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GF Rating
5.6

611 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
5

Fair

A strange beast...

posted by capthavic (ATHOL, MA) Mar 31, 2013

Member since Mar 2011

5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

To be honest I'm not really sure how to review this game. It seems like they tried to mix a brawler and a fighting game to meh results. The campaign has you trapped in fairly small areas/hubs where you complete challenges and main missions. The only way to progress is to earn enough points to unlock them, which is annoying because it usually forces you to play each of the side missions at least once. They aren't very fun or challenging (and who really cares about high scores?) but the only alternative is to fight the endlessly (literally) spawning enemies that attack you constantly...and that gets dull fast.

It feels like this was primarily meant to be a fighter because it does that reasonably well. The open world brawling is a lot more clunky but in both cases it is far too easy to get stun locked and killed with no way out.

I really wanted to like this game but, it was just a bore. Only got as far as the third area before calling it quits. Might be a decent fighter to play with friends but otherwise just skip the campaign.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Its kind of corny

posted by DrewdabossXL (MOUNT VERNON, NY) Mar 23, 2013

Member since Sep 2012

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

The music fits the setting well,The graphics aren't very good,and its player base ,must be like 5 people world wide because i cannot get into one player match or ranked match.So i don't even get to see this amazing multiplayer. The story is uninteresting and the dialog cant be skipped.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Fun Multiplayer, Not Much Else...

posted by dbzfan98 (LAKEWOOD, CA) Jan 10, 2013

Member since Jun 2008

6 out of 7 gamers (86%) found this review helpful

Anarchy Reigns is an odd game. Its game play is an odd mixture of a beat-em-up and a fighting game, it's kind of but not exactly a sequel to Madworld and it's narrative is entirely weird. Sometimes weird works, take a look at games such as Katamari Damacy and Psychonauts that are incredibly odd yet remarkable games for many reasons and sometimes weird doesn't work very well like in Anarchy Reigns.
The first issue that I have with this game is its campaign, the missions are monotonous for the most part, which is made even more noticeable by the incredibly bland enviroments that the games puts you in. It has an open world system similar to the one in MadWorld so you have to kill lots of enemies over and over to unlock missions which can get repetitive, especially later on when you'll have to really rack up points to unlock the next story mission. But at least in MadWorld, there was a unique artstyle that allowed you to overlook a lot of it's flaws.
Speaking of MadWorld, this game does absolutely no job of recapping the events of it which makes it confusing for newcomers, but not only that, it makes many contradictions to MadWorld's story yet it references the events of the game as if it's only taking a few things from the "previous installment" and leaving out the others so I always felt completely lost in terms of story.
The multiplayer however is one of the few saving graces of this whole game, while some game modes like survival(which is supposed to be co-op but ultimately devolves into kill stealing) aren't good, the game shines in Tag Deathmatch and Battle Royale. It reminds me of Powerstone, it's pure chaotic madness and while every character has basically the same combos with a few exceptions(bigger characters) they play differently enough to make it interesting.
Anarchy Reigns is an odd game, it could've been another great odd game but it lacks the character and fun that the previous games mentioned earlier have to make it on that list.

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