A while back I asked about few games to see wheather or not the games are worth playing. One of the games was Saint's Row The Third. So far, a number of people have recommended playing the game. It looks good and fun. & by the sounds of the critics it was a good game. I noticed that this game was the third in the Saint's row game and I was wondering were the previous 2 games good or not? I remember hearing about the games years ago and I couldn't remember if they were good or not.
Is the whole Saint's Row series worth playing?
Saints Row 2 was a decent game on its own merits and if you can get it super cheap I'd play it first. You get to meet the crew that is central to the third and it's a lot more customizable. However, you don't HAVE to play the second game to have fun with the Third. The Third is great on its own and from a pure fun gameplay perspective is well superior to the second. Avoid the first as it's kinda poopy.
I'd recommend you snag this double pack for $23.
Saints Row 2 is great, it looks graphically like shit now but its fun. Just do not get it on the PC.
Saints Row 3 is amazing, and has a real good style that previous games lacked.
I think SR1 might be a little to far in the past to go back to it. You'd be much better off just playing GTA San Andreas than SR1 in my opinion. SR2 is where they learned from their mistakes, somewhat, and took some chances.
1 is a pretty cool game. Probably the only one in the series that poses any kind of challenge, or has any kind of pacing. 2 is a mess of terrible pacing and humour that's far too aware of itself to be effective. 3 is kinda the same but it's a far more tightened experience.
I'd just stick with 3. It's not like they're radically different or anything. Play one, you've played them all. I say this as someone who's played and enjoyed them all.
I played 1, and it was fine. A fun game, and not too long. 2 is amazing. I put well over 50 hours into that game and wasn't bored once. It has a lot to do, and there are some callbacks story-wise to the first game, so there is some reason to play them in order. I haven't purchased 3 yet, but I have played it at friend's houses and it seems that it is extremely more polished (and ridiculous) than the first 2.
I got the first one because it was dirt cheap (10 bucks at my local Game Stop), and 2 was more expensive, but totally worth the time and money. I plan on buying 3 soon since I love the first 2 so much. So, basically, to answer your question, yes.
The first was a passable GTA clone at the time tone but has probably aged pretty horribly while the second one started to bring in more of the humor and better gameplay but is inferior to 3. I would say if you have someone to co-op 2 with it could be worth it, though.
Really the only reason I think it'd be worth playing through the whole thing is to see the evolution from serious if not a little bland game to the batshit craziness of 3.
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