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Awesome Game! Few Minor Flaws Though...,
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This review is from: Saint's Row: The Third - Playstation 3 (Video Game)
Saints Row: The Third is one of the most fun games I have ever played. It's new and improved graphics and driving system are just some of the things that will have you gawking at the game. With that being said however, no game is perfect. The same applies to this game.
First I am going to point out the bad. Some of the customization features such as crib customization and choosing how you wear your clothes (e.g tucked, untucked) have been removed. This doesn't really annoy me that much but I don't see any reason for it to go. There also some minor glitches that you will find, none of which take away from the actual game experience. Eventually it gets a little boring when you've done everything which is why there is co-op. I'm also annoyed by the fact that they are charging money for certain cheats labeling them as "downloadable content." It also feels like there is little variety in stores. However, my biggest complaint is the game engine itself. People disappear after they get 30 feet away from you which makes sniping really annoying. It was one of the problems from the Saints Row II that they just didn't fix which kind of makes me mad.
Now, to the good stuff. First of all, this game is just plain fun. It's a blast to play with plenty of story and side missions. Some of my personal favorites include Proffesor Genki's S.E.R.C and Tank Mayhem. The story is not like Metal Gear Solid or anything but is fun with plenty of humor. It also has some pretty difficult decisions you have to make. I used to think the soundtrack was bad... until I actually started listening to it. This game also, just as advertised, is completely over the top and ridiculous. The city of Steelport is a great and alive city, except for the airport which has weeds growing on the runway and no planes whatsoever on the runway. Also, unlike in Saints Row II, you cannot enter the airport, the entire place looks like a dump. The rest of the city though is great. One of my most favorite features of the game however, is the ridiculous melee. All the stupid attacks you can do are just hilarious and overwhelming. You also get a LOT of cool weapons and vehicles. Also if you buy a new copy of the game before February 13 (I think), then you get a code to download Saints Row II free! I highly recommend you do so, because Saints Row II has some of the nice features that they removed from Saints Row: The Third. Great deal in my opinion.
All in all, Saints Row: The Third is a wonderful game. You won't even recognise the faults of this game from the fun you're having. You can play this game seriously going through the story and getting all trophies/achievments or you could just pick this up and play it for 10-15 minutes waiting for a friend or something. I have as of December 12, 2011 put 55 hours into this game and still have not finished it 100% (mainly because I love to mess around). In conclusion, buy this game if you enjoy other sandbox games and are not looking foreward to the best graphics or story, just looking foreward to having a good time.