I've been noticing a lot of articles and rants being thrown around the internet from anger gamers who are Saints Row and Grand Theft Auto fans alike, and I wanted to get an opinion.
As you probably have already heard, Grand Theft Auto has been announced, and the sandbox free roam portion of the gaming world is up ablaze with excitement or anger. Whichever you may be, I wanted to know would you pick up both? One or the other?
I don't mean to rant at all I just wanna get a good conversation with the Saints community about the game play mechanics of both games and what you feel about their power as sandbox titles and economic power houses in the gaming world.
From me, I'm a Grand Theft Auto kinda guy. I dig the realism and overall style of the series, San Andreas was a defining component in my gaming experience. I honestly tried to get into Saints Row Junior and I wasn't having fun at all. The physics engine ran me completely to selling it back to gamestop. I really appreciated the game's style with gangs and teh customization was very very interesting but after I beat the game I found my self just resenting it. \
Now Saints Row 3 is around the corner, needless to say I'm hazy about getting it since I hated 2 so much, but a new engine? The improvements look impressive, but the over the top gameplay kinda puts me off of it. I just don't really like the overall ridiculousness their direction now.
What do you think?