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Second Vanquish Demo Incoming

Usually, we're satisfied with one demo. But Sega and Platinum Games wants to one-up the competition.

According to Eurogamer, a second demo for Vanquish will come to both North America and Europe on October 22, a few days after the game releases. The first demo was pretty darn entertaining; it featured a ton of action, a massive boss fight, and gave us a chance to sample that flashy, dynamic control scheme. It's currently available on both the PSN and XBLA if you missed out. As for the second demo, it'll gives us a "part of an extra game mode and a separate entity next to the main story." Basically, it's a mode you'll have to unlock as you move through the game; in other words, you'll have to earn what you see in the demo that shows up on 10/22. October is loaded with a ton of potentially great titles and Vanquish does stand apart thanks to a relatively unique style and structure. But it will definitely help to have a second demo available to try, don't you think?

With so many games coming out, all these demos should prove to be quite beneficial. We can't afford to grab every game at $60 on the hope we'll love it...sometimes we're convinced, sometimes we're not.

Related Game(s): Vanquish

Tags: vanquish, vanquish demo, platinum games, sega

9/22/2010 12:34:20 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (28 posts)

Amazingskillz
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 12:55:05 PM
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The first demo was wack. It was cliche. The physical animations of the character running looked silly and unreal in comparison to other 3rdps. The boss fight was corny as sh_t. You basically shot the big mecha type boss a thousand times before he fell. I was expecting so much more. This is not a top notch game based on the demo.

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Akuma07
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 2:02:12 AM

Okay, I dont know many action tps' that DONT involve shooting the boss a thousand times.

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GuardianMode
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 12:55:05 PM
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The game looks good and the demo was ok. Yet Im still up in the air about buying it. Renting may be the way for me.Hopefully the second demo may change my mind.

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frostface
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 12:57:45 PM
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For this game I really believe we need that second demo. I really enjoyed the first one but all we got to do was play the preview footage we'd seen many times in the weeks and months leading to that demo.
For me to be convinced of this games greatness though, I need to see more. If the whole game was just slight variations of that level then I think the novelty will wear off pretty fast.

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Ergi
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 12:59:46 PM
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The first demo didn't do it for me either, though the description of gears of war on crack was quite right. I'm glad they are bringing a second demo, and not just for plus members hehe.For once I would like there to be decent melee combat in a third person shooter ( a bit of a side note but there was some potential in Vanquish to make an in depth melee system).

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Temjin001
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 1:08:33 PM
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Yes, it will help to have the demo and I'm glad I have access to it without a barred or delayed entry due to membership fees.

I want to continue to speak out against this stuff because we've seen that devs have listened to consumer out crys in the past: Infamous 2 and WipeOut HD (in game ads etc)

and on a side note, considering Castlevania's sketchy past, it would be nice to try out their rebooted game without any entrance fees.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 1:33:59 PM
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Hope this one's better. Doesn't really matter though, October belongs to New Vegas!

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 8:49:11 PM

You getting it for the sure to be buggy PS3 version or the wonderful PC version?


Yeah, I already know the answer.... :)

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 9:02:27 PM

Sorry I was watching the Hell's Kitchen season premiere and I think Gordon was talking through me.

I'm getting it for the PC, I heard about all the bugs the PS3 version of Fallout3 was plagued with. I also prefer the control setup on PC.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 9:28:12 PM

I'd rather have the buggy PS3 version and play in my chair on my big screen than in a little corner on my little PC screen.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 9:40:37 PM

I simply run dual monitor when I wish to have a big screen. I have my 46Bravia hooked up to my computer.

I'm looking forward to the game, I've gotten over my "Fallout3 isn't a reall Fallout game" and I'm impressed with what Vegas has shown me thus far.

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Deleted User
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 1:40:18 PM
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cool. I will download the 2nd demo. I must be the only one who liked the demo as for the Oct 19th release date i be getting Fallout New Vegas & EA Sports MMA along with Vanquish and not only that a week before they come out i getting Medal of Honor special edition.

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ed_winchester
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 2:35:39 PM
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Cool, I was sitting on the fence about this game then played the demo and loved it and quickly pre-ordered it (it was going cheap on Zavvi) but lately Ive been considering cancelling my pre-order as pennies are tight at the mo but this second demo may convince me to keep my pre-order.

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ace_boon_coon
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 3:28:00 PM
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i really want this game, it's fun and all, but i can't see myself payin 60 bucks for it.

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Phoelix
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 4:38:37 PM
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I was put off by the whole "this game is on crack" business that I noticed in the video. Then I played the demo and it was actually a lot of fun -- the mobility from sliding and precision of slow-mo are really awesome.

Unfortunately, the game does (imo) suffer from horridly cliche character syndrome, and it'll only be single-player.

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Victor321
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 5:25:25 PM

Really? It was a little bit, but not that much from my perspective. However, the voice of Burns reminds me of Snake, for some reason =D lol

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Phoelix
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 1:18:38 AM

I'm hoping that it's not as bad as I think it is.

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Victor321
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 5:21:23 PM
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Awesome, can't wait!

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 6:02:41 PM
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Sweet stuff but it doesn't really need another demo.

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Victor321
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 6:23:02 PM

Well, the more exposure of a new IP, the better right =D?

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hadouken
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 7:38:05 PM
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I like sega's aggressive marketing campaign. Maybe more games will follow suit.

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SolidFantasy
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 8:38:25 PM
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The demo had a very smooth and down right enjoyable gameplay mechanic to it, but I can't help but fear that this game will lack variety and maybe even lack strategy. I look forward to the review.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 9:00:58 PM
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The game seems to be way too fast paced for my gaming tastes but I like the idea of a 2nd demo to showcase more of what the game has.

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th3_bLy
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 10:10:02 PM
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I definitely enjoyed the demo. The ARS and the slow-mo was pretty cool imo. Kinda sucks there's not gonna be any multiplayer, was looking forward to playing with some friends.

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___________
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 3:28:22 AM
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still not interested in this, bayonetta disappointed me way to much.
as the saying goes, fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.

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JackC8
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 7:55:51 AM
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I was playing a third person shooter when the Vanquish demo came out. The gameplay was virtually identical to the game I was playing. I was actually pretty good at it withing 1 minute of starting it.

I dunno, that was just a turnoff. I'll be getting my sci-fi fix from Dead Space 2, Mass Effect 2, Deus Ex, Fallout New Vegas and Enslaved - all of which offer a whole lot more than dime-a-dozen running and gunning.

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ro kurorai
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 10:25:18 AM
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I don't get SEGA at all, honestly -_-
Just yesterday downloaded the Japanese version of the "Vanquish Challenge Mode Demo" and guess what, it supports the same languages the first EU/US demo does.

The demo even defaulted to English text/subtitles and audio - guess it adopts the system language setting.

So why the heck won't SEGA release it internationally asap when no localization is required?!

Anyways, the second demo confirmed that Vanquish ain't gonna be my cup of tea.
I didn't survive the fifth wave, the demo was way too frantic and chaotic.

It basically pits you against wave after wave of increasingly more tough enemies. By wave five none of my AI companions was still standing and it was basically impossible to beat the crap outta the enemies - for me at least.

Besides, Platinum are claiming PS3 is their lead, but somehow Bayonetta on 360 ran at a constant 720p60fps, whereas Vanquish defaults to 30 fps and dips even below that. Don't get me started about sub-HD - on my display Vanquish's visuals are blurry, which is unacceptable that late in PS3's life cycle! The last exception I made was RDR 'coz it's awesome ^^

I'm with Jack on this one. Playing ME1 (PC) atm to import a male Shep to ME2, 'coz Tali needs some lovin' =)
DeusEx will be my sci-fi game of choice. Enslaved CE has already been pre-ordered of course, the demo confirmed it was a good decision. My only concerns are UE3, as it clearly dropped frames under stress and there were slight hints of screen tearing.

As long as the screen-tearing doesn't exceed Heavy Rain's level though, it should be fine. Neither the tearing nor the slowdowns seemed game breaking or fun hampering elements to me.

Just afraid that once again our 360 playing friends will receive a better version of the game thanks to UE3 -_-

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RebelJD
Friday, September 24, 2010 @ 5:51:42 PM
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Vanquish was definitely flashy but while playing the demo I felt it lacked something. This game can be fun if it continues to grow while you play through it. For now, a second demo may be the way to go, if they give us a different path to experience within the game.

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