I enjoyed the previous Saints games so I figured I'd give this one a go. The premise is in short you are in a virtual reality simulation created by aliens and you must get your team back and defeat the invaders. The game takes place in a simulated Steel Port, recycled from the third Saints game. The simulation is littered with diversions (little missions) of different categories, just like in previous games. Essentially the structure is this, you rescue a team mate through one of the Main missions, they give you 'side missions'. The problem is these side missions are literally just tasking you to complete the diversions I mentioned. This becomes extremely tedious, boring and predictable.
Another problem with this game is how buggy it is. Saints 4 pokes fun at it's previous installments bugs by pitting you against glitchy enemies in certain diversions. These are amusing the first time around but later become frustrating because there are still game breaking glitches in the game itself. Sound is abysmal and will cut in and out, sometimes turning off all together aside from your character screaming "YEAH" when he picks up a data cluster (which are littered throughout the city)
This game is literally busy work, which is sad because it could've been a decent title. Unless you can put up with the lackluster story, missions and game breaking bugs I suggest not picking this game up. If you think you can handle it then maybe there is some fun to be had with Saints 4.
posted by juggaloforlife2 (PHILADELPHIA, PA) Feb 18, 2014
Member since Jun 2012
This game was okay, I'm not a big fan of it though. I loved Saints row because it was realistic and unrealistic at the same time and I loved the gangs. Each title was great in their own way The first Saints Row had the best multiplayer out of all of them. Saints Row 2 had the best customizing clothes wise along with hair. The 3rd had the best customizing features wise. This one felt boring to me it didn't add anything new to the saints row really just made it 100% unrealistic which I don't like and it was too easy. Also I don't know if im the only one which im sure im not since I got a new ps3 since my old one broke, the game kept freezing in the middle of missions making me not wanting to play it anymore. Saints Row 1 and 2 are the best ones, Saints Row 3 is alright and Saints Row 4 sucks. It actually made me switch over to GTA which I haven't played any of their titles since Saints Row was first released.