Platinum's New Game Is Actually Called Anarchy Reigns
To me, this sounds like MadWorld's atmosphere mixed with a Power Stone style title. Maybe even an arena shooter (if Platinum used to be Clover, then maybe they have some ex-Capcom guys there who did Spawn:In the Demon's Hand or something).
Anyway, I actually played MadWorld, so I'm not thrilled at ANY game with a relation to it. It had a rad presentation, but a lot of that seemed more like it sounded cooler on paper than it worked in-game. The black & white visuals meant that everything in the background got lost in...the background, so you'd frequently murder everyone in the current section without seeing - and using - many of the environmental traps. This could've been remedied if the game didn't have a stupid timer, but it did, so you had to rush through everywhere. A timer? What is this, 1994?
Besides Vanquish, I haven't played a Platinum Games title that was truly amazing. And Vanquish was the work of Shinji Mikami; who doesn't even work there! Bayonetta was crazy in all the wrong ways, which distracted from the otherwise amazing combat. And I already mentioned the failings with MadWorld. I hope this new game is a step up for them. And that they can produce a title of Vanquish's quality sans Mikami and whatever talent he took with him to Tango and Bethesda...
It could be a fun game but there's not enough to go on. While I loved Bayonetta, I wasn't too enthralled with Vanquished so this game will have to prove itself to me. Regardless, I'm glad Platinum is out there making crazy games that no one else is. :)
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