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85 of 89 people (96%) found this review helpful 2 people found this review funny
77.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
AT A GLANCE
(Full review follows below)
Game Name: Saints Row: The Third
Original Release: 2011
Genre Tags: Sandbox; Action; Open-World; Comedy
My Overall Grade: A+
Estimated Playtime (Campaign): 15-40 hours
Multiplayer Aspect: Optional
Recommended To: Established fans of the genre; Those intrigued by the genre; Fans of the intellectual property; Sandbox gamers; Casual gamers
Saints Row: The Third is a masterwork of a game, and a quintessential specimen of its genre. There is a perfect balance of pragmatism and ludicrousness inherent to each and every aspect of the game. The mosaic of realistic and ridiculous themes is expertly crafted into one of the most enjoyable games in existence, let alone in the sandbox genre. All but the most extremely discerning gamers should be able to enjoy it.
One of the first features of Saints Row: The Third that will jump out at you is the fact it is full of preposterous themes, demonstrated not only in the narrative and atmospheric elements, but also the gameplay itself. And so, you definitely aren't supposed to approach this game seriously. That becomes painfully obvious once you learn that you can hop out of a speeding jet and crash face first into the middle of a city with no parachute... only to bounce up and run down the street naked, caving in people's skulls with giant purple sex toys.
Yet despite being a heavy-handed and purposeful parody of itself, the narrative of the game is actually entertaining and logically sensible (by that I mean it adheres to the logic of the gameworld, not real life). And the ludicrousness doesn’t ever get so totally out of hand that it starts to feel like a ”simulator” game; there is always some semblance of a purpose and direction. Saints Row: The Third is a good example of how a game doesn’t have to be serious, but also can have an entertaining and somewhat logical narrative.
There is also a number of factors which add a significant layer of customization, progression, and statistics to the game— all of which contribute to increasing the overall epicness of the experience. For one, there is a wide range of customizing ability, from your character to your vehicles. Many hours can be spent just changing the theme of your gang. There is also a system of XP and level progression, which is uncommon in the genre, but synthesizes perfectly in Saints Row: The Third. You can use your level-ups to customize certain abilities of your character, and if you devote enough time, you can eventually make yourself invincible purely through the level system (not cheats/codes).
Furthermore, the gameworld in Saints Row: The Third is a very enjoyable sandbox to play in, and there is a lot of potential for riotous fun to be had. The gameworld is large enough to be interesting, but not so large it becomes a burden to traverse. To keep you busy between campaign missions, there are dozens of side-missions of various gameplay styles which add pleasant diversity. Outside the primary and secondary missions, there are numerous minigames and challenges (stunting, base jumping, racing, streaking, etc.) which all contribute to creating an environment where you can spend hours of gameplay just messing around and having fun, without actively pursuing missions or progressing the game.
And another amazing feature of this game is the ability to play the actual campaign in co-op mode. Instead of just messing around in the sandbox with friends, you can actually beat the game together.
There is also a lot of DLC, which ranges from cosmetic additions to full-blown extra campaigns. I would say it is definitely worth it to get the GOTY edition right from the start.
I wonder if my computer will successfully run Saint's Row 2?
Will my computer run this? I think I have the correct specs.
My computer is an Intel Core i5-4460 with a CPU at 3.20 Ghz.
I think 3.2 was the same as the Xbox version, so this should run okay, I think...
Привествую всех,сегодня я расскажу вам про конец актов где перед вами стоит выбор.
Итак начну с первого акта.
1.Бельгийская проблема - Нам дается выбор Уничтожить башню Синдиката = +10% авторитета. Сохранить Башню Синдиката = +10% к су
I haven't played The Third in a while and I was looking to finish up some games in my backlog that were near completion, so I attempted to fire up the game again but it ended up crashing shortly after the car sequence in the beginning that displayed the T...