Saints Row The Third is simply unabashed fun. Before our hands-on preview got started, one of the developers mentioned that the design team's philosophy was, "If it's fun, let's put it in." That could mean having a shootout with a helicopter while dangling from a suspended bank vault, fending off a group of hooker assassins at a party gone wrong, or a low-speed rickshaw chase sequence being pulled along by persons is pony fetish gear. Fun trumps everything in Saints Row: The Third, and with so many other high-profile releases this fall, it's this unrestrained over-the-top gameplay that's really going to help it stand out.
by Justin Clouse