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POSTED 31/1/13


ANARCHY REIGNS

SEGA

PS3 (also on Xbox 360)

Antichrist? Anarchist? Wanna destroy passers-by?

Well, we know what you want and we know how to get it – grab Anarchy Reigns. It’s the latest creative splooge from the Platinum Games brainboxes, it’s a successor to MadWorld, and it’s magnificently mental. Assuming that you like batshitcrazybonkers brawlers, you’ll love it.

MadWorld peeps reappear, along with others – even spunky Witchipoo Bayonetta if you nab the Limited Edition edition, which is seemingly the only edition. Some appear in the single player campaign, but most donut – oops, sorry, hunger invasion, obviously we meant ‘don’t’. Anyway, here it matters if you’re black or white, at least as far as which path you’ll take when tromping about utilising an initially baffling array of combo button stabs to take down continually-spawning gangs of increasingly more powerful ne’er-do-wells possessing an increasingly awe-inspiring collection of weaponry. The more you dismember, maim and otherwise obliterate – and the more stylishly you accomplish said feats - the more points you snag. First you get the points, then you get the unlocked missions – of main and side flavours. It’s riotous big dumb action fun, if not somewhat overwhelming – lots.

Then there’re the myriad multiplayer modes – and we must emphasise the word ‘multiplayer’ as it ain’t just one-on-one. Think combatical 16-member orgy and you’re wavelengthily tuned-in. Some would consider this the bread, butter and hundreds-and-thousands of AR – so the fairy bread thereof - but we’ve a rather hate-hate relationship with online. Spawn SPLAT! Spawn SPLAT! Spawn SPLAT! The moral of this sad tale of sad sadness? Practice like fuck before hopping online or you be pancake, sister. Or brother.

Kinda Blade Runner does Sin City visiting Fight Club with Hellboy, except gamey rather than movietastic, natch, Anarchy Reigns is a bit hessian undergarments here and there, but perfectamundo for anybody into insane brawling insanity... right now, hahahahahahahaha!

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