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You don't have Vanquish????? Get that game now!!!!!!!

PlatinumGames makes great games, but they don't sell as many copies as they should - Vanquish hasn't broken one million sales.

Would the maker of MadWorld and Bayonetta be better off sticking to and establishing one IP?

"They are an excellent studio. They're one of the best in Japan - we certainly saw that with Bayonetta," Sega West CEO Mike Hayes told Eurogamer.

"And even though Vanquish didn't achieve the commercial success that we hoped, it got a great Metacritic. Even MadWorld, which was as bizarre as you like, had a Metacritic of 81 per cent. An exceptionally good studio.

"The nice thing about working with PlatinumGames," he added, "is that you can dip into their pool of creativity and see what they come up with next. And that's like gaming used to be. To have the freedom to have a partner like that is good. We tend not to put the suits and restrictions on them and 'you now must do this'. It's like, 'What have you got next then guys?' And if we think there's a commercial opportunity then we want to partner with them."

Gary Dunn, senior vice president of production at Sega, offered: "They are more than one team. There are different teams inside PlatinumGames and they have different DNA, and you expect to see different excellence out of them."

More than one team - a Bayonetta 2 team?

"I've got no comment on that," said Hayes.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-05-18-platinumgames-better-sticking-to-one-ip



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Vanquish is a crappy 3rd person shooter that is very low on content and deserves less sales than it has.

 

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Time for hype

I think we all came to that conclusion the very week the game came out.



Vanquish is awesome.

And apparently Shogun 2 exceeded expectations:

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2011-05-16-to-be-this-good-takes-ages-interview?page=2

They also consider Creative Assembly to be the crown jewel in their development arsenal, given their consistant quality.



I plan to pick up Vanquish so should i just wait til it gets really cheap or will it all just dissappear?

I rarely see Vanquish in store but do see it randomly.  I was wondering if itll just stop or will it come back with alot in stock months later at the bargin bin?  Cause i've seen a few games I thought were going to be rare and dissappeared but then suddenly showed up at my local walmart with tons of copies for under $20.



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Deserves alot more , game is awesome , only problem is that its too short.



Something I've noticed is fast paced and sci-fi shooters are risky. Vanquish is both of these. To make matters worse, it offers no multiplayer. How many successful shooters this gen don't offer multiplayer?

Its not surprising it failed. Too little value.



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leatherhat said:

Vanquish is a crappy 3rd person shooter that is very low on content and deserves less sales than it has.

 

:)


This.



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KylieDog said:
leatherhat said:

Vanquish is a crappy 3rd person shooter that is very low on content and deserves less sales than it has.

 

:)


This.


In both of your dreams maybe...

In the realworld Vanquish has more single player gameplay goodness in its pinky than Gears of War 2 during the entire game.

Sure it doesn't have MP, but maybe Platinum didn't feel like or had decent ideas in making MP for this game. Many games with pointless, crappy, "me too" MP prove that sometimes less is more...



HKN said:

Deserves alot more , game is awesome , only problem is that its too short.


Pretty much.

I loved the game but the problem was it was over in just a few hours.

I was glad to give Platnium $30 for the game but in the long run regret paying that much because it was so damn short.

They need to make Bayonetta 2 fast and get it ready for January/Feb. It should sell pretty well in the off season.



It's just that simple.