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Submitted by WonsAuto 751d ago | opinion piece

The Daily Five: Reasons to Buy Saints Row IV Over GTA V

"But that wouldn’t be looking at the whole story, would it? After all, Saints Row IV still looks amazing. Given a set number of the right reasons — maybe five? — it might even be the open-world game to go with when it releases in a few short weeks." - Joe Garcia (PC, PS3, Saints Row 4, Xbox 360)

Blankolf  +   751d ago
Certainly, I know this thought haven't come through most minds but, why not both?
dc1  +   751d ago
yes... why not both?

This article title does a disservice to Saints Row.
There is absolutely no reason to compare the two.

I will buy Saints Row for what it is and I will buy GTA 5 for what it is and I will be damn happy!
LOGICWINS  +   751d ago
Because this is the Internet and that would make too much sense. I'll be getting the complete edition for both next year.
adorie  +   751d ago
If I was going to get one over the other, I'd go with GTAV and I'm not even a fan of GTA. However... I just saw this 10-20 minute video showing nearly everything it had to offer.

Mark these words, boys, GTAV is going to be one of the most complete games for your money this generation has had to offer.
US8F  +   751d ago
no video has everything GTA 5 has to offer yet. Yes the amount content is Huge, and looks very interesting, but I bet there would be another video showing us new things that we haven't seen before.
PRHB HYBRiiD  +   751d ago
Like multiplayer!!
Aceman18  +   751d ago
i love both and each are different in their own ways. ill be buying both day 1.
Derekvinyard13  +   751d ago
Gonna be honest here, saints row 4 kinda looks like the prototype games
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BabyTownFrolics  +   751d ago
why not buy, borrow, and/or rent both?
Hydrolex  +   751d ago
okay, come up with 10000 reasons that not a single Ef will be given to your opinion.
showtimefolks  +   751d ago
yeh you have to be blind and stupid to pick SR4 over GTA5, stupid isn't a big enough word

SR2 was the best SR game but after that developers maybe ran out of ideas and just thought let's keep making it crazier and that will be enough

SR3 had no gangs
it had no story structure
didn't have as much to do as Sr2

so go ahead buy Sr4 but most if not all will buy GTA5 over SR4, don't get me wrong i want to buy SR4 but not for full $60, its a well known fact SR4 was suppose to be an expansion but because of THQ's money problems they wanted to release it asap as a game to make some money

its a good game if you can find it for $25-30 but not full price,

also some may buy both so its not that i am hating on SR series, its the fact Sr2 was so good and the room for improvement was there but instead the developers took the easy road out

after seeing GTA5 gameplay trailer its crystal clear which game to buy if you can only afford to buy one
LOGICWINS  +   751d ago
"yeh you have to be blind and stupid to pick SR4 over GTA5, stupid isn't a big enough word"

Thats a very closed minded thing to say. I enjoyed SR2/SR3 much more than GTA4. Both franchises have different focuses. One combines crazy with realism and the other is just "balls to the walls anything goes". Who are you to say that people who choose the latter are "stupid"?

People have different tastes and preferences.
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adorie  +   751d ago
I enjoyed SR 2 more than GTA 4 as well. GTA 4 is only better with mods and that's even stretching it. IceEnhancer can only do so much, but hey, it was the reason I played through most of GTA 4, so it has to count for something. :P
showtimefolks  +   751d ago
SR2 was and to this day much better than GTA4, but you have to understand GTa4 came out in 2008 so things have changed, in a way SR is trying to live in the glory days of OLD GTA games on ps2

and when the article says 5 reason to buy SR4 over GTA5 there is no close minded approach

people don't realize that since GTA4, RS have made RDR and max payne 3 so now GTA 5 is the best of everything RS learned from making those games and from their approach with GTA4

adorie

like i said in my original comment SR 2 is an excellent game, but comparing today's game to GTA 4 which came out 4-5 years ago isn't gonna solve anything
dcj0524  +   751d ago
Gta 4 imo is the worst gta game. I had tons of fun in Saints Row 2. It was such a great game. But saints row 3 got boring FAST. Almost call of duty fast.
adorie  +   751d ago
@Showtimefolks

No, I agree. My comment about SR2 VS GTA 4 is mostly subjective opinion anyway. :)
Pancit_Canton  +   751d ago
I'll just wait fot GOTY edition GTAV.
A2X_  +   751d ago
Saint's Row is becoming a bad joke.

How can you prefer a piece of DLC over the king of open world games?
Foxgod  +   751d ago
No thanks, i understand people love saints row, but its not my cup of tea.
Lvl_up_gamer  +   751d ago
I agree.

It's too juvenile for me. I will stick with GTA.
Saints Row IV will be on PC day 1 so it wins by default. GTA4.5 won't come until later (if at all) and even then I'm sure it will be more boring storylines with tedious missions all focused on being realistic over being fun.
truthteller  +   751d ago
You sir just went full retard.
dcj0524  +   751d ago
Whats GTA 4.5? Is that dlc or the latest update to GTA 4? I haven't played in a while. Idk why rockstar would do that since GTA5 is coming out in 2 months.I think I'll just buy GTA 5 over this GTA 4.5 thing.
NYC_Gamer  +   751d ago
Saints Row is too silly with no real story
LOGICWINS  +   751d ago
Play SR3. It DID have a real story. It just wasn't realistic...which is expected, since its a video game. Now if you PREFER games with a Hollywood level script and characters that you can invest in emotionally, THEN yes, GTAV will have the "better" story for you. BUT remember, thats a preference.
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Zack_Fair  +   751d ago
no way.
blackberty  +   751d ago
Saints Row hasnt been the same since The Third. It's a shame, really enjoyed the first two.
-Gespenst-  +   751d ago
Gonna buy Just Cause 3 instead of both.
evilhasitsway  +   751d ago
not even going to read this or any comments your stupid as it gets if you choose saints4 over gta5 the end.
evilhasitsway  +   751d ago
this might be alittle off topic but personally i would love to see a sleeping dogs two for next gen. that game was really good and fun.
dcj0524  +   751d ago
That would be sweet.
spaceg0st  +   751d ago
Go home stealthybox.com, you're drunk
modesign  +   751d ago
5 reasons to buy saints row 4.

1. your a loser.
2. your a loser.
3. your a loser.
4. your a loser.
5. your a loser.
Krew_92  +   751d ago
1. You're*
2. You're*
3. You're*
4. You're*
5. You're*
FragMnTagM  +   751d ago
You win this thread. Bubble for well said.
spike  +   751d ago
6. your a moron
Mugen90  +   751d ago
Not the best reasons...Saint's Row customization has been downgraded majorly when SR3 came out. Also Steelport has to be one of the worst cities ever in an open world game.
joint8877  +   751d ago
Saints Row 4 ofc.. since GtaV isnt coming for pc.
Psychotica  +   750d ago
I will probably get SR4 but it will soon be forgotten when GTA V comes out.
Scots  +   750d ago
lol - It's clear that pretty much nobody who has commented knew that the flip story was published on Stealthy Box the day before. It's a comparison piece, people.

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