Platinum Games comments on Vanquish’s length

Platinum Games’ JP Kellams has posted a response to the GameInformer review of Vanquish stating that the game can be beaten in four hours.

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Neckbear2715d ago

Seriously wanna see how much a playthrough would take me.

Also, holy shit, people who work at Platinum Games are from Venezuela?!

AWESOME! I feel like I love them a little, LITTLE more now.

Jamegohanssj52715d ago

Baawwwwww they're mad.


jony_dols2715d ago

Just download the demo, i heard its the first half of the game.

zatrox2715d ago (Edited 2715d ago )

That was the worse attempt of a joke I've ever seen.

Max Power2715d ago

I actually thought that was pretty good, lighten up zatrox. ;)<---wink

Weather2715d ago

Agreed, that was pretty funny. Lighten up dude

GuruStarr782715d ago

LOL....zatrox either works for platinum games or is a ragin fanboy.

thebowkid2715d ago

Lmao that make me laugh xD

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ABizzel12715d ago

Even if so that still puts it at around 6-7 hours which is still too short for a single player only game.

ReservoirDog3162715d ago

Shouldn't they correct it and say it's 8 hours or something? Instead of just saying no?

Neckbear2715d ago (Edited 2715d ago )

Twitter is known for the character limits that prevent you of giving a straight answer, or well, normally.

And the guy he was replying to in the second tweet didn't asked how long the game was, as well.

But yes, I would have liked an answer on how long it could be. Sent a Tweet with the hope of answer, and if not, I shall find out by myself.


Why yes, that might be right.

Either way, god, I'd like people to calm down a bit about the game's length and think rationally.

I mean- look at Sin and Punishment 2. Nobody bitched about the game's length back then. Metal Gear Solid 4 is known for having around 4-5 hours of GAMEPLAY (See: Not Cutscenes), as well.

In fact, ALOT, ALOT OF GAMES are beatable between the 4 or 5 mark, and it seems like the clock only counts in-game time (See: Time spent shooting stuff up.)

Seriously. The "HURR RENTALZ" comments are pissing me off.


Actually, everything but RPGs normally has lengths like this one. They're just extended by clocks running off Cutscenes and pointless wasted time doing not much (See: Nothing at all) or having short platforming sections, alot of things that they do to extend a game's length.

With Vanquish, my guess is (And for what I've heard about it), is than there's no filler at all. No pointless missions, no annoying enemies, and no smoke and mirrors. It's a barebones action game.

Although I must say, I'm kind of an addict when it comes to scoreboards...but that's just my personal prefference.

ReservoirDog3162715d ago

True but games used to be 10-20 hours per.

I like the way this game looks but the fact that every level grades and times you at the end of each level means it's one of those perfectionist kinda games. Not really into those.

Dysmorphic2715d ago

What games were 15-20 hours long? I'm looking at my collection and can't seem to think of any.

Max Power2715d ago (Edited 2715d ago )

It took me about 16 hours to beat Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time on hard. In fact, I have to say that it was one of the best games I've ever played, story and gameplay wise. It actually made me laugh out loud several times and the puzzles are fantastic. (I just finished my first play through, and I am trying to get my "My Blaster Runs Really, Really Hot" trophy, then the "Challenge Mode" trophy which will give me the Platinum in the game.)

Theonik2715d ago

@Max Power
It took me 17 hours to get the platinum trophy in it...
A crack in time isn't that long. That said i can't get enough of that game.
@Reservoir Dog
I think if you go back to last gen games you will find that this is mostly a rose tinted glasses perception. Last gen games weren't that long, it was just you that were slower at completing them. I'd say on average they were 8-12 hours like they are now.

MasterOfThe12Blades2715d ago

"Metal Gear Solid 4 is known for having around 4-5 hours of GAMEPLAY (See: Not Cutscenes)". Thats NONSENSE! The game is about 8-12 hours (without cutscenes). Depends on the way you play. You might be able to beat the game in under 5 hours if you speedrun.

STONEY42715d ago

"What games were 15-20 hours long? I'm looking at my collection and can't seem to think of any."

Half-life 2, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Doom 3, Starcraft 2, Crysis, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Resident Evil 4, Bioshock, MGS4 (yes, I'm counting cutscenes as gametime, since that's like not counting lulls of silence in movie length). That's just off the top of my head.

Dysmorphic2714d ago

I'm referring to the games belonging to generations before this one. I agree with Theonik in that it's a common misconception among people.

Additionally, I don't know if it's me or you but I personally completed Arkham Asylum, Resident Evil 4 and Bioshock in well under 10 hours.

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jukins2715d ago

thats what i was thinking. this statement "Even in Casual Auto it doesn't make sense, nor is it indicative of how long a normal gamer's playthough would take." makes me think "ok maybe not 4 hours but no longer than 5-6?"

zireno2715d ago

so what's the length then?

I loved the demo, and was planning on getting it day 1 but 4 hours it's just disappointing and not worth 60 bucks

InTheKnow2715d ago

Honestly, I have always thought as the game as a solid rental since there is no co-op, multi-player or even DLC planned but this is all a bit silly now...

I played the demo and I could spend at least an hour running around trying different things from the cover mechanics, the sniper gun on the ledge. Finding different weapons cache's, using the mechs...I mean the game has to be longer than 4 hours??? Regardless, the guy who responded didn't put up much of a response.

MGRogue20172715d ago

... And that is why I'll be buying it when it's price has dropped immensely. :)

chazjamie2715d ago

jip. "pricing should be relative". if that was the case, the game should not be that expensive.

Gambit072715d ago

I'm guessing speed runners can finish it in about 3 hours.

zatrox2715d ago

We DID see a guy that completed the Demo level in 4:45.

Problem is, he probably spent HOURS learning on how to do so. I'm quite sure that guy will enjoy doing the same thing on every mission of the game.

T3MPL3TON 2715d ago

Most likely less than that man, if the game can be beaten in 4 hours speed runners will knock it down to 2/2 & a half.