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Quite excited about this. Character designer demo is rather fantastic (yes Mike, set Sex Appeal to 100 as a female character - CHECK) so if this is any indication of the level of graphical detail in the game, it's going to be a bit special.

#1 at 09:23:40 - 07/11/2011
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I'm certainly looking forward to it, so much that I've taken the 18th off and have it pre-ordered on 360 and PC this time around.

The PC video capture and ability to turn off the HUD swung it for me, I'll probably be playing it more on the 360 though.
#2 at 09:50:13 - 07/11/2011
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Not too fussed about the vid capping ability but the community stuff in SR3 really does up the ante. I'd been previously staying away from press coverage of the game but it's beginning to sound like they're pulling out all the stops. Certainly enough in there to give Rockstar some food for thought.
#3 at 10:10:46 - 07/11/2011
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Saints Row 2 is the most fun I've ever had in co-op. This baby looks like it's going to up the ante.

CAN.NOT.WAIT.
#4 at 11:13:03 - 07/11/2011
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This does look excellent. Will be going on the Christmas list for sure :)
#5 at 11:20:31 - 07/11/2011
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Is this the same Saints Row that I played 30 mins of 4 years ago and thought OMG no no no!

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Where on earth has all this love come from??
#6 at 11:39:17 - 07/11/2011
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I think it's a combination of GTA missing a lot of the fun it used to have and Saints Row improving a lot with every new release.
#7 at 11:41:37 - 07/11/2011
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From it being awesome, the first one was a bit on the shoddy side (it was a very early 360 release), the second just amped it up to 11 and the Third goes even further into lunacy.

Playing the EG Expo build was some of the most fun I had there.
#8 at 11:42:48 - 07/11/2011
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Yup. 1st one was pretty much a GTA cash in. Second one ditched all the serious "I'm gangster n'shit" and went all out for balls-out fun.

Third one looks even more insane and it looks like Volition has hired some character artists who can actually draw / model in 3D for once...!
#9 at 11:48:18 - 07/11/2011
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Ok, as long as you all agree the first one was a horrible thing. I'll have a look at some vids of 3.
#10 at 12:19:51 - 07/11/2011
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It wasn't horrible it was just technically rather terrible, the game itself was tons of fun.
#11 at 12:28:37 - 07/11/2011
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No argument from me. The first one was pretty fugly. Second one wasn't that much of an improvement graphically, but poured on the stupids till it was great.

Third one does both. Looks good, pours on the stupids!
#12 at 12:29:14 - 07/11/2011
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I hated the tone of the first one, it was a bit too earnest in it's gangsterisms.

The second is one of the funnest games ever in history.
#13 at 13:03:37 - 07/11/2011
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evilashchris said:I hated the tone of the first one, it was a bit too earnest in it's gangsterisms.


Exactly. I think I checked out after an hour or so. Really disliked the attitude of the thing.
#14 at 13:08:55 - 07/11/2011
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The first one tried to do the exact opposite of GTA - tried to be 'seriously gangsta n'shit' - which was a mistake because it just made the game look even more of a parody. Comparing it with San Andreas (which I'm replaying at the moment), it just smacked of trying too bloody hard.

Second one? A gang taking on the might of a huge corporation? With ludicrously over the top weapons, cars, characters, scenarios, missions and crazed frenetic multiplayer? It got the balance right really. Pity about that absolute c*ntbag of a final mission though.
#15 at 13:22:00 - 07/11/2011
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Binky said:Ok, as long as you all agree the first one was a horrible thing. I'll have a look at some vids of 3.

Don't do this. Its now on my radar as a result of seeing how insane it looks :(

STOP TALKING TO ME ABOUT GAMES PEOPLE.
#16 at 15:23:59 - 07/11/2011
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It's going to be better than GTAV

I rest my case.
#17 at 11:12:45 - 08/11/2011
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quick question, whats the co-op doo-da for this game?
#18 at 12:02:11 - 08/11/2011
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Two player, the same as SR2, there's no other MP either, which is a shame as with some tweaks SR2's MP could have been great.

Hopefully GTA V's MP has a proper players versus cops mode like we used to cobble together in the free roam.
#19 at 12:08:48 - 08/11/2011
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so the whole campaign is two player co-op?
hmmmmm
/hovers over order button

/spots the dildo bat in trailer


/orders
#20 at 12:12:16 - 08/11/2011
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Yeah, same as in 2, there'll be achievements for completing sections/the entire thing in co-op if you want to whore them too!
#21 at 12:32:10 - 08/11/2011
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I think the review of this is just going to feature the words "dildo bat" over and over again. As that seems to be this game's key feature!

DILDO BAT!

So you're saying that the dildo bat is more impressive than firing people out of a giant lorry-mounted cannon into brick walls? C'mon people, show a little imagination! :)
#22 at 12:59:38 - 08/11/2011
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Ugh, season pass time for this. See the front page.
#23 at 09:28:44 - 11/11/2011
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Yeah, unless it's excellent DLC they can whistle for it!
#24 at 09:47:30 - 11/11/2011
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That's the prob, it's getting like a gamble. It could be great. It could be shit but you've got to pay up front for it to get the reduction.

Bit like the LA Noire stuff I guess and very annoying that you don't get this as a preorder bonus rather than just a bunch of Genki stuff.
#25 at 09:49:51 - 11/11/2011
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This'll be the last game I buy this year (and for quite some time, I suspect). Not even picking up Uncharted 3 for a while. Just too much coming out.
#26 at 15:16:00 - 11/11/2011
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Tom Chick, a lot of Uncharted fan's latest hate figure after the bloke who reviewed 3 for EG, absolutely loves it.
#27 at 16:29:41 - 11/11/2011
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He's still a cock.
#28 at 11:34:25 - 14/11/2011
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Reading technical impressions on gaf.

Seems like PC>PS3>360. Which is ass-backwards on the previous one.
#29 at 11:38:05 - 14/11/2011
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I'll be getting it for 360 anyway, it's what most of my chums will have.
#30 at 12:08:42 - 14/11/2011

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