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
At this juncture, we must utter one word –
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
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.