Excerpt: Saints Row 2 is set years after the original in a Stilwater that is both familiar and strange. The explosive events of the last chapter has left your character wounded, betrayed, and thirsty for revenge, and after a long coma induced sleep it's time to take back the city that has forgotten you. As a sequel, Saints Row 2 features all new customization options and a much larger city.
Excerpt: We really hope Volition and THQ are fully aware of the game they've created. Saints Row 2 is a game that excels at being bad. Whereas Rockstar's GTA 4 did its very best to be the most accomplished, cinematic video game of all time, Saints Row 2 often goes in completely the other direction. You could play Saints Row 2 straight down the line, po-faced to the extreme, but doing so wouldn't do the game justice.
Excerpt: The Saint’s Row series has always been underappreciated. Though constantly overshadowed by the much larger and much more successful Grand Theft Auto series, Volition’s open-world gangster simulation gave more to the growing genre than most games dubbed “GTA clones.” For instance, the original Saint’s Row was responsible for the now standard GPS feature and even multiplayer online functionality.
Conclusion: Add to this a heap of inconsistencies (at times, weapons either do a great deal of damage or not enough, but rarely operate with consistency) and performance glitches (for example, the game froze twice, erasing all credits and forcing complete restarts) and “Saints Row 2″ amounts to one word: underwheming.But, hey, if you were pining for a title that lets you throw poop at people, “Saints Row 2″ will not disappoint.