posted by shooterjunkie56 (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) Jun 9, 2011
Member since May 2011
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Before I go any further I want to get this out of the way. Saints Row 2 is NOT Grand Theft Auto 4. Sure it may be a sandbox game with stores, resturaunts, and minigames but the experience is way different. Saints Row 2 is very entertaining from start to finish, with excellent voice work and just pure fun. I should also mention that Saints Row 2 has way more vareity than GTA 4. Saints Row 2 in my opinion is more fun than GTA 4 but it has issues. The visuals are a lot rougher than GTA 4. The framerate is a bit choppy, car will disappear for no reason, and it has more pop-in issues than GTA 4. Issues aside Saints Row 2 is on of the funnest sandbox games around.
gamers (85%) found this review helpful
...with this fabulously fun freakin' game! Since our household has always been Nintendo and Sony loyal, we never got a chance to play the original Saints Row...which was Ok because we always had the GTA games to keep us happy. Unfortunately, we've not been really very thrilled with either of the last 2 GTA games...in San Andreas, the main character required way too much maintenance and in GTA IV all your buddies require way too much maintenance. Lucky for us, Saints Row 2 is out on PS3 and although it hurts me to admit it, it gives us everything the last 2 GTA games couldn't deliver----good, over-the-top, gang-bangin', h--ing fun! There are a lot of customizable options which makes it cool, and there are TONS of side missions. The GPS is fantastic and makes it easy to find where you need or want to be. It is so easy to sit down and play and not realize that 4 or so hours have passed. Saints Row is prone to an occasional glitch when driving and fighting controls are not always dead-on accurate, which is why it didn't get 10 out of 10, but in my opinion, Saints Row has surpassed GTA in making a GTA game. With the price of games so high now, I don't often say this but forget about renting it and go straight to the game store and buy it.