The B-List - Vanquish

Tyler and Kevin revisit Vanquish and go crazy with 3rd person cover shooting!

Discussion

121 comments
gf61
gf61

I'm confused why are they choosing someone who's bad at games to show how good it is? Then have the one person who has played it to only do the talking. (second vid so far)

atreyu27
atreyu27

This game was amazing. The credits were even better.

BradBurns
BradBurns

The B-list is an unfortunate name for a show that focuses on good (often overlooked) games.

Vanquish was a damn good game. Which is why I'm watching this after I platinumed the game a while back.

macca366
macca366

One of the few games I wish would have had multiplayer

RobDev
RobDev

I don't understand the people slagging off the "quality" of the game playing in the video. It's a short showcase of the game while having a conversation about it. So what if he didn't upgrade or got killed. the last thing you wnat is in the middle of a showcase he starts opening menus and upgrading. It's not a review its just a video highlighting a game you may have missed.

Evan-0-Matic
Evan-0-Matic

WOwowowowowo WOW... This guy is absolutly terrible at playing this game! He had no idea what he was doing! Sticks to cover the whole time, hardly moves, and has no idea how to use the boost/ 'bullet time' mechanic.

Go back to playing GOW, ya' moron. Cause that's all you appreciate in a 3rd person shooter apparently. Ass hat.

Kevin! You're killin' me smalls! If you love the game as much as me, and appreciate it for how awesome and innovative it really is... Then do us all a favor and pick up the controller next time. Please!

H4num4n
H4num4n

What has Vinqush to do with the B-List?


ps: I will not watch the video 'cause you guys at Gamespot suck at playing games. Pls hire capable players for your videos >:)

Uri-Z
Uri-Z

STOP REVIEWING GAMES KEVIN!

You CAN NOT proNUNciate.. Your voice is abysmal.. bah

Double_Wide
Double_Wide

Vanquish is an awesome game. The end!

knight_killer7
knight_killer7

omg so much ammo arround in the ground and he kept somehow having no ammo IN EASY MODE!!! AND THE UPGRADES!!! UPGRADE EVERYWHERE AND HE DIDNT PICK EM UP!!!!

jmr1986
jmr1986

Best action game of 2010 hands down. It's a shame that the singleplayer campaign was too short, the tactical challenges however add some replayability to the game.

gamingnerd121
gamingnerd121

It hurts me to see people play it like a cover shooter. Vanquish is supposed to make the most use of the glide feature.

dxshah786
dxshah786

kevin is one of the best in gamespot, the other person is just full of bull, he was talking bull in one of his game  "pre order" stuff video.

ViskiJack
ViskiJack

Superb game great action set pieces bad story but not worst than any other shooter.I would love to see a Bioshock Infinite level storyline with such polished game play.Now that would be a masterpiece for the ages.

broost1
broost1

at one point one of these critics/journalists/whatever, fired out the phrase "synaptic relationship" which was surprising as previously i had assumed they had the combined i.q of a root vegetable.  annoying when people get paid to communicate and are like uuugghhh yeah, like ummm, dude, yeah so like yeah but no uhu and then like ummm some stuff happens which is like ummm yeah cool ummm pass the spliff dude. god they're painful to listen to.

Good game!

combigotes
combigotes

you learn to play vanquish when you play in  hard mode, and  just you understand what the hell happens on screen... Sam looks like a blender... GREAT GAME!... you guys play like Gears of War (so much time in cover), another great game but... different style.

Morphine_OD
Morphine_OD

The dude haven't even read Rendezvous with Rama for fuck's sake! His opinion is totally irrelevant.

megadeth1117
megadeth1117

Decent combat mechanics, and that's about it. Just like every other Platinum title. 


DETfaninATL
DETfaninATL

This game is absolutely one of the most overlooked and under-appreciated games of all time, right along with Bulletstorm. Really an incredible game....

SEEDman_X
SEEDman_X

check out the pile of 360s in the background!!!

liass
liass

You guys stay to much in cover, plus wen you glide around the map try and shoot enemies, stop gliding from cover t cover.

wen I played this game I finished it in 8 hours and died 80 times on normal, but at least I had fun, it was exciting. 

liass
liass

1 rst  the point of this game is to not rely to much on cover and zoom around the map shooting things with precision

2cnd the cigarette smoking draws the enemy away from you  as the protagonist flicks it a short distance, and the enemies follow heat signals as they are robots.

this is one of the best shooters in the world its so crazy yet requires skill. 



Prats1993
Prats1993

Its funny how people have forgotten that this game was made by Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil 4, God Hand, Dino Crisis)

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

The introduction was completely naff.

"We were thinking about not playing this game because it's very violent and has lots of explosions but then we thought that in times of crisis you should remember the people you love and the *things* you love, and we love videogames sooo..."

That's the lamest thing I've heard in a while.

If he absolutely felt the *need* to justify playing a game on a gaming website he should have cut the crap and said "...but then we thought that's totally ridiculous because if people were really feeling so fragile then they wouldn't have come to a gaming website in the first place, and particularly not to a video about shooting and explosions".

There's being sensitive then there's just being dishonest.  You don't need to justify playing a game just because something terrible happened somewhere else that you can't possibly help with.

Halloll
Halloll

the story, the music, the bosses, the end stage scores. playing this game made me feel like I'm in an arcade.

1234ritchie
1234ritchie

I liked this game, reminds me of Binary Domain too, need to go back and play these!

kagento
kagento

Ladder climbing animations... remember the one in Enter the Matrix? Godawful :D

HalcyonScarlet
HalcyonScarlet

I loved this game and Gears, but I don't understand the popularity of Gears but none for Vanquish. I wonder if it's because of the lack of multiplayer.

In single player, I thought Vanquish was better. When you compare to Gears one, which is kind of short and has terrible ai which really shows itself on 'hardcore' mode.

LukeWesty
LukeWesty

Vanquish, another game I would never have experienced if it wasn't for PS+, really enjoyed the game.

Carl_Gelin
Carl_Gelin

What is the guy in the black shirt looking at to his left evey 2 seconds? :P

Jahhhhva
Jahhhhva

Never played this game, looks pretty good though.

How ´bout playing Syndicate in a future episode, I´d watch that!

alwin8695
alwin8695

Man you make me want to play Vanquish again

game_more
game_more

Dude I love Vanquish. Seemed like a low budget game, like WarFrame. When you play it though its like a blast of fresh air. It was unique and fun. 

If you liked Vanquish try WarFrame. Its beta is free on steam.
Warning has a few glitches but its free ;)

Paoksis
Paoksis

@gf61 because he represents the average console peasant

Minasodrom
Minasodrom

because it misportrays the possibillities of the game mechanics. its like showing people a bad trailer of a game and it leaves a bad impression on a game that most of the people that played it loved! we gamers hate that ;)now my rant: he plays it like GoW or any other cover shooter for that matter. after getting used to the controlls u can pull off some insane moves and its mich more fluent. also the repeating scenes are kinda great to try out new techniques to take out the enemies. just have to get a bit creative, in the most positive way that is..

btw i agree with the upgrades and ammo part, who gives a shit

Minasodrom
Minasodrom

haha cannot agree more! have to dissagree on the moron part. i dont know how to play sports games so their fun, and i concider myself to be smart :P

RobDev
RobDev

@knight_killer7 I don't think the point of the video was to actually play the game correctly as much as showcase it.

Minasodrom
Minasodrom

your grammar is painful to read.. :P

LukeWesty
LukeWesty

@DETfaninATL  

Exactly my thoughts, all tho it was a little short and the ending was made with a clear direction of a sequil which never came so that wasn't the best of endings but that aside great game, great fun.