It’s not even out until Friday, and already retailers are moving to drastically undercut the RRP of Sega’s upcoming console shooter Vanquish.
Good for consumers
Anticipating low sales I see.. a lot of people got turned off of the fact that the campaign is short. More incentive to buy, rather than rent which is what most people would do.
Honestly this is a good move. It's going to look negative on their part, but if the game truly is 4 hours long then they need to drop the price to that of an XBL or PSN game. It needs to come out at $20-$40. Ideally $30 would be best.
why are single player games so short now days? what was stopping the dev from making the game last at least 8 hours? i mean, lazyness? or do they INTEND that you replay the game again and again and again...in which case, add more characters/moders/unlockables/ locations/challengers/ etc... i mean, tbh, even if its the best 4 hours in the world...its still 4 hours =/ you could finish it in a day
well demons souls is a game where the true experience relies on the player having a few playthroughs- trying different things, getting new items, new locations. when i think about it, its a pretty short game. but im on about my 20th play through. im hoping vanquish is like that, and going off how many times i played the demo trying to get the best score i could, i am not worried at all.
Its the X360 limiting the gameplay hour. lol
For the game Vanquish the intention is to replay it over and over again in attempt to become the fastest you can be at the levels. There will most likely be challenge modes within the game that will set a time to beat similar to the way Mirror's Edge did things. Mirror's Edge was also slammed for being short though if you got into the time trials you could easily spend more than 15 hours with the game. Some games like Vanquish or Mirro'r Edge intend to cut the multiplayer in favor of a personal growth for the player. It's up to the player to explore how good he is at the game. Games like Metal of Honor or Call of Duty rely on a strong multiplayer experience to keep the game going. Some people show how good they are by setting the best times some like to get online and frag friends. It's just s a difference in approach. In truth the game isn't out yet and we are unaware of unlockables/ challenge maps/ different modes/ and the players could always limit themselves with personal challenges. Such as beat the the demo as fast as possible using only the default machine gun, no grenades, no turrents. There even might be dowloadable content for the game in the form of new costumes new levels, more challenge modes etc.
I was turned off by the demo. I played it, then deleted it with no intention of ever buying or renting it.
Played the demo and not fun so I guess why some retailers might be kinda scared and just lowered the price to move all the units that they have
That's obviously not a good sign...
I smell a flop :(
Although these are pretty good deals, TBH.
4 hours of gaming, and cut in price before release Lmao I know this game will be a disaster.
Lets see, the game lasts about 4 hours, so it should be like 15-20 euros, max. IMO
Should be slashed - its 4-5 hours long. No matter how awesome an experience it may be, its just too short. We'll see how long other retailers take to slash it. I don't expect it happening wide-scale very, very fast. I view this more so as some retailers trying to get a leg up on sales against other retailers.
I was expecting so much more from this game.. *sigh* oh well. :(
As long as they slash the price then I'm gonna be tempted to buy this.
its been like that for the last 4 months from zavvi, managed to get it for £22 with lenticular sleeve and codes, much rather get this than castlevania or enslaved at £32. whatever ppl say it has more replayability than vania or enslaved yet no one throws their toys out the pram for that.
Don't get excited about the deal, from what I can tell the deal is only for europe. Though it is good that at least a company like sega is not cheating their customers by charging full price for a few hour game. Thumbs up sega.
It's not Sega slashing the prices, it's the retailers. Sega are still stating the RRP is £39.99, so thumbs down if the campaign is really that short. However, I think a lot of people are misunderstanding this game. I expect it will probably take most people more like 6-10 hours to finish, depending on the difficulty level (4 hours was probably on easy). Also, this a 'score attack' game which has been given a bit of a storyline, but is essentially just an old school arcade shooter. The point is to run through it, upgrade, run through it again, upgrade more etc until you have all of it and are a robot-killing machine! Bayonetta was the same. @Lucreto - as long as you get it on 360, Bayonetta is a dream to play.
I am getting Vanquish with Bayonetta deal on play.com. I might not even play Bayonetta but it would be useful as a trade in for Dragon Age Ultimate Edition.
There is so much wrong with what you just said.
Fuck Vanquish. Play Bayonetta and DR:UE.
OR...do what you want and ignore idiots.
Yeah I'll definitely wait until its £20. The game is amazing from what I played of the demo, but when you have a shooter, that's single player only...and that single player is 4-5 hours long...doesn't justify a full price purchase imho. Will continue to play Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 and White Knight Chronicles 2
Come on Resident Evil 1/3 were 4/6 hours long... Vanquish is long by those standards. Plus I am sure playing on different difficulties will increase length by great amount. I will still buy that game. I think its awesomely addictive :P
I strongly disagree that any Resi was 4-6 hours, especially the earlier ones. In your first play thru, not knowing any of the puzzles or anything...also having to manage your supplies in those crates, going back and forth, back and forth....those things alone added at least an hour to the total game. But, for sake of argument, say you're correct, Resi 1 and 3 were 4-6 hrs longs. Those games came out how long ago?! Resi 1 was on a CD for pete's sake.
Alot of games this generation are 4-6 hours long once you take away the fillers and all that, believe it or not.
uncharted 2 was not 4-6 hours long lol, it was much much longer, even if you knew what you was doing
Neckbear - that said, its besides the point truly unless you name said games and we then compare. If you name a bunch of who gives a rat asses, then how strong is your point really? I'd say pretty weak... I'm not arguing that there aren't (if, in fact, there are - my comment may suggest that given the statement re how old Resi 1/3 are, but that's not the point I'm making). What you're simply stating is that b/c other games are 4-6 hrs (again, if the case), that's its cool for Vanquish to be as well. That's to me a complete logical fallacy. Its also a slippery slope claim that lends itself to "well, I'm a dev A and I just made a 2 hr game that I'm selling for 60$" and Dev B steps in a year later and says "well, here's a 2 hr game for 60$ - its cool b/c Dev A did it a yr ago". Next yr, Dev C makes a 1 hr game and Dev D then a yr later follows suit. Down to 30 mins., 15 mins., etc. etc. etc. That is EXACTLY what your logic allows for. Now, after addressing that, I'd also like to address Piros again w/ the "long by those standards" comment. How is this so? If, in fact, Resi 1/3 are 4-6 hrs and Vanquish is also 4-6, how is Vanquish "long by those standards". Seems to me they'd be equal, no?
it has 5 chapters, each 1h long, 15 pounds at best
Think I'll will go for the play.com deal and get bayonetta with it.
I want better graphics, better physics, better sound and a longer story. No excuse for games being that short these days with all the storage that even a dvd can has. I may get many disagrees but if I'm paying more money I want more content in all areas of the game not just graphics
if the game is as short as they say,im wouldnt even pay that much,id pay 15
Well i played the demo and loved it. The short story has me concerned though. I havnt really been following the game. Does it have a MP portion?
vanquish demo was really good, but not even I want to part with my hard earned money for a couple of hours worth of fun
Sucks that it's so short. It was truly one of the first single player demos that I played over and over again, loved the demo.
This game regardless of quality should be no more than 30 dollars tops.
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