Sarcastic Gamer compares the first ten minutes of these two popular franchises. From the article:
"People say that you only get one chance to make a first impression. Inevitably, Saint's Row 2 is going to be compared endlessly to GTA IV, which is both a compliment and a curse for Saint's Row 2. I'll tell you what has stood out for me thus far with Saint's Row 2 is how quickly the game engages you. The game just blasts off like a rocket."