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IGN has the first look scoop on THQ and Volition's gangster sequel Saints Row 2 and all things said, we think the game has some healthy potential.

It's obvious that developer Volition took the criticisms of Saints Row and were determined to fix everything possible. For the sequel, they've revamped the game's look, bumped up the amount of dialog, added all kinds of new rides and added the ability to fully "trick out" your character with customization options. You'll not only be able to change your thug's appearance, but you'll even get to change the way he walks and celebrates. Also, your "crib" can be customized to your liking as well. Saints Row 2 sounds to be carrying its own attitude (car bombs FTW!) and its own brand of sandbox style fun, but we cannot help but fear that GTAIV's massive wake will all but drown out any anticipation for Volition's baby. But THQ is confident that it can hold its own, so we'll just have to wait and see if it's a fresh enough experience to pull us away from Liberty City and into Stillwater.

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EmptyEnergy21

3-04-2008 @ 6:30PM

EmptyEnergy said...

GTA games need not be multiplayer. I feel time spent on adding multiplayer is a waste, especially if it fizzles out. Saint's Row multiplayer wasn't exactly great, it certainly didn't live up to my expectations. They should just leave multiplayer to the mod community, which in a way would leave out the consoles.

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OTAM22

3-04-2008 @ 6:33PM

OTAM said...

Saint's Row is awesome. GTA needs to step it up and raise the bar. Plastering the notorious letters "GTA" on the box isnt going to sell me a game anymore after playing the first Saint's Row.

The shit-my-pants moment of de-railing a damn TRAIN with the rocket launcher in Saint's Row was awesome.

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Neuromancer23

3-04-2008 @ 10:52PM

Neuromancer said...

@EmptyEnergy

There's a big difference between coop multiplayer and competitive multiplayer. Coop can make a good game great, usually competitive play is just tacked on.

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Boff24

3-05-2008 @ 5:43AM

Boff said...

The only negative for me was no confirmation of ONLINE co-op.

But other than that, woooooo!! How I long to commit insurance fraud again! One of the best bits of SR1!!
More vehicles, more customisation, more Saints Row? Yes please!!

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