Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Saints Row Review

Almost assuredly for Adults only and scoring an impressive 84% on Metacritic.com

Reviews Summary
Extremely fun and rewarding, deep level of customisation
Gta's humour was satirical this feels lifeless
Single player ends abruptly, dosen't lend itself to replays
Multiplayer modes are the most significant innovation
A GTA wannabe, but the most well-executed and enjoyable of the bunch
Solid but lacks the intelligence of GTA
Frequently rewarding, rarely frustrating

Saints Row Official Website

Screenshots teamxbox
Videos and trailers (33) from IGN

elderly tags

18 comments:

gnome said...

What have you been taking lately? You're posting faster than I can comment!

Imagine that...

TheTimeRunner said...

It better had a decent targeting system than that of GTA. If not I'm not interested.

Ross said...

Those who have played the demo so far from OXM have reported good things. The thing I dont like about Saints Row is that is doesent have a real "soul" or "personality" unlike GTA or even its similar-type games like True Crime: New York City (which was actually a darn good game, despite some harsh reviews).

Anyway, this will be without a doubt one of the highest grosing (sales wise) video games of the year...

The Elderly said...

Greetings guys happy to see everyone sitting comfortable.

No doubt Saints Row looks like storming to the top of the charts and probably for all the wrong reasons, from what i've read on the forums Ross is spot on in regards to the games faux humour. Lame gamer however(see blogger buddies) has played it and thoroughly enjoyed the games "free roaming" environment. I won't be making a purchase but only because i'm overly judgemental of the dubious morals behind such a game theme.

And indeed Mr.Gnome as for the posting speed I do beleive i've just managed to freebase on black coffee

And all i could find was the following reference to targeting from msxboxworld 360 review

"There is no targeting other than the reticule will turn red when hovering over a target and so combat feels more like a first person shooter."

gnome said...

Coffee? Are you sure it's just coffee? I drink a lot of it too, but ....


It's amphetamines, right?

The Elderly said...

ah...... (checks label......) no it definitely says coffee on the label.... but it's been freeze dried.... that's probably not a good thing...... I was wondering why my lips had gone numb

gnome said...

Should I call the nurse? A random zombie perhaps? The girls?

The Elderly said...

Well you do wrestle up some nice.... amm "company" sure go right ahead... i'll just freshen up....

gnome said...

Good. And get the drinks. And something to it. I'll bring the gear along...

The Elderly said...

i've got the new Aguilera CD, Disk 2 super smooth... theres ice in the

(CRASH!!!!)

what was that!

gnome said...

ah this.. yes... right.. well it's the Dreamcast Maracas... or to be more precise they were...

The Elderly said...

why did you bring marac..... mexican!!! you've hired mexican fire eaters......... wow! (turns up pacemaker) extraordinary...... (readies fire extinquishers.....) Bloody marvelous gnome... okay when do they get here......?

gnome said...

Ok. this is hopeless...

WE'll buy pizza. And have a drink. Then watch a DVD until the girls come. Ok?

The Elderly said...

okay i'll order two 48" mexican fiesta topped and leave some for the maraccans.... moroccans.. the ladies.....

You choose the dvd, unfortunately Gamer C has taken my pron collection, so there's Alien, Alien directors cut or Alien the making of.

gnome said...

No Aliens? That's my fav!

The Elderly said...

ah no I made a mistake... I mean who'd remember an S in the title, Let's pretend it's the second film and she's reliving the whole experience from the first film.....jsut before she wakes up to start the second film....

we could rent one?

gnome said...

Sure, sure. All is fine.

:)

The Elderly said...

cool

:)