This game is no more. The content is now in SR4.

#1 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2695 posts) -
#2 Posted by Brodehouse (10067 posts) -

I'll play the role of the knee jerk.

Ahem.

JASON RUBIN HATES SAINTS ROW AND SO HE'S TRYING TO GET RID OF ALL SAINTS ROW PRODUCTS AND ALSO HE'S GONNA MAKE DARKSIDERS 3 INTO A POST-APOCALYPTIC FANTASY SIMULATION RACING GAME AND ALSO WHITE ZOMBIE GRAAAAAGH!

So SR4 is a galactic crime sandbox?

#3 Posted by BionicRadd (617 posts) -

I have a bad feeling about Saints Row 4, but I have faith that even if Rubin pushes Volition to tone down some of the racier elements of SR, they'll still produce an amazing game. Just maybe not a game where you play through a whole mission drugged and naked.

#4 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5036 posts) -

@Brodehouse said:

I'll play the role of the knee jerk. Ahem. JASON RUBIN HATES SAINTS ROW AND SO HE'S TRYING TO GET RID OF ALL SAINTS ROW PRODUCTS AND ALSO HE'S GONNA MAKE DARKSIDERS 3 INTO A POST-APOCALYPTIC FANTASY SIMULATION RACING GAME AND ALSO WHITE ZOMBIE GRAAAAAGH! So SR4 is a galactic crime sandbox?

Very good...

#5 Posted by Barrock (3545 posts) -

May I say this sucks?

#6 Posted by Heltom92 (714 posts) -

Don't see the problem with this, people didn't seem to thrilled with it being a standalone expansion so this seems pretty cool.

#7 Posted by AlisterCat (5629 posts) -
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#8 Posted by PenguinDust (12550 posts) -

"...When it comes to Saints Row, it's clear our fans want bigger, better, and even more over the top, and that's why Enter The Dominatrix will now be incorporated into a vastly expanded, full-fledged sequel, scheduled for calendar 2013."

Well at least Rubin is saying the right things to appease fans for now. We'll see what it looks like when SR4 drops in 2013 or '14. I'm not opposed to THQ folding it into the next sequel. I just want Saints Row to continue to differentiate itself from Grand Theft Auto by being as bat-shit crazy and comically offensive as possible.

#9 Posted by ExplodeMode (852 posts) -

That's good. I was sure that expansion was going to bomb after the SR3 DLC/Season Pass let downs.

#10 Posted by TheHT (11505 posts) -

Great!

#11 Posted by Jimbo (9863 posts) -

They're falling into the C&C tone trap.

#12 Posted by GTCknight (701 posts) -

As long as I can obtain a box that says Saints Row on it and is post Saints Row the third; I'm happy.

#13 Posted by GentlemanlyGentleman (320 posts) -

JAAAAASSON RUUUBIIIIIIIIN! *shakes fist*
 
In all seriousness though, this might be a good move. I wonder if this will speed up the development time on SR4.

#14 Posted by probablytuna (3724 posts) -

On one hand I'm sad cause I wanted to go back and play more content but if it's getting added to the next Saints Row then sign me up.

#15 Posted by Abendlaender (2832 posts) -

Don't know how to feel about that. Guess we should wait for real material before condemning/absolving it

#16 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2695 posts) -

Stand alone expansions are rarely handled well. Guild Wars and Company of Heroes are really the only two I can think of that did it well and those are both PC games.

#17 Posted by DeF (4921 posts) -

@Barrock said:

May I say this sucks?

Why? to me this sounds only like it will be made better by including the content into a new game that benefits from the stuff they learned from SR3.

The only sucky thing about it is that we don't get new Saints madness this year :)

#18 Posted by benjaebe (2783 posts) -

Incorporated into the next Saints Row game sounds fine to me. I'd rather they throw more resources at that anyway, it's not like THQ has a lot of time or money to play with.

#19 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

Great! It's clear Jason Rubin is behind them going insane, and he wants to support their vision. I hope he can also steer them in a more solid, even direction for the sequel. I'm stated it before, that while I appreciate the insanity of Saints Row: The Third, that game is wildly uneven and awfully paced.

#20 Posted by Quarters (1748 posts) -

This could either turn out really good...or really bad. Not sure how it will play out. Curious regardless. Either way, it's more SR, so I'm stoked.

#21 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@Quarters said:

This could either turn out really good...or really bad.

Like Saints Row 3, apparently?

#22 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

Gonna be fun to see what the next full Saints Row game is gonna be like now. 
Don't much care for their "expansions" so this is good news. 
 
The whole "pay for this :D" and then you get 8-10 minutes of content was kinda strange

#23 Posted by Yummylee (22039 posts) -

I'll still have to see some SR4 stuff if I'm to ever be excited about the series again. SRTT burned me out after a while because of how overall inferior I found it to SR2, and then of course there's the DLC fiasco. I went from being an absolute Saints Row obsessive during SR2 to then slowly becoming more and more disinterested after I got deep into SRTT, and that depresses me.

#24 Posted by Barrock (3545 posts) -

@DeF said:

@Barrock said:

May I say this sucks?

Why? to me this sounds only like it will be made better by including the content into a new game that benefits from the stuff they learned from SR3.

The only sucky thing about it is that we don't get new Saints madness this year :)

That's exactly why it sucks. :(

#25 Posted by GaspoweR (3163 posts) -

Rubin never said that they should tone down the content in that interview... He was just acknowledging something that Brian Crecente the interviewer said about getting embarassed if he got caught. People keep taking that interview out of context. If Rubin was so concerned about the game being too silly and hypersexualized he would have just outright scrapped this expansion altogether as well as the sequel. Back to the topic, money wise i think its a wise decision. This would save them resources in releasing and marketing this expansion and instead refocus on making an actual sequel and also save them time in making another mission. All around its better that its getting folded into another SR game and not scrapped all together.

#26 Posted by psylah (2181 posts) -

Stand-alone expansions are dope as shit.

I was hoping they'd play off the stand-alone expansion theme and let you play as a wizard.

Think about it, it would fit right in.

#27 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

@Yummylee: I feel like both of us go in circles by constantly stating our disappointment every time a new Saints Row: The Third topic comes up, haha.

#28 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

I always thought the expansion was a dumb idea, so I'm happy to see this news.

#29 Posted by AndrewB (7663 posts) -

Considering the reception to all of the Saints Row 3 DLC... yeah, sure. I'm still not entirely through the game proper, so I'm all set on content.

#30 Posted by EXTomar (4836 posts) -

I guess that is fine but players should remember this if they decide to try to sell us a SR4 Season Pass....

#31 Posted by AndrewB (7663 posts) -

@EXTomar said:

I guess that is fine but players should remember this if they decide to try to sell us a SR4 Season Pass....

About as useful as that L.A. Noire season pass, huh?

#32 Posted by Hunger (19 posts) -

So... Season Pass is done?

#33 Posted by rachelepithet (1391 posts) -

Their DLC is terrible. You only save one dollar by buying the season pass. And the season pass only includes three out of like 25 different DLC packs they did.

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