would that be a quote from one Jim Sterling of the Jimquisition?
Not intentionally. I do watch the show and he may have nested in my subconscious like a smug, obese brain weevil. Thank god for him!
However, Saint's Row has since (I'm told) long outgrown it's knock-off origins and embraced the crazy. Any game where you get to be a super-powered President of USA (press A to cure cancer, press B to fix world hunger) gets my vote! I will be buying it next week
Press X to kick someone in the balls so hard they exit Earth's atmosphere.
Yeah, the evolution of the series has been kinda fun to watch. I also did not play the first one because it was a GTA knock-off and I had GTA so what was the point? SR2 I only played after having discovered 3 and it's basically like GTA San Andreas, GTA but with some weird and wacky stuff thrown in because it's fun. There are moments where it greatly surpasses San Andreas in terms of over-the-top antics, though, like the reality TV show that hires you to pretend to be a cop and murder civilians in the most brutal way possible. Then came SR3 which basically acknowledge that you'd done all this sort of thing before - building your gang up from scratch, stealing cars, dealing with regular cops - and it was like, well let's get really crazy and now you're fighting an international cadre of gangs that all want to claim the fame you worked so hard for except some of them are computer hackers so you have to fight them in cyberspace, some are luchadores so you have to wrassle 'em, and some are into bondage so... well let's just say it's an experience. The last 20 min of gameplay had me cackling madly throughout, first at the utterly amazing climactic battle and then at the epilogue because it had to have an epilogue to justify the even more ridiculous stuff it didn't get to earlier and it brought the whole game into a weird full-circle. Just brilliant and easily cemented it as one of my favourite games ever.
I have high hopes for this 4th one. 33 more hours!
Also, the character generator (the Inauguration Station) is free on Steam
I love how just the character gen is 2.5 Gbs and is larger than most games from 10 years ago.