The next game from Saints Row developers Volition is not another open crimeworld, but it is... what is it? The announcement of Agents of Mayhem [official site] last week explained it was some sort of third-person, class-based shooter but now you can see quite what that means in the first gameplay footage out of E3. The answer is: yeah, it is some sort of third-person, class-based shooter, and it looks a bit bum? See for yourself.
Those fellas at the Ian Games Network got the scoop earlier this week:
So! Agents of Mayhem is a singleplayer third-person shooter in an open world with good-ish heroes (M.A.Y.H.E.M. - the Multinational Agency for Hunting Evil Masterminds) tackling supervillains (L.E.G.I.O.N. - the League of Evil Gentlemen Intent on Obliterating Nations) across future-Seoul. With a selection of a dozen characters (classes, in that MOBA-y way), you pick three to hit the streets then control any one at a time and can switch between them at will. They all have different abilities and weapons and can be upgraded and customised but... it doesn't look fun or interesting as a shooter?
The game's not due out until 2017 so it's relatively early footage, and this is out of context, but right now it looks like any bland third-person shooter from the early '00s - down to the fixed camera.
Hrmph. Maybe the footage is too early or maybe I'm grumpin'. What do you make of it?
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