Shinji Mikami doesn't stray too far from his comfort zone with Vanquish. Luckily, his is a comfort zone stuffed with genre-shaking classics.
Viewtiful Joe, Resident Evil 4, Devil May Cry, God Hand and Killer7. They're all his - and they've all caused invention-starved critics to excitedly babble like Paris Hilton on her way out of the ladies. (Allegedly).
Come to think of it, Mikami's comfort zone's probably not very comfortable at all - just a bit cramped. So, does his latest effort deserve to be squeezed in alongside this exalted library?
It's not the kind of game to wait to be invited.