Saints Row The Third Catch-All

I wasn't really thinking about the SR3 release date at all. Then I saw a post on this thread and thought "Oh, is it soon?" Then I read the first line of your post, and was like "Woot!" Then I read the rest. Bummer.

So in other words, you all bumped the thread WITHOUT a new video for us?

CptGlanton wrote:

So in other words, you all bumped the thread WITHOUT a new video for us?

I demand blood.

Xeknos wrote:
CptGlanton wrote:

So in other words, you all bumped the thread WITHOUT a new video for us?

I demand Explosive rounds to the face, followed by gestures seemingly suggestive of a deviant sexual act.

FTFY

Falchion wrote:
Xeknos wrote:
CptGlanton wrote:

So in other words, you all bumped the thread WITHOUT a new video for us?

I demand Explosive rounds to the face, followed by gestures seemingly suggestive of a deviant sexual act.

FTFY

When did this become the Halo thread?

somebody get me a time machine, NOW!

Taken down.

Found it at the official site though! You know, the S.T.A.G. dudes look a LOT like EDF in Red Faction: Guerrilla, and that's hardly the first allusion (the mountain in RF:G is called Mt. Vogel).

I'm trying to get my head around the DLC/pre-order stuff.

So far I think the Denki stuff is pre-order DLC available pretty much everywhere, and at the THQ store they're also selling a 'season pass' for later DLC of which there's meant to be 3 lots, however the higher price at the THQ store (+£10) almost makes up for what they say the DLC covered by the season pass costs (£12.50). And then there's this - "40 weeks of DLC".

It makes me think I'll probably just get Skyrim.

The season pass also seems to be limited in quantity, and they don't really explain what the DLC is... they probably should have figured that out before announcing it.

Modern Warfare parody seems to be available here.

It's lifting from both MW3 and BF3: http://www.g4tv.com/videos/55807/sai...

Am I weird for liking that distorted music (both in the BF3 trailers and the SR3 one)?

Scratched wrote:

I'm trying to get my head around the DLC/pre-order stuff.

So far I think the Denki stuff is pre-order DLC available pretty much everywhere

What I want to know is if this is the type of pre-order DLC that shows up a few months later or if it's the evil type that's a one-shot deal.

I'm wavering on the fence about this game (haven't been this interested in an open world game since Vice City) but I have no experience with Saint's Row and I heard SR2 wasn't well optimized for PC which is where I'd be playing this.

Definitely sounds like they announced the Season Pass a little early, but I don't think most companies give many details for the DLC schedule before they collect people's money for a season pass.

shoptroll wrote:

I'm wavering on the fence about this game (haven't been this interested in an open world game since Vice City) but I have no experience with Saint's Row and I heard SR2 wasn't well optimized for PC which is where I'd be playing this.

Don't quote me on that, but I think that SR2 PC version was an afterthought. It certainly came later than the console versions. But I have to tell you: even with horrid keyboard/mouse driving performance, I still finished the game. And I tend to not finish open world games (just move on after screwing around for 100 hours or so). So for me to have finished it, is a HUGE endorsement. If you have a controller plugged into your PC, you should definitely give SR2 a shot.

SR3 is also a day one purchase for me, in the day and age where I have zero incentive for day one purchases except the want to give that much money to the developers.

Also of note is that SR3 is being ported to the PC by the developers themselves and not by a third party as was the case with SR2.

The SR2 PC port is an abomination. But, the PC versions of Red Faction: Guerrilla and RF: Armageddon are extremely solid. (Note for those of you who don't live and breath this stuff: RF and SR are both developed by Volition, but probably by different teams at Volition. RF and SR share some common but meaningless references.)

I played SR2 on the 360, but I'm taking a chance and getting it on the PC this time.

I've said this to a few people, but I think I laughed more playing SR2 than any other game. Of course this was only because I played it all co-op.

I would have ordered SR3 without reservation, but when I heard about the '40 weeks' DLC' I lost a lot of interest. Felt quite skanky.

Some of my best GWJ nights have been with Saints Row 2. Specifically leaning out Prederick's car window, firing my rocket launcher at cops, loudly informing him that I am stealthy (he disagreed).

The thing with Saints Row (including 2) is that even though it's ridiculous and over the top, it's remarkably well written. You get a sense for the characters and rather than seeming like an emotionless, soulless, inhuman killing machine, your character seems like an actual psychopath. There are some surprisingly serious and well done story beats in SR2.

Spoiler:

Poor Carlos.

It's also ridiculously robust for a customization junkie like me. Not quite as deep as Saints Row 1 was in that regard. In SR1, you could choose to wear just about any pair of pants high or low, with one leg rolled, or the other, or neither, or both.

I don't know about SR3 yet. I intend to find out as soon as the game lets me.

+1 on the well-written, interesting story.

Okay, seriously, what is this game about? It looks like between the preview from Game Informer last year and this new batch of videos, this is some entirely other game. I want to hate on that old game but I want to love this new one. So, it is actually just crime for fun? Or are they making light of some seriously bad things, as was implied in that old preview?

gains wrote:

Okay, seriously, what is this game about? It looks like between the preview from Game Informer last year and this new batch of videos, this is some entirely other game. I want to hate on that old game but I want to love this new one. So, it is actually just crime for fun? Or are they making light of some seriously bad things, as was implied in that old preview?

Personally.......... I can describe it like this.

"Damn, it feels good to be a gangsta."

Gang warfare.

gains wrote:

Okay, seriously, what is this game about? It looks like between the preview from Game Informer last year and this new batch of videos, this is some entirely other game. I want to hate on that old game but I want to love this new one. So, it is actually just crime for fun? Or are they making light of some seriously bad things, as was implied in that old preview?

I don't think those things are mutually exclusive.

gains, are you asking what Saint's Row games are about? If not please disregard my answer.

They are a parody of GTA. Where GTA tries to take itself seriously, SR throws it all into the wind. GTA allows you to play a serious gansta that can maybe find an oversized dildo and hit someone with it, so SR makes it into a sword that is in your normal arsenal, while you run around dressed as a purple bunny. GTA makes police APCs a pinnacle of vehicles you can steal, for a while, so SR makes it into something you can drive around, bling out and put spinners on. Basically, anything that GTA lets you do, SR lets you do more, to greater effect, and completely over the top.

Gamespot put up a funny video yesterday. I laughed.

Looking forward to something a little lighthearted and ridiculous in this season of Gears of Modern Warfare Battlefields 3.

Gains, I think jakeleg just answered your question.

Yeah, I think that covers it. What confused me about the game was more about the crime syndicate's more "real world" actions that were discussed in the first previews. OTT super villian BS is all well and good but the mix of selling Yugoslavian teenagers into sexual slavery with the wacky fun time of automotive catapults has never sat well with me.

gains wrote:

Yeah, I think that covers it. What confused me about the game was more about the crime syndicate's more "real world" actions that were discussed in the first previews. OTT super villian BS is all well and good but the mix of selling Yugoslavian teenagers into sexual slavery with the wacky fun time of automotive catapults has never sat well with me.

What previews are these? I totally missed them.

Pre-Ordered!