#1 Posted by applet0n (654 posts) -

Now that there's actual footage of SR4 out in the wild, I'm feeling a little more confident about the game. Looking around the forums gives the impression that Volition's marketing has put a lot of people off and that general sentiment is a little wary. Frankly, considering that the marketing for SR3 had the same effect, I'm not terribly surprised. It wasn't really until people were able to play the game for themselves that people really started to latch onto it.

Either way, the new footage looks pretty promising. While the video is a little random for the sake of being random at times ("We decided Saints Row needed a Mech" etc.) the promise of being able to run around Steelport as a super-powered President still sounds great. Hell, graphically the game even looks a little nicer than I expected, and the added verticality to Steelport is promising.

How's everyone else feeling?

#2 Posted by ThePickle (4181 posts) -

"The leader of the Saints is now the President of the United States."


#3 Edited by vikingdeath1 (1016 posts) -

Good music at the start there

oh wow, I recognized that intersection at Friendly Fire, Man I played SR3 alot...

#4 Posted by Humanity (10452 posts) -

I like all the new stuff but the whole city is giving me tremendous deja vu. Maybe it won't be like that the entire game or this is just early footage but I hope it won't end up looking QUITE so much like SR3.

#5 Posted by altairre (1296 posts) -

DAT STUNNER! The superpowers look really fun and as long they maintain the quality writing I'll be fine running around the city, shattering people and using the force (god damn you Force Unleashed II, you had so much potential). This and GTAV are going to satisfy my open world hunger this year.

#6 Posted by Stonyman65 (2910 posts) -

A Dubstep gun? Seriously?

I'm in.

#7 Edited by Haziqonfire (227 posts) -

This looks hilarious.

#8 Posted by ExplodeMode (852 posts) -

I still don't know. But that video leaves a better impression than I had.

#9 Posted by Chaser324 (6792 posts) -

I'm going to play SR4 regardless of pretty much anything, but the general "sameness" of a lot of what they're showing is a little off-putting. However, I am hyped about the addition of Crackdown-esque building leaping super powers.

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#10 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7098 posts) -

After that gameplay, I'm in. I was already in but now I'm in.

#11 Posted by JayEH (535 posts) -

Looks cool, won't buy it (if it all) until it goes cheap. GTA V is right around the corner, baby!

#12 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

This DLC looks so zany and random xD

#13 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2464 posts) -

The powers look super fun. I wish they had changed the UI to not make me think I'm playing some expansion of SR3

#14 Posted by Pie (7119 posts) -

I will just copy and paste my dumb post from the video comments

Thought it looked super uninteresting up until the super powers were shown. Super powers are cool.

Novelty guns like the dubstep gun and the inflator guns look super boring. I like weapons that let you be creative in how you use them and interact with the world. These are just "haha I shot at the guy and his head went big and blew up haha. Lets do that again.". Funny for about the first 5 times you use them. The real hilarity in games comes from being able to manipulate the world in cool ways like blowing up buildings in RF:G using remote charges and the sledgehammer only to have the building fall on top of you.

The open world in saints row always seems so lifeless and dull compared to stuff like GTA4 and aspects of RF:G.

#15 Edited by Zella (862 posts) -

The dubstep gun is sure to get old fast but still that's pretty awesome. I gotta say for the traversal side of the superpowers they seem to have totally ripped off Prototype but whatever I liked Prototype's traversal so it's all good with me.

#16 Edited by Bollard (5928 posts) -

I was ready to write this off as just more SR3, as it looks really similar, until they got to the super powers. They seem pretty cool, and a little different.

Dubstep gun is great though.

#17 Edited by Quarters (1954 posts) -

Looks awesome. Also, I wanted to say, to those that feel since it's the same city means that the game is totally cheapened, SR2 also took place in the same city as SR1. It's not like this is the first time they've done this. Heck, that didn't even have alien stuff going on to change the city up. And you know what? SR2 was waaaay better than SR1. The city didn't hurt it at all. Actually, it was nice having a familiar stomping ground for the more insane carnage compared to the previous game. I can totally forsee a similiar scenario happening here.

#18 Posted by Capum15 (5025 posts) -

I will buy this game on day one, get the Dubstep gun, and then always use it. Forever.

#19 Posted by LeYcH (216 posts) -

Dubstep gun made me lost my shit.

#20 Posted by Wacomole (857 posts) -

I'm sure I'll end up playing this at some time. More Saints Row (even if it is relatively "samey") is always welcome.

#21 Posted by project343 (2838 posts) -

While I love everything about this, I'm finding the lack of cohesion to be a bit irritating. The guns, the gangster stuff, the superpowers, the ridiculous weapons... I sort of wish they'd just drop the conventional 'street' stuff from the arsenal and from the aesthetic.

It also looks gorgeous. Clearly running on a top-of-the-line PC.

#22 Posted by Subjugation (4754 posts) -

Seeing this gameplay ... I'm back in.

#23 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4561 posts) -
#24 Edited by JouselDelka (966 posts) -

This looks super fun, but not impressive or new enough to warrant full or even half price. I will enjoy this a year from now when it's 10 bucks on Steam, but for now, a game that borrows some Prototype and Just Cause 2 moves while using the same town, animations, mechanics and aesthetics from the previous game, isn't that interesting. This is the worst type of sequel IMO.

But for those who really love SR3, this game is more of what they love, and that's great!

Another thing I should add is that these games seem to not have any focus. They wanna provide the San Andreas faction stuff, the JC2 mayhem, the Prototype powers, the Postal madness, the GTA IV urban feel and story telling, and layers of dumb humor on top of that. Spreading themselves too thin IMO, not enough focus to keep me engaged.

#25 Edited by supermonkey122 (892 posts) -

United Saints of America

#26 Edited by CJduke (804 posts) -

Looks like an expansion