The Saints Row: The Third
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- "This game is similar to the grand theft auto series, but Saints Row: The Third goes all the way with humor and mature content." in 28 reviews
- "In the saints row the third you can do EVERYTHING from racing to running infront of cars to get hit for insurance money to beating enemies with huge dildos (its really funny actually) it has a great story line & i love all the different things you can do with it." in 13 reviews
- "The graphics are great and the co-op is so much fun to play your story with another person (Xbox 360)!" in 11 reviews
- "A painfully obvious parody of Grand Theft Auto and similar, open world, third person, action-adventure series, this game is full of pointless violence and vapid humor." in 8 reviews
- "The variety of the missions keeps the game from feeling repetitive, and even the side missions such as the assassinations are different enough from each other to prevent me from being bored." in 6 reviews
A third person city-based crime game sits in a genre dominated by Grand Theft Auto. Volition successfully noticed this and made SR3 wildly different from the GTA franchise. It's fun, action-packed and brutally crazy. All these things culminate to form a great multiplayer experience, and a great game to laugh about with your friends.
So why was I disappointed? Because Saints Row 1 and 2 were so much more. They had ELEMENTS of craziness, but the story kept an undertone of seriousness and intensity, with a roller coaster of drama and gang mishaps. The story really was emotional. SR3 completely scrapped any pretense of seriousness, and through the story arc out the window. We only see the return of Gat, Pierce and Shaundi, and Gat dies. Really?
No other characters from the other games are seen. The storylines involving your former gang members remain unresolved, and the continuation is kind of just awkward. I'm supposed to just believe that the Saints simply became a corporate success? And that Shaundi went from the multidimentional cool and ambitious, but actually nervous underneath character, to some simple 'bad ass chick'?
It's just silly. The whole game was silly. People will argue that it was meant to be all silly, but if Volition kept with the mostly serious attitude they applied to the previous installments, they could have had a SERIOUS competitor to Grand Theft Auto.
Continuing where the previous game left off, Saints Row The Third begins with the player creating a similar or new look for their character, proceeding through the ever-evolving storyline. We run into familiar characters, and even face a shocking moment within minutes of starting the game. The insanity begins immediately, pitting the player in a combination of a heist/airplane/parachute action sequence.
A welcome addition to the insane gameplay and story of Saints Row is zombies. A section of the game has you fighting the undead, which seems to be a favorite amongst gamers and non-gamers alike. This just adds on to the relevance of all the pop culture goodness that Saints Row is chock-full of.
Overall, Saints Row The Third is an insanely fun playground where the player can do so much destruction and ridiculousness with little to no punishment. The player isn't forced to play the story missions, but those are just as fun as running around with a rocket launcher, or driving around like a madman.
I found that once I had beat the game it was quite glitchy. I was unable to beat it 100% because every time I would accomplish and save, I would reset the game to see it hadn't saved anything since i beat the game.
This game is so fun! And pretty easy.. I hate racing games. This one has some racing but its well incorporated and the cars are manageable so its not too bad!
To be fair, this is my introduction to the Saints Row franchise. I have not played any of the previous ones, and I have heard that III is more difficult to enjoy if you are a fan of the previous two. But I am NOT, and so I can wholeheartedly say that this is just pure fun through and through.
I'm not a fan of FPS games, and have never been much into Grand Theft Auto, so whatever this game does differently, it does well. The variety of the missions keeps the game from feeling repetitive, and even the side missions such as the assassinations are different enough from each other to prevent me from being bored. I like that the landscape and scenery changes throughout the storyline depending on which choices you make in the game.
I also have to mention that this is the most fun drunk game ever. It was made for drunk gaming, particularly with friends. I've laughed so hard I've almost peed. I've put over fifty hours into the game so far, and look forward to even more.
First off, the character customization is some of the best that I've seen. Having played the similar GTA, and being stuck with a pre-fab main character, it was refreshing being able to customize the main character. The differing attitudes and responses based on said characterization is icing on the cake. My husband also played this, and I frequently found myself going "my character didn't say that!!!".
The open world play is just as fun as the plot line quests and is full of campy, snarky fun. I would and have recommended this to many of my gamer friends.
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