Publicada: 23 de fevereiro
"Grand Theft Awe...some!" 10/10
Assuming it was just another 'Grand Theft Auto' clone, I grabbed 'Saints Row IV' while it was on sale and then proceeded to forget about it for months. Then one rainy day I decided to boot it up and was more than pleasantly surprised with what I discovered. Essentially the movies 'Independence Day' and 'The Matrix' bashed into one action packed escapade, this game is chock-full of witty dialogue, pop culture references, and explosions; lots of explosions. And for those of you who still think this is just another 'Grand Theft Auto' clone, I've got six words for you: you barely drive In this game. It's based much more on pedestrian missions as opposed to car driven ones. There, I said it and I'm glad that I got it off of my chest.
The best part of the single player campaign in 'Saints Row 4' is how it never grows stale; constantly changing perspectives, situations, characters, and even genre, this game keeps you own your feet and never lets you down. In just a few minutes you'll go from platforming, to 2D side-scrolling beat em' up, to sitting in a turret blasting alien spaceships out of the sky. But the game doesn't stop there, it also adds in super powers to really make things fun and gives you the ability to jump as high as buildings, run faster than the speed of sound, shoot fire out of your palms, and basically any other awesome power you can think of; yep, this game has it all.
I'm so glad that I finally gave 'Saints Row IV' a chance, because this is one of those games that you sit down to play for an hour and end up beating the whole damn thing. It instantly grabs you with it's balls to the wall attitude, tosses you up against that wall, and then proceeds to give you the thrill ride of a lifetime. The story doesn't take itself too seriously, the cut-scenes don't feel like a chore to watch, it's fast-paced, it's entertaining, it's got sex, it's got cars, it's got guns galore; it's basically the best action movie you've ever seen. Aliens have come to take over the planet, and it's up to the president of the United States to save the day. What else is new. Welcome to Earth.