Saints Row: The Third – PC Game Quickie Review

Posted: March 1, 2016 in Gaming
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Let me start by saying that I was a huge fan of the Saints row games from the beginning! I first played the original game(Saints Row) on the xbox 360, and the second(Saints row 2) on the PS3. So when I saw that the third game(Saints Row the Third) was on sale at the Steam store, I had to have it!

The graphics in this one was so much better than the in the second game that it blew me away! The customization was vastly improved as well, at least in terms of character creation. True, the game lacked any good hairstyles, but other than that? Aces! In fact, I spent a good 40 mins just creating my character!

Once you get in the game though, you see right away how different the it is. It just doesn’t FEEL like the past 2 chapters. It’s moved away from urban street gangs, and seems more like organised crime. As such, most of the clothes are flashy and suit like. In fact, your homies wear silk suits, and shaundi looks more like a model instead of the stoner she was in the second.

SR3 basically leaves the street gang behind, but keeps the slightly over the top feeling of the second and takes it to a whole new level! The game has absolutely NO shred of realism to it, in fact at one point you battle zombies! True, Zombies were present in the first and second game, but they weren’t major plot points, and unless you did certain things to bring dead people to life, you never even knew about it!

So, I am not exactly sure how to review this game. If I view the game as a sequel, it’s bad, REALLY bad! It veers too far away from past games and it loses what little realism existed in the game, and turns the whole franchise into a joke.

However, if I review it on its own merits, and force myself to forget that it’s part of the Saints Row franchise, then it’s actually quite good! The over the top tone is fun, and makes it difficult to know what’s going to happen next!

Basically, if you are expecting something similar to the previous games, then don’t bother with Saints Row: The Third. If you just want to have fun, doing some insane crazy stuff, then this is the game for you!

Interestingly enough, this is the first game that I would give an overall rating of both 1 Star(Poor) and 5 stars(Best) to.


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