Looking back at classic Looney Tunes cartoons is quite the eye-opener. What these zanily-drawn characters did to each other was horrific.
You had safes being dropped on heads, explosions turning bodies to ash, and anvils creating human pancakes. Any modern day live action remake would need to carry an X-rating.
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It makes more sense than you might expect, then, to find a game that sets gangs of these beloved cartoon characters against one another in mortal combat.
It's a familiar formula by now. Steadily assemble a crew of diverse class-based characters, pick a team, then send them into countless turn-based scraps.
Once in battle, you must patiently take turns to select from a limited yet bespoke roster of moves. Bugs Bunny can drop a safe on his opponent's head, while deep cut Fishercat Sylvester Jr can heal the team with a tasty fish supper.
This sort of game lives and dies by how much interest you have in the stuff you're grinding for. If the core characters are bland or indistinct, it's very easy to give up in the face of the sheer simplicity of the gameplay.
But when you're working towards unlocking Road Runner or Marvin The Martian, it's rather different. It helps that the developer has nailed the visual execution, with outlandish and beautifully animated special moves that really capture the essence of the characters.
Still, if you're a fan of both casual ARPGs and the classic Looney Tunes universe, there's a lot of simple fun to be had with World of Mayhem. That's all folks.