Saints Row The Third Catch-All

Baron Of Hell wrote:

Will they have a real PC version or just a poor port like before.

Both the SR2 and RFG ports were done by external companies I think, and SR3 PC is being done by Volition at the same time as the rest. No idea if it will translate into a better product, but it's a good sign they take it seriously.

External port jobs aren't always bad, Nixxes are doing the Deux Ex:HR port, and it looks like they're going the extra mile.

That improved melee combat is fantastic. Can't wait to see the other available fighting styles.....and all of these actions being performed by a sexy redhead. That also helps.

Scratched wrote:

Both the SR2 and RFG ports were done by external companies I think, and SR3 PC is being done by Volition at the same time as the rest. No idea if it will translate into a better product, but it's a good sign they take it seriously.

They handled the Red Faction: Armageddon port in-house, and it was pretty solid.

Also:

Oh man, I am so ready for this.

I love me some Saint's Row. I love me some Saint's Row 2. The one thing that's getting me a little worried about this one is that dildo. It's kind of become the tag line. In fact it's literally become the tagline ("Strap it on"). They can't talk about the game without mentioning the dildo, and they always use it as one of their very first bullet points. I'm not really all that interested in that dildo and would like them to talk about something else now. Otherwise I start to wonder if they have anything else to talk about.

On the other hand, they did the same thing with Tera Patrick in Saint's Row 2, signing on a pornstar as a producer just so they could say, "this is a game made by a PORN STAR, isn't that bananas?!"

On the other, other hand, they did eventually put her in the game and that was hands-down the worst content available, second perhaps to the "UnKut Pack." This is why pandering is bad.

All that aside, there's very little they could do to stop me from pre-ordering this.

LobsterMobster wrote:

On the other hand, they did the same thing with Tera Patrick in Saint's Row 2, signing on a pornstar as a producer just so they could say, "this is a game made by a PORN STAR, isn't that bananas?!"

I lived in the same town as the developers for 7 years (one of the streets on my bus route was Stillwater, in fact). I assure you that if you lived there, putting a porn star's name on your list of producers would seem endlessly fascinating to you, too.

I guess it's someonething to do.

The Platinum Pack.

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No High Scores wrote:

THQ announced today that pre-ordering Saints Row: The Third will net you something called Professor Genki's Hyper Ordinary Pre-Order Pack. Yeah, I don't know what that is either. From the press release, it sounds like Professor Genki has a show that features people murdering other people for cash and prizes.

The pre-order pack includes a vaccum-cannon equipped truck that allows you to suck up passengers and use them as projectiles, a gun that shoots mind controlling octopi and a leisure suit, complete with Professor Genki mask.

In addition to Professor Genki's Whatever pack, there's also mention of a collector's edition that comes with a soundtrack and a Saints Row headset, complete with voice auto-tuning.

Finally, if you preorder the game from THQ's store you'll get something they're calling the Saints Row Pass for nothing. I don't care about the pre-order deal, but the notion that there's something called a Saints Row Pass is interesting. It sounds like the Rockstar Pass for LA Noire where buying the pass nabs you upcoming DLC at a discount.

I cut out the site's dumb editorializing.

I had a look at THQ's homepage and it looks like they're no longer offering any "Saint's Row Pass," but instead are offering "three free DLC mission packs" to the first 3,000 pre-orders. It very well might be the same exact thing, phrased differently.

I'm guessing that at some point between then and now, someone (probably Amazon) is going to offer a pre-order with enough of a discount/game credit to cut into the cost of a Saint's Row Pass/DLC missions, so I think I may wait for that and see if there are any other goodies to be had. Hopefully the "Genki" thing is for all pre-orders, but so far I've only seen it at THQ.

I'm still waiting for the pre-order on Steam.

So, is the manapult a pre-order only thing? Or is it just the "Professor Genki" version?

syndicatedragon wrote:

So, is the manapult a pre-order only thing? Or is it just the "Professor Genki" version?

Either way it's a shame if it doesn't make it into the vanilla version.

I think the man-a-pult is exclusive to the Genki pack. Gamestop is advertising the Genki bonus too, so hopefully it's for all pre-orders. Though knowing Gamestop they might have swung some sort of exclusivity BS on that, too.

You guys know Gamestop has an exclusive pre-order bonus for Uncharted 3 that lets you turn into a swarm of spiders? WTF?

I checked the SR2 website. You can pre-order the game from THQ, Amazon, Gamestop, Wallmart and Best Buy. No Steam as of now. However, most major THQ games can be activated on Steam, so there's still hope.

LobsterMobster wrote:

You guys know Gamestop has an exclusive pre-order bonus for Uncharted 3 that lets you turn into a swarm of spiders? WTF?

Ugh. Now, if you could turn into a swarm of spiders in Saints Row 3, that would just make the best game ever even bester.

I'd be totally up for turning into spiders in SR3. Or maybe if you could give me some sort of spider-launcher gun, where I could shoot swarms of spiders at people? That would work too.

SuperDave wrote:

I checked the SR2 website. You can pre-order the game from THQ, Amazon, Gamestop, Wallmart and Best Buy. No Steam as of now. However, most major THQ games can be activated on Steam, so there's still hope.

Steam has it listed, just not available for pre-order yet.

LobsterMobster wrote:

I'd be totally up for turning into spiders in SR3. Or maybe if you could give me some sort of spider-launcher gun, where I could shoot swarms of spiders at people? That would work too.

A tarantula cannon, where you fire a poisonous tarantula and it sticks to their face and repeatedly stabs them with venom while they run around screaming.

See, the thing that's so great about the Saints Row series is that seems completely and utterly plausible for the game to have.

MilkmanDanimal wrote:
LobsterMobster wrote:

I'd be totally up for turning into spiders in SR3. Or maybe if you could give me some sort of spider-launcher gun, where I could shoot swarms of spiders at people? That would work too.

A tarantula cannon, where you fire a poisonous tarantula and it sticks to their face and repeatedly stabs them with venom while they run around screaming.

See, the thing that's so great about the Saints Row series is that seems completely and utterly plausible for the game to have.

The Genki pack does supposedly include a gun that shoots mind-controlling octopi...

Still, tarantula would be better. They're big enough to see and it'd take a long time for them to bite someone to death, so it'd be more about having a giant spider on your face than getting poisoned. And that's good times.

QUIT MAKING ME WANT TO GO BACK INTO THE CREEPY SPIDER THREAD.

What about a gun that shoots tiny, eight-legged Tara Patricks at people?

The nightmares will never cease.

Anyway I'm pretty bummed at not getting the man-a-pult because I won't be able to afford buying this game new. Maybe they'll make it DLC down the line.

Still stoked as all hell for everything else, though.

CptGlanton wrote:

What about a gun that shoots tiny, eight-legged Tara Patricks at people?

Just because you have mentioned it, Rule 34 has caused porn of that exist scenario to exist.

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Don't worry, there are no tiny, eight-legged Tara Patricks.

Tannhauser wrote:

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Don't worry, there are no tiny, eight-legged Tara Patricks.

Amazing.

I just have to say, that Professor Genki video made me want this game far, far more than I already did.

Considering I played 85% of the second game running around in that goddamn hot dog costume, with the tough-guy British accent, I'm am so totally ready for this game, dildo weapon or no.

Tannhauser wrote:

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Don't worry, there are no tiny, eight-legged Tara Patricks.

So those bulbous, eight-legged, sucking creatures aren't Tera Patricks? Are you sure?

RSPaulette wrote:

I just have to say, that Professor Genki video made me want this game far, far more than I already did.

Considering I played 85% of the second game running around in that goddamn hot dog costume, with the tough-guy British accent, as a lady, I'm am so totally ready for this game, dildo weapon or no.

FTFY, because ladies with tough-guy British accents are hilarious and you can totally do that.

LobsterMobster wrote:
RSPaulette wrote:

I just have to say, that Professor Genki video made me want this game far, far more than I already did.

Considering I played 85% of the second game running around in that goddamn hot dog costume, with the tough-guy British accent, as a lady, I'm am so totally ready for this game, dildo weapon or no.

FTFY, because ladies with tough-guy British accents are hilarious and you can totally do that.

I may need to go visit a plastic-surgery clinic in the game. For what it's worth, I've still got the corporate missions and the DLC to clear that game from the pile, so this may need to happen.

Tannhauser wrote:

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Don't worry, there are no tiny, eight-legged Tara Patricks.

Words cannot begin to describe the awesome.

MilkmanDanimal wrote:
Tannhauser wrote:

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Don't worry, there are no tiny, eight-legged Tara Patricks.

Words cannot begin to describe the awesome.

That's definitely a Jodie Foster in Contact moment. Love it.

One of my favorite creations:
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Currently, I'm a super buff guy with a five-o'clock shadow, a Russian mustache, with a Sarah Palin bun, in a pink summer dress, and high heels. He's tough, he's gangsta, but he wants to feel pretty while doing it.