Saints Row IV Takes You "From the Crack House to the White House"

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ksn0va:

Ed130:
Cautiously optimistic.

Not enough for a day one purchase but enough that I'll consider buying it.

I'm kinda worried that they just took the previously planned DLC and added more stuff to it.

Hence why I'm not planning to get it day one.

Immortal_Engines:
Errr guys, its just a Saints Row 3 DLC repackaged as a full price game...

I mean look at it, same graphics, same engine, same city, same clothes, same everything, IT IS SR3, just with new content.

It actually was originally announced as an expansion pack called "Enter the Dominatrix", but it got cancelled because they decided the scope and story was too big to fit in just a DLC.

DVS BSTrD:
Remember when this series used to be about brutal Gang warfare and not superpowers?

This is why I thought "Enter the Dominatrix" was cool as an expansion. VR/Alternate reality/whatever? Fine. Core title? I think I'm going to pass.

At least we still have GTA 5 to look forward to

If it's like GTA 4, I think I'll pray for Sleeping Dogs 2. Sleeping Dogs isn't great, but at this point, it's looking it by comparison.

If we are to take from the last iterations of both titles, Saints Row 4 will be batshit and shallow with the same graphical and technical flaws of the prior games. GTA V will be a dating simulator with badly controlled shooting scenes in a larger, shinier city.

Bindal:

I mostly remember it being a mess of a port for PC and that your character was just a a-hole.

Which hasn't really changed in 3 and won't change in 4. The asshole bit, because I don't give a damn about PC ports.

ksn0va:

I'm kinda worried that they just took the previously planned DLC and added more stuff to it.

You mean, just like they did?

It amuses me to see so many people bagging out the game for 'having the same graphics'... do we really need an new engine for every game? I mean you lot lap up Call of Duty: The Brownening every time they plop out a new one, and the AC series has done well with just making new content with the same engine... personally I can't wait for my crazyness.

Why did it have to be Deep Silver that bought Volition?!? Why!

Maybe I'll buy SR4, but not Riptide? Can't risk them making any more Dead Island sequels, though.

tkioz:
It amuses me to see so many people bagging out the game for 'having the same graphics'... do we really need an new engine for every game? I mean you lot lap up Call of Duty: The Brownening every time they plop out a new one, and the AC series has done well with just making new content with the same engine... personally I can't wait for my crazyness.

Agreed entirely. Look at Battlefield 3: Simply having a new engine doesn't do you any good if the devs don't make use of it. Saints Row is where you go for fresh content on old tech.

Capitano Segnaposto:

Desert Punk:
Looks interesting, I hope it is a nice long campaign and doesnt show that it is an expansion pack turned full game

Eh, I think that is exactly what it will be. The graphics and gameplay (minus the super powers) look EXACTLY like Saints Row 3. While I don't mind, it just looks rushed as hell.

I really hope I am wrong, though.

you had superpowers in one of the DLC's (Super speed,strengh and energy blast)
not for long but you had them

Immortal_Engines:
Errr guys, its just a Saints Row 3 DLC repackaged as a full price game...

I mean look at it, same graphics, same engine, same city, same clothes, same everything, IT IS SR3, just with new content.

To you and everyone else claiming this, I think you've all forgotten something: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/114093-Bilson-I-Already-Know-Saints-Row-4-Will-Be-Wilder

So you all have it backwards. They didn't take a SR3 DLC and expand it into SR4, they took a SR3 DLC and used it to expand SR4. There's a difference.

As for the rest of your post; so what? The CoD MW trilogy ran on the same engine with the same graphics and no one complained. Same city? SR2 used SR1's city so it was bad too (this is ignoring the fact you are assuming because we don't know the game's setting yet). Same clothes? Clearly you didn't look close enough. The outfit the guy wears at the beginning is new. So are the pants the kung fu chick is wearing at :10. The gun at :13 and the one at :26 are new as well so I don't see how you can claim everything is the same when half the trailer was showing new stuff.

My cycle of thoughts in the trailer:
1. OOH! That looks cool!
2. Oh. That was in the previous game.
3. Hmm. I have my doubts. (then back to 1)

Yeah, I'm definitely not preordering this time.

Adam Jensen:
Some of you guys like this? It looks like garbage!

not garbage. Camp. Glorious Glorious Camp.

Ed130:

ksn0va:

Ed130:
Cautiously optimistic.

Not enough for a day one purchase but enough that I'll consider buying it.

I'm kinda worried that they just took the previously planned DLC and added more stuff to it.

Hence why I'm not planning to get it day one.

Yeah. It looks like fun. Unless it's absolute shit I'm going to buy it at some point. I LOVED saints row the 3rd. Beat it at 2 times so far and am working on a 3rd and 4th playthrough (different voice every time. It makes a surprisingly significant difference. Conversations are similar but save for story-essentials, often very different).

I share the fears of a smaller game, but what they do deliver will be worth the money surely. It's a great series and I'm glad to see more of it.

Captcha: Free Bag

Well, don't mind if I do captcha.

Saints Row, the cure for games that take themselves WAY too seriously. Good times

fix-the-spade:

Adam Jensen:
Some of you guys like this? It looks like garbage!

Looks like? No my dear boy, it is garbage!

Saints Row's charm is that it's completely off the deep end, forget nuance and subtlety, this is a video game and it's going to behave like one! The controls and game play have always been very good, on a technical level they hold together very well.

Number 3 needed a longer campaign, it just sort of ends abruptly, but I still loved it. I can pinpoint the exact moment too, fourth mission, standing in a helicopter looking out across a neon skyline (which is strikingly pretty), then you jump out of it, parachute onto a penthouse flat and the Kanye West starts.

I don't even like the record that plays, but the tone is so over the top and it fits so perfectly it's impossible to not be having fun at that point.

That was the exact moment I realized how glorious the game I was playin was goin to be. I actually stopped and said, out loud, "NO FUCKING WAY!" Then laughed hysterically for at least 5 minutes while I did that mission. My girlfriend thought I was insane. She then continued to watch me play the game and commented on how ridiculously, absurdly, awesome it was. Yes, ridiculously absurdly awesome. She's an English major and the game got her to say that line.

If that isn't an indicator of greatness I dont know what is.

I'm lookin forward to it greatly. Definitely not a day 1 purchase unless the preorder bonuses are absolutely amazin because I'll be gettin it for PC and while the Saints Row the Third worked quite well at launch, it was still not super well optimized. Took a couple weeks to get all the major issues sorted out.

As to the "This is just Saints Row the Third!" arguments I say to you, so? The only complaint I had about Saints Row the Third was that I wanted more absolutely hilarious and fun stuff to do. If my only complaint is that I wish there was more of what I'm playin, I'll call that a good purchase.

I had wished that they would enhance the superpowers feature in SR3 but I guess they just opted to put the full version in 4....ah well. I can wait for that sale too.

I assume we'll be fighting STAG again and somehow be taking over America. I can't see any enemy gangs in this though. But a teaser is a teaser so I don't mind not seeing much. Just... go overboard if you want, but give us an emotional attachment to the characters. Seriously thats the most important thing to me. I trust everything else will be great.

I'm looking forward to this a lot. People can whine all they like about Saints Row 3 abandoning all sense of subtlety, but I really enjoyed it. It was kind of refreshing to see a game just throw caution to the wind and go all in with an idea - the idea in this case being pants-shitting lunacy. Roll on Saints Row 4.

**laughs**

I was all ready to be jaded about this, but the bit where they forgot the letter O amused me for some reason. ^^

Anyway, I kinda hope that they leave behind the previous characters and perhaps have some new Saints? A splinter group maybe? That'd be nice.

But it's probably the same people from before. Which is sad because they're getting kinda old. I think I was good on their story and would have liked to see some other protagonist claw her way up to the top.

Still, I'll totally be there, playing the game, even if the plot is stale as hell. It's just too fun to say no to.

**snicker** They forgot a letter. What's not to love?

I'm sitting on the fence on this one due to the disappointment that was SR3. Although i have to ask why not just have made this an expansion pack for SR3 and then spent a good 3 years on SR4 instead try to capture the spirit of the 2nd one?

I know I'm going to buy it day 1, just because Saints Row is my favorite franchise ever...
But I really am disappointed with this release trailer, no where near as epic as the trailer for Saints Row 3. Seriously it isn't that hard to make a trailer for Saints Row fans that would blow their minds. Just have Johnny Gat sitting in an arm chair sipping cognac and smoking a cigar, have him look up and ask "Did you miss me?". Bam, Saints Row IV. Done.

Did he shoot the cop in the...
...and his head inflated like...

...gentlemen, rainbows have been vomited.
Seriously, I don't care how bizarre or madcap this is. It looks like fun. That's what matters.

There things I didnt like of SR3, but I thought it was an awesome game. Seeing as its going to be keeping the insanity (which, thinking about it, would have been hard not too), as long as it goes back to the gameplay of having fight against three seperate gangs (and not one gang thats pretending to be three) with the ability to destroy any of the three gangs in any order, and the side missions bits are not shit like in SR3, than BITCHEN!

I guess i'm going to have to go back and play Saints Row the Third again. I honestly can't remember if i liked how over the top it went or not.

Once again it annoys me to read that SR3 was met with "critical acclaim" like it was a great game.

And I don't think it's just my opinion. When you take the relative quality level of Saints Row 2 and match it with Saints Row 3, you'll see how lacking SR3 really is. How much it lost in so many areas for very little gain in a few others.

It's just decent in my opinion if you judge it alone. As a successor it falls very, very short.

Oh okay well looks like my hopes for the series trying to return to "SOME" elements that made SR2 good are mostly gone now :P.
I know that I shouldn't completely judge a game based on the first teaser but I just can help it.

I did like Saints row the third: Full package overall I guess (I found the original release to be incredibly bland and boring after the first 3 missions) but it just didn't hold a candle to SR2 but hey I've still got GTA V to look forward to if this falls through.

Speaking of which a release date of August 2013 hmmm hope there not just rushing it out the door to compete with GTA V considering the lack of content compared to SR1 & SR2 Saints Row 3 suffered from

Ehhhhh, these games have become so over-the-top I can't muster even a vague interest in this. Let me guess, it'll be more nudity, explosions and infantile humour slapped on truly godawful gameplay? Yep? Yep. Give this a miss.

Rednog:
I know I'm going to buy it day 1, just because Saints Row is my favorite franchise ever...
But I really am disappointed with this release trailer, no where near as epic as the trailer for Saints Row 3. Seriously it isn't that hard to make a trailer for Saints Row fans that would blow their minds. Just have Johnny Gat sitting in an arm chair sipping cognac and smoking a cigar, have him look up and ask "Did you miss me?". Bam, Saints Row IV. Done.

I can't even access any pre-order material due to my internet situation, and that would still make me pre-order. He was the best charcter in the series, why did they kil him?

kailus13:

Rednog:
I know I'm going to buy it day 1, just because Saints Row is my favorite franchise ever...
But I really am disappointed with this release trailer, no where near as epic as the trailer for Saints Row 3. Seriously it isn't that hard to make a trailer for Saints Row fans that would blow their minds. Just have Johnny Gat sitting in an arm chair sipping cognac and smoking a cigar, have him look up and ask "Did you miss me?". Bam, Saints Row IV. Done.

I can't even access any pre-order material due to my internet situation, and that would still make me pre-order. He was the best charcter in the series, why did they kil him?

The rumor is that while a signifigant majority of the people working on the game didn't want Johnny to die, but a trope in the Saints Row universe that is in each game that spurs on you the player is having someone from your gang die. Sadly, Gat got tossed into this position. Someone in the higherups felt that having Gat die would be good motivation for the player to get revenge on the gangs.
And considering there isn't a hint of the previous crew in the trailer/released art, I have a feeling they are going to murder off a good chunk of the previous crew as "motivation."

I aprove of superpowers and I aprove that the series get more and more over the top as it goes down, I do not aprove however is being pretty much Saints Row 3 again with Aliens.

That being said, I hope we get to pick our superpowers because maybe I want to shoot lightning out my hand while flying or maybe I want to punch a dude so hard that flies off into the air before getting hit by a plane or maybe becaming invisible and sneak attack the shit out of aliens with a giant dildo.
And if he could pick to color of our giant dildo that would be nice. (Want to pick a black one and name it "The Dildo of DOOM!")
CAPES. I want capes...

And some other minor things like to see what is SR3 canonical ending and see the characters of the game and of the DLC too, you know those things nobody cares about. (Just joking here, mostly)

Rednog:

kailus13:

Rednog:
I know I'm going to buy it day 1, just because Saints Row is my favorite franchise ever...
But I really am disappointed with this release trailer, no where near as epic as the trailer for Saints Row 3. Seriously it isn't that hard to make a trailer for Saints Row fans that would blow their minds. Just have Johnny Gat sitting in an arm chair sipping cognac and smoking a cigar, have him look up and ask "Did you miss me?". Bam, Saints Row IV. Done.

I can't even access any pre-order material due to my internet situation, and that would still make me pre-order. He was the best charcter in the series, why did they kil him?

The rumor is that while a signifigant majority of the people working on the game didn't want Johnny to die, but a trope in the Saints Row universe that is in each game that spurs on you the player is having someone from your gang die. Sadly, Gat got tossed into this position. Someone in the higherups felt that having Gat die would be good motivation for the player to get revenge on the gangs.
And considering there isn't a hint of the previous crew in the trailer/released art, I have a feeling they are going to murder off a good chunk of the previous crew as "motivation."

Thing is though they killed off Gat too early, and off-screen at that. It just held no impact for me.

kael013:

Immortal_Engines:
Errr guys, its just a Saints Row 3 DLC repackaged as a full price game...

I mean look at it, same graphics, same engine, same city, same clothes, same everything, IT IS SR3, just with new content.

To you and everyone else claiming this, I think you've all forgotten something: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/114093-Bilson-I-Already-Know-Saints-Row-4-Will-Be-Wilder

So you all have it backwards. They didn't take a SR3 DLC and expand it into SR4, they took a SR3 DLC and used it to expand SR4. There's a difference.

As for the rest of your post; so what? The CoD MW trilogy ran on the same engine with the same graphics and no one complained. Same city? SR2 used SR1's city so it was bad too (this is ignoring the fact you are assuming because we don't know the game's setting yet). Same clothes? Clearly you didn't look close enough. The outfit the guy wears at the beginning is new. So are the pants the kung fu chick is wearing at :10. The gun at :13 and the one at :26 are new as well so I don't see how you can claim everything is the same when half the trailer was showing new stuff.

Yes, but the game itself looks identical to Saints Row 3, as in it's literally the same game, at least with Saints Row 2 they changed most of the city and gameplay, and with Saints Row 3 they basically redid everything. With most sequels you build it mostly from scratch, this looks like they just copy-pasted everything but added new content in.
Plus, comparing it to Call of Duty isn't really a point in its favour.

Oh, I'm still buying it, its Saints Friggin' Row! But with sequels I at least expect them to change SOMETHING.

Man, compare that nonsense-laden catastrophe of a teaser trailer with the Saint's Row the Third original trailer:

Notice how the SRtT one sets the tone for both the serious and the outrageous, while this new one is...a trailer for a supervillain sandbox game? Well, I guess Yahtzee will be happy, but what the hell? I get that it's supposed to be over-the-top balls-to-the-walls shenanigans and mayhem, but it looks like they went ludicrous speed and accidentally left the coherency behind.

Which is not to say I won't get it, mind. I did love SRtT, and while this is very clearly at best a reformatted expack, I wouldn't mind more time running about with the Third Street Saints and their goofy antics. Though, for this one, can we give Shaundi her character back? She had a ton of it in SR2, but barely any in the sequel. Someone fix that, please.

Immortal_Engines:
Oh, I'm still buying it, its Saints Friggin' Row! But with sequels I at least expect them to change SOMETHING.

It is just a teaser, maybe they didn't want to show too much of the entirely new areas? I mean, it was kind of expected that Steelport is back once the said they gonna add "Enter the Dominatrix" into the fourth game (and EtD was about 'going to a virtual copy of Steelport and wreck havok there to fight an alien' or something like that). It could be that the new area might not be finished yet so they couldn't show that when they made the trailer, who knows?

What are they going to do for saints row 4? Godhood?

Can't wait to see how the developers' collective id runs wild in this one.

Maybe these guys should think about doing an Axe Cop game while they're at it. Oh god, Saints Row/Axe Cop/Dr. McNinja crossover. SAINTS ROW TEAM, DLC IDEA. THINK ABOUT IT.

I found Saints Row 3 surprisingly entertaining. I doubt I'll be buying it on launch but I'm certainly going to be looking into this title.

soren7550:

Jamaicob5:

Bindal:
if I want Drama in my Sandbox-Gangstergame, I got to GTA.

Exactly. I think that's what most people are missing. I wouldn't say I'm a huge Saints Row fan, I played II and "The Third," and I liked them both.

But sometimes it's fun to just do crazy shit that couldn't possibly ever happen. This is what I want to see in SR4.
Only thing I'm worried about is rushed development and/ or less customisation.

Captcha: How are you

Very fine, thank you Mr Captcha.

^These.

I'm hyped. Maybe I'll try to do a Saint's cosplay after all for NYCC (a guitar case would be easier to get than a dildo bat, not to mention wouldn't nearly as awkward to transport).

Also agreed. I rather enjoyed the fact that I was in a classic Warner Bros. cartoon rather than a reenactment of New Jack City or Scarface. Nothing like beating someone to death with a giant dildo while screaming "PENIS IN THE FACE!" to get the day started. :D

Oh, I tried to be a random Saint at Magfest earlier this year, but I think the lack of over-sized lavender sex toys hurt my outfit a bit. I tried to improvise with a lightsaber (and making an off-handed joke about it being the censored version), but then everyone kept thinking I was Mace muthafuckin Windu in street clothes. :/

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