Rockstar Games don’t own the third-person open-world genre, but they did a lot to advance it with the Grand Theft Auto franchise
Saint's Row took the GTA formula and perfected it, at least until 3 and 4 ruined the series and 5 actually turned out good. I've said it for years, but Saint's Row 2 is the best GTA game.
There no Saint Row 5.
He might be talking about GTA V.
Yeah I meant GTA 5. VVVV
Perfected it haha it was already perfect in GTA.
I strongly disagree. GTA (at least 3 and 4) takes itself super seriously nearly all of the time, but the most interesting/fun things in the games happen when players ignore the tone that the game sets and does things like engage in prolonged police chases involving the hijacking of tanks and military helecopters and attempting to backflip cars off of roofs. Saints Row (at least from 2 on) recognize the best elements of GTA are the silly or absurd aspects and instead focus on those, actively rewarding it via challenges and side missions and weaving it into story missions. I'd argue that 3 goes a little too far and 4 is an outright parody, but that's a matter of perspective. The result is an experience that feels much more cohesive and all around better. The one thing I like better about GTA as a whole (yes, only 1) is the greater diversity in landscape. 3 and 4 (iirc) had fairly significant like parks and stuff, which is a nice visual change of pace and if you built your car correctly they could be exploited to ditch the cops whos cars weren't as capable off road, and Saints row doesn't have many areas like that so little reason to bother with the "offroady" vehicles over a sports car or a battering ram (in truck/APC/Tank form.)
Immitation is a form of flattery. So what, Mario was one of the first platformers, Do we just say every platformer ripped it off?
with that logic every FPS it's a rip off of Wolfenstein 3D,
Arguable, GTA ripped off Shenmue and other sandbox that were on the pc.
No it did not, don't display crap like that without getting your facts straight. GTA was the first of its kind hitting the scene in 1997.
True Crime: Streets of LA and Saints Row and they were fun
Why not imitate and borrow from the best? No-one is ripping off anything, it's just recognizing quality and taking inspiration from it.
Saints row 1 was such a blatant rip off dragged people out Cars the same The and the idea of the game was basically so GTA with different tunes and online modes protect the pimp was hilarious and did actually really enjoy first saints row but it's no patch for GTA5 nor 3, vice city or San Andreas, 4 even. Saints row is a low rent version of GTA. Fun while it lasted now I haven't got time i just stick to GTA.
I don't think Sleeping dogs rip off GTA series
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