So after forcing myself to finish GTA IV last week and feeling slightly underwhelmed, I decided to grab Saint’s Row 2, having heard from several gamers that it is just maddeningly fun. I wasn’t too impressed with what I played at PAX, but that was an early build, so I gave it a go…
As of now, I’ve dumped about 5 or 6 hours into the game in just a day, and I have to say, I could see it being more fun than GTA IV by the time I’m done.
While I think that GTA IV was a great game, it just felt like it was missing some of those cheap entertaining thrills. So far, Saint’s Row 2 has had me glued to the screen and enjoying the pleasure of blowing stuff up like I haven’t felt in awhile. While the graphics aren’t superb and the game isn’t nearly as polished, I’m loving the mission variety and the levels of customization which I nerd out over. Now, these are all early impressions, so we’ll see if they change.
What about you guys? Have any of you picked up this game, or played the first one? I plan on doing a review later this week. Leave your thoughts!