When we reach the end of August, you'll most likely have a copy of Saints Row for Xbox 360 in your hands. THQ and developer Volition want you to tear up the virtual city of Stilwater with a host of gangs that aren't just your run of the mill punks (although they do look a little rough around the edges at first). In this multi-part series, of which the second part runs today, IGN will peel back the layers of depth, customization and control you'll have with Saints Row.
In this latest feature, IGN reveal Volition's deep vehicle customization (last they revealed character customization). In open-world games of this nature, gamers are constantly jacking cars, blowing them to bits, and jacking new cars. Cars are candy: a dime a dozen. You might like a particular vehicle over another one, but you may switch vehicles in a single mission three or four times. Volition's take on this scenario is to provide customization features to your favorite ride. Then, if the thing blows up -- and it inevitably will - you can buy it back from a car shop for a cheaper price than before. Kind of a cool deal. That way, you will always have the choice of driving your favorite set of wheels at any point.