Excerpt: I do admit, after playing the first Saints Row I lost interest in the series. To me it just seemed like another Grand Theft Auto wannabe. I tried playing a bit of Saints Row 2, and lost interest in an hour.
Summary: And I don't wanna miss a thing! [Ed. note: Bumping our review from last week, as the game is available in stores today.] When I finished Saints Row: The Third in 2011, I left the experience feeling somewhat sad.
Excerpt: It’s no lie but Saints Row the Third was just an absolute treat to gamers who played the game and fans of the Saints Row series. It was an all-around good time fun in Steelport. And playing Saints Row IV still has the wide variety of customization, the all-around good time fun feel, and crazy- cool...
Excerpt: We have seen gaming make some major strides over the last few years. BioWare set out to do the impossible by making a trilogy where decisions you made in game 1 could affect the outcome of game 3. Yeager Development forever changed the way many of us will look at the military First Person Shooter.
Summary: In a world where games seem to be getting more attuned with reality almost daily, it is important to remember that they don't always have to play by the dull rules of reality. Don't get me wrong, I am a big fan of the cinematic approach to the medium that has been made possible by the latest...
Pros: Great super powers, Awesome humour, Decent amount of content
Cons: Slight lack of challenge, Some bugs/glitches, A little disconnected in places
Conclusion: The Short Version: So long, summer drought. The Saints are back in town, and they're firing on all cylinders! Volition have built a fantastically cohesive superpowered sandbox stuffed with plenty to do, some outstanding performances, and all of the tools for some outrageous virtual fun.
Pros: Everything is better with superpowers, Story missions are diverse, engaging, and often hilariously referential, Huge content package, all of which ties into the game's narrative, Swathes of customisation options, Loads of things to unlock, It's really funny, It's really FUN!
Cons: Some occasionally framerate issues, The nature of your role as President is rather superficial