X360, PS3 Sunday, August 24, 2008 | 8:37 PM

GC08: Saint's Row 2 video

GC08: Saint's Row 2 video

After a few minutes playing Saints Row 2, Driftwood and Lunik came back to the press room with a strongly negative opinion of the game, but their video doesn't seem that bad. I guess I'll let you guys decide by yourselves!


GC08: Gameplay
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Commented on 2008-08-24 21:01:04
strongly negative opinion?
Commented on 2008-08-24 21:02:07
Like I mentioned before on N4G.. this game should have been banned in my honest opinion! Any game advocating gratuitous violence or that advocates violence in this way should never be made in the first place.

When you watch the trailer all it purports is the lowest form of anarchy! So I very much doubt that the game will have a different approach to violence.
Commented on 2008-08-24 21:07:54
First of all, did Driftwood and Lunik enjoyed Saints Row 1? Because if they liked SR1 and don't like SR2 then it's bad news, but if they didn't like SR1 then their opinion it's not so important to SR fans.
Commented on 2008-08-24 21:11:39 In reply to Cheboury
Posted by Cheboury
Like I mentioned before on N4G.. this game should have been banned in my honest opinion! Any game advocating gratuitous violence or that advocates violence in this way should never be made in the first place.

When you watch the trailer all it purports is the lowest form of anarchy! So I very much doubt that the game will have a different approach to violence.
Are you advocating banning things we don't agree with?
Commented on 2008-08-24 21:17:18
Yuck! This game would have been impressive if it was a Dreamcast launching game.
Commented on 2008-08-24 21:17:23 In reply to PlumbDrumb
Posted by PlumbDrumb
Are you advocating banning things we don't agree with?
No I am simply stating my opinion. It is just that and nothing more! My post is the equivalent of a shell bouncing off a tissue, so don't split hairs on it man!

I didn't use any words in my post that is condescending in any way to anybody and that is because it's NOT a reply post.

So read carefully before you pick a war.

...

"Kill the doctor"... I mean come on! Replacing this with "Bitch slap and K.O the doctor" would at least be more funny and not raise to many immoral issues, especially in this day and age where every seems to be driven by wanton crime.
Commented on 2008-08-24 21:25:26 In reply to KnudoW
I did not buy Saints Row 1 but I did play the demo at the time and I thought it was ok, not for me, but good enough to have some great fun. What's more, at the time I found it great on a graphical standpoint.

The problem here is when you see SR2 for real, it doesn't look that good (the video looks a lot better than the real game) and it's true we expected to see some major improvements in that area. For now the game doesn't run smoothly either and since we only played a little bit of an indoor level, we fear the game's framerate might be a problem once loose in the city. The animations are stiff, which is even more obvious when you've played GTA IV.

Now we can't say the game isn't good because we didn't get to play the sandbox part of it but from what we saw, I can tell you we didn't want to ask for more. Our opinion was mostly based on the game's looks and how it played in an indoor level. To me, the game feels old in the way it handles and it looks old too. Now I hope I can play it again in a freeroaming environment so I can really decide if I could like the game or not.

Let's hope a demo will be released so everyone can make their own opinion. The game might be a lot more fun when you're in the city but the introduction really isn't appealing to me. Everyone's free to beg to differ though. ;)
Commented on 2008-08-24 21:34:32
Posted by Cheboury
No I am simply stating my opinion. It is just that and nothing more! My post is the equivalent of a shell bouncing off a tissue, so don't split hairs on it man!

I didn't use any words in my post that is condescending in any way to anybody and that is because it's NOT a reply post.

So read carefully before you pick a war.

...

"Kill the doctor"... I mean come on! Replacing this with "Bitch slap and K.O the doctor" would at least be more funny and not raise to many immoral issues, especially in this day and age where every seems to be driven by wanton crime.
I like you. That was some awesome post.
Commented on 2008-08-24 21:37:30 In reply to PlumbDrumb
Posted by PlumbDrumb
I like you. That was some awesome post.
now you are being sarcastic! Watch it! But I like you too!
Commented on 2008-08-24 21:39:47
The game looks awsome.

If you don't like the violence then don't play it. Whinning Opinnionated FUCKS want to do more then just give an Opinnion.

Game Looks Great.

Sorry for that but it gets old hearing people bitch about violence. :)
Commented on 2008-08-24 21:43:20
No really. That was hardcore stuff.

That's 101 how you stick it to the man!
Commented on 2008-08-24 21:53:27
who the hell designed that main character? lol
Commented on 2008-08-24 21:59:04 In reply to Cheboury
Posted by Cheboury
Like I mentioned before on N4G.. this game should have been banned in my honest opinion! Any game advocating gratuitous violence or that advocates violence in this way should never be made in the first place.

When you watch the trailer all it purports is the lowest form of anarchy! So I very much doubt that the game will have a different approach to violence.
And thats why this world is interesting people have different opinion unlike you view whihc would leave us with a nanny state with no opinion at all
Commented on 2008-08-24 22:08:19 In reply to Cheboury
Posted by Cheboury
No I am simply stating my opinion. It is just that and nothing more! My post is the equivalent of a shell bouncing off a tissue, so don't split hairs on it man!

I didn't use any words in my post that is condescending in any way to anybody and that is because it's NOT a reply post.

So read carefully before you pick a war.

...

"Kill the doctor"... I mean come on! Replacing this with "Bitch slap and K.O the doctor" would at least be more funny and not raise to many immoral issues, especially in this day and age where every seems to be driven by wanton crime.
Jack Thompson Shut the Hell Up, please. Thanks.
Posted by KORNdog
who the hell designed that main character? lol
your imagination? lol.
Commented on 2008-08-24 22:57:37
not impresed
Commented on 2008-08-24 23:00:34
Seems to be the same demo from e3, which was from before the cleaned up a lot of the problems, or so we can hope. I prefered the original SR over any of the GTA games, including IV, which although had an awesome story, was completely devoid of any sort of fun.

No offence to the guys here, but it does sound like you're a little biased towards GTA.
Commented on 2008-08-24 23:14:06 In reply to WinterSnowblind
I hope you don't mean I am. There are many things I didn't like about GTA though I enjoyed the game overall. It doesn't mean I can't objectively compare the animations in both games because really, the only reason why I mentioned GTA was because it showed that animations could be improved in sandbox games and they look better than in SR2.

All I can say is I was pretty disappointed by what I saw of Saints Row but it's also true that I haven't played enough of the game to say for sure that the whole game is disappointing, so we'll just have to wait to figure out what it's worth in the end. :)
Commented on 2008-08-24 23:41:50
its like the straight to video version of GTA4
Commented on 2008-08-25 00:33:35
i want a CRACKDOWN 2 and i'd like to see how APB is going to change the sandbox game as we know it.
Commented on 2008-08-25 00:51:12 In reply to Cheboury
Hmmm I get a feeling they are trying to get banned on purpose to generate the publicity Rockstar gets so easily.

I will take of my tin foil hat now :)
Posted by Cheboury
No I am simply stating my opinion. It is just that and nothing more! My post is the equivalent of a shell bouncing off a tissue, so don't split hairs on it man!

I didn't use any words in my post that is condescending in any way to anybody and that is because it's NOT a reply post.

So read carefully before you pick a war.

...

"Kill the doctor"... I mean come on! Replacing this with "Bitch slap and K.O the doctor" would at least be more funny and not raise to many immoral issues, especially in this day and age where every seems to be driven by wanton crime.
Commented on 2008-08-25 08:06:13
Man, this looks horrible. I hope the open word stuff going better :/
Commented on 2008-08-25 08:33:07
I agree with Cheboury. Dont have to be Mr Thompson to be negative towards a game like this. The lack of creativity shines through. I certainly hope that the AI on the guards was disable in this video because they where acting odd, standing around and wait to get.....killed...?..

I compared with GTA, this is what GTA was. GTA4 took it further and added depth. SR still tries to pretend to be a hardass-game, but those days are over in my opinion. We have seen it before. But no doubt, this game has its buyers.
Commented on 2008-08-25 11:15:14
I agree with Driftwood: it looks worse than the first SR. There is no AI visible. The graphics are ugly. The animations are bad. Too bad, cuz' I was looking out for this one.

I also agree that the violence is gratuit. Kill the docter? Shoot every policeman? That isn't cool. It's stupid. This is not over-the-top funny as games like this should be. Trying to be a badass game, but misses creativity.
Commented on 2008-08-25 11:46:01 In reply to droezelke
I never said it looked worse than the first game. I just expected more that's all. :)
Commented on 2008-08-25 14:38:53
i dont trust anyone since i hated GTA IV
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