Posted on July 29, 2010, Phil Owen Vanquish Goes Casual Auto
For Platinum Games’ Vanquish, there will be five difficulty modes. Three of them have “traditional names”: Casual, Normal and Hard. The highest setting, which must be unlocked, is God Hard. The lowest setting is called Causal Auto.
Hmm, what could that mean? I don’t know. See if you can figure it out from this quote from a blog post by Platinum’s Shinji Mikami.
“Vanquish has four difficulty settings to choose from. One that is surprisingly fun is Casual Automatic mode. Before we started work on it, I can’t say that I had high hopes; however, once we got it up and running, I was pleasantly surprised to see that I was wrong. Once you get your target on the enemy, the rest is easy as pie. I’m sure saying it that way makes it sound totally uninteresting, but when you actually give it a shot, the tempo it gives the game play will make you jump up and say, ‘Woohoo!’ ”
Sounds like Bayonetta’s Automatic mode, which kinda turned that game into a rhythm game. What that means for this title, which is a third-person action title, is anyone’s guess though. Auto aim, maybe? I guess we’ll find out on October 19, when this thing hits 360 and PS3.
As long as you’re not playing on Casual Automatic mode, you might take advantage of our complete Vanquish walkthrough, available here.