While the Eastern development front deals with a slump in game design, there are still a handful of devs pushing boundaries. Platinum Games is one such studio, who over the last few years has made a name for itself as a premier developer of familiar genres with interesting, game-changing twists. We saw it with the likes of Mad World on Wii and the hugely popular Bayonetta on PS3 and Xbox 360, which is why all eyes were on the studio's first real multiplayer romp, Anarchy Reigns.
According to James "Jickle" O'Connor, the Platinum ability to deliver the goods is still very much intact here, as he explains in his review, but he's also quick to point out that this isn't the usual tight design affair we've come to expect from these guys.
But even when they're not on-point, there's still sharpness to their work.
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