The Daily Five: Reasons to Buy GTA V Over Saint’s Row IV

"Today we’re going to tell you about why you need to pick Grand Theft Auto V over Saint’s Row IV if you can only pick up one of these games at launch." - David Wales

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xHeavYx1925d ago (Edited 1925d ago )

They are both different games. I'll be picking up both

DavePSU1925d ago

Try reading the introduction above. That's covered.

Pushagree1925d ago

There is no reason to waste 60 dollars buying what would pretty much be another shamless cloned cash cow that should have been DLC to Saints row 3 to begin with. So far, I've seen no reason to even bat an eye at the saints row series and the gameplay trailer for GTA V only cements that notion even further. The clear amount of effort that has gone into making GTA V outshines Saints Row in every way. Not only is GTA V incredibly polished when it comes to creating an expansive and believable open world, but they also have a compelling story and a lot of fun gameplay mechanics to mess around with. If all Saints Row has to counter that is purple dildo-bats, then it's not going to fare too well.

Bobby Kotex1925d ago

Not everyone is a GTA fanboy.

UnHoly_One1925d ago

See that's the whole point, the games are NOTHING like each other, except they are both open world games.

Comparing them and saying one is way better than the other is like me saying The Last of Us is way better than God of War: Ascension, so I'm only buying TLoU.

It's just ridiculous. If you can only afford to pick up one, then obviously you should get the one that appeals to you more, but otherwise I don't know why anyone is even comparing the two of them anymore.

Pushagree1925d ago (Edited 1925d ago )

(sorry double post. please delete.)

betan211925d ago

saint's row can kiss my ____gta day one.

monkey481925d ago

The reasons are just what we seen in the gameplay footage. Saints Row is cartoony and funny whereas GTA is realistic and beautiful

PSN-JeRzYzFyNeSt1925d ago

the only Saints Row thst caught my attention was the first one... just because it looked like another cool open world game with gangsters but i never got around to it.... then i saw saints row 2 and i started seeing some goofy shit in the game and from that point on i started not liking this game.. and now today saints row has super powers and wtf is going on in this game...

GTA all the way

LonDonE1925d ago

agreed, i loved the first siants row, while all my buddies were still playing on PS2, i was kicking it back on my 360, and saints row was a awesome indicator of how the next hd gta game would be!
I was so disappointed with the sequels, they just became more silly and silly, and at the end of the first, i thought man, with time and iteration, this franchise could maybe rival gta one day!
man how wrong was i? lololol purple dildo's .nuff said!

PSN-JeRzYzFyNeSt1925d ago


lmaoo i thought that one day it could rival GTA also then the sequels came out... lmaoo i say the same thing wow a purple dildo to go around killing ppl wow became a joke of a game... im sure SR4 will sell less then the others im sure sales been going south after the first

Galletto31925d ago

That was the intention though. For whatever reason they did not want to, or could not compete with GTA as a "serious/realistic" game.

I think it fills a nice niche. People LOVE to do goofy stuff in GTA (huge explosions, unrealistic mods) that Saints Row picks up on.

Its super fun in its own right, comparing it to GTA is apples and oranges

UnHoly_One1925d ago

Exactly correct.

And it has had online co-op since the second game, something GTA still hasn't done.

In SR3 I spent about an hour one night with a buddy just trying to figure out the right place to jump out of a helicopter at maximum height and divebomb straight into the pool on the roof of my crib and survive... And I was naked. lmao

I'm not badmouthing GTA in any way, I love it, and I can't wait for it after that trailer today, but Saint's Row is it's own thing and there is definitely room for both in my game collection.


Hydralysk1925d ago (Edited 1925d ago )

None of these look like things I'd want out of a sandbox game...

Still not sure what people saw in GTA4. In San Andreas I spent most my time doing stuff like flying jets in between buildings, jetpacking into restricted areas, getting into high speed chases in a tank, or dropping 747s onto towns filled with civilians while I bail out with a parachute.

Then came GTA4, and all of a sudden the vehicles handle more realistically (i.e. like shit). There are no fun vehicles like tanks, the gunplay was tedious as all hell, I've got people constantly annoying me to hang out with them, and I get penalized for not paying tolls.

Even with all that, that biggest problem was it's story. It's practically impossible to take Niko's story of him being torn up over his past seriously when the second you get into gameplay you're murdering dozens of goons and running over pedestrians while hurling insults like a sociopath. Cutscene Niko and gameplay Niko are practically two different characters.

Saint's Row is dumb fun, and everything about the gameplay and story embraces that, pretty much like the PS2 GTA's did. GTA 4 wants to tell a serious story with a tortured protagonist, but does nothing to reconcile that with the gameplay that is still focused on facilitating player-driven anarchy.

You can add as many mini games and radio stations as you want, but I played GTA for the fun of creating absurd amounts of mayhem or just to act stupid for laughs. Unless GTA5 can impress me with that I can't see myself ever buying it.

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