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Anyone here play Saints Row?
« on: Tuesday, April 03, 2007, 11:43:33 AM »
I don't know why I had the impression that Saints Row had been panned.  I was puttering around online when I happened across the generally positive reviews, including from then Gamespot's Kasavin.  I love good GTA clones, and I recently played Crackdown to death.  Any firsthand experiences here?

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Re: Anyone here play Saints Row?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, April 03, 2007, 12:03:34 PM »
I was interested in trying it, but I never did in the end.  I believe there's a demo for it on XBL though.

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Re: Anyone here play Saints Row?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, April 03, 2007, 01:36:58 PM »
I heard over and over how it was nothing new but still good to play. I was thinking about picking this up, but I'd rather get Dead Rising if I can find it on the cheap!

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Re: Anyone here play Saints Row?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, April 03, 2007, 03:56:50 PM »
Thanks.  I found the demo on XBL & downloaded it.  We lost power a while ago, and I'm going to wait until this unsettled weather goes by before I turn my 360 back on.

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Re: Anyone here play Saints Row?
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, April 04, 2007, 06:32:03 PM »
I played the demo . . . aaaaand . . . it's a disappointment.  Whatever you may think of Crackdown's depth, it has definitely set the bar technically and in my opinion, also for interface with the player.  The Saints Row demo has a comparatively crappy frame rate and glitch rate, plus it doesn't come close in terms of the brilliance in the control scheme and responsiveness of Crackdown.  It almost feels like the game was developed with an old digital gamepad in mind.  Nothing feels progressive.  That awesome feeling of direct involvement with all actions is absent.  It's not just a matter of getting used to the controls.  I wasn't used to Crackdown's when I first tried it either, but full immersion was nearly instant.  Here, I tried for a good hour before throwing in the towel.  I cannot follow the terrific Crackdown experience with Saints Row.  I wonder if it would have gotten nearly the scores that it did had it been released after Crackdown instead of last year.  I'll pass unless I can find it very cheap.

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Re: Anyone here play Saints Row?
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, April 04, 2007, 10:28:11 PM »
And you should consider the fact that Crackdown didn't really get great reviews.  Well, at least in comparison to SR.  That throws a monkey wrench into the whole thing.  Regardless, I haven't tried SR and have zero desire to at this point.

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Re: Anyone here play Saints Row?
« Reply #6 on: Monday, September 24, 2007, 06:02:00 PM »
Saint's Row 2 will be coming in 2008 for X360 and PS3.

It'll be inside the EGM Nov. 2007 issue, by the way.


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Saints Row 2 will take place in the same city, but as you'd expect, with far more detail than the last go round. Additionally, the popular multiplayer features are receiving an overhaul -- online co-op and a multiplayer-specific version of the city of Stilwater, anyone? For plenty more, check out the new EGM!
A Co-Op and MP Mode for SR2.....now that could be interesting...

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Re: Anyone here play Saints Row?
« Reply #7 on: Monday, June 02, 2008, 03:09:30 PM »
Saints Row 2 might be bound for the PC, rumor has it.

Hmmm...I still wonder if will we ever get Saint's Row 1 on the PC...?


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A new Saints Row 2 German Product Section is online (thanks Gamer's Hell), which lists the PC as one of the target platforms for the upcoming open-world action sequel. We were not previously aware that a PC edition of the game, which was announced for Xbox 360 and PS3, is in the works, but the PC is also listed on the game's English product section, and there are e-tailer listings for a PC SKU on sites like Amazon.com and GameStop.com.

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Re: Anyone here play Saints Row?
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday, October 07, 2008, 10:48:15 AM »
Saints Row 2 music stations/soundtrack revealed

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    K12

    We Are Rockstars - Does It Offend You, Yeah?

    Death Of A Moralist - Daniel Mansury

    Don and Sherri - Matthew Dear

    Give Me Every Little Thing - Juan Maclean

    North American Scum - LCD Soundsystem

    Sexy Results - Death From Above

    Special Effect - TRS-80

    Street Justice - MSTRKRFT

    Over and Over - Hot Chip

    Through The Hosiery - Crystal Castles

    Crossover Appeal - Guns N Bombs



    Funk

    Love Fades - Amnesty

    Trespasser - Bad Medicine

    Gotta Get Your Love - Chocolate Star

    Keep Running - Cliff Nyren

    Drugs Ain't Cool - Ebony Rhythm Band

    Street Scene - Leon Mitchison

    You Can Be A Star - Luther Davis Group

    Wake Up Pt. 1 & 2 - Pure Essence

    Look What You've Done To Me - Sheila Skipworth

    Funky In Here - Dayton Sidewinders

    Put A Smile On Time - The Rhythm Machine

    The Cissy's Thang - The Soul Seven

    Don't Get Discouraged - UPC Allstars


    Krunch

    Anthem - Trivium

    Bat Country - Avenged Sevenfold

    Colony of Birchmen - Mastodon

    Milk Lizard - Dillinger Escape Plan

    Nothing Left - As I Lay Dying

    Ghosts of Perdition - Opeth

    Stars - Hum

    Resurrection - Chimaira

    Unsung - Helmet

    What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse - The Black Dahlia Murder

    Redneck - Lamb Of God

    Deadly Sinners - 3 Inches of Blood

    Barnburner - The Agony Scene

    Woman - Wolfmother


    Underground

    And She Would Darken… - The Twilight Sad

    Cheer It On - Tokyo Police Club

    Dead Friends = The Saps

    Don't Call It A Ghetto… - Architects

    Every Single Line Means Something - Marnie Stern

    For Real - Okkervil River

    Hazel Street - Deerhunter

    Here's Your Future - The Thermals

    Shoot The Runner - Kasabian

    Western Biographic - Bound Stems

    Call In The Debts - South Street

    Terror - The Rakes

    House Of Cards - Shipwreck

    Third Gear Scratch - Shiner


    GenX

    All That I've Got - The Used

    Lying Is the Most Fun… - Panic At The Disco

    Rock And Roll Queen - The Subways

    Teenagers - My Chemical Romance

    Hate ( I Really Like You) - Plain White T's

    Hole In the Earth - Deftones

    Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is - Jet

    Knights - Minus The Bear

    Let Me In - Hot Hot Heat

    Makedamnsure - Taking Back Sunday

    Face Down - Red Jump Suit Apparatus

    Coat of Arms - The Life and Times

    What You Need - Galactic

    Misery Business - Paramore

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More songs and stations to add to the soundtrack...

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Krhyme 95.4

    * "Trick Me" - Kelis
    * "One Thing aka 1 Thing" - Amerie Featuring Eve
    * "Tell Me Bout It" - Joss Stone
    * "Fandango" - DJ Quik Featuring B-Real
    * "So Sick" - Ne Yo
    * "Me & You" - Cassie
    * "Hands Up" - Lloyd Banks
    * "New York State of Mind" - Nas
    * "Gangsta Bitch" - Apache
    * "Sucker MCs" - Run DMC
    * "Ridin In That" - Wale
    * "Twinz" - Big Pun Feat. Fat Joe
    * "What A Thug About" - Beanie Sigel
    * "Good Girl" - Chrisette Michelle
    * "I Luv It" - Young Jeezy

The Mix 107.77

    * "Down Under" - Men At Work
    * "Karma Chameleon" - Culture Club
    * "Pretty In Pink" - Psychedelic Furs
    * "Take On Me" - A-Ha
    * "The Reflex" - Duran Duran
    * "Don't You (Forget About Me)" - Simple Minds
    * "Out of Touch" - Hall & Oates
    * "Sister Christian" - Night Ranger
    * "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" - Tears For Fears
    * "Everybody's Working For The Weekend" - Loverboy
    * The Final Countdown" - Europe

Four20

    * "Hey Boy" - Buju Banton
    * "Stop the Fussing and Fighting" - Dennis Brown
    * "Boom ShakA Tak" - Born Jamaicans
    * "Who Am I?" - Beenie Man
    * "Ganja Smuggling" - Eek-A-Mouse
    * "Guns Out" - Ninjaman
    * "Heads High" - Mr. Vegas
    * "Here I Come" - Barrington Levy
    * "Krazy" - Elephant Man
    * "Picture This" - Vybz Cartel
    * "Murder She" - Chaka Demus & Pliers

World 195.0

    * "Over The Moor To Maggie" - Greg Knowles and Mike Taylor
    * "El Viento En La Isla" - Liza Carbe and Jean Pierre Durand
    * "Bangara Dance" - Ravi Shani
    * "Zahrat El Sahra" - Roger Abaji
    * "The Drunkard's Song" - Viktor Mastoridis
    * "Schenkt's Ma Mal Was Boarisch" - Karl Barthel
    * "Mountain Hut Landler" - Martin Beeler
    * "Mandilatos" - Robin Jeffrey
    * "Mambo De Fito" - Liza Carbe and Jean Pierre Durand
    * "Hungarian Sundance" - Friedrich Sehl
    * "Humours of Glen Dart" - Greg Knowles and Mike Taylor
    * "Hot Nights" - John Leach
    * "Gypsy Dance" - Laszlo Borteri
    * "Good Morning Polka" - Jan Schneeberg
    * "Friss A Rozsa" - Niko Radic
    * "Emerald Jig" - Ian Clarke and Simon Painter
    * "Drumjig" - Greg Knowles and Mike Taylor
    * "Connaught Chase" - Greg Knowles and Mike Taylor
    * "Cigany" - Niko Radic
    * "Barasilian Fiesta" - Claudia Figueroa, Forbes Henderson, Tony Hinnigan, and Martin Taylor
    * "Baidoushka" - Robin Jeffrey

102.4 Klassic

    * "Coppelia Ballet Suite, Act 1, No. 1" - Leo Delibes
    * "Water Music Suite No. 1 in F Major" - Handel
    * "Sleeping Beauty Waltz" - Tchaikovsky
    * "Nutcracker Suite" - Tchaikovsky
    * "Hungarian Dance No. 5" - Brahms
    * "Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba" - Handel
    * "Brandenburg Concerto No. 3" - Bach
    * "Concerto No. 4 in A" - Bach
    * "Eine Cleine Nachtmusik" - Mozart
    * "Four Seasons No. 1" - The Spring - Vivaldi
    * "Four Seasons No. 2" - The Summer - Vivaldi
    * "Haffner Serenade No. 7 in D Major" - Mozart
    * "Moonlight Sonata (First Movement)" - Beethoven
    * "Music for the Royal Fireworks" - Handel
    * "Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 - Anitra's Dance" - Grieg
    * "Ride of the Valkyries" - Wagner
    * "String Quartet in G Major - 2nd Movement" - Mozart
    * "Symphony no. 40 - 1st Movement" - Mozart
    * "Symphony no. 5 in C Minor - Allegro Con Brio" - Beethoven
    * "Symphony no. 5 in C Minor ? Allegro" - Beethoven
    * "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor" - Bach
    * "Water Music Suite No. 1 in F Major ? Overture" - Handel
    * "Marriage of Figaro ? Overture" - Mozart
    * "Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 - In The Hall of the Mountain King" - Grieg

Ezzzy 105

    * "Naughty But Nice" - Walt Rockman
    * "Marvellous Singers Remix" - Marc Durst and Laurent Lombard
    * "Love For Life" - Sammy Burdson and John Charles Fiddy
    * "Kalamazoo Style" - Olivier Andres and Christian Seguret
    * "Just Strolling Along" - Sammy Burdson and John Charles Fiddy
    * "Coconuts" - Gerhard Narholz
    * "Dancing On The Avenue" - John Cacavas
    * "Dolce Vita" - Bruno Bertoli
    * "Face To Face" - Sammy Burdson
    * "A Girl Like You" - Norman Candler
    * "Jarabe Tapatio" - Carlos Periguez
    * "Tooba Boogie" - Otto Sieben
    * "Walkie Talkie" - Gerhard Narholz
    * "Whistle Happy" - Colin Baldry and Tom Kane
    * "Tchoupa Twist" - Nicolas Folmer
    * "A Sunny Day In Heidelberb" - Horst Jankowski
    * "Swing Paname" - Angel Debarre
    * "Stereo Cha Cha" - Umberto Pagnini
    * "Colonie Celeste" - Jean-Jacques Perrey
    * "A Cielito Lindo" - Carlos Periguez
    * "Chanson Pour Toi" - Alfred Jack
    * "Bossa Cubana" - Gerhard Narholz
    * "Berg Und Tal" - Gerhard Narholz
    * "Bachelor Samba" - Marc Durst
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Re: Anyone here play Saints Row?
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday, October 07, 2008, 01:11:39 PM »
I never really thought of these games as anything more than GTA Jr.

I tried the demo to the first one and was wholly unimpressed.

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Re: Anyone here play Saints Row?
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday, October 07, 2008, 01:29:07 PM »
Another thread back from the dead.  Great.  My post on the subject (Reply #4) still holds.

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Re: Anyone here play Saints Row?
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday, October 07, 2008, 02:52:54 PM »
Wow, look at that awesome track list! I am so buying that game now!


Note, I've never heard any of those songs and I know none of those bands.

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Re: Anyone here play Saints Row?
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday, October 07, 2008, 06:16:45 PM »
Wow, look at that awesome track list! I am so buying that game now!


Note, I've never heard any of those songs and I know none of those bands.

The band is are listed on the right, not left.
Song title is on the left, not the right.

Ummm...you never heard of Kelis?
Plain White T's?
Amerie?
Def Tones?
My Chemical Romance?
Jet?
 :o



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Re: Anyone here play Saints Row?
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday, October 07, 2008, 06:50:12 PM »
I have no idea why they bothered to make this.  Waste of a dev team, if you ask me.

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Re: Anyone here play Saints Row?
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday, October 07, 2008, 06:51:22 PM »
I have no idea why they bothered to make this.  Waste of a dev team, if you ask me.

To try and make some $ b/c it's a GTA-like game?
And b/c GTA is a big-seller?

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Re: Anyone here play Saints Row?
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday, October 07, 2008, 06:54:29 PM »
Jeezus, D.  Of course I know why they made it.  It wasn't a comment that begged for a response.  My point is that it's a shitty knock-off franchise from a dev that could and should be doing better things.

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Re: Anyone here play Saints Row?
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday, October 07, 2008, 07:03:51 PM »
Jeezus, D.  Of course I know why they made it.  It wasn't a comment that begged for a response.  My point is that it's a shitty knock-off franchise from a dev that could and should be doing better things.

Such as Freespace 3?

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Re: Anyone here play Saints Row?
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday, October 07, 2008, 07:37:48 PM »
The possibilities are many.  Such a shame.

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Re: Anyone here play Saints Row?
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday, October 07, 2008, 08:51:38 PM »
The possibilities are many.  Such a shame.

Like maybe an Overwritten.net game?  :o
That'd make for an interesting point-and-click adventure game..  ???

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Re: Anyone here play Saints Row?
« Reply #19 on: Tuesday, October 07, 2008, 09:26:01 PM »
To try and make some $ b/c it's a GTA-like game?
And b/c GTA is a big-seller?


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Re: Anyone here play Saints Row?
« Reply #20 on: Wednesday, October 08, 2008, 05:51:08 AM »
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Re: Anyone here play Saints Row?
« Reply #21 on: Monday, October 13, 2008, 07:19:15 PM »
Just saw a TV commercial today for Saints Row 2, which was playing Eazy-E's "Real Compton City G's (Real MuthaF'n G's)" song right along to it.

I could've mistaken this trailer for GTA: SA, if I wasn't paying attention too much. :P

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Re: Anyone here play Saints Row?
« Reply #22 on: Monday, October 13, 2008, 08:16:01 PM »
I enjoyed it well enough.  Well, what I played of it.  I imagine I'll end up getting the second eventually.

And that song list is phenomenal in my opinion.  Lots of good songs/artists there.  Much better than GTA's, actually.

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Re: Anyone here play Saints Row?
« Reply #23 on: Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 07:28:15 PM »
Even though PS2 and X360 versions of SR2 came out today...
PC version release date for Saints Row 2 = unknown now.


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'No Official Word' on Saints Row 2 PC Release Date
by Chris Faylor Oct 14, 2008 1:13pm CST tags: Saints Row 2

While the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 editions of Volition's open-world gangster action game Saints Row 2 head off to retailers today, publisher THQ has informed Shacknews that it still doesn't know when the PC version will hit.

"There is no official word on the PC ship date other than that it doesn't ship today," explained a THQ representative. The PC version was confirmed earlier this year. No date was provided, though retailers listed a simultaneous release for PC and consoles.

Packing online cooperative play throughout the entirety of its campaign along with a variety of multiplayer modes, Saints Row 2 will sell for $60 on consoles.

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Re: Anyone here play Saints Row?
« Reply #24 on: Monday, October 27, 2008, 03:18:37 PM »
Saints Row 3 confirmed already

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As for Saints Row 3, the confirmation of a third entry in the series is far more direct. Speaking to Play, associate producer Dan Sutton explains how Saints Row 2 ties up any loose story threads, and drops the sequel revelation in the process: "Well, we knew a lot of people were upset with the last one because they were playing it and it was like 'oh gosh, I've got to wait for the next one,' but in SR2 we tie-up a lot of loose ends. I think we tie it up deliberately. We've already started work on Saints Row 3, and we have a new direction we want to go in with that which we of course can't talk about. We wrap up a lot in this one. There's no frustration."

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Here's a link to that interview w/ Dan Sutton from Play.TM
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Re: Anyone here play Saints Row?
« Reply #25 on: Thursday, October 30, 2008, 04:30:10 PM »
Saints Row 2 PC Version has been delayed so the company (Volition) gets more time to get it right on the PC, basically.

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Saints Row 2 PC in January

Saints Row 2 PC Delayed to 2009 reports IGN, saying January 6, 2009 is the release date for the Windows edition of Saints Row 2, Volition's open-world action sequel. They call this a delay for this edition of the game, which shipped for consoles earlier this month, though we weren't aware the PC edition actually had a set release date.

In any event, they confirmed this release date for the project with THQ after it was first revealed by a community moderator, and they have several quotes from that moderator that reflect the approach to this port: "The PC version was delayed because we wanted to make the highest quality game across all platforms, but it just needed more time," and "The PC version is still being produced and tested at Volition with support from the design and programming teams as needed. This is in no way a hands-off external port of the game."

Specifically he says "One other time factor is coordinating the new control scheme from controller to mouse/keyboard. While the 360 controller will be fully supported for PC play, you will also be able to map your keyboard / mouse controls as you see fit."

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Re: Anyone here play Saints Row?
« Reply #27 on: Saturday, December 27, 2008, 02:26:23 PM »
Lots of info on Saints Rows 2 PC.
All this info is from a community manager at Volition, Inc.

Retail copies of the game REQUIRE Steam.
Steam is the game's DRM.


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I've received permission to post up the PC Specs, so here we go!

First and foremost, an internet connection is required to play.

Minimum Requirements:
- Windows XP / Vista
- 2.0 GHz Dual-Core Processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2)
- 1 GB Available System Memory
- 15 GB Available Hard Drive Space
- 128 MB 3D Video Card w/Shader Model 3.0 Support (Nvidia GeForce 7600 / ATI Radeon X1300)
- DirectX Compatible Display Capable of 640x480 16-bit Color Resolution
- DirectX 9.0c Compatible 16-bit Sound Card
- Broadband Connection for Internet Multiplayer

Recommended Requirements:
- Windows XP / Vista
- 3.2 GHz Dual-Core Processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2)
- 2 GB Available System Memory
- 256 MB 3D Video Card with Shader Model 3.0 Support (Nvidia GeForce 8800 / ATI Radeon HD3850)
- DirectX Compatible Display Capable of 1024x768 in 32-bit Color
- DirectX 9.0c Compatible 16-bit Sound Card
- Recommended System Requirements Required for 2-12 Player Multiplayer or Co-Op

Remember to update your drivers now to avoid hassle later on.

In regards to the game requiring Steam...
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The Internet connection is required on install to verify the game through Steam, which we are using for our non-invasive DRM. It has nothing at all to do with spyware, and everything to do with authentication of your product.

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Once you've authenticated, you can then select "Play Offline" thereafter and will only require a connection for multiplayer.

For Multi-Player
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We will be using GameSpy, not GFWL.

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Re: Anyone here play Saints Row?
« Reply #28 on: Saturday, December 27, 2008, 07:14:55 PM »
So basically its a bunch of PR bullshit saying that the game requires Steam. Non-invasive my ass.

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Re: Anyone here play Saints Row?
« Reply #29 on: Saturday, December 27, 2008, 08:18:11 PM »
So basically its a bunch of PR bullshit saying that the game requires Steam. Non-invasive my ass.

Less invasive than Securom.

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Re: Anyone here play Saints Row?
« Reply #30 on: Saturday, December 27, 2008, 09:00:40 PM »
That depends on how its used. Fallout 3 uses it and unless you told me I'd have no idea. Even the online activation crap with Spore and the like, outside of that first registration I doubt you even notice it.

Steam? I know when that slow piece of shit is running.

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Re: Anyone here play Saints Row?
« Reply #31 on: Saturday, December 27, 2008, 10:17:07 PM »
That depends on how its used. Fallout 3 uses it and unless you told me I'd have no idea.
Fallout 3 doesn't require activation, though -- thankfully.

I should be specific here -- I'm targeting the Securom Internet Version. I've had issues with that.

I've never had issues with the Non-Internet Securom disc protection. Can't speak for the rest of the world, though.

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Even the online activation crap with Spore and the like, outside of that first registration I doubt you even notice it.
I've had trouble with both Bioshock and AITD 2008, trying to get them activated and everything -- took my numerous tries to get either going. I can understand Bioshock on Day One, having trouble activating it -- b/c everybody and their cousin was probably slamming the servers. Funniest one was AITD 2008, as nobody was buying this game on the PC and the game was already out for a good few months -- yet it took me numerous tries to get that one activated.  ???

Can't say the same for Far Cry 2. Somehow, that Securom-protected game activated no problem via Securom, when I activated it last weekend.

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Re: Anyone here play Saints Row?
« Reply #32 on: Tuesday, January 06, 2009, 03:09:23 PM »
V-Singular of Volition has word that with the Steam client, THQ and Valve are working out issues to get it out there for an online digital distribution of SR2 PC (to buy-to-download it from Steam).

Though, buy SR2 through your retail store, you should be able to authenticate that copy of the game okay over Steam.


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I've received some word back and it appears that we have experienced some issues with the Steam client and both THQ and Valve are working on the issue and hope to have it resolved soon.

This delay does not affect the retail version (in-store) of Saints Row 2 PC, but the game will not be available for digital download off of Steam today.

Again, anyone who picks up a boxed copy today will be able to authenticate and play SR2 once installed.

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Re: Anyone here play Saints Row?
« Reply #33 on: Tuesday, January 06, 2009, 07:00:16 PM »
I played the demo . . . aaaaand . . . it's a disappointment.  Whatever you may think of Crackdown's depth, it has definitely set the bar technically and in my opinion, also for interface with the player.  The Saints Row demo has a comparatively crappy frame rate and glitch rate, plus it doesn't come close in terms of the brilliance in the control scheme and responsiveness of Crackdown.  It almost feels like the game was developed with an old digital gamepad in mind.  Nothing feels progressive.  That awesome feeling of direct involvement with all actions is absent.  It's not just a matter of getting used to the controls.  I wasn't used to Crackdown's when I first tried it either, but full immersion was nearly instant.  Here, I tried for a good hour before throwing in the towel.  I cannot follow the terrific Crackdown experience with Saints Row.  I wonder if it would have gotten nearly the scores that it did had it been released after Crackdown instead of last year.  I'll pass unless I can find it very cheap.
Wow, this thread brought back memories... Crackdown.  My experience was a bit like yours, Cobra.  I found controls and technical aspects of the game flawless.  Even though driving around wasn't all that much fun, I loved climbing and jumping all over the city.  Unfortunately, beyond that the depth of the game was paper thin.  There was climbing to get the symbols, and the missions, and races, and... well that was it.  I burned out on it real quick and sold it on eBay.

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Re: Anyone here play Saints Row?
« Reply #34 on: Wednesday, January 07, 2009, 06:21:51 PM »
Ha!  Yes, memories.  I love Crackdown.  I couldn't get enough of running around kicking ass and leveling up the character.  I played through under several profiles, with as many different skins.  I kept the demo for a very long time because it's a way to play a quick version of the game.  Recently I needed the space, so I finally deleted it.

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Re: Anyone here play Saints Row?
« Reply #35 on: Wednesday, January 07, 2009, 07:28:03 PM »
I too loved that game.  It's really kind of stupid on some levels, but just the huge playground with so much to find and fiddle with is great.  I played through it twice, but didn't beat it either time.  I was a fiend just for exploring and jumping on everything.  Actually completing the game really didn't mean much.

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Re: Anyone here play Saints Row?
« Reply #36 on: Saturday, January 17, 2009, 05:31:58 PM »
I kinda skipped over most of this thread just because I want to ask about Saint's Row 2 and not the first, and didn't want to make a new thread. Any opinions on it? I've been kinda feeling like a sandbox game and was considering GTA4, esp with the addon pack coming soon. The ZP and Gspot reviews for SR2 have me considering it instead though. It just sounds a lot more free and a lot more offensive, both of which are huge pluses for me.

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Re: Anyone here play Saints Row?
« Reply #37 on: Saturday, January 17, 2009, 08:06:12 PM »
No clue; ain't played it.
I'll probably buy SR2 PC, when it gets cheaper.
SR2 PC requires Steam, regardless of what version of you buy (Retail or Steam).

Did the SR2 PC get a demo?

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Re: Anyone here play Saints Row?
« Reply #38 on: Sunday, February 22, 2009, 02:11:58 PM »
I kinda skipped over most of this thread just because I want to ask about Saint's Row 2 and not the first, and didn't want to make a new thread. Any opinions on it? I've been kinda feeling like a sandbox game and was considering GTA4, esp with the addon pack coming soon. The ZP and Gspot reviews for SR2 have me considering it instead though. It just sounds a lot more free and a lot more offensive, both of which are huge pluses for me.

I have been playing SR2 PC today. I'll give you some impressions on it.

SR2 is probably the best GTA-series clone I've played. I did like True Crime: NYC PC, but it wasn't great -- it was decent, though. I must say, the license music in TC: NYC PC was great. TC: NYC PC had some performance issues, yet looks nowhere as good as SR2 PC. SR2 PC runs even better than TC: NYC PC did.

About SR2 PC, the performance is on my PC all over the place. Quite often, it's fine (especially indoors) -- but put too much on screen when outdoors and it's gonna slow-down and stutter a little bit. Not game-breaking, though. I got most of the stuff on Medium settings on 800x600, since it ran consistently horrible on 1024x768 no matter what settings I had the game set at.

I like the customization of your character at the opening of SR2 PC -- you could be there all day, configuring your character you try to look like you; somebody you know; or however you want to. It's something I do wish GTA series did, actually.

SR2's voice-acting is actually good. I didn't know what to expect there -- but so far, it's good. Story hasn't really got too far going, as I'm trying to rebuild the Saints Row gang up from scratch -- since most of them are either dead or in jail (according to the game).

But, the action is pretty good; controls are pretty good and as customizable as can be (for me, I use KB/mouse when shooting, X360 pad when driving -- and it works great); and there looks like there's a hell of a lot to do and actually unlock in this game-world. The missions look like the usual GTA-esque of fanfare for missions -- killing people, recruiting people, etc; though, if a mission has numerous pieces to to, there are actual auto-saves for when you do "part" of a long mission. I've just been driving around here and there, doing side missions and unlocking locations and stuff -- and it's been pretty enjoyable.

So far, SR2 PC is pretty fun. It looks like it'll be worth my $20 + cheap shipping (from Gogamer), so it looks like, once all is said and done.