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Saints Row: The Third Review - It's Like Grand Theft Auto, Except Fun

FleshEatingZipper writes: There are parts of Saints Row: The Third that couldn’t escape the tell-tale traits of a criminal sandbox game. I don’t know why, but when I threw the driver out of a moving truck and the camera swiveled around it as I gained control, I knew this game – and its predecessors for that matter – wouldn’t exist without the success of Grand Theft Auto 3. In many ways, this takes the groan-worthy design elements of Rockstar’s franchise and twists them to ‘hey, wouldn’t it be cool if…’ angles. What if every car you jacked could be stored at your garage, modified to the nth degree and coated in a candy pink paint, then retrieved from any of your safe houses? At any time? What if you got achievements for running over hundreds of people and driving in the wrong lane and doing powerslides like Project Gotham Racing? What if the narrative was insane? That, my friends, is Saints Row: The Third in a nutshell.

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spacedelete2402d ago

Saints Row 2 isn't fun I know I've played it.

You want a fun GTA type game that is over the top as the PS2 GTA games that is on current gen ? Then get Ballad of gay tony. Unlike Saints Row 3 it has substance.

spacedelete2402d ago

first sentence i meant Saints Row 3.

Dovahkiin2402d ago

Then edit your post, instead of posting again.

MarcoGT2402d ago

Saints row is like GTA but without the quality, the king will be with us next year but this will do for now, the cars for example are terrible quality compared to GTAIV , a game from 2008.

Eiffel2402d ago (Edited 2402d ago )

Whats quality if the game isn't fun? Whats with putting graphics over gameplay this gen? Jeeze you guys make my games boring and underwhelming.

ssb31732402d ago

This looks to be a decent game, can't wait for my copy