A new trailer for Agents of Mayhem was released for the upcoming third-person shooter for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The trailer is nothing special, showcasing the butch black chick, Braddock, being a butch patriotic black chick; the Russian ice dude, Yeti, and the foul-mouthed roller chick, Daisy.
These are described as Persephone’s final time, the Carnage A Trois.
Volition does everything in their power to make the game exciting, using fancy edits and a collage of carnage in order to convince gamers that it’s something worth playing, which you can check out below.
Okay that trailer doesn’t do anything for the game, but in the press release they linked to the Soundcloud account for Deep Silver, which includes the theme songs for Agents of Mayhem, and I have to be completely honest: those songs are cool.
You can listen to the Soundcloud playlist below, and I’m shocked that the themes are as catchy as they are. Check it out.
It’s a shame that such a lively soundtrack is being wasted on a game like Agents of Mayhem.
The main problem is that the gameplay is a rehash of Saints Row IV but with a MOBA-style skill overlay for the hero-shooter style character selection. Worse yet is that all the weapons and skills are restricted to the characters, so if you like a certain weapon you’re forced to play a certain character.
Even worse yet is that there are DPS characters, support characters, crowd-control characters and tanks… IN A SINGLE-PLAYER GAME!.
There is no co-op or PvP so having these different character classes still makes no sense to me at all. There’s no visual character customization outside of preset skins for the characters, and the leveling up and skills still don’t make any sense given that the game’s enemies are mostly the same kind of bullet-sponge enemies featured in Saints Row: The Third and Saints Row IV.
You can look for Agents of Mayhem to launch on August 15th for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.