Bad Cop: Saints Row 4 Review
Aug23

Bad Cop: Saints Row 4 Review

  It bears mentioning that Saints Row 4 began as an expansion for Saints Row The Third.  It was dubbed “Enter the Dominatrix” and comprised a much smaller story of the same general conceit as Saints Row 4, both transforming the gameplay and thrusting the player into a novel re-imagining of Steelport.  The project quickly grew too big for its britches, and now we have Saints Row 4. This is all relevant because, frankly, there’s a...

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Good Cop: Saints Row 4 Review
Aug23

Good Cop: Saints Row 4 Review

  Saints Row 4 is a breath of fresh of air for modern AAA tittles.  While recent games like The Last of Us and Bioshock Infinite seek classification as experiences, SR4 shrugs their goals and succeeds as a video game without excuse.  While Grand Theft Auto, Assassin’s Creed, and other open world games seek only to refresh their core concepts, Saints Row ascertained a full blown revolution. No other franchise in recent memory has...

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E3 2013 – Saints Row IV Impressions
Jun13

E3 2013 – Saints Row IV Impressions

     I had high expectations for this game based on their Saints Row The Third performance.  From their flippant marketing campaigns to all of the insane little touches that never got old to their core gameplay that made it a contender for game of the year. But these expectations were coupled with a Kafka-esque dread.  Sequels like this rely on an even more ludicrous plot, ever more absurd scenarios, and an ever expanding reservoir of...

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GOTY 2011 – Best Taunt – TIE! Wesker (Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3) & Crank Dat Dance (Saints Row The Third)
Dec31

GOTY 2011 – Best Taunt – TIE! Wesker (Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3) & Crank Dat Dance (Saints Row The Third)

Too close to call – ultimately impossible to compare because they’re so very different.  Wesker is probably the only character I take seriously within the goofy confines of Marvel vs. Capcom, in large part because of his super pro sunglasses.  Really any taunt from MvC3 could have won considering how risky an affair they are in such a fast paced game.  Wesker edges them all out with sunglass prowess. God bless any game where one can...

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Saints Raunch Will Not Be Deterred
Dec10

Saints Raunch Will Not Be Deterred

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv-LhzCpNuw By now you’ve heard the wide swath of positive reviews singing the same chorus: Saints Row The Third was gifted with the biggest pair of balls for 2011 and could care less if you don’t like its assless chaps.  I’d venture that its success owes most critically to the obvious pitfalls it avoids.  There’s plenty of groan worthy puns and innuendo, but only a limited reliance on internet memes and...

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