Review

Oct 23, 2013

Saints Row IV: Enter the Dominatrix DLC Review

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4 Awesome
Retails for: $6.99
We Recommend: $5.59
  • Developer: Deep Silver Volition
  • Publisher: Deep Silver
  • Genre: Action, Adventure
  • Released: Oct 23, 2013
  • Platform: Windows, Xbox 360
  • Reviewed: Windows
Review:
Scott Ellison II

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Rating:
4
On October 23, 2013
Last modified:January 31, 2018

Summary:

I thank every one of you for reading this introductory text. This means you somehow don’t have the Season Pass, or maybe you do, and you want to see if your $10 was well spent for the first of two pieces of DLC. You shouldn’t worry, but read on anyway.

Read my review of Saints Row IV before or after this one

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Enter the Dominatrix allows (Deep Silver) Volition to tell you the tale of the long-lost DLC that was first proposed for Saints Row: The Third to now be told in flashback, mockumentary form in Saints Row IV. Even breaking the fourth wall a few times as each member of the cast is interviewed and explaining what was or wasn’t in the script.

While the story takes place between Saints Row: The Third and Saints Row IV, nothing changes as far as locations, you’ll still be in virtual Steelport – sometimes with powers, sometimes not.

The DLC sometimes even uses pre-visualization (pre-vis) cutscenes as if they were missing or still not finished. It’s really hard to tell if it was intentional or not, and does so incredibly well to make this all feel like a behind-the-scenes, after the fact type of extras you’d find on a Blu-ray release.

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New weapons grace your arsenal almost immediately as you play the first mission of the DLC. There’s a flamethrower for inflaming people, a big grenade launcher that launches grenades at high speeds, and a Predator-esque minigun that would make Jesse Ventura proud.

The DLC does run a bit short with a runtime of 90 – 120 minutes depending on playstyle and if you do all five missions back-to-back. Some old friends return to Saints Row IV here in addition to new achievements to earn, and costumes to unlock for running around Steelport as sexual deviant.

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This is an easy buy standalone, so my scoring is really inconsequential, just buy it. And when the Season Pass is only $9.99, it’s a no-brainer to go that route.

There’s really not much to summarize other than: yes, it’s a hilarious piece of DLC, it’s a bit short – but they did expand on what this DLC was and make a pretty great game from it, and it’s fun top to bottom with no downtime or mundane tasks to perform. Oh, and that last mission, is utterly ridiculous and awesome that only you can expect, unexpectedly in Saints Row.

A Steam code was provided by Deep Silver PR for review purposes