Submitted by TheSuperior 516d ago | opinion piece

Fan Outrage Aims Fire at Saints Row IV

Saints Row IV has been a huge buzz in the gaming industry since the teaser trailer was shown last week. While there are some who show excitement for the senseless, corny spinoff, true fans of the series are outraged by the company’s lack of fan interest. There are people who do not understand why these fans are upset. They are upset for the simple reason of being betrayed. While they used their money to bring this game to the top, to be compared to genre greats like Grand Theft Auto; the development team has repaid them by turning their back on those who stayed true. (PS3, Saints Row 4, Xbox 360)

TheSuperior  +   516d ago
Killing off Gat was a mistake!
ApolloTheBoss  +   516d ago
The worst part was how he died: Off-screen and without an explanation. When It happened I just thought, "Oh this is Gat the tough ass boss who survives anything. He's fine he'll just walk it off and come back later." But no. At the end he never came back, he was actually dead and there was no closure to his character. I was so pissed, I mean it was just a giant middle finger to the fans.
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hazelamy  +   516d ago
that was a shitty way of getting rid of one of the only, if not the only, surviving character from the original game, apart from the player character.

and he was also one of the better characters in the series.

i'm sure if you asked who your favourite SR character was, the majority would say Gat.

the thing i'm concerned with about SR4 though, is that it looks too much like the expansion pack it started out as.

it could be loads of fun, but it's still just an expansion pack to me, except they're gonna be selling it at the full game price.

they can get away with using 95% of the same assets for something like fifa, but for a game like this, not really.
They didn't kill him off. The DLC already explains everything.
stefan771  +   515d ago
I think he will return
badjournalism  +   516d ago
With all the "true fans this, true fans that" nonsense, this article is a shining example of the 'No True Scotsman' logical fallacy. Hope the author didn't expect to be taken seriously.
Root  +   516d ago
Couldn't of put it better myself....

SR3.5 is a joke, they had a chance to bring this franchise back to the top but they didn't do it.
4lc4pon3  +   516d ago
the game was a joke simple as that. They screwed up the series and if you look the trailer for saints row IV it looks like crap IMO
NYC_Gamer  +   516d ago
I thought Saints Row fans enjoyed over the top crazy?
KillrateOmega  +   516d ago
To an extent. While the previous games were a little crazy, they didn't take it TOO far and kept the 'gangster warfare' theme. Now you have this game, in which you fight aliens with superpowers.

It might be nothing more than people just not liking change and the game might end up being good, but even I have to admit that it does look a little too silly.
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Aceman18  +   515d ago
i do, i loved SR3 for the over the top balls out fun it was.

it didnt take itself too seriously like GTA4, and that's why i loved it.
Decaf_PIxel_Kat  +   515d ago
Same here. Sometimes, it's nice to play a game that doesn't take itself so seriously. I can always play GTA for a serious game.
tack129  +   515d ago
I actually did enjoy it. Honestly I didn't mind the crazy factor of it. Some people don't like the OTT nature that the game had but to me I'm glad they had the balls to go over the top.

I'm actually looking forward to the title.
I honestly don't care that it doesn't take itself seriously. If it's a good game and is fun then screw it.

If I wanted serious I'd play any other game in my game collection. Sometimes I just want crazy.
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Aceman18  +   515d ago
exactly sometimes you just need a change of pace, and the balls to the wall action in SR3 was just what i wanted at the time.

i can't play serious game, after serious game all the time.
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That-Guy  +   516d ago
I think they need to give Saints Row a little rest for a while until they can figure out how to bring it back to its roots. I feel like they're trying too hard to be different without thinking about what made the original two so great.
Drakesfortune  +   516d ago
The article has truth to it, i love saints row 1 and 2 but 3 just added silly stuff, and saints row 3.5 looks lie it has takign the silly stuff to another level - which for me isnt a good thing.

This Game has gone full retard.

Robert Downey Jr: 'You went full retard, man. Never go full retard."
LordHiggens  +   515d ago
Butthurt, Butthurt everywhere....
soultecc  +   515d ago
oh shut up
LordHiggens  +   515d ago
No you shut up wanker, it's insulting for anyone to think that saints row was anything short of an over the top experiment in sandbox gaming. It's always been over the top...if your playing it for the "engrossing story" or "complex characters" then you're doing it wrong. I will be buying Saints Row IV on launch.
SolDojo  +   515d ago
SR has always had to find ways to distinguish itself from GTA, and this is just following that original trend.

Perhaps the differences were both more subtle and also more refined in the earlier games, but I feel this has always been part of the SR series "end game", based on the rule of "adapt or die" ...

I don't know if it will be better or worse, but I do know I loved the holy hell out of SR3.
Samuel-Rodrigues  +   515d ago
You knew Saints Row had taken a turn for the worse when they stopped holding their "piece" sideways like a gangsta.

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