AGENTS OF MAYHEM
OUT NOW / PS4, XBOX ONE DESIGNERS Anoop Shekar, Ryan Mccabe CAST Cherise Boothe, Mark Allan Stewart, Melanie Minichino, Salli Saffioti
A SAINTS Row spin-off, which should give fans of the series some indication of what to expect — wall-to-wall third-person shooting action (with the odd bit of driving, exploring and platforming thrown into the mix), spectacular boss-battles, humour of the toilet-oriented variety, preposterously powerful guns and lots of explosions. But here the gameplay has been reimagined as a squad shooter although, bizarrely, it remains single player only. Still, the game’s core — shooting the hell out of stuff to make it spectacularly blow up — is satisfying to the point of catharsis. And while it’s never particularly smart, there’s the definite sense it’s the sort of game that will develop a cult following in the years to come.