Summary: Anarchy Reigns isn`t a decent game as GI says it is but it does have it`s flaws. But the overall quality is what will make you keep coming back. I`ll start with a summary of the story: Anarchy Reigns (or Max Anarchy) takes place in an alternate universe of MadWorld, another game from Platinum Games, where it is the post apocalyptic future. Familiar characters like Jack, Rin-Rin, Mathilda, Baron, and Amala return. and new ones are their for variety.
Summary: If you like Dynasty Warriors and Streets of Rage then Anarchy Reigns is definitely up your street. It's quite a fun game and the controls are quite easy to get used to, though there are some times when I wish there was more to the move set. It's not quite 'game of the year' material, but a definite contender for best fighter of 2013.
Summary: Anarchy Reigns is an old school brawler that has it all. The graphics, whilst not bleeding edge, are suitably arcade style. A 3D scrolling beat-em-up is at its core. You can pick up and use weapons/items within the large and detailed arenas, unlocking new missions as you go. A substantial, dual story, single player mode is the perfect complement to the action, which is very much structured around a multi-player design.
Summary: Anarchy Reigns is worth four stars of rating. If you like to rumble with mutated characters and over the top heroes, single or multiplayer gameplay on a scorched earth type settings, then this is for you. If not it's worth a try, the game is non-stop action from start to finish. It features earth shattering action and an intense firecracker type effect on the screen.
Conclusion: Despite being released at a budget price Anarchy Reigns yet again demonstrates Platinum Games, creators of the underrated Bayonetta and Vanquish, ability to create a truly satisfying video game. At first glance it is certainly a little rough around the edges but a few minutes spent with the game soon reveals a complex combat mechanic.
Summary: Despite the 1 year delay, I was very much looking forward to this game. It seemed that the single player campaign was very short unfortunately, although I had a great time beating the 2 campaigns available. Despite the matchmaking taking a considerably long time in my experience, the online multilayer is very solid gameplay and great fun and with a variety of characters with different game play styles and abilities, similar to a fighting game.