Friday, February 22, 2013

Loving That PlayStation Plus Membership

Game Mechanics - 1.5/2
Storyline - 1.5/2
Graphics - 1.5/2
Soundtrack - 1.5/2
Replay Value - 1/2

 Total Score - 7/10

Can't believe its Friday already; time is flying so fast. Guess the lord must have heard my prayer for Tomb Raider release date to come quicker. Anywhore enough about that; welcome to another video game review here on In The Mind Of My Mind by your friendly neighborhood gamer, Zalgo Cometh. Today we are looking at a game I was hyped for from before I owned a PS3 but never got a chance to play it. This unfortunate circumstance has been fixed by the kind people at Sony who have made it free to download by PlayStation Plus users. Best investment I ever made was signing up for the year long membership. So today we look at Vanquish...

Vanquish is a third-person shooter video game developed by Platinum Games and published by Sega for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 video game consoles. Having been in development since 2007, the game was released in October 2010. The game was created by the team previously responsible for Resident Evil 4, including lead director Shinji Mikami. Vanquish is notable for introducing several innovations to the 3D shooter genre, including a fast-paced style of game-play reminiscent of 2D bullet hell shooters, beat 'em up elements, and an original sliding-boost mechanic. Vanquish takes place in the near future where Earth's human population has grown so rapidly that nations are fighting for the scarce remaining resources. The United States of America has attempted to alleviate its energy problems by launching an O'Neill Cylinder space station harboring a solar energy-driven generator to provide them with an alternative source of energy.

What’s Good:
Overall the game itself is worth the play through but you won't see anything breathtakingly new. Its a little bit above average but nothing specifically noteworthy to highlight. Solid story-line with well done graphics and smooth flowing game mechanics keep you at the forefront of the action. Oh lest I forget to mention, there are also QTE (Quick Time Events) in this game. Mostly during boss fights but you can't go wrong having QTE's in a game as far as i'm concerned. Game-play as I mentioned is fast paced and you can easily get swept away with all the onscreen action taking place all at once.

What’s Bad:
The game has minimal replay value, aside from trophy hunting for the elite perfectionists out there. As with most games like this it is too short and you will be left wanting more.

What Should Have Been Added:
A multi-player mode would have been so sick. Not to mention customization for the Augmented Reaction suit both in terms of power upgrades and aesthetics.

Final Thoughts:
This game might be 2 years old but if you haven't played it and are a PlayStation Plus member there ain't no reason you should cop this game. If you aren't already a PlayStation Plus member there ain't no better time to join the family and get access to this game for free and so many others. As per usual you can check out our play-through with commentary on our YouTube channel if you haven't subscribed to it already. Hope to have all the videos uploaded and organized by Sunday night; enjoy...

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