Back into Stillwater for another peak into the life of a gangsta.
GTA IV just looks like it has more personality.
Im thinking APB looks the most interesting in the sandbox-chaos genre.
Brutal Legend and Prototype wins over all of the sandbox games!!
It does'nt look like this game is gonna sway a majority GTA crowd their way. GTA 4 just looks too polished, refined and exctiting enough so much, that not much heads are gonna pay too much attention to Saints Row 2. More importantly, GTA's legendary name and rep for delivering outstanding titles in gaming history is written in stone, on a global scale. Having said that, if it's very good I see no reason to have a look at it and see if it's worth buying. But it still most probably will not be better than GTA 4.
My favourite GTA game was Vice City and San Andreas was really good, but both titles had some significant things missing to make them complete. GTA 3, with it's gritty New-York style setting could have been the best one on last-gen, but it had way too many missing aspects (eg. motorbikes. GTA 4 just looks like it is everything all the previous last-gen GTA's should have been, and Saints Row will not even have a slim chance of surpassing this!
There are some hardcore fans of this genre -- that GTA still seems to be the peak.
But, there is enough fans of the mayhem sandbox game for more than one title.
Personally, I'm incredibly excited for A.P.B. & GTAIV.
It could be fun I guess, but it will never take me away from GTA4. And because it is getting released late this year, it will be very hard to squeeze it in with the other incredible games coming out.
You should try and make some time for SR2 (if what is said below) and/or A.P.B., their co-op and Xbox LIVE gameplay are where (for me at least) the real innovative gameplay will be coming.
It looks like GTAIV has concentrated more on the story-narrative, while A.P.B. & SR2 appear to be about new gameplay features.
For me its GTA4 any day first then saints row later.
saints row could be interesting due to the co op but we shall see i guess
saints row is said to have coop for the whole game.. and MMO style online mode.. so both gta and SR are both first day purchases
Thats *very* interesting, i didnt know that.
That just raised Saints Row 2 up a few notches on my "Watch List".
Honestly, between APB, GTAIV and SR2, this genre has much to look forward to.
I'll be picking this one up seeing as how I enjoyed the first one when I expected it to be as fun as Driv3r or True Crime. It had a very interesting story and I want to see how it all comes together Kill Bill style in part 2. The new customization features sound badass too, I was so tired of that default pose your char took everytime you stood still in the first.
SR was pretty damn sweet. This should be a lot better, but come on... GTA will smoke it so hard. No contest. Might get this too if I'm bored enough (not likely). And Volition, please put V-Sync ON in the game without me having to go to your forum to tell you to do it. (They actually did add a patch for that because of me. No joke. I b*tched about it until they did. You can thank me by agreeing with me. My pleasure.)
GTA 4 is out rather a long time before this so therefore ill get GTA4 and then get this in November or whenver it is out
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.