If you're like me, you might spend your Tuesdays a little like this: standing in the games section of the local rental outlet (no, we don't have Gamefly up here in Canada) doing something I like to call "assuming the position." Standing arms crossed, hand on chin, looking up and down the aisle at more games than you can afford to pick up, trying to decide which game to start with. With the onslaught of major releases so far this year, this is becoming far too common an occurrence.
Do you want to battle hordes of enemies in hand-to-hand combos, take on filthy alien invaders with the aid of vehicles, or use futuristic weapons and augmentations to unleash your fury on an entire environment? Luckily, it seems that our collective wishes may be granted, as SEGA's Vanquish is fast approaching. We've already seen the scale of the story behind the game, and some of the combat, but with the latest trailer, developer Platinum Games is showing off the variety of encounters and opponents the game features. Check it out for yourself:
We should probably have placed a seizure warning before that video. The amount of different enemies, environments, animations, and combat stages revealed will make repeat viewings an absolute necessity. It's really torturous at this point to see more and more of the game revealed without being able to play it.
Most people who are already interested in the way Vanquish seems to combine elements of Halo, Gears of War, and inFamous need no more convincing, but Platinum has now added a nice dash of Transformers for good measure. No complaints here, but it doesn't make the waiting for our own hands-on any easier.
Luckily, you will have your chance when the second Vanquish demo is released in North America sometime in the near future. If you never got around to trying out the original demo on either Xbox Live or PSN, we highly recommend it. It's always difficult to decide how much to look forward to a game that will be so dependent on how it plays as opposed to how it looks, but hopes are high here at Game Rant. The protagonist's Augmented Reaction Suit (ARS) not only adds an element of cool to the game, but cranks up the action and intensity with a wide range of combat and traversal abilities.
So while we eagerly await the release of the second demo, I have no choice but to return to the video store, and satisfy my cravings for destruction one genre at a time. But only until Vanquish is released for the Xbox 360 and PS3 on October 16, 2010.