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Submitted by MasonicGamer 856d ago | review

Anarchy Reigns Review (MasonicGamer.com)

MasonicGamer.com: Anarchy Reigns has been a long time coming for Platinum Games, the game has only just launched here yet Japan have been enjoying it since July last year. The reason for such a delay is due to the game’s publisher Sega not having much belief in the title’s ability to sell but somewhere along the way they’ve had a change of heart. There’s also been a change of price as Anarchy Reigns arrives with at only £20 but is it enough? (Anarchy Reigns, PS3, Xbox 360) 6.5/10

IQUITN4G  +   855d ago
Excellent game but one that wont be seen for what it is ie a hybrid. Their is a tightness to combat that you wont experience during the campaign and it's something lost likely on most that play it. The real meat isn't the campaign - despite it still being a lot of fun- ,but the intensely tight mechanic that is fighting non grunts in multi modes. There is a share of non grunt action too in campaign but it's more the focus in multi- even with just single player bots

Anarchy campaign feels much more like a like an over the top well delivered Streets of Rage style while the more intense multi needs you be highly aware of the core mechanic that is to parry and take advantage of openings. In this sense multi modes are like playing a 3d Street Fighter but while in free roam and with aspects of more campaign style grunt action layered in dynamically to great effect. Unlike what's preceded this genre before then and so 6/10 is short sighted especially as it very much works

Most people will ignore this on the basis of media or any word of mouth that has it down as shallow. Those on the fence should at least try it out and even try sinking some serious time into learning how to play it the correct way. Quite different to Bayonetta too in that it isn't combo heavy which is another reason people may think it's shallow actually. Give it a proper try though especially at this price and you may be quite surprised
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Myst  +   855d ago
Well said and agree with pretty much everything you have said. It's a shame the game has been getting so many mixed (on the low side though) reviews. As it is down right enjoyable and for 30.00 you get quite a bit of content especially in the way of modes.

After reading your comment I'm itching to play now :D
IQUITN4G  +   854d ago
Yeah it's hard to argue with the price. It's no wonder people wont be accepting of what's here but as a game it's good at what it sets out to do. Lots of modes as you say makes it an excellent package. I suppose it depends what you want out of a game as well and I'm happy with the main attraction that is large arena based intense multi laughs- even with just bots
TuxedoMoon  +   855d ago
I rented out the ps3 version of this game and based on just the single player, this game is about a 6.5~7.5/10 game. Nothing about the single player blew me away and just felt weak compared to Bayonetta and Vanquish. This game is a fighting/brawler game which means it becomes more fun with other people. Since it was only a rental, I only had the game for a few nights. Those few nights it was extremely hard for me to find anyone to play with, particularly the team modes. Hardly anyone was doing ranks those nights and no one was on the casual stuff. This game is simply not that popular...you know since everyone else is either watching netflix or playing COD on the ps3.

What makes it worse is that this game has no local multiplayer. It would've been a great powerstone-esque party game, but the fact that they left it out kinda warrants that low score imo. It's a fighter with no local multiplayer.

I like platinum games as a studio, but IMO, this is their weakest game I've played yet.

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