posted by DoctorScraps (CASA GRANDE, AZ) Sep 23, 2013
Member since Sep 2013
The moment I heard about the concept behind Saints Row 4, I was giddy with delight. It was so silly and full of itself, how could it not be a perfect romp?
In execution...after a few hours of gameplay, the polish wears off and you can see this game for what it is: A DLC concept that they turned into a AAA title. And that's the truth. Saints Row 4, was originally an idea for a DLC for Saints Row The Third called Enter the Dominatrix. But enough of the exposition.
The game is fun to play! And has a lot of throwbacks to previous Saints Row games, namely Saints Row 2. Bouncing around virtual Steelport like a boss, being a superpowered diety is wicked fun.
They could have done so much more with this. If you took away the side quests- which are nothing more than completing the in-world challenges for map completion, you could beat the main story in an afternoon. Very few missons have an actual Mission feel rather than a mini-game or shooting gallery.
Furthermore, the more powerful you get, the less...important certain things become. Driving becomes a quaint option. Having virtual gang members in the world is pointless, especially in the face of acquiring Super Homies later in the game, no spoilers.
They could have done so much more. So much. Even the top billing concept of being president of the united states becomes a pointless fact after the first hour of gameplay, because you do nothing with it!
I can still recommend this game, for it's fun gameplay, and it's trademark sense of humor. Just do not expect to be blown away by the storytelling, because there are holes and concerns aplenty, especially when it comes to the motives and aspirations of some of the supporting cast.
Final Verdict: A score of 8 for the lulz and mayhem. I just wish they had given it a little more love.
it's a good game but I've played it before pretty much same thing as prototype you go around looking for audio files, things to so you can upgrade your powers. you super jump, glide, ect. they put so much into super powers the game lacks fundamentals like driving the car is alright but there's no need for them, motorcycles I don't even bother there is no middle turn just quick switching lanes turn or 180 degrees turn. the cars get damaged unless your driving them. it's a little ridiculous but it is addicting it has a little feel of red dead redemption to it in the fact your going to do something and more of those stupid power orbs are just over there and more and more and more orbs. super powers took away from this game.