Any good open-world game needs one core element: something to drive the action forward. That one thing that gives meaning to everything you'll be doing throughout the course of the game. For a game like Saints Row 2 that driving force is its story and the characters that drive the plot forward. Create interesting personas in an up-beat plotline that stays moving at a steady clip while remaining focused and the majority of gamers will be willing to strap in for a long ride.
IGN sat down with James Tsai, the lead designer behind Saints Row 2 to get the scoop on what the story of the sequel will hold come this October.