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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 12:47pm 18/11/11 | 40 Comments
Due to some issues with the post, we got our review hands on Saints a little later than we'd have liked, but Patch Kolan did a bang-up job smashing through the game to serve up today's in-depth review.

As the anti-GTA, Saints Row has always offered players a set of toys to simply play with in an open-world environment, and with Saints Row: The Third, they've delivered on this design ethos in spades. But there's also a greater sense of design maturity here too, with The Third taking great leaps in refining its myriad systems to ensure the virtual city of Steelport is as toybox as you can get.

Click here for Patch's in-depth review.



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Kiminoth
Posted 01:26pm 18/11/11
Nice review, love the last comparison.
May just have to check it out if I can drag myself away from MW3, BF3 and Skyrim that is..........
Sc00bs
Posted 01:30pm 18/11/11
this is REALLY fun :)

played it for about 3hrs so far and its awesome
Reverend Evil
Posted 01:46pm 18/11/11
Saints Row is awesome fun. The one thing I really like about it is you can shoot at cops and actually get away. Unlike in the GTA games where you get swarmed by a million cops and it's impossible to lose them. Also really love using people as bullet shields. Such a nice touch. Oh, also love how I have my chick decked out in the sluttiest costume. So much fun just going around blowing s*** up.
trog
Posted 02:14pm 18/11/11
Looks awesome. After the disappoint that was GTA4 I would really like to give another open world game a try. Bring on the Steam sales!@#
eski
Posted 02:17pm 18/11/11
this game is so goddamn hilarious and over the top.

So f*****g meta too, like at the beginning when the chick asks how long it will take for the choppers to arrive and the guy answers "Oh about two waves of swat guys"
paveway
Posted 02:21pm 18/11/11
pretty sure dubstep is a good thing buddy
kettels
Posted 02:44pm 18/11/11
Played a bit on my brother computer and it is fun, but not sure i'll be getting it yet. The only thing that put me off SR3 is the 40 weeks of DLC, well and all the other huge game releases

Sauce: http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/716184/saints-row-3-dlc-40-weeks-of-additions-planned/
Trauma
Posted 03:23pm 18/11/11
Hilarious that a style of music is a bad point and a negative is bad graphics when AG gave Skyrim a 10.
Dan
Posted 03:44pm 18/11/11
Hilarious that someone would fixate on a couple of dot points instead of properly comprehending the review.
Trauma
Posted 04:12pm 18/11/11
Hilarious that someone would fixate on a couple of dot points instead of properly comprehending the review.

So some sort of higher comprehension makes these points go away? If the music does not fit the game then that should be the negative, if it's simply a style the reviewer does not like they need to look past that. I've not played this game but from what I have seen to mark it down for graphics is a bit harsh, especially when you guys gave Skyrim, an extremely ugly game a 10.
Dan
Posted 04:23pm 18/11/11
So some sort of higher comprehension makes these points go away?
If you can't make the reasonable deduction that a review is one person's own opinion and that someone listing a style of music that you like as a potential negative point might actually a positive for you, then there's little point in debating this any further.
Trauma
Posted 04:37pm 18/11/11
Of course I know it's one persons opinion, I just think something as highly subjective as music choice should be left alone. Again music should be judged by whether it fits the game, not if you simply like that style or not. Also I'm not the hugest fan of dub step myself.

And since when does mentioning one or two points mean that I'm fixating? Do I have to touch on all points in order to comment and any one point?
Darkhawk
Posted 04:37pm 18/11/11
I think marking dubstep as a negative was supposed to be tongue in cheek. Anyone with some sort of higher comprehension would understand that.
Trauma
Posted 04:43pm 18/11/11
You think marking one of the most important parts of a game as a negative is a good place for a lame joke?
Dazhel
Posted 04:47pm 18/11/11
I wouldn't worry too much - once Bethesda release the proper toolkit the modders will bring dubstep to Skyrim shortly and the review score can then be adjusted from 10.0 to 8.5
eski
Posted 04:59pm 18/11/11
If you can't make the reasonable deduction that a review is one person's own opinion and that someone listing a style of music that you like as a potential negative point might actually a positive for you, then there's little point in debating this any further.


It's all good and well to hide behind the old opinion thing, but aren't game reviewers attempting to be a little more objective. Isn't this supposed to inform my purchasing decision?

I've never seen a game marked down for the genre of music it uses. You might as well give Vice City a zero because you hate Genesis. Do it cos it's funny, but don't try and justify it as anything besides a joke.

Still, I can't talk. I've just got a bee in my bonnet because I love dubstep.
TiT
Posted 04:59pm 18/11/11
havent read the review but hows the PC port... number 2 was so crap i gave up playing it
eski
Posted 05:00pm 18/11/11
the pc version runs pretty poorly on my 6990
Dan
Posted 05:03pm 18/11/11
I think marking dubstep as a negative was supposed to be tongue in cheek.
Clearly. Particularly since the game has the same radio station type config as GTA.

Genuinely fantastic sometimes if you car jack a little compact Smart Car type thing from a granny and it's blasting some grindy death metal.
Trauma
Posted 05:16pm 18/11/11
havent read the review but hows the PC port... number 2 was so crap i gave up playing it

Goto 11min mark for the info you're after.
D-Sub
Posted 05:14pm 18/11/11
Are you guys doing a review of Anno 2070? I super torn between this and Anno.
deadlyf
Posted 05:34pm 18/11/11
Runs well on my PC (ATI 5850) but then so did Saints Row 2 which people seem to cry about so I dunno.

It also looks pretty good on PC, you shouldn't really comment on graphics when reviewing on the xbox a platform that Indiana Jones stole from the Nazi's (I'M SAYING IT'S OLD).
trog
Posted 05:37pm 18/11/11
Are you guys doing a review of Anno 2070? I super torn between this and Anno.
Yep. Should be online next week.
The GuVna
Posted 05:49pm 18/11/11
The co-op in this game is win. Even with playing with a random Yank at 178ping the game ran well with no hitches, even the voice op in this game is good. I highly recommend doing the hardest drug deal mission with co op as it's crazy!
Sc00bs
Posted 01:48am 19/11/11
anyone get any of the dlc packs with it?

some of them are gold :)

this is an awesome game to waste few hrs just trying new weapons and flying round blowing s*** up
Llian
Posted 07:38am 19/11/11
This game rocks. Good fun co-op too. Review score is about 9.0-9.5 IMO, not 8.5. Game entertains massively :)
jackflash
Posted 07:25pm 20/11/11
Skyrim, an extremely ugly game


Nice troll.
Trauma
Posted 08:17pm 20/11/11
Not trolling at all, distant vistas look nice but up close it has some of the worst texture work out there. Look at the mods that are out already, most of them are re textures of some armor, weapon, towns, rocks etc.

I can't get past the bad textures, kinda envy those who can simply ignore it.
Khel
Posted 01:24am 21/11/11
I don't see where the mistake is, dubstep is an obvious negative. The game still looks really fun though, if I can manage to slot it in amongst all the other stuff I've bought lately I definitely will.
Reverend Evil
Posted 06:22pm 23/11/11
How much fun is this game!!

Had an awesome thing happen last nite while playing. Accepted a mission that came thru on the fone and while my chicky babe and the other dude were driving to the location, a song came on the radio and they both started singing along to it while I was driving to the place. Had the biggest smile on my face thinking, f*** me, this is so cool.

Best game I've played in ages. It's just so much fun doing whatever you want and then if you feel like picking up a mission you can do that and jump straight back into the game. Best $65 I've spent in ages. Not including the $65 I spent on Fixah's mum the other nite. That girl is fiiiine!
deadlyf
Posted 08:52am 24/11/11
"Love is what I got"! That part was awesome and so well done it makes me wonder if it works that well with all the voices. My hot slut has the latino voice but I almost want to just create a bunch of other characters just to see if it is as seamless and entertaining for all.
Mordecai
Posted 09:57am 24/11/11
deadlyf: Here you go. A video with all the voices singing along.

deadlyf
Posted 10:49am 24/11/11
Haha that was awesome, cheers.
Eorl
Posted 10:53am 24/11/11
Bit harsh trauma, but whatever floats your boat. Shame you have that view though, you'll miss out on quite a few good games. Remember, Gameplay is more important then graphics.

Been trying this out over the weekend, heap of fun, much better then GTA4, and even has a nude mod haha.
Reverend Evil
Posted 12:08pm 24/11/11
Nude mod hey? Gonna have to get that.
Reverend Evil
Posted 01:17pm 24/11/11
Anyone know how to take screenshots in this game? So far I've tried hitting print screen and pasting it into photoshop and paint and it isn't werking. It keeps printing the option screen of the game for some reason. Why the f*** it's doing that I have no f*****g idea.
DM
Posted 01:27pm 24/11/11
Bought this game for $30 fro ma CD key store and will give it a bash tonight
The GuVna
Posted 01:57pm 24/11/11
Rev, there's a "Photo" mode which you can enable in the options, its a community thing so you can post to facebook etc, another way is press F12 for Steam Screenshots
Reverend Evil
Posted 02:26pm 24/11/11
Yeah, I saw the community option and went to the Saint Row site and signed up but I can't get it werking. Can't get my Steam thingy linked to the site. I'll try the F12 option and see how that goes.

Thanx 8-)
Reverend Evil
Posted 10:03am 25/11/11
Okies. Now for some pics after I found out how to get this werking...

Me with my huge dildo bat. This thing takes out people with one swing. F*****g hilarious to use.



Some tatts I had done at a tattoo parlor I bought.



And a minigun I picked up from a mission. Sadly I lost it when I left my crib to go on another mission.

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