Agents Of Mayhem
hope roadhog’s lawyers aren’t reading this
A weird, surprising sidestep from Saints Row creators Volition. It’s set in the same universe, in a shiny, futuristic version of Seoul, but instead of playing as your own created character, you select from 12 pre-created agents who each have their own powers, dialogue and personalities. You can then switch between them at any time mid-game. It’s comfortingly familiar: it’s set in an open-world, and there are colourful sci-fi enemies and OTT weapons. One character, Hollywood, can activate a Michael Bay-esque barrage of random explosions in his vicinity, while Hardtack is a big guy carrying a shotgun who can reel in enemies to do close-up damage (*cough* Roadhog *cough*). Can this roster help us move on from our beloved Saints?