Saints Row the Third

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Feb 062012

Status: Completed all story missions and most side activities Most Intriguing Idea: Hey, let’s make a playable id! Best Design Decision: Customizable everything. Also, insurance fraud. Worst Design Decision: No-fun activities like heli assault and snatch Summary: Often, when some self-appointed guardian of public morality wants to denigrate video games, he will refer to the wanton violence and sex of Grand Theft Auto, but that’s not the game he’s talking about. The game he’s really talking about is Saints Row, which has explosive, almost entirely consequence-free violence, without the dour crime-doesn’t-pay morality tale that keeps such things from being fun. [Read more…]