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POSTED 24/8/17


AGENTS OF MAYHEM

Volition/Deep Silver



It’s just a Seoul kind of feelin’...

Seriously, all that fucking purple – you’d think that this was some sort of Saints Row thing or something. Maybe a Prince game? Well, it’s a Saints Row offshoot. We’d say don’t call it a spinoff, but it is. There’s all manner of connections to Gat and company’s exploits. Hell, he’s even bonus DLC!

At this juncture, we must utter one word – awesome!

Basically sticky-taping a smidgeon of Overwatch vibe into the Saints Row open-world-of-nuts format, AoM is a third-person action adventure thing that starts out in a future mix of Seoul. It totes a distinct emphasis on killing, but it’s justified. The three mad-as-fuck executors of violence from MAYHEM (Multinational Agency Hunting Evil Masterminds) that you select may not be good people, but they’re doing good things – in particular taking out the invading forces of LEGION. That’s “League of Evil Gentleman Intent on Obliterating Nations”.

Your 12 core operatives each belong to one of four factions, but you can mix and match akin to an all-you-can-kill smorgasbord. Each has their own specialty, be it heavy weapons, small but nimble ones, or just all-out audacity assaults. You want upgrades? You’ll choke on ’em!

Main missions, sub missions (not the underwater type, duh) and schlep quests are the go, and there are heaps, although repetitiveness sometimes says hello. Difficulty fluctuates, but you can choose any level of hardness upon selecting a mission. This is cool, especially when you find that you suck balls at a particular assignment.

Too puerile there? That’s nothin’ compared to the game. AoM is superhero movie cliché meets Saturday morning cartoon series – via the direction of Guy Ritchie. We like to call it The B-Team.

Like its parent, AoM is as dumb as all get-out – but if you have a soft spot for childish humour that makes you giggle despite yourself, then you’re not just going to have a ball, you’re going to have a whole bunch of them.

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