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GF Rating
8.2

7247 ratings

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GF Rating
5

Fair

In all honesty, rent this game first...

posted by gsreaperwolf72 (INDIAN ORCHARD, MA) Jan 5, 2012

Member since Dec 2011

If you've played the first two entries then you should know what to expect from any saints row game, it's never taken itself seriously and in some ways that is a great thing for some of us. But if you're new to the series and are expect in something new aside from weapons and vehicles, there isn't much that's new about this installment .
There's not much explained throughout the story and I am not posting spoilers so rent and see for your self. Typical take on this and that gang, turf wars and a few new side missions.
The game felt really short and only took less than 4 days to finish and this is coming from someone who barely gets play time due to my hectic work schedule. I was really disappointed, DLC so far is okay but don't expect much in the DLC department. A few new guns, costumes and season pass fof future DLC which we have no information on yet. I highly recommend this title as a rental, I could not recommend anyone to spend $59.00+ dollars on this. Vehicle customization remains the same in many ways, new activites? There's not many and the difficulty is lame, you unlock most of the devastating weapons off the get go and they're very easy to upgrade, it did not give me a sense of satisfaction for achieving anything big when I got unlimited air strikes and things of that nature. Even after purchasing all the current DLC I have no reason to get back into the game.
I'm being honest as a fan of the first two.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

This Game should of came with Utters...

posted by Ngo (DALLAS, TX) Dec 20, 2011

Member since Feb 2011

I say this because your going to be milked for the next 40 weeks
I didn't pay mind into the whole 40 weeks of DLC but all the DLC that has been released or even announced are things that should of been in the game in the first place

Originally I was going to purchase this but after they released the Initiation Station ...I thought "maybe this isn't going to be as good as SR2"
sadly I was right

The story was too much nonsense and no actual substance. I didn't understand any of it to be honest. All I understood was they killed Johnny (which sucked) and then the Saint's wanted to take over the city. the rest was just nonsense and blah

The way the missions were set up were the worst part for me. All the missions were pretty linear with nearly no freedom, unlike choosing which gang to take down, they all were one gang, and the most horrible thing was they incorporated side missions into the main story so you had to do them which made the story feel like it was treading water and the endings don't feel as gratifying as killing off a gang

The customization is good but also gutted at the same time
as many have stated they removed layers which sucks
but also you can't make someone morbidly obese or emaciated and the texture for the old skin is just disgusting
I liked to use an old skinny asian lady but...the skin is too gross. I do like the large amount of skintones you can choose though

One thing i personally don't like is the zombie cheat because SPOILER an entire area turns into a zombie world so its really pointless

I can't say I didn't enjoy the game though, I did have fun for the a few hours but I played children's games that had better stories

If you don't understand why I gave this a 5 suggested you rent Saint's Row 2 and you'll understand

I'd rather wait 40 more weeks for a full game
then be milked for 40 weeks and purchase a game that feels really unfinished

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GF Rating
5

Fair

why all the perfect 10 rating ?

posted by southman (WINSTON SALEM, NC) Dec 1, 2011

Member since Sep 2010

the only things that was really good in this version other than SR2 was the fact they had way better music stations with much better music with classics , Ton'lok and few other classics but most would disagree since 95% would prefer some todays boring bland hip-hop etc, etc . that being said the upside to the game is that it's got awesome action scenes like jumping off buildings w/parachute and base jumping in mid air and in air gun play along with some funny dialogue i mean thats why it got the M rating for a reason .
other than that the story isn't so evolved as SR2 was you had different Main story missions you could do at any given time were as you get one at any given time with of course side missions that are little different than SR2 .
i mean the game is fun an exciting but after awhile its gets pretty boring doing the same ol same ol stupid things over and over again.
you can beat it in less than 5 days maybe less if you dont reach the max lvl of 50 and all the side missions.

other than those factors id say your better off renting this unless your a hardcore fan of the SR franchise or GTA franchise .
other wise save your money and rent it don't waste your money buying it otherwise. i for one am glad i got gamefly specifically for this purpose .

they do have 1 thing other games need more of is bring back the 1-hit wonder Classics and overall Classic music(rock,pop,rap,etc) into games instead of the same ol stuff thats mostly in other games .

and seriously a perfect score of 10? come on i mean nothing is perfect including games so why give it a perfect 10 score .

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