Over the years games have lost all the fun through story, physics and all the things that are “quality”. There were times where a person could just sit down with their controller and screw around for the fun of it but this is not a common habit within games of the present. Now in these boring, sad times we must face the raging online gamers and stunning linear story lines. Thank Saints Row: The Third has come to save is with hilarious story, hilarious gameplay, hilarious physics!….oh did I mention it was hilarious?
Saints Row has come a long way from where it was originally. Back in 2006 the game was released as if almost to cash in for all the Xbox owners who couldn’t wait for the next part of the GTA series, and even though it was very similar to it’s parent it still went on to sell two million copies leading to the sequel. Saints Row 2 was where we started to see Saints Row come into it’s own as there were new missions that involved acting like cops for a tv show and interrupting people having sex in a van with your chainsaw or covering a whole development with gallons of fresh “manure”. The game was beginning to show that it was no clone but it had not taken full steps into gamehood yet but satisfying audiences as shown through sales which were three and a half million copies back in 2010. So now as 2011 rolls along Volition Inc. gives us another Saints Row and the most ridiculous game we have seen since Toilet Kids.
Saints Row: The Third revolves around the premises that games are taken too seriously these days and there isn’t much “play time” in them anymore. Throughout Saints Row 3 you will go through missions that will make you become a modern take on megaman, help run naked giants through a tower, fly a laser shooting air-copter thing and so many more things that I will not spoil for you! While the story is not the best I have seen it still has some great moments such as this bad ass power mission below.
Where Saints Row: The Third Shines though is it’s situational irony and the fun of being able to do things that you wouldn’t think of off the top of your head. It’s hard to write about any of it without spoiling the complete joy of discovering the game so all I can say is you won’t ever be bored of the game whether you are doing missions or not. The online in the game is still fun with the entire story line being coop and Whored Mode always being an option. I found it disappointing that the competition multiplayer was removed though, as I wanted to play some ridiculous side missions against my friends but there was no such thing, hopefully this is added later with DLC.
Overall Saints Row 3 is not something to pass as a Grand Theft Auto Clone. The Series has finally become it’s own game and it is one of the best of this fall. Anyone who has a heart (well….maybe no heart) will enjoy this insane immature joyride as long as they don’t ever take it too seriously.