Submitted by MachinaMaw 1375d ago | rumor

Concerns Over Short Single Player Campaign ‘Vanquish’ed

Vanquish has gained popularity since the first trailer debuted earlier in the year, partially due to its developer Platinum Games earning respect for releasing the beautiful Bayonetta. The game is now only days away and it is already being labeled as “too short” for a single-player only game. An employee at Platinum Games has a beef with that. (PS3, Vanquish, Xbox 360)

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AKissFromDaddy  +   1375d ago
I've comfirmed
I don't care how long Vanquish is because I know I'll enjoy it..........but if it happens to take 30hrs to beat it, that be nice too, lol :-)
MachinaMaw  +   1375d ago
I doubt a third-person shooter would be that long but yeah that would be nice.

However I don't want the campaign to be too short as that probably won't give the players a fun and satisfying experience. And without multiplayer, that'll be a big problem.
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TheLastGuardian  +   1375d ago
GTA IV is 30+ hours long.
MachinaMaw  +   1375d ago

I regard GTA as more of a sandbox action-adventure third-person while Vanquish is more linear and focuses on the shooter aspect.
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HolyOrangeCows  +   1375d ago
"An employee at Platinum Games has a beef with that"
An employee refuting that their game is short?! OMGG!!!!!

I can't believe all of the people saying that they don't care that they're paying $60 for a 4 hour game because it's "unique" (Because you can slide around...lol).
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AKS  +   1375d ago
I am not worried about it because it looks awesome, and it's my money to spend as I please. I played the demo level several times and expect the same with the rest of the game.
Neckbear  +   1375d ago
I'll enjoy it, as well.
Although I'd like it to have variation on the levels, that's all it needs. It can be short, but as long as the missions and levels don't feel too alike, I can enjoy it even more.
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cmrbe  +   1375d ago
I think i am still going to get it.
Don't care about MP.
BkaY  +   1375d ago
couldnt agree more
ppl complaining about the length of the game...

try not to play it on very easy or casual difficulty.

i know i am going to start with hard ...

AKissFromDaddy  +   1374d ago
Me too, unless you have to beat the game on normal to unlock hard like in Bayonetta.
Quagmire  +   1375d ago
There is no MP
Bathyj  +   1375d ago
He doesnt care.
EvilBlackCat  +   1375d ago

-end of statement-
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despair  +   1375d ago
its published by Sega not Capcom.
Redempteur  +   1375d ago
published by sega , made by platinium games ..

Mis informed people theses days ..
BkaY  +   1375d ago
its funny
bub + have "intelligent"


bub- didnt have "retarded" selection

SexyPrawns  +   1375d ago
I can't wait!

Even if it was four hours long, it'd probably be the four most entertaining hours of my life! (God of War III doesn't count. It's not fair to compare anything to God of War III.)
TheLastGuardian  +   1375d ago
I thought this game was going to sell well but I know people will be turned off from buying it since the campaign is so short.
Bathyj  +   1375d ago
How do you know its "so short"?

Thats the problem with the internet, people read something that may or maynot be true and then repeat it as if it were fact. Then the next guy repeats it and doesnt even question if its true or not because the guy he heard say was so sure of himself, and probably wrote FACT after his statement (which we all know makes lies real. /s)

And I have to write bloody /s everytime, or else sarcasm get mistaken for sincerity and goes unrecognised.
TheLastGuardian  +   1375d ago
It's really the players skill level and what difficulty they are playing on that determines how long it will take to finish the game. I'm just going on what I heard from GI. I'm not saying they're right or not but I'm saying some people might not be buying this game anymore because GI said it was 4 hours long. I was never planning on buying this game but it's definitely always been a day 1 rental.
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iceman06  +   1375d ago
I agree with the skill level comment. The first run through that I had with the demo level took me more than 20 minutes and just about all of my ammo because I was getting used to controls and figuring out the boss. Now, my second run (much smarter and paying better attention) cut that to about 9 minutes.

@Bathyj...I also agree with your statement as well. One publication doesn't really make a consensus opinion. It would be different if we had 20 reviews which all stated that the game was short (like MoH). But, even with THAT to me it's about the QUALITY of fun during this 4 hours. You can falsely inflate the time a game takes by putting redundant or pedantic objectives in a game that really are just fluff. OR you can just get balls to the wall fun. If it is the latter, I am more inclined to play it again...just to experience that fun once more.
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mricecreamman  +   1375d ago
hmm more like game informer only played 4 hours of the game. i don't believe the game is that short. so far there is only 1 review for vanquish that states being short. there is no evidence as of right now.
mricecreamman  +   1374d ago
ign.com review
the game DOES NOT TAKE 4 HOURS TO BEAT. according to ign.com it takes 6-7 ours to beat. here is the source

dredgewalker  +   1375d ago
4 hours is really short, but I do remember a lot of old games that I've finished within 1 or 2 hours back in the days. 7-8 hours is what I require for a single player campaign to satisfy me. I'm a little disappointed cause this has been on my radar and I liked the demo. I sincerely hope that this 4 hour length is just a rumor.
Grimhammer00  +   1375d ago
I'm kinda oddly ok with 4hrs. Lately, I think that the cost of games is too high. Pretty much gaming has (on the HD consoles) become an adults hobby. That and teenagers with means.

So, with my obligations and addiction to mp FPS's...maybe this is ok?
I'd rather have 10hrs though.

Still...4hrs of awesome is better than 10hrs with 2hrs of filler.
(yes the math doesn't equate) lol
yamzilla  +   1375d ago
it's four to five hours and no multiplayer??

not to be vulgar but.....why the fu@k would you not just rent it???....

hell, you can play through it twice on a saturday, take it back to the video store and say some crap like
" i rented this for my little brother but my mom said he can't play it",
or whatever lame exscuse you wanna use and get another game....lol...personally after that blurry messy demo, i will pass
SovereignSnaKe  +   1375d ago
-i'm still getting this no matter what!, I just can't believe given the Talent working on this Title, they would allow it to be that short of a game!!, NO F'ING WAY! .. but i've been too excited for too goddamn long to just forget about it!! :D
big_silky  +   1375d ago
i've always found reviewers time estimates to be way off. i find games they call long to be fairly short and vise versa. already people will be going into this with a bias and will be watching the clock instead of enjoying the game. this is why i don't read reviews anymore.
VampHuntD  +   1375d ago
I will admit I cancelled my preorder after hearing about length. But it had nothing to do with the length. Even if it is 4 hours, challenge mode will provide several more hours, plus I know I'm going to replay it agian and again just like I've played the demo again and again.

I canceled because I realized that I'm still playing Castlevania and have Brotherhood and Black Ops very soon. I also have several games to play in my backlog that I've never even opened.

I'm still buying this game and new. Platinum games deserves support.
AKissFromDaddy  +   1374d ago
"You the man" :-). I support Platinum Games with new sales too.
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TwistedMetal  +   1375d ago
The game is less then 7 hours long with no online mp or coop
and its a shooter. Now lets go back to what all of you said about every game that was short and had no mp or online or coop you freaking hypocrite piece of crap disgraces of gmeing. your worse then a politician. heck you lie worse then the big banks who stole peoples money and you think like them.

vanquish was never on my radar because it looks like a crap game and im not paying 60 for that. ill be getting fallout new vegas which offers way more with 60+ hours of gameplay etc.
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teedogg80  +   1374d ago
I canceled my pre-order yesterday and put it on Time Crisis. Might pick it up later when its cheaper. Need to show my Move some love anyway.

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