So Let's Talk About The New Saints Row

It's understandable to go in a different direction for a reboot, but nothing revealed so far seems to have any trace of what made Saints Row good.

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Magog39d ago

The characters in Saints Row were never likable but the over the top gameplay made up for it.

gamer780439d ago (Edited 39d ago )

i kinda disagree, the gameplay was never amazing (although it was over the top so i kinda agree), it was decent, but the over-the-top gangsters with their fun personalities and appearance is what made the game special. This version could have better gameplay than the previous but still not be as fun or entertaining. which i think is the worry fans have with the direction this has gone.

It was also fun that the devs didn't care about offending any particular group and just focused on fun first.

I have a feeling this will be a financial disaster for them.

Terry_B39d ago

I disagree, the characters in Saints Row 2-3 were damn likeable.

isarai39d ago

Eh, i'm excited for it, no drama here.

Welshy39d ago (Edited 39d ago )

Should have been a new IP or at least a spin off imo. "Saints Row" is Saints Row because of the characters and stories etc as we know them, I just get BF Hardline vibes from this. If it was marketed the right way and just allowed to be judged as a game in its own right it wouldn't get half the criticism it's getting.

Making drastic changes to settings/characters and giving it a recognisable brand name that carries certain expectations is a difficult task no matter the franchise.

smashman9839d ago

It's a reboot. Of course there's gonna be drastic changes

Welshy39d ago (Edited 39d ago )

Maybe I should've been clearer. Changes that go against the grain of the brand it's putting on the box are hard to pull off.

To use my previous comparison, going from military to cops and robbers in BF Hardline cut against the grain, just like the new cast of the Saints Row reboot are people the original Saints would have bullied out of town in the opening mission. Both of which might have faired much better flying under their own banners.

Change for changes sake which isn't consistent with the brand they are trying to sell it under is the reason it's getting a hard time is my point.

smashman9838d ago (Edited 38d ago )

We're discussing a series where you went from starting a gang to becoming the president, to entering a matrix style simulation while fighting aliens and a series where the devil has a disney princess style musical segment.

People complaining because the hipsters are starting a gang have literally no ground to stand on here.

Duke1939d ago

Saints Row gameplay made the game "good" imo. It didn't do any one thing exceptionally well, but had a lot of gameplay elements that were strong enough to make them an enjoyable package.

That said, I must be mis-remembering the original games because I dont recall ANY of the characters or humor involved being terribly memorable. Seems like the author is just overly adverse to change here honestly.

Im looking forward to seeing the end product

neutralgamer199239d ago

SR1-3 did have very good characters so hopefully this new one does the same

gamer780439d ago (Edited 39d ago )

gameplay was serviceable but because of the humor and not taking itself too seriously it was a success.

This entire reboot's trailers seems like a giant hoax or publicity stunt for a game that they'll eventually unveil for real... except its sadly not.

Terry_B39d ago

Remember when Volition made one of the best Marvel Video Games ever at the time it was released? (The Punisher on PS2, Xbox) ?

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