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Saints Row has always been one of those franchises where each successive title is more over-the-top than the next, and Saints Row: The Third is no different. In fact, this title takes the ridiculousness to a much higher level than the jump from 1 to 2. It may have been a few months since the game originally released in November, but a hundredth opinion doesn’t hurt, right? With the amount of hype and attention THQ built up for this game, does the title fall short, or does it meet or exceed the expectations?
Back in the prime of the Grand Theft Auto series, open world, sandbox titles (at least as far as action/crime-themed ones go) were referred to as “GTA Clones.” Although this is more of a sensationalist monicker, I’d say this is also the title that would best fit it. It’s not inherently bad, though. Saints Row has a habit of taking things that worked right in GTA games, gave it their own personal touch, and then took them to a higher level. Look at the vehicle customization, for instance. Not a whole lot has changed as far as the Saints Row universe is concerned, but what did GTA have after San Andreas? Nothing.
Anyway, I won’t delve deeper into the comparisons between the two, because that’s not what this is about. Here’s where the review truly begins.
THQ announced a $99.99 Collector’s Edition of their upcoming action adventure sequel: Darksiders II. In this second installment, you will be taking control of Death, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Here is what you get with the CE:
- Darksiders II Limited Edition, which includes a voucher to download Argul’s Tomb DLC
- Life-sized replica Death mask, with stand
- Darksiders II Art book.
- Digital Soundtrack
- Exclusive Shadow of Death pack
Darksider II is scheduled for release on June 26th 2012.
For those who are big into wrestling games, namely the arcade variety, THQ has recently released WWE WrestleFest on iPad/iPhone. It is based on the old 1991 arcade game ‘WWF WreslteFest’ but updated with the WWE Superstars of today (as well as legends; there are about 30 superstars in all) and crisper, cleaner graphics.
As for the rest of us, THQ will be releasing the game later on PSN (as well as XBLA and Android). As to when exactly, there is no set date. We’ll have more information as soon as it becomes available (including whether or not it will only be on PS3, or Vita as well). Check below the jump for a trailer of the iPad/iPhone version to get an idea of what the game entails.
If anyone has been paying attention to the WWE games, you know that WWE ’12 has included a LOT of improvements over last year’s Smackdown vs Raw 2011, which I reviewed here.
Anyway, the above video is approximately an hour and 35 minutes long and includes IGN’s Rich George, who is sitting with THQ’s Cory Ledesma and Bryan Williams, discussing the game, changes, features, etc while playing the game. How many other wrestling and WWE fans are looking forward to this?
Be sure to check out the launch trailer after the jump!
Here are some new Saints Row: The Third videos for your amusement.
WARNING: Must be 18 years or older to watch these videos!!
This game is going to be out of control. More videos after the jump.
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