Berry's Summer Charity Game Challenge - 2 of 6
Saints Row: The Third
I had so much fun with this game. I wasn't sure that I would. I tend not to enjoy playing evil/bad characters, and I bounced off of Saints Row 2. Once games get ridiculous/wacky/unrealistic enough though, I can enjoy them regardless of that. (Similarly, I don't care for shooters in general, but enjoy Borderlands.)
Anyway, I'm assuming you're all familiar with the Saints Row games. You're the boss of a gang and you run around causing mayhem. Well, you're taking down the other gangs, and the officials that get in your way. It's so utterly ridiculous though, with guns, car chases, and explosions galore (and those are the non-ridiculous parts).
One of my favorite things was that there were radio stations in the vehicles. So, I'd turn on the classical music station and go roaring down the streets, knocking over anything and anyone that got in my way. One of my favorite moments was chasing down a jet plane in my helicopter with Ride of the Valkyries
playing. I also quite enjoyed running into the middle of the street, finding a fast car, standing in front of it to make it stop, then pulling the driver out and speeding off. (I might have even done that with a cop car once. Maybe.)
Anyway, true to form with games with character creation, my character was pretty hideous. I spent about an hour making her, but it didn't help. I tend to stick with my character though, regardless of how awful she looks in game (such as my pale zombie elf in Dragon Age). She doesn't look too bad on the parts without close-ups though.
This was one of my favorite missions. It just completely surprised me and made me laugh so much. (This would be a spoiler if you haven't played the game.)
Anyway, if there is actually anyone else out there who hasn't played this yet, I'd definitely recommend it if you want some ridiculous fun. I'm looking forward to playing Saints Row IV! Thank you so much to everyone that voted for this as a game I had to play for the charity drive incentive and a huge thank you to @HiT BiT
for gifting me this game back in November 2013!
If you missed Benji's costume stream, don't worry! For a while, you can watch it here
. I also took some pictures beforehand, because I wasn't sure if he was going to put up with the costume for the whole stream. So here are some pictures: