Summary: Saints Row 2 is one of my favorite games of this generation. Taking the silly violence of " Grand Theft Auto III trilogy " and ramping it up to near-farcical degrees, Volition created a game that was like nothing else out there, despite resembling every other sandbox game on the surface. One of its most compelling aspects was the playable role of an irredeemable villain whose sociopathic treatment of others made for a truly vile character.
Saints Row: The Third - The Trouble with Clones DLC review
30 March 2012
Excerpt: Reviewer's note: This review contains spoilers regarding the first few moments in Saints Row: The Third. Read at your own discretion. At the beginning of Saints Row: The Third , we witnessed what appeared to be the death of Saints member Johnny Gat. Since that moment, there seemed to be a rift in the attitude of many Saints members. Obviously, these fine, murderous gangsters missed their friend, and it was sad seeing a longtime character go.
Summary: By focusing on story-based missions and a great supporting cast, Gangstas in Space proves that THQ can release compelling downloadable content for Saints Row: The Third. The three levels may be short, but it's packed full of amazing set pieces and great writing. The Third Street Saints are in fine form in this expansion pack! Tweet This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on.
Saints Row: The Third - Gangstas in Space DLC review
27 February 2012
Excerpt: The first downloadable mission pack for Saints Row: The Third , Genkibowl VII , launched last month, giving fans of the game exactly what they wanted: more Saints Row: The Third . Sadly, the package was light on content, and while it was certainly fun, it was clearly geared toward gamers who truly loved the main game and simply wanted to enter the city of Steelport once more. Here we are one month later, and the second mission pack for Saints Row: The Third has landed.
Excerpt: Having launched three months ago, Saints Row: The Third is now host to its first downloadable mission pack, Genkibowl VII . After delivering one of the most satisfyingly ridiculous experiences of 2011, developer Volition looks to add more life to its stellar open world crime fest. Genkibowl VII is the first of three downloadable mission packs due out this year, and it's certainly an ambitious little bag of extra content, even if it is over way too soon.
Conclusion: On n'entre pas dans un Saints Row sans savoir où l'on met les pieds. Les joueurs s'attendant à disposer d'un pur GTA-Like risquent d'être déçu, ce troisième volet de la franchise reste fidèle à son esprit. Ici, la part belle est donnée au côté décalé, aux loufoqueries en tous genres, aux clins d'oeil, aux mises en scènes déroutantes...
Pros: Une ambiance décalée, Du grand spectacle, Des missions originales, Belle durée de vie
Cons: Quelques missions moins originales, Un rythme en dents de scie, Vraiment beaucoup de personnalisation
Excerpt: Professor Genki, the cat-headed game show host everyone loves, was one of my personal favorites from last year's excellent Saints Row: The Third. The bit Tim and Eric from TV's Adult Swim did with the catman's program remains a YouTube favorite, so it was great to see the first bit of substantial DLC feature the character's show once again.
Excerpt: Saints Row: The Third is all about the climaxes. Within the first hour of the story, you’re having a shootout on top of a vault as it’s being airlifted from a bank, taking part in a firefight mid-skydive, acquiring what would be end-game weaponry in any other release, and crashing a rival gang’s rooftop pool party by way of parachute with Kanye West’s “Power” buzzing in the background. That’s the level Saints Row: The Third always wants to be on.
Conclusion: Despite it's avid marketing campaign, this sequel doesn't push away from overused sandbox elements as much as it promised. Its attempts to constantly shock are more than welcome in a year that's seen an abundance of games take themselves too seriously. For thorough players there's about 40 hours of content here. It's certainly a ride worth taking, even if on pure silliness alone.