.

#2 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

I had no issues understanding the story. 

#3 Posted by BraveToaster (12589 posts) -
@The_Laughing_Man said:
" I had no issues understanding the story.  "
Yeah, they tell you straight up what the hell is going on at the beginning of it all.
#4 Posted by Skullomania (135 posts) -

Grats for finnishing it, you're a more dedicated gamer than I. That game pissed me off to the point I couldn't finish it, I hated it. Whats wierder is it  keeps getting alot praise... on like Beyonetta levels of praise. I dont know maybe I'm just wierd but Mad World is one of the maybe 3 Wii games I've played to completion and it gets look at like Platinums ginger stepchild while Vanquish gets praise.

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