Saints Row 2 is coming to PC…properly this time!

Saints Row 2 is among my favorite games of all time. It was the first one where Volition stopped trying to make gritty GTA clones and instead created a gangster sandbox that didn’t take itself seriously. Yet, it was also before they veered off the deep end into wacky zany nonsensical insanity, which leaves Saints Row 2 as the perfect middle child of both worlds. Its one major problem is that the PC port is downright terrible, making it a chore to even see the great game underneath the choppy framerate, unplayable vehicle sections and constant crashes. But all that… [Continue Reading]

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A Couple of Thoughts About a New Saints Row Game

THQ Nordic the other day announced a bunch of rather cool things, like Timesplitters coming back with someone from the original development team, the people behind Homefront: The Revolution now working on the Dead Island series and stuff like that. But in my eyes, the coolest thing was that Volition confirmed that they are making a new Saints Row game. We have literally no information on this apart from the fact that a game is being made, but that’s fine because now I can make a bunch of wild speculations and ramble on about what I want in a new… [Continue Reading]

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Get The Tornado – The Best Helicopter in Saints Row 3 and 4

The best helicopter is the Tornado. By a mile. In both Saints Row 3 and Saints Row 4. It has a minigun and an infinite number of homing missiles that you can rain down on your victims with ease. The minigun heats up over time, but the homing missiles are infinite. In comparison to the other combat helicopter, the Vulture, its barrage of homing missiles are more accurate and easier to make use of compared to the Vulture’s weaker minigun and charge-to-fire streak of missiles. It also seems tougher and more agile than the Vulture, and seems all-round more durable… [Continue Reading]

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Saints Row 4: The game that should have been a DLC

I’m trying to hard to like Saints Row 4. I really am. I recently picked it up again to play with a friend of mine after struggling for an insane amount of time to even download the game. This sounds insanely weird considering that I’m a huge fan of Saints Row 3 and Saints Row 2 is an amazing game when it decides it wants to work. I even thoroughly enjoyed Gat out of Hell, even though it was an incredibly short game, especially once I’d upgraded flying. I actually asked for Saints Row 4 as a Christmas present, getting… [Continue Reading]

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Flying Around New Hades – Mobility and Combat in Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell

You may have noticed that I left a lot of actual gameplay and stuff out of my Gat Out of Hell review. That’s because I felt it was worth its own article. Also because it’s kinda similar to that of Saints Row 4, but it’s worth looking at it separately. In Gat out of Hell, you have three things to unlock and upgrade: your normal weapons and abilities and Arcanes, which are your super powers. These are similar to the super powers in Saints Row 4, but are obtained super early on. You also have Super Sprint and Flight, carried… [Continue Reading]

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A Very Late Look At: Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell

On a whim, I decided to give Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell a try. I loved Saints Row: the Third, I liked Saints Row 2 whenever it worked but I didn’t like Saints Row 4. I thought maybe Gat Out of Hell might be a bit of improvement. I don’t know. It’s all just… strange. I mean, right off the bat, you’re not playing as the Boss. You’re playing as Johnny Gat, the Boss’s long time best buddy who got killed off in Saints Row 3 and written back to life in Saints Row 4. Or you can play… [Continue Reading]

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A Series of Unlikely Gaming Stories 4 – The Random Saint

Ya know, that sorta weird thing that randomly happens? Just outta the blue? Like god giving you a sign and you don’t know what t’do with it? I think I mighta had one of them moments. Well, more like a few hours. You’ll get what I mean. I gotta explain it all. So I was just, you know, doing the rounds. Having fun. Being me. Running around, letting the Steelport wind blow me tits around. It’s a shitty little island metropolis but I like doing me job with fuck all on. I was in the middle’a beating some Morningstar cunt… [Continue Reading]

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On Gold Weapons

Humans love to customize things. We want to leave our mark on the items that mean the most to us, and as a warrior culture we especially love to own weapons that have unique, stylized decals. In the programmed world of video games, where one need not worry about firearm maintenance or practicality, the sky is the limit for how many ways we can customize our guns. So why do so many developers immediately go for golden guns? When available (and they seem to be available in almost every game with weapon skins), a golden reskin will almost always have… [Continue Reading]

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Saints Row 2 is Free For One Day!

If you’ve ever wanted to play the best game in the Saints Row series, now’s your chance! GOG.com and Steam having a free giveaway today only! The comments section seems to say that the GOG version is more stable than the Steam version, which I certainly hope because the Steam version is among the worst PC ports I’ve ever played in my life. But it’s free, so you don’t really lose anything by grabbing it, and if it does work you’ll get the chance to play my personal favorite sandbox game of all time. Stilwater is bursting with personality, the combat… [Continue Reading]

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4 More Things I Miss From Saints Row 2

Saints Row 2 is such a good game! I’ve said it before, most Saints Row fans have said it before, but I honestly have never played a better open-world sandbox game, and I recently got Grand Theft Auto V. The city is vibrant, the tone balances gritty gang violence with tongue-in-cheek game-y action, the characters and story are solid and the gameplay is bursting with variety and unbridled freedom. Saints Row the Third does a decent job of carrying this over, I’d give it an 80% in all, and most of the big things it missed were detailed in my last article… [Continue Reading]

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