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How I learned to stop worrying and love Saints Row 4

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Log responds to Edwin's tart appraisal of Volition's mauvest franchise

Reading Edwin's downbeat reaction to a playthrough of Saints Row 4, I felt my ardour dampening. It began as a moistness at the periphery in my eagerness, as Edwin described his fatigue at Volition's bid to create "ever-more sensational opportunities for goofiness and carnage". When he shrugged, unimpressed, at a superpowered Presidential Saint sprinting and pouncing over buildings through an alien simulation of Steelport, I noticed my zeal was sodden.... read more

Re: How I learned to stop worrying and love Saints Row 4

Postby CunningSmile » 22 Jul 2013, 13:26

lazercut123 wrote:How did the Saints get superpowers?


I get the impression if you feel the need to ask questions like that the game probably isn't for you :lol:
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Re: How I learned to stop worrying and love Saints Row 4

Postby FishyGinger » 22 Jul 2013, 13:28

What have I done this time?
2 + 4 = Fish
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Re: How I learned to stop worrying and love Saints Row 4

Postby FishyGinger » 22 Jul 2013, 13:41

Valid point I suppose.
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Re: How I learned to stop worrying and love Saints Row 4

Postby OXM Log » 22 Jul 2013, 16:59

lazercut123 wrote:How did the Saints get superpowers?

I see fishy reading this and I can guess what will happen :roll:


You're in a alien simulation world, and you can tweak your abilities by collecting data fragments that allow you to hack into your own code. I should have thought that was obvious
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Re: How I learned to stop worrying and love Saints Row 4

Postby Metalrodent » 22 Jul 2013, 19:16

one of my friends genuinly said he would be dissapointed in the series until it stopped being so kiddy and unpixelated the nudity

kinda hard to argue against in fairness :wink:
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Re: How I learned to stop worrying and love Saints Row 4

Postby Drainwater » 22 Jul 2013, 22:49

I'll admit my enthusiasm was also slightly moist after Ed's preview, but nothing was going to keep me from buying and trying it myself. Glad to see some optimism toward this for once.


CunningSmile wrote:
lazercut123 wrote:How did the Saints get superpowers?


I get the impression if you feel the need to ask questions like that the game probably isn't for you :lol:


Yeah this isn't a game for deep plot questions.
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Re: How I learned to stop worrying and love Saints Row 4

Postby Grummy » 23 Jul 2013, 00:43

If you didn't call your character President Strangelove, I'm going to be disappointed.
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Re: How I learned to stop worrying and love Saints Row 4

Postby tony99 » 25 Jul 2013, 16:57

I've enjoyed all 3 Saint's Row games (2 the most)and i'll most likely enjoy this one too.
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Re: How I learned to stop worrying and love Saints Row 4

Postby CunningSmile » 25 Jul 2013, 18:20

tony99 wrote:I've enjoyed all 3 Saint's Row games (2 the most)and i'll most likely enjoy this one too.
100th post woohoo! (self bro fist)


No one should have to bro fist themselves, come 'ere (bro fist ) :)
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Re: How I learned to stop worrying and love Saints Row 4

Postby KernowDevil23 » 25 Jul 2013, 18:24

"Bro fisting"?

Sounds like a DLC weapon pack for SRIV.
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Re: How I learned to stop worrying and love Saints Row 4

Postby tony99 » 25 Jul 2013, 20:19

CunningSmile wrote:
tony99 wrote:I've enjoyed all 3 Saint's Row games (2 the most)and i'll most likely enjoy this one too.
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No one should have to bro fist themselves, come 'ere (bro fist ) :)


Thankyou,the missus thought I was having an episode when i....ahem "self fisted" :lol:
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Re: How I learned to stop worrying and love Saints Row 4

Postby bamozzy » 28 Jul 2013, 08:39

Overall I was really disappointed with SR3. In fact I have only just completed it and probably wouldn't have bothered IF I had had my internet working...

Admittedly the graphics are better than SR2 but they are still not great and the smut just cheapens the whole expereince and wears thin VERY quickly. With the new super powers in SR4, I personally think this is yet another step towards gaming oblivion rather than pushing the series forward.

SR3 also has pretty much the same side missions as SR2 with a little variation.

All in all I think SR4 will be a bargain basement only purchase (at best)
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