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Saints Row IV First Impressions Preview - Utter, Utter Madness
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The first time Saints Row The Third was shown to the press, the demo had the most remarkable opening. It began with the main character drop-kicking an old lady, before beating a passer-by to death with a dildo bat. Seconds later he was in a VTOL jet, raining fire on the citizens of Stillwater.

As statements of intent went, it was pretty powerful. Saints Row The Third was nuts.

Fast forward a couple of years and we’re sat watching a short announcement demo for Saints Row IV. Only about five minutes long, before the end we’d seen dubstep guns, inflating exploding heads, jumps that would put Crackdown to shame and a bizarre new storyline twist. Yeah, Saints Row The Third was nuts, but Saints Row IV is INSANE.

“So it’s a logical step within our universe for the player to become the President of the United States,” Volition’s Senior Producer Jim Boone explains to us later, with a smile on his face.

“So you become the President, you bring a bunch of people from your cabinet in, you make a bunch of changes to The White House and all of a sudden this alien empire turns up called the Zin. They go around like the Borg and suck people in, turning them into part of this empire. 

“Meanwhile, you get put in this simulation, this bizarre version of Steelport, and the Zin tries to indoctrinate you and break down your mind. That’s why the city is all messed up and full of alien stuff. There’s other areas you explore as well, other areas where you try and rescue friends from their own nightmare-ish scenarios. 

“And then you spend the rest of your time fighting with those friends and using the super powers that you gain, because it’s a simulation.”

See, we told you it was insane. The beauty of the idea is that within this alternate universe, Volition can do whatever it wants. All bets are off, all the rules are out the window, and the crazy crap they can come up with is limited only by their imaginations. It’s could prove to be a masterstroke.

You can see this in the whizzy super speed the player can run at and the huge leaps he or she can make over giant skyscrapers. In the press demo, when the character jumped for the first time, the whole room went “Woooooah!” And that’s before we’ve even got to the other super powers.

“The first one is the freeze blast, which essentially just freezes cars, people,” explains Boone. “Cars go sliding because they lock up, people can be shattered by running into them or punching them or shooting them. It’s great fun.

“And then TK, or telekinesis - which is probably my favourite - allows you to pick up any person, object or car in the world and toss it around. You can grab somebody off the street and ram them into a wall, then pick them up and ram them into a wall again, over and over. It’s a really nice stress release.”

All of these super powers, there’ll be more too, can be upgraded and mixed up with attacks from your weapons, for extra damage. And oh what weapons they are too.

“So the two we showed today were the Inflato-ray, which essentially is a big tyre pump that allows you to pump people up until their eyes pop out and they explode,” enthuses Boone. “And you can deflate people; you can inflate them up, and then let them breathe the air  out and inflate them again. It’s combat effective, but it’s also just fun.”

“And then of course there’s the Dubstep gun, which is a party in a box. That’s our description. Everyone starts dancing, cars start bouncing and when you kill enemies they start to go into the fast-forward reverse sort of dubstep visuals. I think people who have seen dubstep videos will understand. It’s just crazy to play with.”

Without doubt the funniest, silliest thing we’ve seen in a gameplay demo in all our years in the business, the Dubstep gun is hilarious. We were in fits of giggles when we saw it. 

“Yeah, the weapons are a great area for us,” says Boone, reacting to the big smile on our faces. “It’s another thing where we can just go nuts. All we ask is ‘Is it cool?’ ‘Are People gonna like it?’ And if the answer’s yes then yeah, let’s go with it.”

And therein lies the beauty of Saints Row IV. We’ve only seen a couple of weapons, a couple of abilities and a five minute gameplay demo, but we’re already convinced that it could be one of the most enjoyable, silly and just plain fun experiences of the year.

Grand Theft Auto V may be the open-world game that picks up the most critical plaudits in 2013, but when it comes to doing utterly insane crap with a big stupid grin on your face, Saints Row IV is the one to watch. We couldn’t be more excited.

Saints Row IV is out on August 20th in North America and August 23rd in Europe.




 
 

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Comment #1 by Dodgyknees
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 10:02:11 AM
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Never played 1 or 2. I did play 3 and really enjoyed it even though I understand most people say it wasn't the best. I'll definitely pick this up.


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Comment #2 by BurnTheWelsh
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 10:02:12 AM
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hahawh looks great! i LOVED saints 3. Day one this for me x


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Comment #3 by Nevander
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 10:03:57 AM
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Saint's Row 3.5


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Comment #4 by iBuzz7S
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 10:06:19 AM
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So... aliens and stupid weapons? Why have I heard this before..... oh yeah, it's because it was in Saints Row: The Third and its DLC. So further proof that an entire game is built around an add-on. Nice!

I will rent Saints Row "3.5". If they force me to buy an online pass to play local co-op, then Deep Silver deserve the same treatment THQ went through.


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Comment #5 by TheBrute1997
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 10:09:43 AM
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Just don't focus on the insanity too much, Saints Row 3 was so disappointing. I clocked well over 50 in Saints Row 2 and maybe 10 max for number 3.


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Comment #6 by TheBrute1997
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 10:11:08 AM
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Oh, an "Dubstep Gun"... Just... No.


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Comment #7 by Ministry4390
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 10:13:00 AM
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Saints Row was terrible until the Third.


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Comment #8 by H0p3sfalL
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 10:14:34 AM
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Hopefully it will be priced at around $40 and not $60 since this was going to be a expansion for SR3.


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Comment #9 by Space Cadet
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 10:22:50 AM
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Fellow Saints Row enthusiasts! Please proceed to the following link and vote for stuff you'd like to see in the collector's edition:
http://kwiksurveys.com/app/rendersurvey.asp?sid=43mpp9qwqrrd2ry115081&refer=t.co



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Comment #10 by XxStuartxX 1990
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 10:23:57 AM
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I wish they would have just turned this into a new IP after the second, it just looks wrong to me.


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Comment #11 by Ministry4390
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 10:29:31 AM
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This is not an expansion. In fact, the expansion for the Third is now coming out as DLC for this one.
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-14446-Enter-the-Dominatrix--Director-s-Cut--DLC-Heading-to-Saints-Row-IV.html


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Comment #12 by AkaDad555
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 10:33:38 AM
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I'm surprised at all the negative comments. Why do people hate fun?


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Comment #13 by bob101910
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 10:39:54 AM
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And I thought trying to explain what I was doing in Saints Row 3 was hard... this will be impossible. Looks like Saints Row mixed with Crackdown with lots of extra crack.


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Comment #14 by hotdogenigma
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 10:43:42 AM
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Fucking dumb!


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Comment #15 by itself
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 10:43:57 AM
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@12 Because some people don't know how and instead of doing something they enjoy or that is fun to them, they'd rather be miserable and try to make others just as miserable.


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Comment #16 by DecadentBeaver
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 10:50:41 AM
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I'll be getting this for sure. Loved number 3. Was an absolute scream. Never played the first 2. But I would like to give them a try. Heard plenty of good things about them.


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Comment #17 by iBuzz7S
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 10:50:47 AM
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@12 and 15 - you obviously don't know what it feels like to spend hundreds of hours on video games, only for it to all fall apart in 15 minutes. That's how long it took for Volition Inc. to kill off Johhny Gat (Spoiler? The game is 2 years old.) and ruin a huge part of the Saints Row story. Not to mention reusing the same city for 3 games and from the look of things, it's going to be a 4th.

There's a difference between having fun and killing the fun. Volition Inc. and THQ killed the fun. Deep Silver are not helping heal that pain.


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Comment #18 by Hurricane Of 87
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 10:50:55 AM
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"it’s a logical step within our universe for the player to become the President of the United States" :D

Anyway the Sr trilogy has had one of the biggest fluctuations in quality I've ever seen.

SR1: Abysmal
SR2: Incredible
SR3: Decent but surprising dull and boring in spite of the KRAZEE.

Good to see they got a built in reason to alter Steelport. Hopefully Volition can make it not shit the same way SR2 made Stillwater not shit.

Also pre-emptive LMFAO if Eurogamer don't condemn this game in their review for the same reasons they've slated Dead Space 3's DLC.
"Clearly stuck together from existing assets, [SRIV] doesn't add anything to its [previous] game other than a punchline that makes it clear [the player's time playing SRIV] were ultimately a waste of our time."
What with Volition telling the player in advance this whole thing takes place in a simulation I can see moaning about how some shit 'doesn't count' or whatever.

Red Faction still has the best novelty weapon of all time: A unicorn that shoots rainbows out of its arse.


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Comment #19 by creaper210
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 10:52:34 AM
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Sounds awful. But I'll probably get it sometime anyways just due to the fact that SR1 and SR2 were amazing.


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Comment #20 by GREATDISTURBED
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 11:50:47 AM
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i dont see why people rage if you did not like the thrid then dont get fourth its as simple as that its not hard and lets all remember saints is a sandbox its meant to be over the top wow some people expect the world from video game makers these days my days


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Comment #21 by AlienDenzil85
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 12:49:19 PM
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Despite the hate, I enjoyed SR3 and by the sound of things will enjoy SR4 too!


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Comment #22 by bookeworm
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 01:23:39 PM
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@17 They're not using the same city, it was Stillwater for SR1 and SR2 and Steelport for SR3 and SR4.

I think people fall into two camps... there are those who loved the more serious tone of the first two, and there are those who love the over-the-top sillyness they have moved to for 3 and 4. I personally love a free-roam world that aims to let you do whatever you want, and that is what they are trying for with 4.

Hail to the Chief!


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Comment #23 by Navy Fenson
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 01:48:02 PM
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@ 17: You were certainly involved in the story when you forget the difference between Steelport and Stillwater.

The second and first were trying too hard to be a serious and you got a pretty bland story which only became dramatic because of character deaths.
The third finally saw this and made the games object the one it should always have been: WORLD DOMINATION OF COURSE!
The Third wasn´t perfect, I admit. The costumes were much less than what was available in the second game, the melee weapons are all the same with different skins and the city was pretty lifeless and the boobs, butts and bondage was rubbed in you face all the time.

For stories you have GTA and for fun gameplay you have Saints Row.

Just give me "Supervillain: the Game". Superpowers like freeze rays and flight, fitting costumes with capes, coats and overalls, some weird headgears and masks like fireman helmets, a story where you face of against a villain but loose at the end to come and try next week, a bunch of stupid vehicles from Star Wars like a Wheel Bike and all is good.

Saints Row 4 could already be this game except on the story part. At least I hope so. If it doesn´t have capes I am going to wait for the GOTY anyway.


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Comment #24 by mjc0961
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 02:17:27 PM
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"So you become the President, you bring a bunch of people from your cabinet in, you make a bunch of changes to The White House and all of a sudden this alien empire turns up called the Zin. They go around like the Borg and suck people in, turning them into part of this empire."

Anyone else remember (and miss) when Saints Row was about a street gang taking out rival street gangs to control the city, and the game also had a rather awesome balance of silliness and seriousness? Remember when the Saints were ruthless killers who tricked people into monster truck crushing their girlfriends and buried people alive instead of little pussies who let people live in exchange for a small discount on shit? And now you're the president fighting aliens. This isn't even Saints Row anymore.

Oh well, this series and Volition will be dead soon, just like Red Faction.


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Comment #25 by Fozki Razormaid
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 02:22:25 PM
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SR1....FLAWED BUT STILL GREAT
SR2....REALLY GOOD AND LOTS OF FUN
SR3....STILL A GREAT GAME
SR4....NO THQ BUT I'M SURE VOLITION WILL MAKE IT FUN

cliff blezinski can keep his GTA realistic stuff
saints must keep its fun and insanely beautiful weirdness


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Comment #26 by RDrules
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 02:28:55 PM
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@23 did you even play the first 2? they didnt try to be serious in the slightest they were completely over the top in a less of an in your face we're being stupid laugh... please laugh, why is no one laughing at us way

and they actually had a coherent story unlike the 3rd that just shit over everything that the first two had built up... not to mention if you blinked youd miss the story since there were only about 6 actual missions in the game

@12 perhaps they just dont have the sense of humour of a 5 year old


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Comment #27 by RDrules
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 02:32:49 PM
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@11 if you actually read the article you linked to whats coming out is actually a directors cut containing the bits of the expansion that werent used... so this is still the expansion being used as a full game just been changed a bit but you can buy the bits that were changed back....


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Comment #28 by blleiffer
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 03:16:21 PM
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I have this feeling that this game is gonna blow. Its a shame i really liked 1-2 and 3 was alright.


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Comment #29 by E11I077H
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 04:23:31 PM
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Have not played any Saint Rows, i frankly thought it was a rip of GTA. This is evidently not the case haha!. Will give this is a shot


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Comment #30 by The Bovine Moos
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 05:36:53 PM
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Burt &*$king Reynolds.


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Comment #31 by 0913
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 05:38:40 PM
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@22 I agree, there are multiple camps for this series and there isn't necessarily a "right" one. I loved 1, it was simple and let me be a criminal. I liked the simple weapons, but it was also fun robbing stores by bringing the clerk to the back room safe. I also liked breaking into stores at night, that was fun. I had my gripes with 2, but it was really fun. With 3, I hated Steeleport, absolutely hated it. Unless I was downtown, every area looked the same. I also don't like how the clothing system changed. I'll wait to judge this one, and while I love Saints Row, I'd like to have a little bit more logical choice of activities to do in the game. Trail blazing was awful.


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Comment #32 by iTz WaffleS v2
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 06:29:10 PM
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Please Lee don't compare the SR Universe to the GTA universe. Two completely different things, and as far as I am concerned, after playing SR3, I more than likely won't be picking this up. Especially after having beat SR3 in no more than.. 3 days I think? And an hour spent on each DLC. I remember 100%ing the game around 40 hours dlc included. After that, there was nothing to do. Everything was done and everything was found.

Whereas in GTA I've clocked well over 600+ hours since GTA4 came out.

With GTA5 coming up soon, I know my money is in good hands with R*.


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Comment #33 by Spartanic Ghost
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 07:48:07 PM
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I feel like I'm the only person on the planet that likes the entire series.

And for the people saying the first two games were super series, do you not remember having the ability to call up a zombie version of your dead homie? Or having a giant pimp hand that sent people flying across the map when you hit them? Or Insurance fraud? Or "Bullshit! That's last years Fall collection!"

It really seems like hardly anyone caught the fact that the series has ALWAYS been silly and over the top. It's especially hilarious when people say that 2 was awesome because of it's seriousness. You know what my fondest memory of the game was?

I walk into my buddy's place to come chill, and he's playing SR2, and he's in a flame retardant suit, on fire, on an ATV, ramming cars to make them explode, hitting shit to shoot fireballs, and listening to Men at Work's 'Land down under.' That was my FIRST experience with SR2. The games have always been and will always be silly. If you're looking for a serious crime/gang sandbox game, just go play GTA or TrueCrime or some shit. Saints is about fun, quirky, ridiculousness, and that's exactly how the people that love these games want it to be.


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Comment #34 by Steve-o85
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 07:48:51 PM
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600 hrs? That's 25 days!! That's..that's INSANE!!!


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Comment #35 by tunaleg
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 07:51:21 PM
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I've lost all interest and respect for this franchise after the Third


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Comment #36 by CheetyPants1327
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 09:01:26 PM
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Personally, I just hope that If I do spend my money on pre-ordering this series I love so much, I just want closure with the whole "Dex Story".
Have the developers forgot about this dude?


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Comment #37 by Kivlov
Saturday, March 23, 2013 @ 12:34:27 AM
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What killed SR3 for me was how dead and lifeless the world felt, it was small and had no unique areas to go inside, nobody was out doing daily life, no boats in the sea like in SR2, no planes taking off or landing in the airport like in SR2, could no longer throw objects, no longer power kick people into space, the guns were all ugly and useles.

Even if this one is way more fun the only friend of mine who also buys this has lost all faith in it and won't buy it, and can't rent it if it has an online pass just to play the god damn co-op. So either way I can't get it, unless they pull some amazing rabbit out of a hat and then maybe I could convince him to buy it also.


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Comment #38 by MOOGIE101
Saturday, March 23, 2013 @ 12:36:44 AM
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I think its the right move for them, GTA has gone all serious & so to counter that SR went OTT.

I felt SR3 wasn't as good as the previous game, BUT still had a laugh with a mate running throught it in Coop.

As many have said, this looks like SR crossed with crackdown. Will just be a silly but fun OTT sandbox game.

However it does have the feel of an expansion rather than a fully fledged sequel. Can't see me paying full price for it, but once I've done GTA5 I'm sure I'll get hold of it for a few laughs.


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Comment #39 by RDrules
Saturday, March 23, 2013 @ 06:05:47 AM
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@33 thats exactly what i mean, 1 and 2 were silly and over the top, if dont know where anyone got this serious thing from, SR2 was a hilarious psychotic gangster game with so much to do and see that i sunk hundreds of hours into it...

3 took alot of what made 2 fun and hilarious away and replaced it with fart jokes

Id actually draw a parallel to the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy movie with it, original book - hilarious stupid book that would have anyone crying with laughter, TV series - an amazingly funny adaption of the book that cuts a load out because its for TV but keeps on with the stupid humor thats not completely just in your face trying too hard. Movie... "oh look he stood on a rake time to laugh" its like theyre taking it because it was funny and over the top and just trying way too hard to make you laugh more and its just not funny anymore... its an 18+ game aimed at 12 year olds



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Comment #40 by Blasphemy
Saturday, March 23, 2013 @ 09:25:02 AM
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Really hope this is the last game of the series. If they aren't going to make it like 1&2 it can just die for all I care.


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Comment #41 by Deadshot33
Saturday, March 23, 2013 @ 11:08:00 AM
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Yawn. Saints the Third was garbage. It felt like cheesy pick-up-and-go arcade action. The storyline continues to kill of key players that makes games great. There are reasons why other games have characters that the player can connect with, it makes them successful.
As for Saints 4, I'm going to skip it. I hate this because Saints 1 & 2 are great games and never grow old.
My suggestion, Scrap this DLC game and bring it back to Stillwater HARDCORE. It seems most GTA/Saints games have gone soft. Bring it back with brutality, not suction cup darts. Until then, GTA5 FTW.


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Comment #42 by artphobia
Saturday, March 23, 2013 @ 12:30:07 PM
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Almost started to wound like City of Heroes. RIP


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Comment #43 by artphobia
Saturday, March 23, 2013 @ 12:38:59 PM
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Sound*


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Comment #44 by The Red Russian
Saturday, March 23, 2013 @ 01:48:16 PM
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Reminds me of "Destroy All Humans!"


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Comment #45 by CrazyAssassinBR
Saturday, March 23, 2013 @ 03:46:28 PM
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@41 You say GTA has gone soft in one sentence and in the next one you're like "HAIL GTA". Ok.


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Comment #46 by UnicornsInChina
Saturday, March 23, 2013 @ 03:54:00 PM
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Despite the amount of hate SR3 seems to be getting here, I really enjoyed it. I'll definitely be picking this up.


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Comment #47 by alkoopman
Saturday, March 23, 2013 @ 03:55:02 PM
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the third was fun but they need to go back to the style and gangsterness of 1 and 2.


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Comment #48 by Big Stoz
Sunday, March 24, 2013 @ 07:36:11 AM
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Methinks that some of you are taking this all far too seriously. Any game that has you bludgeoning someone to death with a 6ft dildo can hardly come under the category of serious action thriller as seems to be the case with some.


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Comment #49 by Clown Syndr0me
Sunday, March 24, 2013 @ 08:43:33 AM
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Super Powers?
Thats kinda killed it for me. Saints Row got crazier and stupider each time, Saints Row the Third was great fun, but was about as far as I'm happy to go
with the stupidness.
The DLC was just dumb. kinda like the devs just said "Hey lets just throw random crap into the game". They went for the shock factor to cover up lazyness.
I'm sure I'll get this and play it to death - but..."mehh". Would love a more serious gang oriented Sandbox game.


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Comment #50 by Ereaser NL
Sunday, March 24, 2013 @ 10:41:12 AM
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And I was hoping Saints Row would go back to it's roots :(


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Comment #51 by RDrules
Sunday, March 24, 2013 @ 11:09:37 AM
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@48 me thinks someone doesnt know what everyones annoyed about


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Comment #52 by Donnymite
Sunday, March 24, 2013 @ 01:14:50 PM
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The third was an easy achievement list, as will this one, but I think there may be more co-op achievements this time around.


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Comment #53 by xianizradx
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 @ 09:22:45 AM
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R.I.P. Saints row 1 and 2... you'll be missed.


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Comment #54 by OldSkoolGamer
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 @ 05:53:42 PM
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I will probably get this, but as somebody else said, it just doesn't feel like Saints Row anymore. I can't think of a game franchise that has changed as much as Saints Row has.

Saints Row 1 - Take out street gangs, generally cause mayhem and take control of the city.

Saints Row 4 - You're the president, there's an alien invasion and you have super powers.

Seriously, what the hell are the Volition guys smoking? They really should not be calling it Saints Row anymore. It's evolved so much, they should just change the name and make it a new IP.

Don't get me wrong I enjoyed Saints Row: The Third and as I said will probably buy SR 4, but I've got the feeling that most people that have supported this franchise since the beginning will just wait 3 or 4 weeks more and get GTA V.

My prediction is that they will see much lower sales numbers for SR 4 than the previous games and either decide to reboot the franchise and go back to its roots, or just kill it off.





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Comment #55 by KFZ Scrubs
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 01:16:53 AM
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wtf happened to this franchise?
They went to street gangs to fighting aliens with superpowers as the President of the U.S?
I know they're like the go balls out version of GTA where wacky rules.... but wtf


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Comment #56 by B3nJam1n89
Thursday, March 28, 2013 @ 09:08:22 AM
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Really looking forward to this, I enjoyed the third one a lot, despite the meagre dlc offerings. Whilst I appreciate a lot of people prefer the previous incarnations, I wouldn't say the third was a bad game per se. Either way I enjoyed it for what it was, some crazy fun that didn't take itself seriously, which isn't to everyones taste :)


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Comment #57 by StayonTarget
Friday, March 29, 2013 @ 02:47:56 PM
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Day one pick up for me. Saints Row The Third's crazy over the top shenanigans was so much fun.


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Comment #58 by ICGMU12321
Saturday, March 30, 2013 @ 04:53:49 AM
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Its the developers first shot at the series, give them a break, judge the game itself, not how its explained on paper.


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Comment #59 by Masonimal
Saturday, March 30, 2013 @ 10:10:13 AM
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Never got into the Saints Row series up until I played The third game. This will be a must have for me :)



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Comment #60 by IamKamakura
Saturday, March 30, 2013 @ 10:48:08 AM
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Hey Haters!

SHUT UP!


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Comment #61 by Saintsrowfanboy
Sunday, March 31, 2013 @ 04:44:58 AM
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Its a FUCKING GANGSTER GAME. Yeah SR3 was cool and funny but it wasent gangster when the other two was and in the 3rd it felt like i was taking down a giant company not a gang!!!. Now the 4th dosent even have gangs it has aliens . . . FUCKING ALIENS THIS WAS A WELL LOVED AND RESPECTED FRANCHIS BUT I SAY FUCK YOU VOLITION AND FUCK YOU DEEP SILVER YOU RUID MY FAV FRANCHIS YOU FUCKING BASTARDS. P.S Sorry for shouting most of this,i had to get it of my chest


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Comment #62 by jakekel666
Sunday, March 31, 2013 @ 08:18:44 AM
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Saints Row 2 will always remain king. This video explains most my views.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1eNIvs9-AE


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Comment #63 by PurpleKushBerry
Sunday, March 31, 2013 @ 09:07:51 AM
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They have destroyed this series.Wont be getting my money


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Comment #64 by Pazto
Sunday, March 31, 2013 @ 03:56:53 PM
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Same here, loved Saints Row 2 sooo much.
Third was disappointing... this one is... well... D:


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Comment #65 by sleezecheeze
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 03:34:40 AM
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I hate it and it's not even out yet. I've never said this about a game before.
I thought it was a gang game? Leave Halo to Halo. I LOVED the first and second but I only just tolerated the third. They've destroyed the legacy that SR2 left. Good gang-related story and play and they've left it for some cyber-hacker bullshit.

Guess I'll have to wait and see.


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Comment #66 by BOYWHOBURNSBUD
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 03:39:20 AM
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I enjoyed SR1, but didn't play too much SR2 because it felt just like the first one. SR the third blew me away with how fun it was. I loved every minute of it. Def looking forward to the latest installment of the franchise. I already got it reserved. I don't understand how ppl are dissing the third. It was epic compared to the first two.


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Comment #67 by Xenolith666
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 12:25:04 PM
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For the people taking it way too seriously... Saints Row is a 'not so serious' version of GTA. I personally liked SR2 better than GTA4.. but this is just an opinion.


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Comment #68 by SpongebobRoundpants
Sunday, April 07, 2013 @ 02:51:35 AM
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So now we get super powers??? WTF


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Comment #69 by jleek1992xx
Sunday, April 07, 2013 @ 05:57:26 AM
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I need to finish 1 & 2 and the third one was amazing much much better than first 2.


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Comment #70 by Uk Trooper 2000
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 @ 05:22:45 PM
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This looks really rubbish.


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Comment #71 by Archerfighter
Sunday, April 14, 2013 @ 12:53:28 AM
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I seriously didn't enjoy Saints Row the Third. Yeah you could beat the tar out of an old lady to buy a new gun, or fly a damn broomstick around with the DLC, but why would you need to change a franchise this much?!
My favorite game of the series was, without a reasonable doubt, Saints Row 2. You could mess around and kill gangs without some weird-ass government agency coming to town and shooting the crap out of you with lasers.
Even if it was fun it was still the most half-assed game I've ever had my misfortune to own. The physics were stupid, and the way they portrayed the gang members being goddamn steroid junkies wasn't even entertaining.

You may already have inferred that I'm not buying this game, and you'd be very correct...


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Comment #72 by Archerfighter
Sunday, April 14, 2013 @ 01:00:42 AM
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@54 I agree completely. But evolution suggests that the survival chances are increasing, while it's probably going to be going down the tubes faster than shitting out a Snickers bar..


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Comment #73 by DKTheArcadeRat
Monday, April 15, 2013 @ 02:45:53 AM
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Saw the video at PAX East. Looks good to me. Everyone can quit whining.


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Comment #74 by JJUUMMBBO Sah
Thursday, April 18, 2013 @ 07:29:23 PM
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Madness is what Saints Row does best. Lets be honest the concept behind GTA is pretty ridiculous, but the game takes itself seriously. Saints Row was just able to see the ridiculousness and capitalize on it.


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