Saints Row Review: The Reboot Takes a Light Step

Once you’ve passed the point of insanity, you’ll probably be back in the realm of sanity. That seems to be the approach in this reboot of the Saints Row series.

Ast saw the divergence from the mission statement of a grotesque GTA parody to an unremarkable superhero story, the decade-old interlude that clearly convinced the makers of Saints Row was not long gone. further in going further. So this open world crime simulation goes back to somewhere near Saints Row 2 in 2008.

Once again, you are one of the Saints gang, a group of young city thugs building racquets for money and battling crowds of opponents with guns, cars and pranks. It’s still rough and brutal. But this is 2022, political impropriety has been largely replaced by some very righteous behavior and a full-blown character creator with no gender boundaries. In fact, although their main tools are murder and mayhem, the Saints see themselves as cleaning up the city, for example, emphasizing hybrid use where they can.

With little focus on the over-arching story mode – and little in the way of the overly violent fantasies of later Saints Row games – you’ll find yourself sometimes lacking motivation beyond the desire to make a lot of money. than. Conquering territory and eliminating rival goons in gunfights has only limited appeal, as it has been the cornerstone of GTA and its clones from the start.

Saints Row 2022 tries to diversify its playstyle with moderate success. Activities like Insurance Fraud and Wingsuit Saboteur provide a comfortable respite from repetitive and protracted gunfights with opposing factions. Ditto, the wildly exciting live-action RPG mini-game Dustmoot, where players use cardboard armor and dummy weapons to wage non-lethal gang wars.

But these moments of invention are overshadowed by their many unwelcome missions. They weren’t helped by the obvious budget constraints shown in low-light images and numerous errors.

Sometimes seeing cars soar through the air at the slightest impact can be futile and even laughable. But those unfortunate moments where your character disappears into a black hole where the floor was once considered is both deeply offensive and a meta commentary on the time you’ve spent on Saints Row. Saints Row Review: The Reboot Takes a Light Step

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