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03-22-2013, 05:31 PM #1
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Dubstep guns, superpowers and a playable President: Welcome to Saints Row 4
You can't keep a lid on a series as noisy as Saints Row, so the fourth instalment's first reveal proper last week came as no real shock. What is surprising, perhaps, is that the energy and boisterousness of the series remains with developer Volition, despite what must have been a turbulent few months.
Originally Posted by producer Jim Boone
Originally Posted by Boone
You're playing as the President of the United States of America, who's now head of the Saints as they deal with an invasion by the Zen, an alien force that's stepped straight from B-movie heaven or B-movie hell - it all depends on what side of bed you've got out of.
It only gets more ridiculous. Steelport's skies are thick with the invading forces, and you've got access to their weaponry - weaponry which can, for the first time in the series, be completely customised. There's a gun that inflates people's heads until they reach cartoon-like proportions and beyond, ending up in a sweet little pop as they explode. There's a dubstep gun that fires wobbly bass at passers by until they expire in a fit of either agony or ecstasy.
And it gets more ridiculous yet. You now have superpowers, allowing you to sprint through the world faster than a jetfighter, while you can also take to the skies and leap entire buildings. You've access to telekinesis, allowing you to hurl civilians and vehicles around like unwanted toys, and you can freeze enemies with a quick burst of your blast power. It's all a little like an unhinged version of inFamous.
In fact, it's all a little like an unhinged version of Saints Row, which is no small feat in itself. Saints Row: The Third saw the series find itself and establish itself as an unashamedly ludicrous open-world game, the perfect antidote to the more po-faced expanses built by Rockstar and Ubisoft Montreal.
Volition don't seem to be particularly concerned by Saints Row 4's proximity to that other big open world game coming out this year - Deep Silver's game will be releasing in late August, a mere matter of weeks before the launch of Grand Theft Auto 5. Catching a few minutes of Saints Row 4 in action, you can see why no-one at Volition's losing any sleep over it - they're all too busy having fun.
03-22-2013, 05:36 PM #2
This game sounds cool and im thinking about buying it but theres 1 thing that got my attention about the word Zen
sound alot alike and the picture of those weird aliens look a lot like the ones from Half Life im not trying to derail the thread but makes you think if they really are being original
03-22-2013, 05:37 PM #3
I'm still defiantly gonna buy this.
Is the game called Saints Row 4? I heard it was gonna be called "Saints Row: From the Crack House to the White House" or something like that. Either way I can't wait to get my hands on this.
03-22-2013, 06:45 PM #4
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03-23-2013, 12:35 AM #5fear_botGuest
Ever since I started playing Saints Row, I get this feeling I'm playing GTA, but funnier and more explosions.
Defiantly going to pick this up when it drops.