Trailers: Saints Row: The Third Gameplay Trailer

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Either great news or the sadest April Fools ever.

Saints Row, bitches!

Although I must say I liked the kick from 2 (while dual-wielding) was more hilarious.

Derelict Frog:
Saints Row really, really annoys me as a franchise. In a time where videogames are trying to compete with the artistic merits of other media and also become more mature you get Volition spewing out more garbage like this. The stories in each game are farcically awful; you can't relate to any of the characters unless you're a sociopath; the humour is very low-brow, not clever and immature; and the driving mechanic is unceremoniously bad (seriously - on Xbox 360 you press A to accelerate? That means you're either always going at full throttle or not going at all. To maintain any sort of constant speed you have to tap A, kangarooing the car about).

You shouldn't take the Saints Row games too seriously. These (kind of) games know that they are very stupid and that's so good about them. These games don't take themself serioulsy, they're just there to be fun and that is awesome! Not every game has to be like ICO or Bioshock (don't get me wrong, I love these kind of games)but some games are just their to be silly fun (I lost count how often Saints Row 2 made me laugh). So I don't understand your problem.

I never expected anything less from the sequel to my favourite game of all generation. I want it now!

Proverbial Jon:
So Saint's Row is SOOO good that a punch to the balls is all it takes to sell it?

People may say it's more fun than GTA and perhaps even far superior, but I think I'll stick with Rockstar's style of humour thank you very much.

thats okay, stick to the ultra-realistic gritty worlds of Rockstar where moral choices are often murky at best...

Imma going to punch some dude's in the balls while being dressed up in a hotdog suit........

OT: I hate April 1st, I just cant trust news at all........ but this trailer did make me want to buy this game 20% more.

It could be April First, but I could also just be Saints Row 3. It could be anything with the madness that is Saints Row.

Derelict Frog:
Saints Row really, really annoys me as a franchise. In a time where videogames are trying to compete with the artistic merits of other media and also become more mature you get Volition spewing out more garbage like this. The stories in each game are farcically awful; you can't relate to any of the characters unless you're a sociopath; the humour is very low-brow, not clever and immature; and the driving mechanic is unceremoniously bad (seriously - on Xbox 360 you press A to accelerate? That means you're either always going at full throttle or not going at all. To maintain any sort of constant speed you have to tap A, kangarooing the car about).

Video Games; Because they are not meant to be FUN, they must be taken serious!

Seriously, when can we stop with the "Video Games is a art, so everything must be mature!" argument........ if that's the case then Super Mario Bro.s and Pacman are some of the worst games ever created.

also, Saints Row 2 had a cruise control button so you didn't need to keep tapping A, and honestly people that needed to tap A hadn't been playing Consoles very long since almost every controller has pressure sensitive buttons........ since like the Dreamcast...........

GOTY

I'm confused.. wheres the April Fools? This really is all the trailer needs to be.

BreakfastMan:
Oh, what the frell? There was barely any gameplay in that trailer!

Also, am I the only one who thinks THG's new logo looks terrible?

Seeing as it's April Fool's Day, that was kind of the point.

>:(

I hate April Fool's Day.

Proverbial Jon:
So Saint's Row is SOOO good that a punch to the balls is all it takes to sell it?

People may say it's more fun than GTA and perhaps even far superior, but I think I'll stick with Rockstar's style of humour thank you very much.

Rockstar's satire is hilarious.

Saint's Row's gameplay is hilarious.

WE NEED A GAME TO COMBINE THESE FORCES.

The trailer was over so quick i did not actually see what happened the first time.. Had to watch it over again..

Though a punch in the nuts is always funny, this did not really show much.. And the little glimps that was shown did not seem to have what i would call graphics up to date..

But then again, that might not matter if the game is otherwise awesome.

Me == sold.

Isn't that all you really need to know about this game? I mean after the last two games, all you really need to show about this one is that you can punch guys in the balls, and you've pretty much sold it.

THE greatest gameplay trailer ever made.

Kalezian:

Derelict Frog:
Saints Row really, really annoys me as a franchise. In a time where videogames are trying to compete with the artistic merits of other media and also become more mature you get Volition spewing out more garbage like this. The stories in each game are farcically awful; you can't relate to any of the characters unless you're a sociopath; the humour is very low-brow, not clever and immature; and the driving mechanic is unceremoniously bad (seriously - on Xbox 360 you press A to accelerate? That means you're either always going at full throttle or not going at all. To maintain any sort of constant speed you have to tap A, kangarooing the car about).

Video Games; Because they are not meant to be FUN, they must be taken serious!

Seriously, when can we stop with the "Video Games is a art, so everything must be mature!" argument........ if that's the case then Super Mario Bro.s and Pacman are some of the worst games ever created.

also, Saints Row 2 had a cruise control button so you didn't need to keep tapping A, and honestly people that needed to tap A hadn't been playing Consoles very long since almost every controller has pressure sensitive buttons........ since like the Dreamcast...........

I'm not saying videogames shouldn't be fun. Just that Saints Row tries to be too fun and isn't. Then again - it's just personal opinion. Yeah - using a pressure sensitive button for accelerate would have made sense for accelerate - but Volition obviously decided against it for some reason. Also - the cruise control was badly implemented. It meant you couldn't change your speed quickly enough if needs be.

FUCKING SOLD.
I am so getting this game. It's actually a very good trailer, it pretty much convinced me that the Saint's Row team have still got it. I don't even need to mention how much better this is than any of EA's advertising campaigns.

that was perhaps the most accurate use of minimalism i have ever witnessed. good to see theyre sticking with the 'shits and giggles' style and not following through with their plan to rip off gta4 and try to make it gritty and brown.

Natdaprat:

Proverbial Jon:
So Saint's Row is SOOO good that a punch to the balls is all it takes to sell it?

People may say it's more fun than GTA and perhaps even far superior, but I think I'll stick with Rockstar's style of humour thank you very much.

April fools.

Yes because GTA IV had so much intentional humor.

Whelp...I'm sold. :D

Proverbial Jon:

People may say it's more fun than GTA and perhaps even far superior, but I think I'll stick with Rockstar's style of humour thank you very much.

rockstar has no humor.
just a few sad pathetic jokes here and there

That Greek Guy:

Proverbial Jon:

People may say it's more fun than GTA and perhaps even far superior, but I think I'll stick with Rockstar's style of humour thank you very much.

rockstar has no humor.
just a few sad pathetic jokes here and there

Rockstar's humour is subtle, in fact it's more of a satire than any sort of out and out direct humour.

Saint's Row on the other hand is just stupid... ridiculous and unrealistic.

I'm not saying there is anything wrong with that, we've got far too much realism in our games these days, but there is a world of difference between the two types.

Onyx Oblivion:

Proverbial Jon:
So Saint's Row is SOOO good that a punch to the balls is all it takes to sell it?

People may say it's more fun than GTA and perhaps even far superior, but I think I'll stick with Rockstar's style of humour thank you very much.

Rockstar's satire is hilarious.

Saint's Row's gameplay is hilarious.

WE NEED A GAME TO COMBINE THESE FORCES.

Why hypno toad... I do believe you are right... in fact I feel curiously compelled to agree with everything you say...

Give this man a cookie!

I...WANT...IT...NOW!
Unless Saints Row games stop getting made GTA can get a punch in da balls from my player.
By the way is it wierd that I watched the nutshot 8 times?

ShadeHedgehog1:
Win. So much Win in like, 2 seconds

Anyways, I already know about SR3, and you can thank my coincidental stop at GameStop for that.
I just happen to find out it's on the cover of *insert magazine name here* and was sad to hear there will be no fart bomb in the game :(

Oh yeah, and there's gonna be a Lucha Libre gang in the game too,

Yep, so far, along with Kingdom Hearts 3, this is definitely my most anticipated game for this Decade :D

"The Luchadores"(Real name)Had me sold when I read it in Game Informer.
WWE can go suck it.I see the whole "un-masking" thing awesome sauce.
Whats even better is the gang of computer nerds.
I can't wait to see how Im going to pound the leader.

Derelict Frog:
Saints Row really, really annoys me as a franchise. In a time where videogames are trying to compete with the artistic merits of other media and also become more mature you get Volition spewing out more garbage like this. The stories in each game are farcically awful; you can't relate to any of the characters unless you're a sociopath; the humour is very low-brow, not clever and immature; and the driving mechanic is unceremoniously bad (seriously - on Xbox 360 you press A to accelerate? That means you're either always going at full throttle or not going at all. To maintain any sort of constant speed you have to tap A, kangarooing the car about).

That's what I thought too. Then I played GTA IV, grew up a little, realized that gaming isn't about only realism and seriousness, played Saints Row II, and had some of the best just plain fun with a game in years, even though I agree with you that it would be difficult to make more obnoxious and fail-ridden vehicle controls even if one were specifically attempting to do so.

Taking games too seriously is just as bad as not doing so at all. Would you say that a movie like Austin Powers has no place in culture just because it's not a serious film? Yes, any medium needs its serious titles, but they also need the lighthearted and comical works as well.

After the depression and hopelessness of GTA IV's story, Saint's Row was like a carefree romp in the park on a sunny day. And as to the writing, I think we'll just have to disagree on that. I still watch some of SRII's cutscenes on youtube when I need a laugh. Especially the skee-ball scene.

April fool's joke or no, I am officially SOLD.

At least it had a second of gameplay, and not just a backwards trailer where a guy sucks his daughter onto his back through a window while healing zombies with his magical fire axe, that also played piano music in the background.

Still, I can't say no to Saints Row in the Big Easy.

Proverbial Jon:
So Saint's Row is SOOO good that a punch to the balls is all it takes to sell it?

People may say it's more fun than GTA and perhaps even far superior, but I think I'll stick with Rockstar's style of humour thank you very much.

It's more fun than GTA 4.

And heads up, that's coming from someone who was REALLY excited to play GTA 4 on all the levels. I love the franchise and the notion of playing a Serb really appealed to me. On top of that I had to wait for ages to get my hands on it, so I was extra excited when I did. Oh and I've bought a new graphics card when I got it, so there was the "oooh, look, pretty gfx" when I played it as well. I didn't even expect too much because I've played it in a cybercafe a bit and knew roughly how it played. But good God, the constant phone nagging, the shitty storyline, the American hired to voice act a Serb, the complete lack of interesting side content and the gray grittiness of New York (again) - I played through the game, don't get me wrong, I somewhat enjoyed it, but once I was done with the storyline, there was pretty much nothing left to do (that's being said about one of the greatest sandbox franchises in gaming, keep in mind) and after screwing around for a few mere days, I dropped the game.

Later on, I saw Yahtzee's review of Saint's Row 2, so I figured - what the hell, I'll give it a try, didn't have anything better to play at the time. I wasn't really psyched when I got into the game, the detailed character screen kept me occupied for some 3 hours or something since I had to drop making my character a few times midway to do something else (wasn't finished so couldn't save it) and that really dragged out my patience at the start. The controls felt weird, the car driving was downright awful at the first feel and just everything that could've gone wrong to screw up me enjoying the game did.

Except... the story was awesome. No, I'm not talking Mass Effect awesome, I'm talking GTA San Andreas awesome. Unlike GTA, it wasn't something I felt I needed to get through, I wanted to get through it (restricting it slightly via 'rep' was actually a good idea imo, as it makes you want to get back to your main story more). I also fell in love quickly with the amount of customization, particularly on the clothes (best move ever THQ, sending me to buy clothes straight after the first mission) and really loved the fact I chose a British accent for my character as it came out brilliant in cutscenes. Discovering all the little things, being able to pick up a bar stool to fight with, being able to take hostages for cover, cruise control (honestly, best thing ever), the massive amounts of clothes shops (love RPing on my own when playing sometimes, creating small mini missions in my head or modifying existing ones - f. ex. the assassination contract where you're told to kill the guy dressed as a pirate, I went dressed as a ninja and killed him with a katana for extra lolz :> ), the ridiculous amount of awesome side-things you can do, both missions and just random stuff like doing an arm stand on a driving car etc.

Few hours in, I started loving everything about the game. Enjoyed the missions through and through. The game was long but still left me wanting for more, which is a really great sign. Even after I was finished, I played the game loads just screwing around with everything, completing the dozens of little missions and just enjoying a good old GTA-style sandbox setting. Even after I got bored with it and moved on to other games, I reinstalled it later on two occasions, played through the story again and messed around with it and the mini missions afterwards. I gotta tell you, that's a really rare thing for me to do, I did it with Oblivion and GTA: SA that I can remember, no other games warranted as much replay value.

So... I'd suggest it, give it a try, it's up for grabs on Steam anyway, cheap as chips iirc. Personally can't wait for the third part, should be loads of fun :)

Derelict Frog:
Saints Row really, really annoys me as a franchise. In a time where videogames are trying to compete with the artistic merits of other media and also become more mature you get Volition spewing out more garbage like this. The stories in each game are farcically awful; you can't relate to any of the characters unless you're a sociopath; the humour is very low-brow, not clever and immature; and the driving mechanic is unceremoniously bad (seriously - on Xbox 360 you press A to accelerate? That means you're either always going at full throttle or not going at all. To maintain any sort of constant speed you have to tap A, kangarooing the car about).

Games competing with artistic merits of other media doesn't mean we should shun every game that's about pure fun. But then again, a statement like that seems to come from someone who's quite aware of what they've had for lunch tomorrow, so I'll just leave it at that. I won't argue with you enjoying the story - not everything is for everyone, but it's similar to the usual GTA story of "let's take the city over" and it's executed and polished really well. Being unable to relate to a sociopathic character on a humorous level means you shouldn't really be playing a game like this to begin with tbh. As for the driving... yeah, that's kinda what every GTA game has had you do for the last x years. I can't remember if GTA 4 had a twist to it, I remember driving being more realistic, but I can't remember there being anything to combat the usual "tap forward to drive slower than max speed". However, see, SR2 has a cruise control. So you don't actually have to tap that button. You just press cruise control and the car speed is kept at one speed that you can increase/decrease as you go. I suppose the Xbox version of the game might be missing that feature, but I kinda doubt it.

Just to point out, this trailer was released before April Fool's day

So this should be taken as a serious preview on what the gameplay will be like.

The music right afterwards was a nice touch

Kalezian:

Derelict Frog:
Saints Row really, really annoys me as a franchise. In a time where videogames are trying to compete with the artistic merits of other media and also become more mature you get Volition spewing out more garbage like this. The stories in each game are farcically awful; you can't relate to any of the characters unless you're a sociopath; the humour is very low-brow, not clever and immature; and the driving mechanic is unceremoniously bad (seriously - on Xbox 360 you press A to accelerate? That means you're either always going at full throttle or not going at all. To maintain any sort of constant speed you have to tap A, kangarooing the car about).

Video Games; Because they are not meant to be FUN, they must be taken serious!

Seriously, when can we stop with the "Video Games is a art, so everything must be mature!" argument........ if that's the case then Super Mario Bro.s and Pacman are some of the worst games ever created.

also, Saints Row 2 had a cruise control button so you didn't need to keep tapping A, and honestly people that needed to tap A hadn't been playing Consoles very long since almost every controller has pressure sensitive buttons........ since like the Dreamcast...........

OR You could just go to options and change it to the much better control scheme.

OT: This trailer is an artistic masterpiece. The way it captures the ways of human emotion is just....staggering.

If done right, all you need is one second of footage to catch someone's attention. Seriously hoping this comes with a good PC version.

1 Second I will never forget.

Short but sweet. Also, is anybody else really freaked out by Volition's logo?

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