X360 Sunday, July 30, 2006 | 5:30 PM

Saints Row preview: First video

Saints Row preview: First video

THQ sent me a preview version of Saints Row last week. This version is quite complete, but of course buggy and the framerate can be quite bad at times. The final version is said to be very smooth, and I sure hope it will be. Here is a first video, showing the city by night, the hostage mode, and my beautiful ingame character. I'm sure you are all jealous of his hairs. Anyway, please keep in mind that the framerate is said to be much better in the final build.

Preview: Hostages

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Commented on 2006-07-30 17:50:21
really looking forward to this game. downloading video now
Commented on 2006-07-30 18:00:54
So is this more like a near final build, or like the pre-order demo? After all the hype lately, I'm finally interested in this game, even though I swore I'd never play another GTA clone again lol...
Commented on 2006-07-30 18:02:03
As far as I can tell it's content complete, but still quite buggy and not optimized. Some sounds are missing too.
Commented on 2006-07-30 18:05:00
blim that was 1 boring video....

shame on u.
Commented on 2006-07-30 18:08:25
Commented on 2006-07-30 18:10:03
Thought it was GTA for a moment there. If the gameplay is as fun as GTA then this looks to be a very good game.

One side of me is reluctant to get this game as no other open ended crime game has ever come close to topping GTA in terms of fun. Lets hope Saints Row can prove me wrong
Commented on 2006-07-30 18:13:13
Hey Blim is that character based on you ;)
Commented on 2006-07-30 18:15:18
I'll let you guess :p
Commented on 2006-07-30 18:16:19
i played the demo for this..and they might aswell call this Grand Thefy Auto..the similarity is uncanning
Commented on 2006-07-30 18:20:09
that was intended as a joke blim....if the video was a song it'd be daft punk's--da funk...slow but informative

Commented on 2006-07-30 18:21:33 In reply to BlimBlim
Posted by BlimBlim
I'll let you guess :p
lets not go there :)

whats your opinion on the demo?
Commented on 2006-07-30 18:23:59
haha, nice driving Blim.

Any word on the pop-in?
I hope it gets fixed, like the frame rate.
Commented on 2006-07-30 18:35:53
Looks like fun, how is the city Blim? Any cool areas you've seen?

I LOVE that the cars play the song after you leave the car aswell, does it do that with your own custom soundtracks aswell or just original tracks from the game?
Commented on 2006-07-30 18:47:16
Not the most colorfull part of the city, but a great video anyway.

When is the second video coming? (I hope the second one will feature a very different part of the city because I havent seen very much of the city, and I'm hoping for some boat action too)
Commented on 2006-07-30 19:00:59
Was that blue blood that came out of that cop? What's up with that? This game has hookers, pimps, car jackers, etc. There's no need to censor anything.
Commented on 2006-07-30 19:01:47
Great song, was that the crue?
Commented on 2006-07-30 19:21:32
Oh man do they still have that crappy thing that was blatantly copied from GTA of not being able to play the radio in the Cop Car?

Thats gunna pee me off!

Oh well! 2 days till the demo!
Commented on 2006-07-30 19:27:50
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Commented on 2006-07-30 19:36:06
be grateful.
Commented on 2006-07-30 20:29:31
He's been here for 5 days... Ignoring would be best.
Commented on 2006-07-30 20:34:28
This is just a 1/1000000 of the game.
Play the demo and see.
Also See this video; (18+ )
Commented on 2006-07-30 20:35:08
Looks like fun i just hope they fix the framerate i doubt they will though, they have been saying that they will fix the frame rate for a year now and the game will go gold any day now.
Commented on 2006-07-30 20:49:46 In reply to Xion4360
Posted by Xion4360
i played the demo for this..and they might aswell call this Grand Thefy Auto..the similarity is uncanning
So? GTA is good and if this one has similar gameplay and better graphics then this is better than GTA.
Commented on 2006-07-30 20:50:56
I don't like the game name...Saint's Row.
why not?
Commented on 2006-07-30 20:51:47
"Oh man do they still have that crappy thing that was blatantly copied from GTA of not being able to play the radio in the Cop Car?

Thats gunna pee me off!

Oh well! 2 days till the demo! "

The cop cars DO have a radio , when you get the demo try it. I have had the demo for weeks now from my pre-order at toys r us. Very very very fun demo. You can even hear other cars audio from the outside.
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