Wow wrote:Wow, I love your reference to how THQ just blew a raspberry to Rockstar, and also how you insultingly apologize to them, when this SR3 Is one of the most controversial games to their fanbase as about half of them absolutely hated that and about one forth of their fanbase gave up on the series, and Im guessing that other forth when they see no apologetic game or change and a cookie cutter copy of SR3 that Is as bitter as the graphics(If possible). So Im guessing when you "apologized" to Rockstar they silently chuckled In their heads knowing they now owned half of a fanbase and were developing a game that has a 99% chance of being better than all SR games combined, so I think you mean "thank you" Rockstar for delivering games that aren't developed In a little over a year(pathetic).
Well they might have lost half of their fanbase with Saints Row 3, but I'd be willing to bet they made up those losses with new fans. I hadn't even touched the Saints Row series until 3 because I saw it for what it was...a GTA knock-off with a different plot. I'd played the first one at a buddy's house and I was most definitely not impressed. When 2 came out I didn't even look twice at it. Then 3 came out and I happened to go to that buddy's house when he was flying the Sci-Fi looking hoverbike around. That caught my interest so I watched him play some more (about 3 hours) and decided to take the plunge and get it. I am very glad I did as it was probably the most fun in an open world game I'd had. GTA (well San Andreas anyway) will probably always be my favorite open world crime drama game, but as I pointed out in another thread Saints Row has went off on a surprising and fun tangent. If I want some serious open world action, I have GTA. If I want fun open world action, I have Saints Row. Different flavors of open world goodness and I like them both...it's way better than just being some knock-off brand now. And for the record, I did go back and play Saints Row 2 after beating 3. It was ok, but really had nothing of its own to offer. Sure it was dramatic, but it didn't beat out GTA in my mind. Now, the series doesn't have to as I don't even compare them anymore. They're just both 3rd person open world games that are very fun for very different reasons.
SilentDark wrote:Saint's Row tried to be a GTA beater, but they failed, let's face it GTA can't be beaten, just like CoD can't be beaten as a realistic FPS, many have tried, all have failed so Volition did something that all these other companies should take note of, they changed, they took the open world premise and injected their own brand of humour into it. Some people didn't like the new humour, some felt they went too far with SR3, sure it's juvenile but with the new Superpowers and wacky guns Saint's Row can truly say it has carved it's own identity. GTA 5 will be a big hit, make Rockstar a lot of money, I'll probably get it myself at some point, but I'm more excited about this game. When Spiderman 2 came out for the PS2/Xbox/gamecube it was probably one of the best recieved superhero games at the time, many Spiderman titles would return to the open world gameplay afterwards. This is basically what that would be like if you were playing as a supervillain instead, and to me that is awesome. Saint's Row shouldn't have lasted past the first game, it has and offers a genuine alternative to GTA, it's not a GTA beater, it's a different experience for a different mindset.