Outlandish, bombastic, and now super-powered, Saints Row IV puts you in the Presidency. But is it worth you hard-earned 'Murrican dollars?
We played Saints Row IV on Out of the Box! See uninterrupted gameplay here.
That Dubstep gun had me laughing :D
Crazy & over the top, this does look like a fun sandbox game. But bought a few games lately that I first want to finish so I wont be picking this up straight away.
I've never played a Saints Row game before.. although just looking at stuff 'bout this one has me interested. A friend of mine recommended I play Saints 2 as my first entry to the series, I just haven't gotten around to it. This however, to me, made me think of something like DC Universe Online with the whole super powers thing, lul. I may get this. Eventually. Who knows.
Quicktme pancake eating,yes
Apparently part of the problem is that the game strains the hell out of the consoles, particularly the 360. The PC version's performance is frighteningly better. If the city and models looked better, it may have turned into a slide show on the 8+ year-old hardware. All that said, this game looks fucking awesome, and I'll certainly be getting it when able! :D
I think it's buggy because it's a review copy, before the official release. When it's really comes out, hopefully the bugs are fixed.
Although I'm a fan of Saints Row, I'm going to wait until they fix the bugs before buying it.
greatest/glitchyest game ever
The final score didn't seem to match the review, I was expecting an 8 or so. I haven't played any of them since the first but it should get at least an 9.5 for having Rowdy Roddy.
6.5 is still a good game. 5 is what we consider an average game.
The problem is that we cannot give a nice score to a game that looks unfinished... Saints Row the third has better technical develovpment
To me, this game is Volition giving the current "Triple A" game market, design tropes and all, the Mel Brooks treatment... Something it's been deserving for a long time....
Point of the game is simple. Be awesome and stupid. Definitely worth a buy regardless of rating, if you are looking for an open world game that does anything and everything except take itself too seriously.
Don't throw crap at Fallout, the reasoning for the low score is the lack of polish. Should it have a bigger score? Hell Yeah. Is it similar to Fallout or GTA in any way? Yes. Should these games be compared? No. Plotwise no. And that's why people shit on Saints Row.
Wait, Rowdy Roddy Piper is in this game? SOLD! GAME OF THE YEAR!
Shame on you Nick
It's a shame so many reviewers are giving such a great game such undeserved low score.. especially consider he "claims" to like the game.taking off points for bugs while shitty games like fallout 3 get high scores seems like double standard to me. This will be contender for game of the year.. and make the overly gritty, way to dramatic GTA 5 look dull and boring by comparison. Saint's Row 2 was fun, Saint's Row the Third was amazingly fun and wacky and Saint's row 4 is equally amazing no matter what people claim other wise.
I think I'll be waiting for a price drop. I mean, i only recently got SR3 for $15, then Crackdown was free for xbox gold (satisfies my running/jumping in sandbox mode for now), and GTA V is already on pre-order.
i've played saints row 3 which was my intro and to games like this i always want to fly around so in GTA he have a jet pack and in SR3 it was the VTOL but with the super powers im loving this game even more as it says in the score depends on the gamer and these games are very specific to a certain type of mayhem loving gamer :)
Great review just what I wanted the score was a little low personally but with the way games are going they have to be strict. I think 6.5 was a great over all rating.
I appreciate the fact, Nick, that you mentioned the rough edges but then clarify that these issues don't mean you hate the game. So many reviewers will just focus strictly on the bad and refuse to acknowledge any fun they had while playing it. I appreciate your honesty.
Personally, SR3rd was my game of the yea rin 2011. Not in my life have I enjoyed an open world game to the extent that I did in SR3rd. While I will be loving my super powers; first thing I am going to do is hijack a hearse and pimp that sucka out!