Submitted by Raiz 481d ago | opinion piece

Is Saints Row 4 a Threat to GTA V?

Going by all the details we saw in debut trailer of Saints Row 4 it seemed like, all Volition have done is took Saints Row 3 and added some more over the top childish sci-fi features (fans obviously hated them previously as well) and presented it as a completely new game. (Grand Theft Auto V, PC, PS3, Saints Row 4, Xbox 360)

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TheModernKamikaze  +   481d ago
Should be the other way around with. I kid.
Pushagree  +   481d ago
Hydrolex  +   481d ago

Saints Row is a joke to GTA V
Septic  +   480d ago
Yeah I don't think it is a threat to GTA at all. SR1 and 2 were designed in the vein of GTA and in my opinion, were better games simply by not taking themselves too seriously whilst still striking the balance between fun gameplay and a decent storyline.

The later games however, have strayed from that original 'GTA forumula' by being over the top and far more 'arcadey', to an extent that they have more differences than they have similarities. SR4 makes the likes of Crackdown and Infamous seem tame in the fictional element. GTA5 however appears, comparatively at least, more grounded in reality.

I don't understand the logic behind Volitions idea though. They could have ruffled a few feathers at Rockstar HQ by showing off a next gen edition of Saints Row going back to the roots of the franchise. However, that wouldn't necessarily ensure a better game, because Rockstar are a force to be reckoned with when it comes to the quality of their games.

Maybe the developers behind SR4 just aren't bothered with chasing Rockstar anymore?
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dboyc310  +   481d ago
Not necessarily a threat but it has built it's own fan base. It gives you a more fun approach to the open world that GTA IV had and that's why people enjoyed it more.
Baylex  +   481d ago
Agree with you!!
I have much much more fun playing SR3 than GTA IV ;) don't blame me lol the game is fun as hell
omi25p  +   481d ago
Saints Row isnt "fun" Its too unrealistic and stupid.
MysticStrummer  +   480d ago
I'm sure some people enjoyed SR more than GTA4, but the majority didn't. SR4 is in no way a threat to GTA5.
ATi_Elite  +   481d ago
Is Saints Row 4 a Threat to GTA V?
is Sweden a Threat to the United States Military?

The answer is NO NO NO and NOPE!!!!
superterabyte  +   481d ago
N0S3LFESTEEM  +   480d ago
Obama put partial control of our military under the UN... so Sweden's military is our military.

GTA 5 will most likely sell more copies than Saints row 1,2,3,4 combined. That's 11mil copies for the series up to now... to put that in perspective GTA 4 ALONE sold 25mil copies.
Blaze929  +   480d ago
i knew a dumbass article like this would pop up
AngelicIceDiamond  +   480d ago
Is a open game that's highly unrealistic, random and imature a threat to GTA.


one of the most controversial games in the industry, one of the most highly rated games to date. And is the only, ONLY game to come out that is next gen repellent?

A super highly anticipated game that could make people not want to get a new console because they wanna play GTA with there friends and don't want to spend 400+ dollars on a console?

GTA is has no threats/competition. The only game I can see "attempting" GTA is Destiny. 2 highly credible companies with very promising games.

But to answer the articles question, no, Hell no.
showtimefolks  +   480d ago
Simple answer no. SR4 needs to be more like SR2 because IMO SR3 while sometimes fun was too loose and didn't have a structure

Have a little bit of serious time please
Gimmemorebubblez  +   481d ago

I hate the dildorection the Saints Row series is going in.
Wenis  +   481d ago
Same here. SR2 was awesome, but I couldn't get into SR3 and have no desire to play SR4 based on the trailer.
UnHoly_One  +   480d ago
Yeah Saints Row has really gone downhill.

Root  +   481d ago
Oh you mean SR3.5....I highly, highly doubt it

GTAV is going to blow SR3.5 out the water
Irishguy95  +   481d ago
LOGICWINS  +   481d ago
"Is Saints Row 4 a Threat to GTA V?"

No GTA5 will be the better seller regardless.
Snookies12  +   481d ago
Does it REALLY matter? Can't people just get both, one or the other, or neither of them? It's not like one's success is going to kill the other. I personally am looking forward to both games. :]
Derekvinyard13  +   481d ago
Agree, at least someone has common sense
Pushagree  +   481d ago
You're not going to get two of the same thing, especially if one is inferior to the other. No one has ever bought an ipod and a zune. Same logic applies here.
Snookies12  +   481d ago
I'm sorry, but saying Saints Row and GTA are the same thing is just dumb. Why are they the same? Is it because they're both open world sandbox games? They're very different in terms of style. Saints Row is just ridiculous and random, whereas GTA is a more grounded experience.

Your comparison being that no one would get an "iPod and a Zune" is moot. This is about GAMES, not hardware. You don't see people all buying Call of Duty instead of Battlefield, or Battlefield instead of Call of Duty. Just because they're both first person military shooters, doesn't mean that one is inherently better than the other. It all comes down to opinion bottom line.

Am I saying Saints 4 will be better than GTA V? No, in fact I'm pretty sure I'll like GTA more. I'm just saying that both games have their place, and both are fun in different ways. So why not get both in that case? It's not like we have to swear loyalty to one series and never touch the other lol.
SAE  +   481d ago
Yea. Buy what you like. No need to compare..

I won't buy SR4 though. It's too silly in my opinion..
Snookies12  +   481d ago
Yeah, that's cool man. Everyone has their personal tastes when it comes to games. :]

I honestly didn't like Saints 3 for a while until playing it co-op with friends. I'm hoping 4 will be a better single player experience than the 3rd one was. Either way, I do look forward to both this and GTA V!
Derekvinyard13  +   480d ago
Donnieboi  +   480d ago
No, I won't get both. SR4 is a human tragedy. The series is trash now. Fact.
Snookies12  +   479d ago
That's actually opinion. No matter how bad something seems to people, there will always be those who like it.
Walker  +   481d ago
LoL, No !
coolmast3r  +   481d ago
How about no? -_-
thelaughingwiseman  +   481d ago
I thought Grand Theft Auto 4 was boring. That game just lived on because of its predecessors. There were other games that outshines GTA4 from within its own studio (looking at you Red Dead Redemption)
Snookies12  +   481d ago
I didn't find GTA 4 boring per se... However, it wasn't as exciting as the others were in the series. It was indeed a technical marvel at the time though. That game was amazing with the physics and attention to detail on most things. I like to think that GTA 4 was their test for this generation of consoles, and GTA 5 will be the real grand slam.
JamieL  +   480d ago
The real "Grand Theft" slam.
Hydralysk  +   480d ago
GTA4 was a technical marvel, but for me it was fairly empty inside.

You had a greatly realized city, with a huge cast of characters all with top of the line voice acting, multiple radio and tv station, hundreds of vehicles, darts/bowling/etc minigames. If we're judging solely based on the amount of polish and content, then GTA4 knocked it out of the park.

But, the game actually discourages you from doing stuff that made GTA games fun since the main focus is put on completing story missions. The vehicles handle realistically (i.e like ass), and there are next to no unrealistic vehicles like jetpacks, fighter jets and 747s. Weapons are doled out sparingly, while in GTA2 you got a rocket launcher 5 minutes in and were encouraged to start gunning people down. Since you can't accept a mission with a wanted level, and getting arrested ends a mission (no checkpoints naturally) you're actively discouraged from causing mayhem because the game offers no incentive for it, not even the point system previous games had so. The game feels like you're wasting time if you aren't on a story mission due to the heavy emphasis R* placed on them. Add to this the narrative which tries to be grounded in reality while outside of the cutscenes the world is a deliberately twisted caricature of American life, creating (for me) intense tonal dissonance.

GTA4 had a ton of content and a greater focus on story, but that came at the cost of the exaggerated improvised situations that formed what I liked about GTA. No longer could you run to an airport, steal a 747, parachute out while it smashes into an area 51 knockoff, steal a tank and blast my way through the instant 4 star ratings to my airstrip, and then hop into my fighter jet and see how long I can survive flying between a city's high rises at top speed before hitting something and blowing up. At that point, what am I even playing GTA for? Why don't I just go watch the Godfather?
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Cam977  +   481d ago
I can see SR4 selling no more than 1,000,000 copies and receiving a maximum of 7/10 from critics. It's the same city forgoodnersake! Imagine if GRAND THEFT AUTO V released 2 years after IV but set in LC again!
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Cam977  +   481d ago
Also, I really think they're aiming SR4 at children. Super heroes? Characters dancing in the trailer non-stop? A giant, alive soft-drink can? Definitely aimed at immature 12 year-old gamers.
whamlollypop7  +   481d ago
Dear author, I think you got your words mixed up in the title.
Derekvinyard13  +   480d ago
Rezka  +   481d ago
You can't compare a rushed game to a game that has been in development for years. Gta is gonna destroy it
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claud3  +   481d ago
wait are we talking about two different games, going in two different directions

Well NO threat
Y_5150  +   481d ago
People were saying this when SR3 was coming out if I weren't mistaken.
aawells07  +   481d ago
What an extremely dumb question. I reckon you knew it would bring on the hits tho and for that i dont blame ya.
Xx-ADITYA-xX  +   481d ago
Why do people even make articles like these...
PS4isKing_82  +   481d ago
Saints row 4 is a threat to itself. Game looks like shit.
Myst-Vearn  +   481d ago
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MultiConsoleGamer  +   481d ago
Not even remotely.

I've always been a fan if the SR series and I really didn't like what I saw in the SR4 trailer. In fact I think I hated it.
kingPoS  +   481d ago
Are they kidding?

That would be like comparing Forza to Gran Turismo.
The one to come up with a great idea first tends to garner larger fan base. What other game series made open world gameplay popular first?
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Drakesfortune  +   481d ago
I like the saints row franchise but It has just got ridiculous and has proper put me of the series...

Gta on the otherhand you know you ain't going to get rushed content and that r* will take their time with the game.,.
They aren't a threat to each other.

Saints Row franchise is just for open world fun like the old GTAs used to be.

GTA4 & GTA5 are for taking fun out the game to replace with boring repetitive missions for realism.
SageHonor  +   481d ago
MeatAbstract  +   481d ago
Nothing is a threat to GTA V. Far too big a franchise and Rockstar will advertise it so the whole worlds know it's coming if it doesn't know already, which it probably does.
i8urCAKE  +   481d ago
SR4 was suppose to be a DLC for SR3 LOOOOOL WHAT A JOKE
jeenyus  +   480d ago
LOL, laughable idea to get hits.
Denethor_II  +   480d ago
KillrateOmega  +   480d ago

The SR games are fun, but they're no threat.
Nocturne147  +   480d ago
Guys calm down, both games gonna be great! T'is just another shitty article.
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