Vanquish review: Smokin'

Posted on October 10, 2010

You know how we’re always saying how great it would be if someone could just make a modern, polygonal version of one of our favorite 2D classics, yet they seldom, if ever, turn out good? Well, Vanquish isn’t a rebirth of any existing action franchise, but it is what a younger me dreamed a game like Contra would be like … in the future. The work of Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami and Platinum Games (Bayonetta), it brings the classic, run-and-gun feel of games like Konami’s classic into the HD era with a plot that doesn’t really matter, characters who spout ridiculous one-liners and — oh yeah — action that will have you on the edge of your seat from explosive start to thunderous finish.

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