OXM UK: "Saints Row "excels" Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto for entertaining gameplay, according to Saints Row: The Third's lead designer Scott Phillips, but there's room in your life for both."
Volition speak the truth.
I think he should wait for GTAV before speaking this, since last GTA title came out 3 years ago. Alot has changed since than and GTAIV main focus was story and technology to get such big and detailed city work on consoles while Saints Row 1&2 were nothing but bugged mess. I'm not saying SR3 is bad game, but its a game coming out 3 years after GTAIV and it will not be compared to GTAIV but GTAV once its released and that won't end well for Volition.
SR is and always will be just a cheap diversion away from the real king (GTA).
Considering how boring and bland was the last king, i'd rather play cheap diversions that are actually fun to play.
Actually, Saints Row got popular and sold well because it brought back gameplay that the last GTA was void of. Dont get me wrong, I still love the GTA series and had a good time with GTA IV, but GTA used to be about over-the-top action, wacky scenarios ans characters and most prominently, pure unadulerated fun - characteristics that have only been available in this type of game from the Saints Row series this generation.
Dude should STFU, SR3 is awful. Thing is, making everything crazy and over the top dilutes it all. It's better to have craziness in bursts, then it seems more awesome. As it is, it's like they're trying too hard. Funny how the trailers tended to focus on the stupid dildo crap. "Hurr hurr, we have a dildo. Please focus on this and ignore the fact that the overall game is worse than its predecessor. Oh yeah, and we cut out competitive multiplayer while also taking a giant dump on the story."
sr 1 and 2 were fun but three is just stupid, running on a shocking graphics engine.
Ok Volition we don't need another EA. Look how that tturned out for them.
You mean better than ever sales and a solid market position? I hate EA these days too; but, despite their inability to shut up and boastfulness, they've gained a lot of ground this year. People are buying the games. I don't like it, because they're being incredibly under-handed at every turn now, but nothing will change if their tactics appear to actually work.
They are both great games. SR3 I laughed till I cried just creating a character with like 3 of my friends input. Good times. The opening scene is so over the top and just fucking cool!
I play and enjoy both for what they each do well. They're really not that similar, I've always found time for both anyway and probably will continue to do so, especially with heir staggered release dates. Cant we all just get along.... lol
SR and GTA are great. Everyone knows gta games are more fleshed out with the physics and storytelling, but we also know that SR brings that wacky fun factor without all the tech backing it up. But that's perfectly fine. Nobody should be limited to one of them. They are both good and way different.
if you were on the fence about buying this game - you get to have a gun battle while riding a cart pulled by gimps..thats right "gimps" lol -fun game http://www.youtube.com/watc...
It's not hard to be better than GTAIV. Never understood why was so lauded, SA is miles better.
It simply just can't beat San Andreas. It just can't.
SA sucked compared to Vice City.
wont argue with that,
It's like Battlefield and CoD again. *Sigh*
Both great franchises although I have to admit I've had more fun with SR3 than I had with GTA IV.
can people explain to me why everyone dislike GTA4? Honestly, I think its THE best GTA game.
i don't dislike GTA4.thought the game was good and enjoyed the story..
Roman called, he said something about driving an annoyingly lengthy distance to perform mundane activities. I can't really remember the rest because I hung that phone up, pulled out the disc, replaced it with Saints Row 3 and destroyed cars with a giant purple dildo.
Yeah, you realise you don't have to do these activities? They're optional. People should really stop jumping on the bandwagon and using the same tired old excuses for why they hate the game. People who say they get bored by the game must have really short attention spans. Seriously. I guess people like you must be the core demographic for SR3 - dumbasses who are entertained by stupid shit and don't care about actual good gameplay.
Alright. I can already see you're about as humourless as GTAIV, so I'll give you a few of my problems with the game. Other than the fact that Roman calls you too often, the game makes you feel as if you're doing wrong by him if you don't go out. Why make the player feel bad for not taking their side-missions? The cover mechanics, as well as shooting feels both sluggish and unrefined, hence the reason why Rockstar have still fallen back on a gracious auto-lock targeting system for most of their games. Playing without it is a chore, playing with it is too easy. The Euphoria Engine, while impressive in its realism, doesn't translate to a fun experience in a number of ways. Driving has been rendered seriously tedious, even with some of the fastest vehicles. Niko himself takes corners like an 18 wheeler. Especially frustrating if you need to make specific movements quickly and the game slowly responds. The tone of the game is a little more gritty and serious, which I wouldn't have a problem with if it weren't for the ridiculously ham-fisted script. It takes the satirical greatness of past GTA games and uses a very sombre Liberty City to represent it. Oil and water. So before you throw around words like "dumbass" and lump everyone into your own pre-conceived demographic, read between the lines. It was mostly a joke. Sometimes, having mindless fun is actually a pretty tough technical achievement for a developer. Saints Row 3 is an unpretentious fun-fest.
"I guess people like you must be the core demographic for SR3 - dumbasses who are entertained by stupid shit and don't care about actual good gameplay." You kidding, pal? We NEED Saints Row. GTA IV sapped a lot of the fun out of the franchise. Saints Row put that exact brand of fun into their game. Essentially saving it. It has solid gameplay, and the game is so ridiculous and hilarious. . . . AND FUN. Not all of us want to play a game with a serious story about pouty sad things set in a gritty, unhappy city -- especially not all the time. Sometimes you just need to go kick someone in the cooch, for no actual reason. Man In Black, I think you are overdue on having a smidge bit of fun. :P Try it.
just dont know about this game. didnt like the first two. but ya gta4 sucked balls
I don't get all the saints row hype. I didn't like the first two that much. I'll give thw third a shot later down the road.
Well.. GTA decided to grow as a franchise, so Saints Row came to fill the void that was left. I didn't like GTA IV very much, personally, but I can respect what it was doing. Both games are necessary now. Saints Row is our only option for quality, ridiculous, super-fun antics. On the other hand, GTA will show how amazingly detailed and real a in-game city can feel. NYC felt alive in GTA IV, and it was stunning to see. The story was deep, but some of the time it was kind of .. undermined since GTA didn't deviate fully from its sillyness. But, it worked anyways. Honestly, I can't wait to see what GTA V will be, since R* is obviously not content to rest on their past achievements.
SR3 is fun as hell and yea GTA IV was lil on the dull side but we'll have to wait til V to see if Rockstar learned there lesson.
Truth or not, that's not your claim to make. I'm sick of developers doing the equivalent of the infamous "my child is an honor student" crap by talking up their own creations. It's very unprofessional, pompous and obnoxious.
What he said was EXACTLY true, though. "I think they are fantastic at creating worlds, and where I think we excel above them is creating fun gameplay. So I think we're different games, and I think there's room in the genre for both games and I think there's room in player's libraries for both games." - Volition guy. GTA's NYC felt like a living, breathing city. It was beautiful. But the game did not have that silly fun of past GTAs, it went in a new direction. GTA has "grown up" I guess you could call it. Saints Row fills the void left, and has run with it and excelled in it. Also, the fact that you called the developers of Saints Row "pompous" makes me prettttty happy. You do know that they put a huge purple dildo into the game as a weapon and named it "The Penetrator", right? :D
I'm not saying I don't agree.
I own SR2 and SR3 and all GTA, both series are fun. Love the SR3 co-op mode.....
I played SR3 last night. The first hour of it is pure brilliance! It dies down a bit after that, but it's only because they want you to go do all the fun stuff without having to deal with the story. I LOVE the story, BTW. The writing is great;.specifically the comedic timing.