Saints Row IV wasn’t as popular as GTA V. With only nine responses, there wasn’t quite the same buzz surrounding this past week’s WeView. That doesn’t mean it was bad – it’s certainly a different beast – and all of the responses were very positive.
You all praised the super powers, the ridiculous gameplay and the heavy dose of smart humour which permeated the nonsense. It’s a great parody then, and here’s what you said…
“What’s not to love about it?” started yd, praising all of the aforementioned features and the fact that you didn’t have to drive around in cars “with terrible handling”. On top of that, one of the trophies in the Christmas-themed DLC “is the most fun you can have pressing a single button for 10 minutes”. That’s a solid recommendation!
The game was “derided for being a glorified expansion pack” according to parryman but that might just be missing the point – it was a riot, and took things to a new level. He might have said to bargain bin it, but he’s glad it was a full game rather than DLC. It was also “one of the most ridiculous games” JR. had ever played.
Starman makes a good point: “I do wonder what direction they’ll take with the next one after going all out with the super powers & story” but he found this instalment in the franchise quite enjoyable, with “a good amount of humour” despite the problems he encountered with game crashes.
Moshbag understands the criticisms to do with the game being considered an expansion pack and not a brand new title, but according to him Saints Row The Third was a “masterpiece” already, so everything added on top of that made it even more fun, including some very entertaining set pieces. It was also an “unbeatable” co-operative experience.
“Outrageous fun” stated MadBoJangles, while psychobudgie said that it’s an “Absolutely fantastic game. It is everything that Prototype should have been, namely fun.” Meanwhile, element666 thoroughly enjoyed it despite some poor side missions and occasional glitches.
TheLoneSteven left a very long comment in his glorious return to WeView, after being missing for a fair few weeks. I think he got lost down the back of the sofa.
Everything has been cranked to 11. The over-the-top-ness, is on steroids which already was on steroids. The humour is much better then Saints Row The Third and it’s much longer then the prior game. You have superpowers so cars are pretty much useless but once you unlocked unlimited sprint, it is very fun running from one end of the map to the other and watching the trail of destruction behind you.
His main point is that it’s not a huge change, and if you’re looking for a rich story then you won’t like it, but you’ll love it if you’re after a light-hearted parody.
So, a few great response to Saints Row IV, and now we get to the ratings. There were seven Buy It verdicts and two votes for Bargain Bin It, which makes for a very successful WeView. So, what are you waiting for?
As ever, there’s a poll below to allow voting for the next WeView game after Diablo III, which you voted as your choice for this week. Along with Diablo, we’ve removed Grid 2 from the poll due to low votes and instead added Total War: Rome II and Metro: Last Light, as well as the returning Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Rayman Legends.