게시 일시: 2015년 3월 1일
*single tear* Ah, another game genre comes to debunk my bias. A sandbox with a delinquent hero on my command.
Just like with FPS and generally games with lots of violence, Saints Row much like Grand Theft Auto didn't appeal to my eye, until I was offered me the fourth installment of the series as a gift. And oh boy, wasn't it a pleasant surprise.
I love to blow stuff up, and I sure as hell love to do it to those who want to claim Earth, so this was the first step. Slowly but steady, the stunning character renders just won me with their realistic expressions, their lines always keeping me entertained, and it doesn't end there. I'll try to keep this short, I promise.
Excellent story concept? Check. Doesn't matter if it's far-fetched and not one with the real world, it still makes sense as a concept.
Satisfying combat action? Check. Causing mayhem is a piece of cake and with a plethora of weapons and upgrades, beating enemies up is never a tedious task in this game. I'd say the mayhem trigger system is the same as Jak II, yet the combat here is way easier, but I should probably not carry on with comparing the game. I did see Jason Rubin somewhere around the credits though... ;P
Oh, and the vehicles were all really cool. While not being a fan of them in general, the ones in the game were so fun to drive. Oh how I love to perform stunts while driving like a lunatic in a simulation, haha.
Stunning graphics and awesome characters? Damn yeah check. Ascending from a street gang leader to the President of a country sounds so unreal that ends up sounding awesome. In a video game, that is. But the concoction of this category's elements was clearly too delicious for words. How could I not love playing as the supposed President of the USA who pretty much looks like an Australian hippie? Haha, but seriously, Obama, Bush, Clinton, and those before them, I wonder if they ever had to go through similar tasks?
The voice acting was flawless as well, my jaw dropped as I witnessed the credits! Let's not forget the references, MGS, various internetic memes, oldschool game tokens and easter eggs and so many more
which were a real source of humour for the whole game.
Virtual Steelport looks lovely too, and with all the glitches it's just plain hilarious. As one progresses into the game and crushes the simulated world, it all gets so much more interesting. The character uniforms are eye-candy too, just look at all that purple and the fleur-de-lis badge. Makes me appreciate purple as a colour, really.
Kickass music? Epicly huge CHECK! Not only was the game's soundtrack itself spot-on, but the radio song choices were also ever so upbeat and cheerful! I discovered many new songs to smash the replay button for, as well as have fun in town in my own way. Even my DJ-wannabe self came back to life temporarily. XD
Look at me saying I'll keep this short. Oh well...
tldr, THIS, WAS, AWESOME! So many good feelings, so many good thoughts, I just feel like I had one of the best parties in my life after finishing this game. I had fun in every single second of it. If you're into this kind of games, you've already got this game and most likely beat it since it's nearly 2 years since it came out too lol
. If you're not, then I still recommend it to you, since it's still a beautiful experience. The Saints Row franchise has earned another eager fan.And by the way, if you're reading this Edo, you're a ♥♥♥♥ing awesome friend, and thanks for giving me this game. Can't wait to blow ♥♥♥♥ up with you again. Like the President did with his old bud Johnny Gat. Also thanks for bugging me all winter long to do so in the first place.