VANQUISH: The Oath of Brothers Review
- Unique side-scrolling action-RPG gameplay.
- Multiple characters to unlock.
- Lots of back-story tied in to the game.
- Rendering of depth is difficult to adjust to.
- Great art style marred by low resolution repetition.
Vanquish: The Oath of Brothers is a constant brutal ride that challenges players with its gameplay and art style, but might be too much for anyone that's not a hardcore fan of Action-RPGs.
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The Action-RPG is a genre that can take a lot of beating. It's a flexible genre that lets you put as much or as little of each genre into the mix and still "get away with it". Vanquish: The Oath of Brothers is the latest Action-RPG from Gamevil and tries something new with a more "on rails" experience.
Vanquish sports the usual virtual analogue stick and buttons that you'd expect, but the game is not as simple as it seems. Combat is fairly standard, with the usual combination of attack and special-attack buttons available, but movement is far more unique. The game is "on rails" and continually moves the screen along while your character is free to move in the field, yet Vanquish also tries to add true depth by making the 2D scroll fit into a 3D environment. This is highly unique, but also immensely confusing as clumped groups of enemies can sporadically balloon out if you shift the field incorrectly.
The art style for Vanquish is definitely on par with Gamevil's best and utilizes great special effects. The game is rendered with an ink wash brush painting style that's initially beautiful to play. Sadly the repetition of black and white environments lends no depth to the game's locations and variations in enemies are often too subtle to appreciate while playing.
Vanquish: The Oath of Brothers is an interesting experiment with the Action-RPG genre that hardcore action fans will enjoy, but its flaws are hard to pass over for more casual gamers.
DescriptionVANQUISH is now FREE!!
AN ARTISTIC ACTION RPG
The developer of ZENONIA and HYBRID: Eternal Whisper takes you on another breath-taking journey to the era of the Three Kingdoms.
VANQUISH: The Oath of Brothers, is gracefully presented through the use of innovative ink and wash painting graphics.
It is a fast paced action RPG following a dramatic storyline.
"GAMEVIL's talented artists have really poured a lot into Vanquish" - IGN
"This game will be heralded for its impressive visual appeal" - Slide To Play
INNOVATIVE INK & WASH PAINTING GRAPHICS
Exotic effects using brush stroke art style
SLICK FAST PACED ACTION
Become the vanquisher against thousands of enemies
HACK & SLASH with RPG ELEMENTS
3 legendary characters, 25 achievement items and individual stage leaderboards
The Oath of Brothers: A THRILLING STORYLINE
Relive the dramatic events to keep the oath of brothers
The story is based on the Three Kingdoms era and begins where Guan Yu receives the news of Liu Bei. He leaves Cao Cao escorting the wives of Liu Bei. Cao Cao’s subordinates felt that Guan Yu behaved far too rudely and arrogantly by leaving without bidding farewell and wanted to pursue and bring him back. However, Cao Cao gives Guan Yu a clear passage to travel as he is well aware that none of his generals can defeat him.
Guan Yu begins his journey to reunite with his sworn brother, Liu Bei. Along the 5 passes, he encounters 6 generals. The generals of Cao Cao refuse to clear the way for Guan Yu. Infuriated, Guan Yu kills all of them. However, he soon realizes that Liu Bei was no longer in Yuan’s territory and had left for Runan. Guan Yu and his party then make their long journey back and finally reunite with Liu Bei and Zhang Fei.
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NEWS & EVENTS
What's New in Version 1.3- GAMEVIL Live bug resolved
- New icon
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