What Grand Theft Auto V Can Learn From Saint's Row: The Third

Gizelle Money writes "Exciting. Thrilling. Explosive. Sexy. Open world with an attitude. You would think that with such terms I was describing Rockstar's game-changer, Grand Theft Auto. And if you asked me a handful of entries ago, you'd be right. Don't get me wrong, I love GTA as much as the next gal who enjoys beating up a hooker and taking whatever money she has on her just before throwing an unsuspecting chap from his car – that he's probably still making payments on – and running over anyone that gets in your way. But something happened towards the end of 2011. Volition developed an unsuspecting game-changer of its own. And for the first time, I was not only drawn to the GTA-wannabe known as Saint's Row. And once more, I realized that Rockstar would be wise to learn a thing or to from such an amusing yet perfectly executed open world game."

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Amazingmrbrock2277d ago

No. Just no. Let rockstar evolve GTA in the direction they've been going in.

There is saints rough for whimsical wackiness. GTA can take things in a more serious story bent kind of arc.

Though I do think they should take the story in the same direction the gameplay moves in. Have the story follow around a brutal mass murdering psychopath.

SilentNegotiator2277d ago

They could learn a little about pacing and sandboxing from the Saint's Row series. There's ALWAYS something more interesting than bowling to do in Saint's Row.

The tutorial didn't last 5 hours and it didn't take 10 to get into a half interesting mission.

C0MPUT3R2277d ago

The Houser Brothers think the term, "sandbox" is an insult.
It makes it seem like its for children playing with their toys in the sandbox.
The Houser Brothers call their games, "open world" because it depicts a more gritty mature game.
Which is what they make, and what I like.

MurDocINC2277d ago

It needs to learn to add 2 player coop!

Oschino19072277d ago

Why? When it already will have a free roam (had up to 16 players in gta4) and prob a dozen other online game modes I don't see why you would want to ruin the flow and structure of the story by having two protagonist. GTA isn't SR, get over it or find another game to play and leave GTA alone.

GoldenAge2277d ago

I disagree. I understand why people disliked GTA but as it stands now GTA4 was a great game for what it aimed to be. Sure I miss the silliness mixed with the seriousness that San Andreas had but I say let R* continue with their approach to realistic yet mature stories.

It gives us gamers more options in the end, where we can choose between serious and arcade-like games as opposed to being stuck with asking which is the better whacky game or which is the better serious game.

Prcko2277d ago

sain't row game has to be forgotten as soon as possible.

Jason1432277d ago

saints row 3 was awfull. It was a pot smoking alcoholic mess made for doped up teenagers.

OmegaSaiyanX2277d ago

Well at the same time if you got a really big sense of humour I have to say SR3 was extremely hilarious :-D

GTA just needs to be its own game its nice to have 2 similar but very different titles as in SR is funny and GTA is more serious :-)

C0MPUT3R2277d ago

SR is funny because its bad. So bad it's funny. Understand?

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