Genkibowl VII is Out! An Error, and Impressions

#1 Edited by IonAgenda (32 posts) -

Genkibowl VII HAS BEGUN! Let us all prepare for the wild world of Professor Genki: "Murder Time, Fun Time!"

In general, what is everyone thinking about it, for those of you who are playing it?

#2 Posted by Hector (3364 posts) -

Season Pass does include Genkibowl.

#3 Posted by IonAgenda (32 posts) -

@Hector: Ah, the phrasing of the Pass implies that there is a discount, not that you get the whole thing free. I simply must have misinterpreted it.

#4 Posted by SMTDante89 (2579 posts) -

@IonAgenda: With the Season Pass, you've paid for the three major DLC coming out for Saints Row: The Third, but by buying the Season Pass, you save 33%, buying all three separately would have been $30, but with the Season Pass, you only paid $20, so GenkiBowl, Clones and Gangsta's in Space will be "free" for you when they come out, because you already paid for them.

#5 Posted by IonAgenda (32 posts) -

@SMTDante89: Ah, that makes a lot of sense. Is anyone else playing it? I feel like I should probably reserve my judgement until I finish it.

#6 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (1011 posts) -

@IonAgenda said:

In general, what is everyone thinking about it, for those of you who are playing it?

@IonAgenda said:

@SMTDante89: I feel like I should probably reserve my judgement until I finish it.

Way to be good example, champ !

#7 Posted by SmasheControllers (2550 posts) -

Super fun, not enough.

#8 Posted by IonAgenda (32 posts) -

@SmasheControllers: Yeah, I just finished it in a little under 2 hours. Missing like, 4 achievements, I'll go back later.

I definitely loved it but was hoping for it to extend the game in a meaningful way and it felt more like something meant to be played alongside the story rather than post-game. New outfits or weapons to sink some money into would have been nice, considering how it piles up.

#9 Posted by MildlyPsycho (77 posts) -

The DLC was kinda fun, the activities are enjoyable, but there really isn't anything added to the story. I hope that there are some story beats added in the next pack. The play time was kinda short probably took me about 2 hours to complete and pick up the all the new achievements .

#10 Posted by Rerejo28 (135 posts) -

So, would you say its worth paying for it? Seeing as I didn't get the season pass.

#11 Posted by MildlyPsycho (77 posts) -

I really don't know if it is worth the money. I love this game so much, but in reality its like 6 bucks for 4 new side missions. So unless you love to strap it on, you probably shouldn't get this one.

#12 Posted by IonAgenda (32 posts) -

Purely economically, you get (correct me if I'm wrong here):

  • 4 Homies
  • 3 Vehicles
  • 3 Masks
  • 1 Suit
  • 6 Missions

All for around 2 hours of gameplay. If you loved strapping it on this much, I'd say you probably already bought the Season Pass. I definitely do not consider it worth the non-discounted price.

I noticed in the intro one of the tickers says something along the lines of "People are questioning if Johnny Gat is really dead," which gives me hope that the upcoming Clone-themed DLC has some sweet Johnny Gat action.

#13 Posted by MildlyPsycho (77 posts) -

@IonAgenda: You forgot to add that they licensed the Monday NIght Football theme music. Which was pretty awesome haha.

#14 Posted by Demoskinos (14834 posts) -

Lets not forget that PC players all get a set of Team Fortress 2 character masks in Saints Row 3 to wear for FREE.

#15 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -
@IonAgenda: Who are the four homies you get?
#16 Posted by IonAgenda (32 posts) -

@Napalm:

  • Angry Tiger, the Sexy Angry Tiger
  • Sad Panda, the Sexy Sad Panda
  • Sexy Kitten, the Sexy Sexy Kitten
  • Tammy Tolliver, a reporter and announcer for the Genkibowl. (She's really reminiscent of Jane V. in SR2)
  • (Also there's a delivery homie for "Yarnie")
#17 Posted by Stackboy (503 posts) -

I think I will still bite on this one.

#18 Posted by Djratchet (669 posts) -

Waiting on PSN to update so I can get it with my Season Pass, can't wait

#19 Posted by ValiantGrizzly (498 posts) -

Not yet available on XBL for me, for some reason. Has it been officially released in Europe?

#20 Edited by cyraxible (688 posts) -

I don't think I have downloaded it yet on Steam, even though it's been released and the Steam store says I own it...

I got Cheapy-D and the TF2 heads though.

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#21 Posted by vaportra1l (272 posts) -

I'm pretty sure if you have Cheapy D which means you have the compatibility patch, you can play Genkibowl. I just bought the seasons pass and already had the patch and it didn't download anything new. I was then able to access the new missions.

#22 Posted by kwyee (234 posts) -

@IonAgenda said:

Purely economically, you get (correct me if I'm wrong here):

  • 4 Homies
  • 3 Vehicles
  • 3 Masks
  • 1 Suit
  • 6 Missions

All for around 2 hours of gameplay. If you loved strapping it on this much, I'd say you probably already bought the Season Pass. I definitely do not consider it worth the non-discounted price.

I noticed in the intro one of the tickers says something along the lines of "People are questioning if Johnny Gat is really dead," which gives me hope that the upcoming Clone-themed DLC has some sweet Johnny Gat action.

I was also in the disbelief + denial camp of Johnny Gat's demise, but here's hoping that with enough fan demand, he'll make an appearance in #4.

Also, can't wait to get home and Bowl me some Genki

#23 Posted by Djratchet (669 posts) -

Just reclaimed my SR3 S-Rank. It was short, but man it was fun, and I was laughing all the way. Can't wait for the next main DLC.

#24 Posted by chilibean_3 (1642 posts) -

Finished it in about an hour. It's pretty much what I had expected but not what I had hoped. Six missions but they are all side activities. Had a few funny moments though. I already had the season pass so I'm all in but if you're on the fence I can't recommend it.

#25 Posted by bassman2112 (837 posts) -

I finished up the DLC in around an hour as well, and I'll probably replay some of the missions - they were actually pretty fun. The stuff you get after all of it is pretty cool, and some of the writing is pretty funny; but I'm not sure if I recommend it for someone just to pick up on a whim. I thought it was pretty good as I have the season pass, and I had already 100% the game; but I'm hoping they end up putting some more story-type missions in with the next pieces of DLC they release =)

#26 Posted by darkvare (766 posts) -

cheapy d is free for everyone just in case anyone was wondering

#27 Posted by FoxMulder (1694 posts) -

I think it's not bad. A few more activities which are decent. One is pretty much Katamari, but destroy everything. The new costume, hats, and homies are neat too. Just maybe not as meaningful after you finish the rest of the game.

#28 Edited by Vonocourt (2130 posts) -

Well that was alright, found some of the activities a little frustrating though. Found myself overshooting a bit in Sad Panda's mission, landing on the balcony just below the top, hoping there was a ethical balloon somewhere near, but overall those missions were fun. But I hated those PR activities, mostly because the game glitched out at the end of one so the drop-off location wasn't coming up.

I didn't get to try it, but does the panda suit have the same ability outside the missions?

#29 Edited by gike987 (1754 posts) -

It was fun but short, finished it in one hour. All of the activities were much better than most of the activities in the main game.

#30 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

It was fun but short, got everything + trophies in about an hour or so.

#31 Posted by Rekt_Hed (848 posts) -

Just to echo what bombers are saying, Yeh its pretty short lived but all the content that is there is fucking great. That car you get.....ohhh my days :)

Only thing I would of liked more of is at least 1 or 2 more of each type of mission you can have for this DLC.

I'd say if your on the fence about this its probably best to sign up for the season pass for your discount. I don't think I could recommend this full price, especially if your not heavily into saints row.

#32 Posted by Djratchet (669 posts) -

@Vonocourt said:

I didn't get to try it, but does the panda suit have the same ability outside the missions?

I was really hoping so, because gliding through the air like that would be badass.... but no, its gliding abilities are only limited to the sad panda skyblazing events :(

#33 Posted by phish09 (1109 posts) -

Is CheapyD part of this DLC?

#34 Posted by Djratchet (669 posts) -

@phish09 said:

Is CheapyD part of this DLC?

No, CheapyD is his own free DLC.

#35 Posted by hidys (1029 posts) -

@kwyee said:

@IonAgenda said:

Purely economically, you get (correct me if I'm wrong here):

  • 4 Homies
  • 3 Vehicles
  • 3 Masks
  • 1 Suit
  • 6 Missions

All for around 2 hours of gameplay. If you loved strapping it on this much, I'd say you probably already bought the Season Pass. I definitely do not consider it worth the non-discounted price.

I noticed in the intro one of the tickers says something along the lines of "People are questioning if Johnny Gat is really dead," which gives me hope that the upcoming Clone-themed DLC has some sweet Johnny Gat action.

I was also in the disbelief + denial camp of Johnny Gat's demise, but here's hoping that with enough fan demand, he'll make an appearance in #4.

Also, can't wait to get home and Bowl me some Genki

I believe it has been there intention all along to bring Gat back.

#36 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

How much is it by the way, I had the season pass so I don't know.

#37 Posted by JoeyRavn (4974 posts) -

I just finished everything in around an hour. Hour and a half at most. It was OK. I wouldn't buy it alone, but as part of a season pass it's a nice appetizer. The activities (because they are not really missions, despite what the description of the DLC may want you to believe) are completely taken from the main campaign. Tank Mayhem becomes a yarn ball and you have to drive Genki around and please him while avoiding the "fans", just like that in that other activity.

The Sad Panda Skydiving is the most original one, but it's clearly based on the "Power mission" from the campaign. You jump from a helicopter and have to go through loops, pop balloons and kill enemies on rooftops to earn money. When you have enough money ($10,000 and $15,000 depending on the each level), you have to land in the same target as in regular skydiving.

And that's the DLC. By far the most interesting aspect of it is the mention of Johnny Gat.

#38 Posted by Phoenix778m (247 posts) -

I love the professor genki idea and I didn't buy season pass; so I will buy it. Don't know about the rest of the DLC.

#39 Posted by onan (1286 posts) -

@Djratchet said:

@phish09 said:

Is CheapyD part of this DLC?

No, CheapyD is his own free DLC.

Not sure what platforms you guys are on, but on 360 it's the same thing if you've got a season pass. CheapyD is part of the compatibility pack, which is basically a 125mb download that includes all of the content of the DLC for coop purposes (e.g., if your friend wears an unlocked suit or something), or if you've got the Season Pass, it unlocks all of it. I was confused by the wording, but that's how it works.

Guess they took a page out of Mortal Kombat's book, offering people minor free stuff to get them to download large files for co-op purposes.

#40 Posted by Ronald (1368 posts) -

Fun but short. I found the second traditional Genki level to be a little frustrating because the path several times looped around with one small opening leading where you needed to go. But the jungle theme was cool. I just wished there was more. The regular missions in the game had what, six of each? I think six of each here could have been fun without getting to be too much and offered a bit more value. Still, it was really fun being able to go back to SR3.

It is nice that you can still purchase the Season Pass, which is what I did to get it after it came out. And now I have my 100% of the trophies, finally (for now).

#41 Posted by Lockeyness (187 posts) -

I really, really enjoyed the Genkibowl VII DLC, but felt that it was a little too short. Loved hanging out with the Professor, though. Considering it's "only" seven bucks or so, I'd say it's worth the cash for anyone who enjoyed Saints Row The Third.

#42 Posted by Djratchet (669 posts) -

@onan said:

@Djratchet said:

@phish09 said:

Is CheapyD part of this DLC?

No, CheapyD is his own free DLC.

Not sure what platforms you guys are on, but on 360 it's the same thing if you've got a season pass. CheapyD is part of the compatibility pack, which is basically a 125mb download that includes all of the content of the DLC for coop purposes (e.g., if your friend wears an unlocked suit or something), or if you've got the Season Pass, it unlocks all of it. I was confused by the wording, but that's how it works.

Guess they took a page out of Mortal Kombat's book, offering people minor free stuff to get them to download large files for co-op purposes.

Yeah, On PS3, Cheapy D is just his own DLC. The PS3 got the compatibility pack stuff from a patch, like it should be done. They had to make a pack on 360 because of stupid XBLA policies or something.

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