X360, PS3 Tuesday, April 1, 2008 | 11:55 PM

Images of Saints Row 2

Images of Saints Row 2

Volition and THQ bring us two new screenshots of Saints Row 2, which dares to recall us its existence in the frenzy of the Grand Theft Auto IV pre-launch. There was also a teaser packed with the screens, but it's basically a one minute long logo with some dialogues edited over - we passed.


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Commented on 2008-04-02 00:22:01
I think the one buddy died of shock at the sight of the low-res floor.
Commented on 2008-04-02 00:31:10
lmao! Ron wins the MeSoFunny medal.
Commented on 2008-04-02 00:32:12
Actually I read the police report and he was playing GTA4 and for some reason committed suicide.
Commented on 2008-04-02 00:36:12
Perhaps because he realized it was so much more awesome than the game he stars in? :)
Commented on 2008-04-02 00:46:43 In reply to Baleur
Well apperently the floor textures in Saints Row are killer.
Commented on 2008-04-02 00:47:35
I have a terrible time stomaching the whole bitches and ho's aspect of Saint's Row, but other than that it's a really well written and playing game. This looks to retain some of its effectively stylized look, and for a moment - forgetting the bitches and ho's factor - I feel a slight tingle of anticipation.

The fact that they continue the story with the same characters is interesting too I reckon.
Commented on 2008-04-02 01:01:59
You guys should do stand up.
Commented on 2008-04-02 01:07:56
I enjoyed the first one, and I'm looking forward to this. I'm not expecting it to top GTA, but it should still be a lot of fun to play, and actually offers a very different experience from the GTA games. Full online co-op sounds very nice too.

Also, in response to this actual news report, I have to defend the latest teaser video. It was only supposed to be a TEASER, not a trailer and if you've played through the first game, a lot of it was actually quite interesting.

And considering this is so often labeled a "GTA clone" it's amusing to look at the amount of features GTA IV has taken from Saints Row. :)
Commented on 2008-04-02 01:17:01
Hard to get excited about it with all the stuff I've heard about GTAIV.

These guys need to exploit the things GTAIV won't be doing (like airplanes) and probably should take a really silly angle as opposed to GTA getting more serious. Saint's Row 1 did take itself a little too serious, and the jokes were overcooked.
Commented on 2008-04-02 01:24:45 In reply to daigre7
Posted by daigre7
Actually I read the police report and he was playing GTA4 and for some reason committed suicide.
"I'll never be as good as him...I just can't go on"
Commented on 2008-04-02 01:30:34 In reply to Jigen
Posted by Jigen
These guys need to exploit the things GTAIV won't be doing (like airplanes)
Said who ??
Commented on 2008-04-02 01:33:52 In reply to SimonM7
Posted by SimonM7
I have a terrible time stomaching the whole bitches and ho's aspect of Saint's Row, but other than that it's a really well written and playing game. This looks to retain some of its effectively stylized look, and for a moment - forgetting the bitches and ho's factor - I feel a slight tingle of anticipation.

The fact that they continue the story with the same characters is interesting too I reckon.
i'd have prefared a new story considering the first was trash. i dont want to extend it any more then it already has.

as for the exploiting planes....how? what can you do to exploit the inclusion of planes that a heli (which GTA doe have) doesnt. i mean, its an airborne vehicle. a plane is less usefull then heli really.
Commented on 2008-04-02 01:34:55 In reply to xxxfudgexxx
Posted by xxxfudgexxx
Said who ??
It was confirmed a long time ago. No airplanes in GTA.

You'll have to buy Saints Row if you want planes. They're customisable along with the cars, main character and gang members too. However, I disagree with the first game taking itself too seriously. Contrary to popular belief it did actually have a really good story, and it was really quite funny at times, it knew when to poke fun at itself, and the gang culture, and when it should be being serious.

Anything with Dex was gold. "It's not THE Los Carnales, it's just.. forget it!"
Commented on 2008-04-02 05:38:38 In reply to Viginti_Tres
Saint's Row didn't
Posted by Viginti_Tres
Well apperently the floor textures in Saints Row are killer.
Hehe, I didn't miss this :P
Commented on 2008-04-02 06:25:12
u can bust on its floor texture... but gta isnt looking so great lately from the latest gameplay videos to me... if thats gameplay im buying it as the models look good hell look at the guys arm on the floor with the tattoo it looks very lifelike
Commented on 2008-04-02 06:47:12 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
i'd have prefared a new story considering the first was trash. i dont want to extend it any more then it already has.

as for the exploiting planes....how? what can you do to exploit the inclusion of planes that a heli (which GTA doe have) doesnt. i mean, its an airborne vehicle. a plane is less usefull then heli really.
He was probably referring to the implication some got by GTAIV's omission of planes in order to avoid reference to 9/11.
Commented on 2008-04-02 12:50:04
These games are huge,GTA IV isn't exactly Gears of War on textures either:
http://media.gtanet.com/images/4283-gta-iv-gtanet-...

I'm a big GTA fan and consider Saints Row a poor attempt at even coming close to GTA,since GTA is more than just graphics,it has a soul.But graphics on Saints Row 2 are good,they were good on the first one too,but framerate was a mess so laughing at its graphics is pretty much...wrong.
Commented on 2008-04-02 15:06:13
It's GTA4 Be@tCH!
Commented on 2008-04-02 16:45:43
this not in game !
Commented on 2008-04-02 18:46:36 In reply to killzone
Posted by killzone
this not in game !
I'm pretty sure our attempts at humour were at least a little funnier.
Commented on 2008-04-02 19:02:29 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
i'd have prefared a new story considering the first was trash.
Oh you thought so? :O

I thought it was surprisingly engaging actually, and I thought Johnny Gat was genuinely cool. The way it didn't set out to make parody out of all its characters really worked for it and gave it a different tone than GTA I reckon.

I'd really like it if they toned down the forced gangstah feel though.. "Stealing hookers"?.. I mean come on, that's just embarassing. I don't think even hookers playing the game found that edgy and cool.
Commented on 2008-04-02 21:22:47
I enjoyed Saints Row, and I will enjoy part 2, just like GTA IV.. I just hope they are smart enough and release SR2 late this year, so not to close after GTA IV..
Commented on 2008-04-03 01:34:22
I like GTA a lot. GTA was actually the first playstation 1 game i have ever bought. my favorite series. and i can honestly say that saints row was good. it was good yes but it is still no where as good as GTA. but i hate how people keep saying this game is shit just because its almost like GTA. yes it is almost like it but you have to admit that the game was fun.
Commented on 2008-04-03 08:30:23
not so good game...
Commented on 2008-04-03 15:25:39
Some Playstation fanboys are really contridicting themselves over this game..

Saints Row = bad, because it doesn't focus on an epic story like GTA does.
360 exclusive DLC = bad, because nobody cares about more story.

Not picking on anyone here inparticular, just a general observation from comments I've been reading about these two games in general..
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