Reviews for Saints Row IV
Fun, with a great sense of humour.TETfromLondon | Jan. 16, 2014 | See all TETfromLondon's reviews »
After a fairly mixed response to Saints Row 3, the developers probably felt that they needed to do something more to differentiate Saints Row 4 from the other competing open world games. Therefore, they chose to go for aliens and super powers. The main problem with this is that it could very easily have alienated (no pun intended) the series' fanbase. However, I personally believe that this is a very good addition to the series, for various reasons. Firstly, the superpowers are extremely fun to use, and makes gameplay very enjoyable. There is also the humour. The writers seemed to realise for this game that there is more to comedy than vulgar humour, and there were a lot of extremely funny jokes and parodies in this game, as well as some excellently timed music in the missions.
There are, however, a few issues. There are a few bugs, and graphically, the game isn't great. That's only a minor issue, but it's worth noting. More annoying, however, is the shimmery pixel effect that happens around buildings and civilians fairly often, just to remind you that you're in a simulation. This honestly gets annoying quite quickly, and unless you're playing the PC version, you can't mod it out. There is also the fact that it is the same city from SR3, although this isn't a major issue as exploration of it is completely changed thanks to superpowers. There is also the fact that most vehicles are completely useless. The side quests are also very repetitive. However, none of these issues make the game bad, and it is still well worth buying.
Who Needs Superman?13th | Nov. 20, 2013 | See all 13th's reviews »
The silliness of Saint's Row knows no bounds. Straight from the start this game had me in stitches. I had to pause the game at one point as I really needed to laugh and I didn't want to miss any of the action in the game. Saint's Row IV put's you in the shoes of the President of the United States. And that is pretty much as serious as the game gets before the silliness that we have come to love the Saint's Row games for takes over. Pretty soon you will find yourself being given super-powers to wreak havoc on aliens, civilians and pretty much anything else you can get your hands on. But if you get tired of using your super-powers, you can steal a car and speed around the city and play some of the cracking mini-games that it has to offer. One of my personal favourites is being given a UFO and told to destroy as much as I can. The silliness is also included in the weaponry as well. I couldn't stop giggling when I was given a gun that can create black holes and suck unsuspecting civilians, cars and aliens into the black hole I had created. There is so much packed into this game it is hard not to give you a reason why you shouldn't buy it.