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Agents of Mayhem review

Set in the Saints Universe, Agents of Mayhem is the newest IP from Volition and it takes far more from the Saints of Row series than just the universe but also manages to craft its own identity – it’s no mere clone – but I do feel it borrows more heavily from Crackdown, which is no bad thing.

Comedy, action and super powers, what more could you want from an open world game?  The ability to fly would certainly be top of my list, but rather than give the agents the OTT powers of the Saints, Agents of Mayhem is more routed to the style Crackdown – there is even a central ‘agency’ and team of agents.

Agents of Mayhem’s band of miscreants are far from good, instead, they are the lesser of two evils – it’s the ultimate tale of bad vs. evil – and together as part of three man teams, their bad habits and terrible jokes are the world’s best chance at stopping LEGION.

Set in Seoul, South Korea, the city looks great and while it isn’t large in size, there is a lot of verticality to it. From exploring skyscrapers and building sites to beating the many underground LEGION lairs. There is plenty to explore, but unfortunately it all looks the same. Underground lairs follow very similar layouts and the city is soulless and lacks any district identity. Instead, the game has its sights firmly set on giving you an experience that changes purely based on the agents you use.

This does mean that Agents of Mayhem can become very monotonous should you jump in with the same three agents. Missions follow similar routes and objectives, it’s only the boss battles that provide any deviation from the rinse and repeat formula. It is fun though and like the many characters in the game, it doesn’t take itself too seriously, which helps Agents of mayhem stand out from some of the other open world games that pride themselves on giving you a huge playground to explore.

Tagging three agents in and out is the main strength of the game. Essentially giving you three lives, the squad mechanic also allows you to bring in a diverse team of skills should you wish. Each character has a unique style, weapon loadout and various abilities to choose from. You can even embark on a story-driven mission for each of them. As each character levels up new skills become available and your only consideration is which skill to choose. This makes the progression of characters very ‘lite’ when compared to other character driven games – there is no complex XP tree to explore or branching choices to choose from, which I feel is a real missed opportunity.

Another missed opportunity is the use of gadgets, or rather, the lack of using them. As you play, resources can be collected from fallen enemies and can be used to craft gadgets, which can be slotted to the LB button. Each gadget may only be used up to the number you have crafted and to slot a new gadget you must go into the inventory screen, not really ideal when you’re in the heat of battle. I instead relied on my team’s abilities, missing out on the many zany gadgets you can craft. This doesn’t mean resources are completely useless. Once discovered, LEGION tech can be crafted and slotted onto each agent’s abilities essentially providing an additional buff to their attacks.

With a great cartoon cel-shaded edge, the action of Agents of Mayhem is slick. Levels are full of explosions and there are plenty of characters to recruit and choose from. While the game does sway a little too close to racial stereotypes and lewd humour, I really enjoyed playing as part of my own Thunderbirds come Ben 10 cartoon show. It’s just a shame that Agents of Mayhem doesn’t have any real online functionality beyond cooperatively completing contract targets – taking a squad of three agents into Seoul with your friends would have been an absolute blast.

Thanks to Koch Media and Deep Silver for supporting TiX

Final Agents of MAYHEM have been revealed

Agents of MAYHEM, which releases on August 15 have had its final Agents revealed in a new trailer.

The “sadistic, brutal and completely destructive” also known as Carnage A Trois are headed up by former US Army Drill Sergeant Braddock, a master tactician from “a long line of military lifers”, the Carnage A Trois team benefits from her inside knowledge of LEGION grunts, since she trained most of them.

We start off with Braddock, who makes use of her cigar to mark enemies for laser attacks, while Yeti, who is an elite Russian soldiwho who survived a top secret ‘cold-warrior’ program, designed to create super soldiers.

Finally we meet Daisy, a minigun-wielding roller derby girl with a bold and brash attitude that has no filter. Check out the trailer below for more info.

Call in the firing squad in Agents of Mayhem

When LEGION’s most sinister troops are wreaking havoc & MAYHEM needs to get the job done, Persephone’s calls on The Firing Squad.

But who are the squad?

First off, Scheherazade, the enigmatic assassin has a thousand stories about her past, no one knows the truth, no one that is, apart from Persephone. Incredibly mobile and incredibly deadly Scheherazade fights with her sword or debilitating knives and has the speed to vanish only to reappear next to her target.

Next up, we have Oni, who radiates an aura of fear that weakens most enemies before he uses his pistols to deal a fatal shot.

Finally, we have Pierce Washington, who was recruited into MAYHEM after Persephone witnessed his capabilities on Devil’s Night and became Kingpin. While able to cover any situation with his machine gun, when the going gets tough, Kingpin calls down an irresistible musical force that lulls enemies into a sing-a-long they will never walk away from.

It’s just over a month for Agents of Mayhem hits the shelves, check out the trailer for more info on the Firing Squad.

Saints Row Favourite Johnny Gat Returns In Agents of Mayhem

Saints Row fans love him, Saints Row fans want to be him, and now they can.  Johnny Gat returns as the 13th agent in Agents of MAYHEM!

Agents of MAYHEM is an single-player, open-world, third-person action game which will be released on August 18th. Fun, funny and full of high-action moments and laugh-out-loud scenarios, in Agents of MAYHEM, you run a no-holds barred operation against the shadowy super-villain organisation, LEGION, fighting to take back the world after the horrors of Devil’s Night.

The “Have God recreate the Earth and retcon the entire world of Saints Row” ending of Gat out of Hell means that the dead don’t stay dead. Johnny is back where he was born, Seoul and he’s a cop; the events of Devil’s Night left Johnny in a coma. On waking almost a year later Johnny discovers that all of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency have been wiped out and replaced with C.O.P robot units. Johnny hates robots but loves guns and his reputation for wanton destruction makes him the perfect fit for MAYHEM. Exclusively available to those pre-ordering Agents of Mayhem at retail, Johnny Gat will be the 13th Agent of Mayhem. Featuring his unlock mission, his personal mission, vehicle and character and weapon skins, and the unmistakable voice of Daniel Dae Kim, that’s a whole lot of Johnny.

For those that prefer to pre-order digitally, the 13th Agent will be Lazarus. A brand new and exclusive character, Lazarus is a merging of woman and machine; the top rung of the evolutionary ladder. As an agent of MAYHEM, she encounters an endless stream of competitors ready to challenge her for that distinction. While she’s evolved beyond her own humanity, she still has a great love and respect for humankind as a whole. MAYHEM allows her to watch over those quirky human beings whose flaws and peculiarities continue to fascinate her to this day.

But that’s not all, pre ordering Agents of Mayhem at retail or digitally will also secure the “Legal Action Pending” skin pack for Hollywood, Hardtack, Fortune, Braddock, Yeti and Daisy.

More details on Agents of MAYHEM can be found at www.aomthegame.comYouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

Go For A Ride With The New Agents Of Mayhem Trailer

The Agents of Mayhem are back and they have a brand new trailer showcasing the luxury vehicles you’ll be able to drive around Seoul, it’s a big place after all. When the Agents aren’t using their teleportation abilities, or climbing up the side of the massive buildings, or using the many construction sites that are repairing the damage done on Devil’s Night to get around the city, the best way to move around the streets is by taking one of their fleet of luxury vehicles created by the automotive genius of the ARK, Quartermile.

He takes his love of luxury cars seriously and treats them with the love and respect they deserve.

The first three agents recruited into MAYHEM are revealed

The first three MAYHEM agents have been revealed.

Hollywood, Fortune and Hardtack make up the first recruited agents of the Franchise Force.

Agents in your squad are able to instantly teleport into and out of combat. This allows on-the-fly swapping of agents in the field, allowing one to heal while another takes their place, or allowing the best agent for a particular fight or task in your squad of three to replace the currently active one.

Agents of Mayhem is due to be released on August 18th.

Agents of Mayhem gets a release date and new trailer

The Saints Row spin-off, Agents of Mayhem, from Volition and Deep Silver, will be releasing on this August 15 in the US and August 18 in Europe.

Along with the release date comes a new trailer where the Agents offer up some hints on themselves and what abilities they wield.

In Agents of Mayhem, the only hope for governments and global corporations swept aside by the evil LEGION are a group of corporately funded super agents called the AGENTS of MAYHEM. Set loose in the city of Seoul, with your choice of three agents each offering a different set of skills, weapons, as well as their own unique looks and personalities, you must bring LEGION to their knees.

Saints Row returns… Kind of

It’s been a while since the Saints graced our consoles with a fresh new game but they are about to make a return… well, kind of. Volition, the brains behind the Saints Row games are bringing out a ‘new IP’ called Agents of Mayhem – but by the looks of the trailer, it has some serious similarities with the Saints – queue the dubstep beats and purple neon.

Sharing the same Saints Row universe and set in an open world, the agents of M.A.Y.H.E.M (the Multinational Agency for Hunting Evil Masterminds) are fighting the forces of L.E.G.I.O.N (the League of Evil Gentlemen Intent on Obliterating Nations).

I really dig the comic book style – the whole team vibe has quiet the Battleborn feel about – only time will tell if it’s as much fun as Saints Row.