Saints Row: The Third

Kenori

Member
I cant believe I havent seen anything on this here, but this game looks ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.

Two Quick Trailers
Teaser Trailer (No Gameplay Footage)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxQsCNontmI&feature=player_embedded"]YouTube - ‪Saints Row: The Third - Power CG Trailer‬‏[/ame]

Open World Gameplay (All Gameplay Footage)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX2Gn5d5kMc&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL"]YouTube - ‪Saints Row: The Third - Open World Gameplay Developer Commentary‬‏[/ame]

So for those of you who havent played Saints Row or Saints Row 2, GO PLAY THEM NOW! I'll wait.




















Okay back? Good. Now you cant wait for this game either can you?
 

VengeanceGOD

WIIIIIIIIIIII!
I didn't play Saint's Row, and I barely played Saint's Row 2, but for some reason I am so damn excited by this game. Maybe it's because they said they were inspired by the movie Shoot 'Em Up.
 

vision

glasses: on
I prefered Saints Row over GTA4, bought both when they were on bargain, couldn't get into the realism that 4 was going for after loving San Andreas.

When I popped in Saints Row, loved that I got to create my character and the arcade nature of driving/shooting etc didn't like the ragdoll physics but overall the game was more enjoyable.
 

Lustful Butchery

Throwing Some Justice!
I only played the 1st Saints Row and loved the hell out of it. Didn't try the second. But yeah, this one looks spectacular. I will pre-order this.

And I agree on the prior post.
 

KingRanger

Banned
I prefered Saints Row over GTA4, bought both when they were on bargain, couldn't get into the realism that 4 was going for after loving San Andreas.

When I popped in Saints Row, loved that I got to create my character and the arcade nature of driving/shooting etc didn't like the ragdoll physics but overall the game was more enjoyable.

I loved GTA4 and all it's DLC. I loved the change of pace between San Andreas and GTA4. That's the thing I love about Rockstar; they keep changing things up.
 

vision

glasses: on
I loved GTA4 and all it's DLC. I loved the change of pace between San Andreas and GTA4. That's the thing I love about Rockstar; they keep changing things up.

Agree with Rockstar changing things up, with SR, it felt like they took the base of San Andreas and just ramped things up a notch.

I'm also the type that likes to run into mob packed rooms like my skin is armor and gun everything down on some "look for cover?, what for?" vibe, SR appealed to me more in that aspect as your character on 4 felt too fleshy to me.
 

Kenori

Member
I disagree with the driving in Saints Row 2. I havent played 1 yet so I cant comment, but 2's driving always felt very fast paced and fluid for me. The steering was always very right on the money and it was easy to evade what I needed to evade.

Switch over to GTAIV, and the steering was just atrocious. I couldnt find a single car that hit that sweet spot of being able to power through stuff and mow stuff down, while at the same time having decent steering. May that is more realistic, but that is SO not what I want out of a game like this.

Saints Row the Third looks SOO over the top and hardcore, I'm gonna call it a GTA killer.
 

DoGu

Member
That's because you need to drive the fast cars in GTA IV. The other cars weren't that at steering, but the sports cars were great at handling and fast.
 

Kenori

Member
Not that I was able to find. The sports cars were fast but the handling was so loose, as to be impossible at times.

And the motorcycles? Dont even get me started.

GTA: San Andreas hit a pinnacle for the GTA franchise, but instead of Rockstar doing what they did with SA, only better, they turned around and made a completely new game. And while that's not necessarily a bad thing, it emphasized a lot of the realism that GTA SA was trying to escape from. where as Saints Row 2 took the formula of SA and said "How can we make this as funny and over the top as humanly possible." Is it a ripoff of SA? Probably. Is that necessarily a bad thing? Hell no. All the cars handle pretty well for what they are, the upgrade and customization mechanic is fantastic. The voicework is well done, the characters are all likeable and legitimately funny, and just being able to watch your gang go from a little group of ragtag ruffians to the greatest criminal empire in Stilwater is more fun than it should be.

Saints Row the Third looks like its going to have all that, plus new leveling mechanics, weapon upgrades, amazing cars, Fur Suits (I'm a furry and that is just awesome that they acknowledge that), and dildo bats. Its all about taking a formula that Rockstar dropped on the curb, cleaning it off, and making it better than what Rockstar themselves can do.
 

KingRanger

Banned
I disagree with the driving in Saints Row 2. I havent played 1 yet so I cant comment, but 2's driving always felt very fast paced and fluid for me. The steering was always very right on the money and it was easy to evade what I needed to evade.

Switch over to GTAIV, and the steering was just atrocious. I couldnt find a single car that hit that sweet spot of being able to power through stuff and mow stuff down, while at the same time having decent steering. May that is more realistic, but that is SO not what I want out of a game like this.

Saints Row the Third looks SOO over the top and hardcore, I'm gonna call it a GTA killer.

I never understood the people that complained about GTA4's driving. I have never had a problem in it. Not during slow chases, and not with a 6 star wanted level escaping the cops.
 

Kenori

Member
Again, I found about 90% of the cars in GTA to be either way too loose or way too tight. I couldnt do with the car what I wanted.
 

vision

glasses: on
I never understood the people that complained about GTA4's driving. I have never had a problem in it. Not during slow chases, and not with a 6 star wanted level escaping the cops.

4's driving mechanic wasn't bad, for me it was just hard to get accustomed to compared to the get in and drive in SR. I like my cars to feel like an arcade car (burnout/motorstorm) where I don't have to think about the cars handling and just powerslide/handbrake round every corner without breaking speed, or mow down mobs and 180 with no stress.

Coming from SA to 4 just didn't help in that aspect.

4 is a wonderful game in it's own right and deserves the praise/respect it gets and it's one game I'd never bash as I love the GTA franchise and hope the next one is even better.

Maybe I need another sitdown with it.
 

KingRanger

Banned
4's driving mechanic wasn't bad, for me it was just hard to get accustomed to compared to the get in and drive in SR. I like my cars to feel like an arcade car (burnout/motorstorm) where I don't have to think about the cars handling and just powerslide/handbrake round every corner without breaking speed, or mow down mobs and 180 with no stress.

Coming from SA to 4 just didn't help in that aspect.

4 is a wonderful game in it's own right and deserves the praise/respect it gets and it's one game I'd never bash as I love the GTA franchise and hope the next one is even better.

Maybe I need another sitdown with it.

I did have problems with motorcycles in GTA4, but the lost and damned fixed those problems.
 

Kenori

Member
Just went back and replayed a bit of GTA IV, and yeah I still feel justified with saying I HATE the driving in that game. It feels TOO realistic to me. I guess thats alright for some people, but when I'm in a car in a game like that I wanna feel like a complete badass, Powersliding around corners, doing 180s and BLASTING in the opposite direction, all that awesome ****. In GTA IV I never really feel awesome.

Also, theres just not enough customization in that game.
 
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