Conclusion: The games industry loves nostalgia, particularly when it involves something under-appreciated in its own time. The Dreamcast's posthumous valorisation is like this. And so, criminally, is much of Clover Studio's finest work - especially God Hand, the daddy of 3D brawlers and a total sales flop.
Conclusion: The Short Version: Anarchy Reigns elevates brawling into its most unpredictable, hardcore and empowering form to date, allowing it to stand tall alongside the very best online multiplayer games of this generation - regardless of genre.
Pros: Exquisite multiplayer brawling sporting powerful and balanced mechanics, Outrageously visceral, unpredictable and deep, Loads of levels, characters and gametypes, Meaty and satisfying singleplayer campaign
Cons: Relatively weak graphics despite personality-laden visuals, No splitscreen or local multiplayer