Saints Row the Third
PC download on STEAM
Also available on XBOX 360, PS3
We got our STEAM code from THQ to check out
their latest adventure on PC; Saints Row the Third, and what a freaking
the top crazy action and almost nonstop enemies makes Saints Row the
Third, one wild though more on the adult side ride. The series does not
take it self seriously and that my fellow Impulse Gamers is a good
Game play is a definite upgrade from Saint’s Row 2, controls are
surprisingly smooth for playing on a PC. From being on foot and on the
run and gun, to mad driving around town… the only thing that took some
getting used to was flying a helicopter, but hey that’s just me. After
my little experience about hitting the wrong button and becoming a
street pizza (I accidently jumped out of the copter…without a chute)
after that I took to wearing a parachute no matter where I went. It
proved to be a fast get away from a high rise building.
from the over the top start, players know they are in for one wild ride.
What is great about it, is players start from sort of being one of the
top members of the gang. So there is no real crawling your way up
through the ranks. You get to play with some awesome toys and blow crap
up right away.
Things feel a bit more open this time around. Whereas things seemed to
be structured in acts or only certain gangs you would target at
different stages of the game before, now it seems that you can just go
into any ones turf and start shooting up the place… and you better be
ready to pour on the virtual lead because the enemy gangs come in
this game you also have to spend the money to make the money, buying up
properties when you can afford it, gets the cash flow going. Not only
does this bring on money per hour from properties, it also can help you
get un-noticed too.
things are getting too hot for you, just find a property you on and high
tale it inside and you get un-noticed again, which is a good thing
especially when your health is getting low from taking too many hits.
play while open for the most part, leaving the player to do just about
anything they darn well please, does get repetitive at times. Though
action is so over the top, you do not mind it quit so much. The main
story line is not too bad at all, again more over the top at its best.
With different endings that may add a bit more to the replay value of
the game, notches it up a point for us all around.
This time around it seems that The Saints have become so popular that
they are more of a brand name now. Complete with marketed items like
clothing, posters and even energy drinks. The Saints are raking it in
and the bigger sharks out there know a good thing when they see it, and
they are trying to muscle in on The Saints action. The guys and gals in
purple of course are having none of this and all hell breaks loose with
The Saints kicking some butt and taking names.
world itself is rather large when it comes to maps and fun to get
around, just smashing your way across the city is fine, just bare in
mind you will be ticking the police off and they will come after you in
waves just like if you mess with a gang.
AI in the game can be rather stupid at times, though it does not detract
from the game. In fact it sort of makes up for its lack of smarts by way
of enemy numbers.
Graphically the game I think sort of sells itself short. Characters are
on the chunky side, even at the highest level of graphics it does not
scream cutting edge, nor does it scream bargain bin. It all comes
someplace in the middle actually. Don’t get me wrong it is not subpar;
the graphics are still pleasing and endearing in their own right.
Breaking things up the game does have a couple of games modes, one of
which is more like survival mode. It is called Whored mode… yes, you
have read it right. Another example of not for the kids at all… This
mode has the player or two players, fighting off waves of enemies; each
level has the player/players with a different weapon to do the job. At
one point it may be a shotgun, or the next minute the before mentioned
giant purple dildo the next.
it comes down to it, Saints Row the Third, is a rather unique getaway
from reality, the mix of scenarios and mission will keep you
entertained, and in many cases challenged.
Have fun play games