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    l0cus's Saint's Row: The Third (PC)

    [March 7, 2012 12:30:45 PM]
    The gameplay in SR3 is quite good. It maintains a decent pace (although certain side missions [Smoov] are frustratingly long) and keeps the action going the entire time.

    Saint's Row has a rather familiar style to those who have played GTA, but the ludicrous minigames help to relieve any serious tension that may build up. It has a nice upgrade system set up that relies on money and respect (which you gain by doing evil things). It is also innovative in its character customization, which is extremely extensive.

    The lack of focus on realism makes this game better than GTA in my opinion. However, SR3 goes off the deep end with some of its features, so bear that in mind.

    The level is one large map, with many minor activities located within.

    The game creates conflict by pitting enemy gangs against the saints form the beginning. Any criminal activity can bring the local enemy gang or law enforcement down on your head.

    The game keeps the player interested with its exotic storyline and interesting minigames.

    Certain minigames were quite frustrating (obtaining a helicopter is a pain for some assassinations and some assassinations require specific times of day).

    The game's reward structure was quite clear and relied on the 2 main resources, money and respect. Respect is almost like a leveling system. As the player commits evil actions, their respect grows. Higher respect increases the upgrades the player can buy. Money is used to purchase these upgrades once they have been unlocked by a high enough respect level.

    The bystanders by and large treat you with dislike, or adoration, depending on whether they are a Third Street Saint's fan or not. I have only played single player, so I don't know how the interactions with other players is implemented.

    Overall, Saint's Row: The Third is a fun game if you like the crime genre. It takes itself lightly enough that it does not become dull and tiresome like GTA. It has a decent engine and a nice reward system. In my opinion, the side quests could use a little fine tuning, but overall a great game!
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    [March 7, 2012 12:17:22 PM]
    Saint's Row: The Third is a well designed crime game. I played SR3 on my personal computer and found it very entertaining. The engine is decent, though there have been a few occasions where minor glitches caused catastrophic consequences (for example, I tried opening a car door, but the way it was positioned caused my character to randomly die). SR3 offers a sandbox variety crime game that appears a lot like GTA:4. However, GTA took a realistic approach to the crime genre, while Saint's Row 3 has many unrealistic aspects. In the first mission, you skydive from an airplane, just to later shoot a hole in the pilot's window and land back inside the airplane, just to jump back out and catch a free falling friend of yours. However, the graphics are decent, and gameplay is fun. There are many side quests that I found interesting. If you are looking for a twisted, fun and entertaining game that paints crime comically, I would suggest SR3. NOTE: Saint's Row: The Third has a LOT of mature material and will not be suitable for all audiences. In the next gamelog, I will post a deeper analysis of the game.
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    l0cus's Saint's Row: The Third (PC)

    Current Status: Playing

    GameLog started on: Tuesday 28 February, 2012

    l0cus's opinion and rating for this game

    A high quality game following the GTA style crime genre.

    Rating (out of 5):starstarstarstar

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