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Saints Row: The Third - Standard Edition
- Game / Platform:PC
- Game / Genre:ACTION
- Game / Rating:RATING PENDING
- Platform: Windows Vista / XP
- ESRB Rating: Mature
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
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Platform for Display: PC | Edition: Standard
Years after taking Stilwater for their own, the Third Street Saints have evolved from street gang to household brand name, with Saints sneakers, Saints energy drinks and Johnny Gat bobble head dolls all available at a store near you. The Saints are kings of Stilwater, but their celebrity status has not gone unnoticed. The Syndicate, a legendary criminal fraternity with pawns in play all over the globe, has turned its eye on the Saints and demands tribute.
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The game opens with a bang and has some really outrageous situations before settling down and you can take it all in. One advantage SR3 has over GTA is that you can create your own character, male, female, other, and change it at any time during the game. Even better is that this character is incorporated into all the cut-scenes. I loved when my custom character sang along with Sublime's What I Got while they were driving to a mission. The mission variety keeps things from getting boring, with firefights, aerial drone attacks, sniping, assassinations, stealing cars and insurance fraud (try to get run over as much as possible). I love how you can get wanted stars from police, but also with different gangs at the same time and it's cool to see them get mad and start fighting each other too. It's also cool the different ways that all factions power up when you reach 5 stars (some have tanks, big boss bad guys, etc.). You can lose all the notoriety by hiding in any store or hideout you own. There are achievements for practically anything you can think of, from flipping off cops, running people over and the amount of streaking you do.
I like the RPG elements that let you upgrade your character's health, abilities, ammo capacity, weapon strength and homie abilities. You can even customize the four types of gang members and cars. Want all girls driving in Hummers? No prob. I've only played a few co-op games with a friend, but I know you can do the entire campaign together. It really helps to have a friend there to revive you just in case you go down.
- Obviously the stability could be better. The game crashing messed up a couple of missions I almost finished. This is the only game I have that even crashes at all.
- The driving dynamics could be better. It just somehow feels artificial when drifting around corners. In GTA you actually feel like you're breaking the wheels loose and drifting yourself.
- The sound of the cars just seems to be a looping engine that shifts forever no matter how fast or slow you drive.
I'll probably update this review with more observations when I finish the game, but so far, it's too much fun.
The missions I have played thus far are completely over the top, in a hilarious type of way. You will see what I mean with the very first mission. You dive out of a plane to save a friend, then back into the SAME plane to kill the bad guy, then back out again. If you like realistic combat you would be upset, but I must say it is fun.
GREAT! Of course there are a couple texture glitches I have noticed, but it runs great and looks just as good.
I have not been so impressed with the sound. The volume seems to adjust at wierd times, and sound doesn't always seem to be coming from the direction it should be.
The greatest part of this game. You can play through the game with a friend, and I highly recommend it. My first experience playing the game was in co-op mode and I couldn't get enough!
This is what really blew me away. You can customize almost any vehicle and any part of your character you wish to. Drag queen? check. Storm trooper? Check. even down to tattoos!
I give this game a 9.5/10. I haven't beaten the game yet, but about halfway through it I have to say I'm hooked. Pick this one up.
I saw someone else's comments on a message board about how this is basically grand theft auto that took the turn towards fun versus the turn towards gritty. That sums it up pretty well. One of my major complaints about red faction guerrilla was that you had very little ammo carried with you so you had to keep going to refill it. In this game you can basically carry around an entire arsenal with you. You do periodically have to go to one of the ammo stores to restock in the game had some weird glitches were would change my weapons on me, but overall the system worked pretty well. Driving around in the game is awesome and the music is songs that you may actually recognize. The fake radio stories and commercials were amusing as well. I really enjoyed the karaoke moment early on in the game which was just plain charming.
You can take a lot of time customizing your character. As I recall there are three male voices, three female voices, and a zombie voice. A friend of mine once laughed at me for choosing the female character in a game, until I pointed out that I'd rather look at a female digital rear end for the entire game a male. The customization isn't quite as detailed as mass effect, but you can do a pretty good job creating your ideal character. There is a wide variety of clothing you can put them in. I was slightly disappointed that most of the clothing was pants, with very limited skirts and a few shorts. The only real skirt but worked very well realistically was the go-go outfit which appeared to be something someone might wear. There were also a couple of cleavage and deep cleavage shirts, but for the most part versus apprising lack of skin showing. That being said, if you really want to you can have the character runaround in their underwear or even naked, though it's filtered out, while playing; there is sort of a bonus activity that you can play only when naked where you have to streak. You can also do tattoos to various body parts and at earrings or other jewelry. There are very limited sets of glasses, with probably 9/10 of the being sunglasses.
The world is large, but my major complaint is that the game is extremely short. I played over 20 hours, but a lot of the time was spent figuring the character and driving around doing the little side missions. If you just tried to blast your way through all the story missions, you'd be done pretty quickly. Most of the are fairly short and a large portion of them is just driving over to the point to start them. I get the feeling that they left out more content so they could sell it as DLC later. Not exactly cool.
Overall, this was an incredibly happy surprise that the game was as good as it was. It's very possible come back and play this game sometime in the future, but the rate of been picking up games I haven't had a chance to replay much of my old stuff even if I like it a lot.
"Respect" is the word for experience, and you level up by earning it for just about any kind of mayhem or quick driving stunt, allowing you access to buy even more weapons and vehicles or aircraft.
The engine is the best urban sandbox driving-game engine I've ever seen...lots of detail, from the shiny downtown business district, to the gritty outer ghettos and industrial hubs. Gangs rule parts of town and you will battle them throughout, as your notoriety rises, so do the waves of gang members coming after you, until you hide out in one of your owned businesses or cribs, to reset the meter.
The sheer number of car types is truly impressive, as are the # of people traffic and vehicles all over the city, making it seem alive and bustling...it's also huge.
I started customizing a stolen sports car I liked, and made it into a virtual death machine.
The controls are tight and responsive, and that really goes a long way - the driving is not-so realistic as you feel like you're floating off the ground at times, but this adds to the fun of the game, just zooming from point A to point B is impressive and entertaining with the right vehicles.
In all I was completely surprised at how good the game is, have spent over 20 hours in a few days playing it, which is unusual, and couldn't think of a bigger bargain than getting this with all the extras for $7.50 online as a download. I haven't gotten into MP yet.
Definitely one of the better PC games ever made in this genre.
first off, i can guarantee you 30+ hours on this game. To me 30 hours is alot, so if your like me then game length will not be a problem for you
The game play in here is like every other grand theft auto, 3rd person shooter, earn territory, become stronger and richer.
I find the enemies very easy to kill in this game ( of course there are exception to special enemies that actually take effort to kill )
if you shoot them in the head once, they will die, regardless of difficulty level (even without head shots it does not take effort to kill a regular enemy, you can run in there guns blazing and kill everyone by punching them). The Difficulty level only changes how much damage the enemies do to you, and if you are just someone who wants to breeze through the game,feel invincible and kill everything in your path, then easy and normal are for you. but if you actually want to have a challenge then hard core mode is great, you will die in a few shots. the difficulty gap from normal to hardcore is very wide. There are also different type of game types, like whored mode, which is a mode where you kill wave after wave of "whores" hence the word whored. There are also tons of clothes and vehicle customizations, excluding DLC. The movement and action controls are pretty simple. i bought it for the PC but i still plug in the xbox 360 controller every now and then to change it up a little. and its still fun.
Cooperative play: You can only play with 1 more person, but to be honest, you can do what ever the hell you want in this game from running butt naked on the streets to jumping 10000 ft from airplanes,i would like for more than 2 people to be able to play in a game, but i can understand that if there was more than 2 people it might get a little hectic. But yea you can do missions, story mode, whored mode, or just screw around with each other in game.
Replay ability: The replay on this game is OK, i have 92% of this game completed ( including after game achievements, which means things to do after you beat the game in general ). you can probably spend a few hours after the game to mess around or go for the 100% complete but it does get boring. So i just restarted a new file but this time instead of playing as a man, i played as a women (note: that you can change sex, and looks, even after you have created a character, so you can still play both as a man or women, you dont really need more than 1 file but i did it anyway). There are also parts in the story where you must choose 1 path and avoid the other, so a 2nd play through to get the Full story and bonuses is nice
Story: The story is great. This maybe just be me since i have not played a gta type game in a while, but the story is random as hell, there were alot of things i did not expect, and there are alot of funny puns and what not in the game. im going to do my best not to try to spoil anything. but ill tell you this at least. This game doesnt have the typical happy ending " oh we took over the city and now everyone is happy ".NO. depending on the choices you make in the game, Your friends will actually DIE. yes, DIE. ( however, although they die in the story, you can still call them to help you out in regular gameplay)
Graphics: I have my graphics set to ultra high resolution 1920 x 1080. The graphics are not mind blowing, but they are average/ above average. but i feel that its not something to complain about at all. if your someone who judges a game because of how it looks, well then i gotta tell you your gonna have to get over it. i mean honestly its not bad at all =/, but i do agree that for something that i play on ultra high resolution, it is not something you will expect.
problems: there are some problems with this game, maybe it just me , but when ever i minimize the game, and turn it back on the game will freeze, and sometimes in game play the game will just randomly freeze for like 5 seconds, i dont know if this is only for pC or consoles as well or just me, but these might be possible problems during game play. it doesn't happen often though, maybe once every few attempts to play the game.
Now i must say that the reason i gave this game a 5 star rating, is BECAUSE i only payed 13$ for this game, I definitely would still get it if it was 40$ but i would have given it 4 stars maybe even 4.5 if i bought it for more than that price.
but overall i would say that this is a great game and i totally recommend that you should get it and try it out, especially if its on sale for 13$