I really like Saints Row 1 and 2. This game started out ok but when I got to one of the early missions I was following a helicopter with my heli and all of a sudden it disappeared into the ground and my heli went right through the ground as well. Ok just a glitch, no big deal load the game and try again. So I did but this time after doing the same boring mission it locked up while chasing the same stupid heli. I tried again and again and it always locked up. So I reinstalled the entire stupid game and then it refused to even start. Tried a couple more times and got same results. So I am sending it back without even getting to play more than a couple of hours. Ridiculous, work out the bugs before selling your games. You don't have these problems with Rockstar games!!! So glad I didn't buy this stupid game!!!
I've never felt more compelled to write a bad review for a game then now.
It should be known that this isn't a review of the game itself, because I didn't even get to play it. After I spent an hour installing the updates and the game itself the GD thing froze on me before I even got to the main menu. After restarting the system it happened again...and again....and again...and again. I deleted the game data and reinstalled it three times before it finally started, however there was no sound and it promptly froze two minutes into gameplay. Trying to load a save makes it freeze, and when I finally got loading to work, the NPCs got stuck when they had to perform an action like open a door.
I really wanted to like this game, it looks really fun. Unfortunately I couldn't even make it out of the first room. After an internet search, I found that most PS3 owners have the same problem, and there is absolutely NO FIX.
I hope at the very least this "review" can keep others from making the same mistake I did. Its unacceptable that a company like THQ would release a game without fixing these crippling issues.