Posted: April 17
"Why would you do this review a couple days after GTA V was released, Atratzu? That seems like bad timing on your part." Well, shadup! this was the next one on the list, you're not the boss of me. *cries* -Quick Review-
Saints Row: The Third, switches between "Total comedy" and "serious dramatic moment" like an OCD kid with a light switch stuck in the middle position. If you like third person shooters... you'll probably like this game. If you like extra aesthetics... (hats, clothes, motorcycles, cars, customization, and more!) you'll probably like this game. If you like nerdy humor, you'll definitely like this game. -Detailed breakdown review- Story:
Welcome back to Stilwater, Boss. Since the last Saints Row Game, the gang has gone from a street gang to a household brand name. However, due to a gang uprising, the saints will need to take it all back. Game Play:
What can be said for a game that lets you do most things you can imagine... It's hilarious and fun. You can walk down the street and punch out random people, I ran around the docks and threw people into the water, with a friend. We had many hours of good wholesome laughter.
The game is a third person shooter, there are a number of different weapons you can use and unlock, there are even more you can get if you buy DLC. There are many costume that you can use to change your characters appearance... can't find a look you like? You can go running through the streets naked. (<<hilariously pleasant discovery for me) Achievements:
At the time that I'm writing this review, I've 25 hours of the game, and earned 53% of the achievements. Most of the achievements are earned and can be viewed in game as "accomplishments", there are a few that are steam exclusive achievements. There is at least one broken achievement, the one that requires you to upload a character to the saintsrow website. (last attempt 03/07/15) Price:
Saints Row: The Third is priced at $14.99 for the standalone game, You'll probably prefer to get all the extra DLC with the $19.99 deal, or getting the Franchise pack. I personally waited until the game was on sale before purchasing, but the amount paid is very easily justified with how much time can be spent in the game. Conclusion:
I'm sure it's the story for most people who have played the Saints Row games; I came into the franchise skeptical on if I was actually going to find the game as fun and amusing as everyone was saying. It definitely was, and more. I am officially looking forward to seeing where this series will go.
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Edit/Update April 17, 2015:
Here's the URL to see my review for Saints Row IV