Jimmy the Greek writes, "I played and loved the first Saint's Row. It wasn't perfect but it still represented the first real sandbox/open-world game to hit the current generation of consoles. Think of it as first time you had sex. It was fun, but in hindsight you realize it could have been much much better. Saint's Row was fairly limited in terms of vehicles and map size, at least when compared to Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. You had cars and cars alone, and the map spanned one city: Stilwater.
Saint's Row 2 adds to the core game play mechanics with several welcome improvements. You're no longer limited to cars. There are airplanes, boats, jet skis, motorcycles, mopeds, helicopters, and four wheelers. The old activities are back with several additions. The driving has been tightened, the map is about the same size but has more depth(literally) and height, and character customization extends to voice, presence, and sex. It's a definite improvement/progression, but with this improvement comes minimal sacrifice..."