Saints Row 2
will be releasing on
August 26th October 14th
and THQ wants everyone to know that it isn't just a GTAIV
clone, that Saints
is its own creation and is an experience "totally different" than what Rockstar offers. Or so says THQ CEO Brian Farrell who, during a recent conference call, admitted that "we're always concerned about GTA
as a competitor" but mentioned that with Saints Row 2
they "have a very differentiated product in this open-world genre" that has more "tongue-in-cheek ... silly, over-the-top gameplay." And we have no reason to doubt Mr. Farrell. We like Saints Row
for what it is, not trying to be overly serious and focusing more on the gameplay shenanigans rather than a serious, deep storyline. Heck, with Gary Busey
peddling your product, you have to have some amount of humor. Right?
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 2)
6-19-2008 @ 2:23PM
Of course they're going to be different, Saints Row 2 is actually going to be fun.
6-19-2008 @ 2:27PM
oh no he didnt!
6-19-2008 @ 2:28PM
Oh come on Nico, come hang out with your cousin! Lets go bowling! It'll be fun!
6-19-2008 @ 2:34PM
i really liked the first one...actually more then gta4..i like different especially if it is more of the same.
6-19-2008 @ 2:39PM
Dustin Burg said...
6-19-2008 @ 2:59PM
Of course they're different, as in the title of the game.
But seriosuly, I really want to know the differences between Saint Row and GTA. Did anyone play the first one.
6-19-2008 @ 3:39PM
Grr I only clicked comments to say that -.-
Oh and yes people did play Saints Row. Think of it as the true successor to GTA:SA
6-19-2008 @ 4:38PM
Hell yeah. Check out this vid too!
6-19-2008 @ 7:33PM
Who the hell buys a video game system for fun?
I bought mine so I could verbally abuse 12 year-olds online... it makes me feel strong.
6-19-2008 @ 2:27PM
I don't like things that are different.
6-19-2008 @ 2:46PM
Knight Marquise said...
I can't wait for SR2, and yes, it looks like the fun I had with GTA:SA
6-19-2008 @ 3:12PM
Halo and Rock band are "very different"...
6-19-2008 @ 3:22PM
"Perhaps here things will be different"
6-19-2008 @ 3:24PM
Josh Clarke said...
I really enjoyed saints row and can't wait for the second one. The first one was not like GTA. PS3 owners say that because they can't/haven't play it. If you haven't played it don't judge.
6-19-2008 @ 7:52PM
I disagree, I thought it was hella like GTA... but 10% better in everything it did.... I'm hoping the same is true of Saints Row 2
6-19-2008 @ 4:12PM
I had a great time playing the 1st SR, and look forward to it's 2nd version esp with jump in/out co-op like Crackdown offered. I just wish it allowed 4 player co-op over live.
6-19-2008 @ 4:28PM
i can't wait. if SR2 is as differnt from GTA as SR1 was then i'll be a happy camper.
GTA IV is totally un-fun after the inital wow factor over the graphics dies away. The game underneath is pretty repetitive and boring. I never even finished it or booted it up again after the first 4 days.
SR1 on the other hand. I played till my fingers nearly fell off. Way past the end of the storyline I went on to complete every objective and achievement. It's fun through and through.
SR2 is gonna rock so hard. Can't wait.
Sadly i bet it still gets a lower game review rating than GTA IV. Just because of the fanboyism around GTA.
I went back and played SR1 and even that is a better game that GTA IV, when it comes to fun factor and execution of controls.
6-19-2008 @ 5:36PM
6-19-2008 @ 8:38PM
Yes I totally agree,they are 2 very different games.
Saints Row sucks balls,
GTA IV doesn't.
Simple as that =)
6-20-2008 @ 6:04AM
Well I'll be the controversial one here and say I liked BOTH.
But +1 to SR for having the best side missions in a game EVER! Insurance Fraud. It better be in SR2 or there'll be trouble!