At first I wanted to write up a review for Vanquish, but I found it hard since there really isn’t all that much to say about it. All that needs to be said is that it does everything right when it comes to shooters and if you want a fast-paced unique take on the genre that isn’t another Modern Warfare or Halo wannabe, then Vanquish is right up your alley. My only complaint is that the campaign could have been a smidge longer, but I’d rather a great short game than one that feels like it overstays its welcome (I’m looking at you Sly 2). Play Vanquish. Love it.
RATING: 5 out of 5 / 8.5 out of 10
ZONE OF THE ENDERS: THE 2nd RUNNER
Last year I played Zone of the Enders and thought it was a decent mech action/adventure game, but left much to be desired. I just recently started playing the sequel and it already seems like it will be a good deal better than the original. I’m only 25 minutes into it, but ZOE2 will the next game I will finish. Check out Substance TV: Vol. 1 on Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner.