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Peoples-Agent
09-01-06, 04:06 PM
Well, got my copy of Saints Row today and have to say i'm loving it so far.

The nice little touches make it awesome, like being able to buy MP3s for your MP3 player, goto a plastic surgeon to get a face job to change your appearance etc

Just tons of depth and little sub plots going on, this game is great fun.

Looking for something to quant your thirst till the next GTA, this more than does it.

Saints Row weekender fo' sure.

I'll wear my Addict T-Shirt with pride. LOL

brady
09-01-06, 04:10 PM
I tried out the demo. It looked pretty good, but I just couldn't get past how gritty it is. I was never into the GTA series either.

Mr_LoL
09-01-06, 04:17 PM
GTA killer? Really?

Peoples-Agent
09-01-06, 04:36 PM
GTA killer? Really?

Seriously dude, it's great.

Has a very similar feel to GTA in some ways, but there is just so much more cool stuff that can be done. The world feels more alive as such.

Not even tried the online modes yet.

Noticed it doesn't say only on Xbox360 on the case or anything, so I wouldn't be suprised if we saw versions on other platforms. I really hope so.

http://www.saintsrow.com/

Kids, I suggest you put in an older date of birth to get the best out of the site. lol

slick
09-01-06, 05:07 PM
Noticed it doesn't say only on Xbox360 on the case or anything, so I wouldn't be suprised if we saw versions on other platforms. I really hope so.

Note the "Only on Xbox" sign at the bottom of the website.

Peoples-Agent
09-01-06, 05:19 PM
Note the "Only on Xbox" sign at the bottom of the website.

Ah crap, never spotted that.

Suprised it wasn't on the game box.

Mr. Hunt
09-01-06, 08:02 PM
The demo sucked... only decent part was the ragdolls... and that fun only lasted about 2 minutes.

|MaguS|
09-01-06, 08:25 PM
Never liked any of the GTAs really (I purchased them but barely ever played them) so I dout I would like this game.

Peoples-Agent
09-02-06, 03:07 AM
Never liked any of the GTAs really (I purchased them but barely ever played them) so I dout I would like this game.

Alot more blowing up of stuff than GTA, and you can get away with more before cops come after you. LoL

And heaven behold, YOU CAN SWIM. lol

Peoples-Agent
09-02-06, 03:08 AM
The demo sucked... only decent part was the ragdolls... and that fun only lasted about 2 minutes.

I agree, the demo was AWFUL. Choppy and rubbish.
Not done themselves any favours releasing a broken demo.

Peoples-Agent
09-02-06, 11:04 AM
This game is simply awesome.

The sub-missions are great fun, you carry a mobile around... I spotted a few phone numbers for different things and the numbers do actually work. LOL
Like, I rang a taxi firm and you can get rides to different parts of the map, which can save alot of time.

I got a few wicked pimped up sports cars in my garage, can mod them like you would in NFS:MW.

The effects from blowing up cars are simply amazing, people catch fire and run around screaming and you can see the heat haze coming off the fire and everything.

Snatch ...cool game mode, you go about stealing ho's off pimps LOL
More levels you do, the bigger a cut you get each day.

It's like a cross between Godfather and GTA for the fact you have several crime families.

The sense of humour is great... PMSL ...there's a food place called "Freckle Bitches" and the food has names like Chicken Bazooms and Swallow Whole or something. heh

Can have alot of fun iniating fights in the street just by hitting someone, your fellow gang members in the street will just start kicking their ass too.

You can recruit people to walk about with ya which is good fun, as the game goes on you get more respect and can command more folks.

Sub-games include Snatch (Ho theft), Hitman (Where you have to hunt folks down, but the cool part is you only know what area they are in and dont actually get to be told exactly where they are, its pot luck whether you get a target cross on the mini map to get them. ) , Escort ....where you drive hookers whilst they nail businessmen, Drug Trafficking... which is cool fun.

You can break into all of the shops at night and have to crack the safe, or in daytime you can hold up the store by pointing the gun at them and walking them out back to the safe.

It's like what GTA should have been, and the next one has to go a long way to beat this gem. This game is huge, ive been playing allday doing story missions and I haven't even scratched the surface yet. I'm walking around with a few thousand dollars at a time, buying basic weaponary.... and there are $3,000 rifles and sports cars going for stupid amounts like 40 million at the foreign import garages.

Very addicted.

Mr. Hunt
09-02-06, 11:18 AM
And heaven behold, YOU CAN SWIM. lol

Missed this earlier... but you could swim in San Andreas... and after Vice City (which I loved) I felt the same way a lot of people were with the whole "once you played one, you played them all"... but then once the PC version came out I decided to pick it up and it was amazing... so much was changed and they added so many things that made the game so much better than the previous games, and I am very much hyped for GTA4.

Peoples-Agent
09-02-06, 03:42 PM
Missed this earlier... but you could swim in San Andreas... and after Vice City (which I loved) I felt the same way a lot of people were with the whole "once you played one, you played them all"... but then once the PC version came out I decided to pick it up and it was amazing... so much was changed and they added so many things that made the game so much better than the previous games, and I am very much hyped for GTA4.

That's a year odd away, enjoy Saints Row while you can. Nothing else can touch it.

Peoples-Agent
09-04-06, 02:10 AM
Is there nobody else on nvnews that has got a hold of this game yet? lol
That's my idea of an nvnews gang out the window then, could have been fun.
Good multiplayer idea.

GamerGuyX
09-04-06, 02:17 AM
Is there nobody else on nvnews that has got a hold of this game yet? lol
That's my idea of an nvnews gang out the window then, could have been fun.
Good multiplayer idea.

I posted in another thread that I bought both Saint's Row and Enchanted Arms the day they came out.

Peoples-Agent
09-04-06, 01:44 PM
I posted in another thread that I bought both Saint's Row and Enchanted Arms the day they came out.

Gotta get playing online to get some cash together to buy some more clothes and stuff.

Peoples-Agent
09-04-06, 02:01 PM
I play it too. I'm at 10% so far... I really like it. The missions are cool, a nice city and good graphics. But I think the radio stations aren't as good as in GTA.

Some of the radio talkshow things are hilarious.

"I think the problem we have, is that we need to do drive by training when people go for their tests, to help limit civilian casualties in the ghetto."

Spilt my beer listening to that one. LOL

Right, time to go steal some hookers and cap some pimps.

Mr_LoL
09-04-06, 02:06 PM
So this is basically a GTA rip off? Bah.

GamerGuyX
09-04-06, 02:55 PM
So this is basically a GTA rip off? Bah.

GTA evolution. ;)

Peoples-Agent
09-04-06, 04:48 PM
So this is basically a GTA rip off? Bah.

Pisses all over GTA though, it's a good fix until GTA4 comes along. It has alot of work to do to beat this beauty of a game.

crainger
09-04-06, 05:49 PM
Note the "Only on Xbox" sign at the bottom of the website.

Jade Empire said that too... ;)

slick
09-04-06, 06:09 PM
Jade Empire said that too... ;)

Yeah and Jade Empire is coming out, what, a whopping 2 years after it did for the Xbox?

crainger
09-04-06, 08:34 PM
Yeah and Jade Empire is coming out, what, a whopping 2 years after it did for the Xbox?

LOL Point taken. :)

Though JE delay is due to the developer not waiting a quick and nasty port.

Slybri
09-10-06, 06:23 PM
I went out and bought a copy after renting it. I don't like the GTA games because of the crappy controls and the loading and the driving to the mission to redo it. Saint's row has none of that. It's a much more convienient and playable GTA.

What it lacks is GTA's content. Particularly SAn Andreas. That game had Bikes, Planes, Choppers, everything. You name it, you drive it. Activities everywhere. RPG character building and leveling up. Big name celebs doing the voiceovers. Hell, the radio stations themselves were almost worth the price of admission. Saint's row has none of that either. Sure it's got a radio, but it's hard to find anything good on it after hearing "bounce you like a bad check (back in the day)" 20 times.

What it does have is sweet graphics, smooth and customizable controls, Havok physics, and a half decent multiplayer. It's also got a character customizer that works. It's the first game in which I've actually been able to make a character that looks like me. Not even Tiger Woods could put me in the game like that. It's hilarious to see me running around as a gangster.

The Ai is pretty good too. I walked up on some random guy a little while ago. He was just standing on a cliff, just staring out at the water. I approach him and he jumps off the cliff yelling, "I'll never have to eat my wife's cooking again!!!" Totally random thing. I've never seen that in any GTA game. They also have gang fights going on around you, which are fun to watch sometimes. And the civilians will often get into fights when there's an accident. The AI's almost as good as Oblivion's sometimes.

I think this game is worth about 50 bucks. It's not as packed with variety and content as GTA: SA, but it's not as annoying and it's more fun to play.

evilchris
10-02-06, 12:12 PM
I agree with Slybri. No originality but who cares? I don't. I played GTA:SA on PC and this game blows it away. It's missing some things GTA:SA had but the things it does share with GTA it does better.

I'm 11 hours in and "27%" completed.