Reviews by Banadoora
Crazy missions, but lackluster everything elseBanadoora | April 30, 2013 | Review of Saints Row: The Third
Saints Row: The Third continues the story of the Saints, moving from Stillwater to Steelport. This time though, they're national icons, which of course, caught the attention of many other gangs wishing for control and power.
This war for Steelport between the gangs and STAG, the city's police response to gang violence, eventually makes for many wacky, unique, and fun missions. Unfortunately, a compelling narrative is nowhere to be seen and the interactions between you and the characters are practically non-existent. This often leads to points in the game where you have to choose between saving your buddy and letting them die, but you don't particularly care for the character. In fact, I found myself saving them not because I wanted to, but because of the responsibility I felt as the leader of the Saints gang.
Also, I should note that the side-missions are incredibly boring with almost no variation. Be it racing or assassinating something, they are nowhere near as fun as the story missions.
Overall, Saints Row The Third is for those that care very little of story and just want to have fun. If you're looking for a unique game unlike any other that doesn't take itself seriously at all, Saints Row 3 is for you. This is helped by the fact that the game also has online co-op, so you and your friend can hop into each others games and wreck havoc and other shenanigans.
My playtime to beat: ~10-12 hours. Kinda short, seeing as how GTA4 can easily reach 30+hours. Also, the DLC is a bit lacking. Boring, and short.