Agents Of Mayhem
Agents of Mayhem is an action-adventure open world game played from a third-person perspective. The game features twelve agents, and players can choose any three to complete missions and explore the world. The agents are comprised in four trios: the Bombshells (Italian engineer Joule, Indian immunologist Rama, and German football hooligan Red Card); the Carnage a Trois (American field strategist Braddock, American derby driver Daisy, and Russian "Cold Warrior" Oleg Kirrlov under the alias "Yeti"); the Firing Squad (American gang leader Pierce Washington under the alias "Kingpin", Japanese hitman Oni, and Middle Eastern assassin Scheherazade); and the Franchise Force (Colombian former sky pirate Fortune, United States Navy chief petty officer Hardtack, and Canadian actor and proclaimed "Face of Mayhem" Hollywood). Three additional agents are provided via downloadable content:
Agents of Mayhem
Each agent has their own unique play-style and abilities. For instance, Hardtack uses a shotgun as his primary weapon, while Hollywood utilizes his assault rifle. As players deal damage to enemies with their weapons, players accumulate points that will fill up a bar. When the bar is filled, players can utilize the agents' Mayhem abilities, which are superpower moves that greatly aid the player in combat. Different agents have different mayhem abilities. For example, Fortune can use her drone, GLORY to stun enemies, while Hollywood can trigger massive explosions around him. Players can switch between the three agents they have selected freely, and experiment with different combinations of agents to see which trio of characters suit their playstyle the most. Movement in the game is fast. The agents can triple-jump around the city or use cars to traverse the game's world.
In addition to the main campaign missions, there are also unlock missions, which unlock new agents for players to control, and personal missions, which delve into the back-story of these agents. Different agents will have different personalities, and their responses to in-game events vary. As the player progresses in the game, the agents will gain experience points, cash, skills, new gadgets, and mods that enhance their combat efficiency. There are also cosmetic customization options for the agents and weapons featured in the game.
In the backstory, Persephone Brimstone was once part of the supervillain organization L.E.G.I.O.N and part of their plans for world conquest, as well as married to the Minister of Envy. L.E.G.I.O.N would reveal themselves to the public with a worldwide attack to topple the world's governments that would be called "Devil's Night". Persephone learned that L.E.G.I.O.N's leader, the Morningstar plotted to harvest the power of Dark Matter to alter reality and ascend into godhood. Persephone put a stop to those plans and took off with an airship called the ARK, and in retaliation, L.E.G.I.O.N. and her husband launched an attack on her home city of Paris. Having turned against L.E.G.I.O.N completely, Persephone used whatever recourses she could get her hands on to form M.A.Y.H.E.M and take revenge on L.E.G.I.O.N. "Devil's Night" would also play into the backstories of many of M.A.Y.H.E.M's agents.
At the start of the game, Persephone sets up M.A.Y.H.E.M in Seoul, South Korea where they track down Dr. Babylon, the ambitious leader of the Ministry of Pride for L.E.G.I.O.N. who plans on harvesting a giant dark matter crystal from a comet. The Franchise Force is sent to kill him but fail. To distract M.A.Y.H.E.M, Babylon uses his lieutenant Hammersmith to cause destruction around Seoul to distract M.A.Y.H.E.M before Hammersmith is defeated by the agents. Babylon then uses August Gaunt, a young singer and another one of his lieutenants to brainwash his fans and attempt to turn the city of Seoul against M.A.Y.H.E.M, but the agents confront him at his concert and shut down his technology, exposing Gaunt as a fraud.
M.A.Y.H.E.M then plans to retrieve a sentient computer program called AISHA, a virtual female idol group that L.E.G.I.O.N is using as a virus, but one of Babylon's cybernetic lieutenants by the name of Steeltoe falls in love with AISHA and starts a relationship with her. Steeltoe and AISHA intend to merge their AI's, but Steeltoe is killed by M.A.Y.H.E.M'S agents at their "wedding". A vengeful AISHA, led by their red avatar, begin a smear campaign against M.A.Y.H.E.M, eventually taking to creating a musical single that would kill its listeners, before eventually starting an attack on the ARK'S computer programs. The other AISHA's realize how unstable Red Aisha is, but most of them are killed leaving only the Red and Purple AISHA. The Purple AISHA willingly defects to M.A.Y.H.E.M as their agents destroy the Red AISHA.
Getting desperate, Babylon sends in Ariadne, the brilliant daughter of a scientist Babylon killed before trying to brainwash her with a microchip. Ariadne overcomes the microchip, but the effort drove her insane and she plots revenge on Babylon. Ariadne launches robot attacks on Seoul, and abducts multiple people, including M.A.Y.H.E.M's technological engineer Katy "Gremlin" Fox. The agents go on to rescue Gremlin, but while they are successful, Ariadne manages to escape before cutting the microchip out of her head.
Finally, M.A.Y.H.E.M seek to find Babylon's giant robot called Project Damocles, but when they eventually uncover it, Babylon launches a citywide attack, and even an attack on the ARK before commandeering Damocles and extracting the dark matter crystal. It's then revealed that Ariadne had placed her microchip in Damocles to drive Babylon insane as revenge. This backfires, when Babylon realizes he now has the ultimate power in L.E.G.I.O.N and goes on a bid to usurp the Morningstar and remake reality in his image. Babylon uses Damocles to go on a rampage and the power of the dark matter crystal to begin to rewrite reality where he rules the world. The agents enter the rift to battle Babylon and his recreated minions, and eventually destroy the dark matter crystal. With the crystal destroyed, reality goes back to normal as the Damocles crashes to the Earth. Babylon and the agents survive the crash, but Babylon is taken and presumably killed by L.E.G.I.O.N enforcer Marcus Longinus as punishment for his failure, while Persephone has M.A.Y.H.E.M pull out of Seoul.
In 2014, after receiving $200,000 in incentives from the city of Champaign, Illinois, Volition began hiring upwards of 100 employees to begin work on a new project. Little was known about this game until a trademark for Agents of Mayhem filed by Koch Media (Deep Silver's parent company) was discovered in May 2016, along with résumés linking the project to Volition. Further speculation arose from a 2013 Polygon interview with Volition's Scott Phillips, referring to Saints Row players as "agent[s] of mayhem". The game was formally announced on June 6, 2016 with a cinematic announcement trailer released via IGN. Agents of Mayhem was released in North America on August 15, 2017 and in Europe on August 18, 2017.
Brett Todd, in a review for GameSpot, concluded "there's little to Agents of Mayhem beyond its foul-mouthed and bombastic attitude, which push the game into grating and obnoxious territory. Throw in the poor mission design and bugs, and you've got a game with loads of mayhem, but not much else."
Agents of Mayhem is an open world third-person shooter developed by Volition, the studio that brought the Saints Row franchise. Players take control of a unique and diverse cast of characters, known as agents of M.A.Y.H.E.M., with unique set of skills and abilities from all around the world in a fight against the sinister L.E.G.I.O.N.'s Ministry of Pride in downtown of Seoul.
The only ones who are capable of turning the tide are the Agents of MAYHEM. Led by Persephone Brimstone, these uniquely skilled agents are going to take down this New World Disorder by any means necessary.
This action game is great in concept, but overall it stumbles in execution. First, the good news. An all-new superhero game is enough to get many gamers excited, and to this game's credit, the fast-paced action sequences, huge cast of diverse characters, and clever use of the environment all give a good first impression. The charming cartoon-like graphics and simple controls also help bolster the game's appeal. But it doesn't take long for the charm to wear off. For one, the constant banter between the superheroes grows tiring after a short while, laden with insults and profanity, as if the developers were trying to impress the gamer. It's excessive, and will cause many an eye roll. Secondly, while the action is fun and frantic, and experimenting with new superhero abilities and weapons is gratifying, the missions themselves grow repetitive after a while (unlike Saints Row or the similar Grand Theft Auto series, both of which offer more variety). Plus, you're expected to zigzag across the city often, even if it doesn't seem to make much sense given your assignment, and some locations, like the underground LEGION hallways, are drab. Third, the game is buggy, including instances of waypoints disappearing, not being able to swap agents during a fight, or getting a person or car stuck in an object.
Families can talk about violence in games. Could this game deliver the same experience without the same focus on bullet-fueled mayhem? Could the characters accomplish their goals without causing so much destruction?
In Agents of Mayhem, players find themselves controlling a small squad of Agents who, despite their vulgarity and bad habits, are the world's best hope against villains and mad scientists. Most missions allow players to hop in with a rotation of three agents (though they only play one at a time) who run, gun, and drive their way through hordes of enemies and a never ending lineup of explosions.
This is a practice which segues nicely if you ever choose to take that agent out into the field after unlocking them. If you ever want to change up your team of active agents, you can do so from the Ark by picking the three agents you want to use and the outfits you want them to wear (yep, each agent also has multiple outfits you can unlock). 041b061a72