Agents Of Mayhem
Developer/publisher Deep Silver (Volition) Format PC, PS4, Xbox One Release 2017
This is the logical next step for Volition, a studio that dragged the cast of the Saints Row series ever closer to superhero status and that ended Saints
Row IV by destroying the Earth. Having written and designed itself into a corner, it’s choosing to blast its way out with Agents Of Mayhem, a game that owes a debt to the likes of Overwatch and Destiny but has no PVP component, and which gives a single player control over a three-person fireteam.
You can switch between characters at the touch of a button, allowing the lone wolf to enjoy the sort of synergistic interplay of a team shooter or MOBA, your every action filling a shared super meter. For better or worse, it seems Saints Row’s personality has been consigned to the bin, but this is an intriguing premise that already feels satisfyingly well implemented.