Care to see why Vanquish is one of the games GR is most looking forward to? We%26rsquo;ve spent plenty of time gleefully singingthe praises of Platinum Games%26rsquo; ballsout Japanese take on the third-person shooter genre, and you%26rsquo;ll start to understand why after peeping the below video, which highlights the enemies you%26rsquo;ll be massacring in the game into a minute and change of pure sizzle.
Giant mechs, sentient chainsaws, metal arachnids, and merciless drones%26hellip; Mmmm, more please. Actually, what%26rsquo;s more interesting than what the enemies are, are the methods hero Sam Gideon takes to dispose of them. Yeah, the dude%26rsquo;s got an adaptive Borg gun, but blink and you%26rsquo;ll miss him upper cutting foes into one another, decapitating an enormous robot, and doing a sideways rocket-launcher takedown in mid-air!
Above: Suck it, John Woo!
We strongly recommend you take in the demo currently available on PSN and XBL, just so we don%26rsquo;t look like silly, geeky geese for continually calling Vanquish a breath of fresh air for a genre that%26rsquo;s pretty much overdosed on horseshit cover systems and %26ldquo;gritty%26rdquo; realism to the point of stagnation. Vanquish hits PS3 and Xbox 360 October 19th, so stay tuned for a review in the coming weeks.
A Visual Guide to Vanquish's Cover System
Above: No, not like this...
Above: LIKE THIS!
Oct 5, 2010