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Today Deep Silver and Volition released an in-game walkthrough from the pre-alpha version of Saints Row IV based on the demo shown during the latest PAX East.
Senior Producer Jim Boone from Volition will lead you through the urban chaos of virtual Steelport. In the upcoming Saints Row IV for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC, not only will you greet your citizens as President of the USA with friendly… punches, but you’ll also have some mind-boggling weapons will also be at your disposal. Make your people dance to the funky beats of your Dubstep Gun and literally kill them with music! Weapons now not only can be upgraded; this time you will be also able to change their looks.
In Saints Row IV you will encounter enemies that are certainly…out of this world! Blast them to pieces… either with your super Mech… or your superpowers!
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Today Deep Silver and Volition released a simultaneously awesome & terrifying new trailer showcasing all-new in-game footage for the upcoming Saints Row IV for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC platforms. As the President of the United States of ‘Merica, you are a presidential ass-kicker delivering justice Saints-style to the invading alien empire, the Zin. Your out of this world powers are second-to-none, as is your ability to deliver a perfect nut-shot. BOOM.
Today Deep Silver announced that Saints Row IV™, the ball-busting next chapter in the Saints Row franchise, is starting a party in your pants this Fall.
In the next open-world installment of Saints Row, Deep Silver Volition continues the story of the Third Street Saints by elevating their status to the highest level – the leaders of the free world. In Saints Row IV, the head honcho of the Saints has been elected to the Presidency of the United States. But the Saints are just getting started. Now the larger-than-life insanity of the Saints series gets a new twist with a catastrophic alien invasion, and the aliens have transported the Saints to a bizarro-Steelport simulation. Wield gargantuan superpowers and fight to free humanity from alien granddaddy Zinyak’s mental grasp. Escape the simulation that’s trapped the Saints crew, or die trying.
– Ed Acosta
Our Score: 3 / 5 – Okay
Volition has dropped the newest DLC for Saints Row the Third and it stars that wacky cat, Professor Genki. I’ll go right out and say that I was a little disappointed in the content of the first DLC to be included with the Season Pass. If you were expecting new missions to extend the story, this is not what you’re looking for. There is a lot of content in here but it all just lets out a giant “meh”. What you do get are some reconstructed side activities. They are basically just modified versions of already existing activities. There’s a modified super ethical reality climax activity all set in a jungle setting. The setting looks nice but it just makes things more confusing to walk around although that may be the whole point in trying to find the exit. There’s a modified escort mission where you drive Prof. Genki around Steelport in a car built with flamethrowers. You must do his bidding and kill people to fill up a meter. Its neat for a little bit using the flamethrower but after awhile it can become aggravating like the other escort missions.
There is a Mayhem variant with a giant ball of yarn that you roll around the city. The yarn ball does not control well and gets stuck just about anything. First impression had me thinking to roll this thing around like a Katamari ball but it doesn’t seem to work that way. This might be a little more fun if the yarn ball responded better.
Finally, there is a new activity where you’re skydiving in a panda suit. The object is to earn enough points when you land. To earn points you dive through fiery rings and make stops on rooftops. The rooftops are full of mascots that you slice with a chainsaw and earn more points. In all, there are 8 activities, 2 a piece, to complete and once you finish them all you get a little cutscene at the end. It’s funny but not to the same caliber of the main game.
There are new achievements to be found with the DLC but I was able to get a good chunk of them just by finishing all the activities. Speaking of which, after finishing each set of the activities, you unlock homies and the giant ball of yarn, but if you’ve beaten the game already there is little point in any of that.
If you have the Season Pass like I do, all you can do is hope that the next two packs will actually include something worth your money. If you’re buying this for $7, I would hold off for a sale unless you really need something new to bring you back into Steelport.