Saints Row is the video game series many people think of, with good reason, as the premiere Grand Theft Auto imitator. In theory, they won't think of the next Saints Row that way.
I already like "Saints Row". SR is all about turth wars and doing what ever it takes for the survival of the Saints. GTA is about surviving the tough streets urban areas of the US. They are not the same.
saints row 2 was much better than gta4 so i think the saints row franchise will be my "GTA" replacement. Im much more excited for the next saints row than i am about the next gta.
Same. I had a lot more fun in SR2 with my friends than GTAIV.
that is generally what happens when something captures the attention away from something more high profile. For example, for years people would refer to a generalization of gaming as "playing your nintendo". Perhaps it was even "Atari" before that. And since it has moved up to the "Playstation" generation. Seen in tv shows and movies until..... the 360 is now seen in more popular culture and capturing the attention away from something more high profile. On topic: Saints row could be labeled a GTA wanna-be but in reality. It just wants to be saints row. There are many games with comparable scenarios and yet due to popular culture get branded as something elses knock off. Dante inferno is a great game and has been branded a GoW rip off. Maybe someday dante inferno will be looked on as just that...dante inferno.
Am I only one that noticed this: when you cause alot of mayhem, then rotate the camera 360 degrees......Stuff resets instantly! blown up cars and bodies disappear. Pedestrians are still fleeing but he carnage/evidence is erased. Atleast in GTA4 they would disspear after moving a block...other than that the story was great in SR 2.
@darthv72 My parents still call it Nintendo. lol...
I prefered GTA4 over Saints Row 2, and I eventually traded SR2 for Valkyria Chronicles with someone over Craigslist. Great Deal because Valkyria Chronicles is great.
maybe its better then gta4 but compare it to the previous GTA and it dose not hold a candle to them! hopefully Rockstar will get their groove back with the next outing.
Volition are a worthy developer.
they are but they need to stop effing with Red Faction and just remake the first! Cant wait till GTA:whatever and Saints Row 3!
After GTA4 came out i alerday forgot about GTA4 and picked saint row first.
i picked up sr2 after playing gta4 and the gfx and controls were so shit i just had to quit it...
So you enjoyed going on dinner dates with gay men and having people call u every 10 minutes. Well I guess your going to love the next GTA - washing your car, walking your dog, chating online on a fake computer in your game.
The controls in GTA4 were absolutely terrible. Your character felt like he was wearing a backpack full of bricks, and a ball & chain around his ankles. Not to mention the driving controls sucked complete @ss. Saints Row 2 is MUCH better than GTAIV, and the only thing that GTA4 has over SR2, is graphics, which lets be honest here people, nobody plays a GTA game for the gfx. Saints Row 2 is a better Grand Theft Auto game than GTA4.
I think of neither.
Had a blast with 1 and 2 looking forward to SR3
That's like thinking about Catholic priests and not thinking about the newspaper. Impossible.
I played both the Saints Row games and thought they were equally terrible. Pretty much unplayable at points, with the framerate dropping so low it was in single digits and more bugs than an ant farm. There were some great ideas, but it was badly put together.
Make it as good as San Andreas and then that day will come.
Maybe one day,just not today. At times thinking of either is difficult
Didn't Volition brag a few months ago that Saints Row 3 would look as good as Grand Theft Auto IV? I know that the R.A.G.E. (Rockstar Advanced Game Engine) cost like a 100 million dollars to develop, but setting that fact aside, it's kind of sad that Saints Row 3 is going barely going to look as good as a game that came out more than 2 years ago. I won't argue with people that say that SR2 was more fun than GTAIV. But GTAIV was a very complex and beautifully realized game. It was less fun because it was more serious and realistic.
I agree, the reason why some people were disappointed with GTA4 was because R* wanted to try realism, but tech wise, GTA4 is still the most detailed open world game out there. I honestly think GTA SA had more details than SR2 even though it didnt look as good. Sure you can make a game look good with more polygon, better textures... but it takes a massive amount of time, work and money to add little details like in GTA games. SR2 was fun, but I found it so lifeless.
Red dead redemption looks tons better than gta4.
Funny, cause I already think of GTAIV without the GTA. Doesn't even have the same spirit as the PS2 games.
So where the fuck is Saints row 3?
I starting thinking that way after beating the first Saint's Row.
this series has been full of bugs,ugly plastic looking character models and the single player story=terrible.
just give us SR3 and shut up! at least some screenshots or teaser trailer. makes me think its not coming out this year :(
I had ton's of fun with Saint's Row 2. I may not finish it because the save file was on my old PS3, that had passed away. I was about maybe 20 hours in the game and was just having a blast. Where GTA 4 was tedious and boring, Saint's Row had me cracking up and smiling when playing. It almost felt like when I would play Vice City, and fun game and an awesome soundtrack. I think Saint's Row is the new GTA. This game kept, and I hope the sequel does it too, the spirit of GTA alive.
Did anyone feel like completing GTAVI was more of a chore then an actual fun experience. Yea I beat the game but only because I dropped $60 for it.
i know what you mean, i finished it once because i had to see how it ended, and rarely played it again afterwards. saints row 2 however, i've played through that game from start to finish at least three times so far. saints row is just more fun than gta iv.
GTA4 was so boring!! I didn't finish the game until months after it released! I forced myself to play it 'cause I my friend kept insisting that it was a good game. So not true!
Yeah, I ALREADY think this. Saints Row is much more fun. Grand Theft Auto is to pretentious and full of crap.
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