Excerpt: We don’t get the recent GTA IV backlash. At all. GTA IV was amazing. Deep down, everyone knows it. Though even we’d admit that once you’d plowed through Niko’s story, what remained was hardly the greatest example of raucous sandbox fun... The anti-GTA IV, Saints Row 2 puts all this right.
Pros: 100% fun, Best co-op around, Allows tons of creativity
Cons: Technically a mess, Wafer-thin story, Not a looker
Summary: Saints Row 2 is set years after the original Saints Row in a Stilwater both familiar and strange. The explosive conclusion to Saints Row has left the player wounded, betrayed and thirsty for revenge, and now it's time to take back the city that has forgotten him.
Excerpt: (the original game) all over again. Play another four hours and it becomes apparent that this has been fine tuned to very nearly reaching perfection. So, have they gone the GTA4 way? Nope, they don’t seem really worried about what Rockstar is up to as they are pimping a different brand of chaos.
Excerpt: The Saints are coming the Saints are coming. The Saints have returned. In 2006, THQ released the original Saints Row exclusively on the XBOX 360. It was dubbed as the “Grand Theft Auto Killer.” However, that did not end up being the case, not even close in my eyes.
Excerpt: As the old adage goes, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that's to be believed, then the level of Saints Row 2's praise approaches that of adoring adulation. Its object of affection, of course, is the Grand Theft Auto series, particularly Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is The first Saints Row was a pretty solid title. Many people had hoped the game would turn out to be the next generation GTA, but at the end of the day it failed to reach such heights.
Excerpt: “Saints Row 2”, the sequel to the original 360 exclusive, comes to us not long after the release of the monolithic “GTA IV”. So how does the young pretender fair against it's biggest muse and rival?