Conclusion: That's the core of this amazing experience. While other developers pursue more realistic experiences, Platinum never loses sight that it's making a videogame. And that's what Vanquish is - a pure, unadulterated ride that's packed with enjoyment and leaves you wanting more. It's the nearest embodiment of “Hell Yeah!” or “Come Get Some!” you’re ever likely to play.
Conclusion: Vanquish is one of those experiences where you simply don’t want to put the controller down until you’re finished with the campaign. Clocking in at around 6 to 8 hours the experience within Vanquish is relatively short, though during those 6 to 8 hours, you are on the thrill ride of your life.
Summary: Vanquish is a new futuristic action game under development at Platinum Games, known for Bayonetta and MadWorld. Cureently there are few details known but it looks like New York is under attack by an out of space type laser beam, and you play a mech like soldier sent in to pick up the pieces.
Excerpt: A quick glance at Vanquish will reveal everything the game is about; this is a sci-fi flavored action game with a focus on speed, mobility, and shooting. It's also a game that will be measured against not only the best in a highly competitive genre, but against its perceived potential.
Summary: Pure entertainment: that's Vanquish in a nutshell. This speedy and thrilling third-person cover-based shooter is all madness, overwhelming you with gigantic robots, flurries of gunfire, and explosions so powerful and colorful that you might think you feel the heat. There are a lot of things to love about Vanquish, but its most impressive feat is that while it uses mechanics you've seen in other shooters, it feels nothing like them.
Pros: Sliding around and shifting into slow motion is a blast, A constant barrage of explosions, bullets, and robots, Fantastic boss fights heat up the action, Smooth controls ensure an always-fair challenge, Frequent set-piece environments add flair and variety
Cons: Corny dialogue and voice acting, Ends too soon
Conclusion: The Short Version: Vanquish is a fantastically cool action game that is an absolute blast from start to finish that does what the great games do: make you feel like an absolute badass. I can forgive the grey/silver visuals, but marks have to be deducted for the short length. You should play this game as soon as possible though and hope for a sequel.
Pros: Boosting around while shooting couldn't be cooler, Excellent cover-based shootouts, Fun start-to-finish
Cons: Way too short at under five hours, Too much grey, Not enough boss fights