Excerpt: First off, great game. Just like playing GTA, only better. Fully customizable characters. Ability to upgrade weapons. Everything you could want in a game if you like GTA. Only about a third of the way through it but would definitely replay after im finished.
Summary: If there’s one thing we know about the Third Street Saints, it’s that they aren’t shy. In fact, the purple clad gang is about as shy as a good salesperson. Criminals, they may be, but they aren’t going to hide and keep their names out of the limelight. No, that certainly won’t do. After running rampant through their gang-filled hometown of Stilwater, the group is riding high. Actually, high might be an understatement.
Excerpt: Saints Row has always been a counterpoint to the darker toned GTA IV and, with its sense of humour and action, is closer in nature to earlier iterations of Rockstar’s mega popular sandbox series. Saints Row: The Third is undoubtedly the first time that the series has truly found its own identity, being even more outlandish to the extent that drop kicking through a car window, for instance, becomes a common method of stealing vehicles.
Excerpt: The Saints Row series has always lived in Grand Theft Auto ’s looming shadow, not quite the black sheep of the open-world genre, but just a few wool-curls shy. Its third iteration bucks that trend, hard, shoving its crime-fetishism into natural light, and, boy, is the game blossoming.
Conclusion: The few flaws in the game include a few minor glitches, and the fact that it gives ammunition to the people that hate video games. It’s crude, lewd, and, thankfully, rated M for mature audiences; with all the vulgarity in the game, I don’t think my grandparents are old enough to play this game. With that said, don’t miss out on this game. Everything included in it reminds me why I love playing video games.
Excerpt: The Third Street Saints have come a long way since their conception back in 2006. Starting out as a goofy take on RockstarÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s proud formula, Saints Row has progressively accepted its ridiculousness...
Pros: + Honed to perfection, + Side events are a blast, + Co-op is double the fun, + Absolutely ridiculous
Cons: More refined than remastered, Enemy spawning pools
Excerpt: You've got a lot of wonderful games to choose from this fall. Dovahkiin and crew are carving up dragons in Skyrim , you're finally going to get some use out of that stupid WiiMotion Plus over in the new Zelda , and you're comfortably getting called a full range of slurs by teenage boys in Modern Warfare 3 . Those games are all great, but they all take themselves a little too seriously.
Summary: Saints Row: The Third is juvenile, crass, frequently offensive and always over-the-top. The ESRB rating on the back of the game's case is filled with so many content descriptors that they scrape the edges of the logo. This game is aggressive about earning its M-rating. It's also one of the most entertaining rides I've taken this year.
Pros: Redefines "over-the-top" with every new twist and turn, Surprisingly likable characters complement a compelling narrative, Filled with clever nods to pop culture and geek culture, Whored Mode is insanely fun
Cons: Attempts at humor occasionally fall flat, Easily offended gamers are going to crucify this game
Excerpt: It is immaculately paced because it loves you. Most games can be insensitive clods with occasional rough patches. You get stuck for a while, or it's slow to start, or you cruise through some filler, or certain design choices are clunky, or the characters are flat and you don't care about them, or you know exactly what's going to happen next and therefore when it happens you don't care.
Excerpt: You’re naked, drugged, and stumbling around in an underground crypt shooting hookers with a machinegun…and this particular mission doesn’t even rank in the top five of Saints Row: The Third ’s biggest “WTF?!” moments. In fact, it might not even crack the top 10. Since launching as a very good but obvious Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas clone in the early days of the Xbox 360 — back when we were starving for our first next-gen sandbox experience — Saints Row has matured...
Pros: + Crazy, fun missions; self-aware sense of humor; huge battles with tons of action onscreen., + Smartly designed; no filler quests; hilarious endings; glorious co-op.
Cons: ? Where did Freckle Bitches go? Do they not have franchises in Steelport?