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Saints Row: The Third - Awesome Button, Autotune Pimp, Mocap'd Sombreros!

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  • descdesc top one mate get sorted regular
    edited May 2011
    I just realized that I'm much more excited about SR3 eventually coming out than Diablo 3 or Old Republic.

    also fuck yeah Shaundi in sr3.

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  • IdolNinjaIdolNinja regular
    edited May 2011
    New SR3 developer interview is up. Pretty interesting stuff if you're curious about how they approach the design of the game:
    http://www.nowgamer.com/features/1360/saints-row-3-developer-interview?o=0#listing

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  • LockeColeLockeCole regular
    edited May 2011
    When the hell is this coming out - so much WANT from the previews they've shown so far.

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  • StormwatcherStormwatcher Blegh Blugh regular
    edited May 2011
    Was the humorous direction always the intention?
    I don’t know if you played Saints Row 1 but I think there are elements of the tone in that game and they certainly evolved and progressed in Saints Row 2. It’s interesting. When we’re talking about humour and tone, we had a lot of time consuming conversations about whether or not, for example, if the Ronin gang would have swords on their backs. Would that work in this game? Would people say, how are people walking around in this world with swords on their backs?

    When it came out, we saw players didn’t care about little stuff like that. So we thought 'okay, good, let’s not worry about little minutiae in this game, let’s blow everything out'. So I think it’s steady evolution in pushing limits, not only in over-the-top gameplay but also the humour.

    OMG THEY GOT US

    They understand us!!!!

    <3<3<3<3<3<3<3

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  • Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Round Rock, TX regular
    edited May 2011
    Yeah, it never once occurred to me that these guys were walking around downtown with swords on their backs.

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  • BasilBasil regular
    edited May 2011
    It did to me, once.

    Then I shrugged and continued chopping passer by in half with a chain saw while a camera man egged me on.

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  • LockeColeLockeCole regular
    edited May 2011
    Basil wrote: »
    It did to me, once.

    Then I shrugged and continued chopping passer by in half with a chain saw while a camera man egged me on.

    My only thought was - where do I get one?

    And yes, Volition seems to have a pretty good grasp of their target audience, which is nice.

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  • Jimmy MarkuJimmy Marku regular
    edited May 2011
    They really do seem to be dealing with all the issues I had with 2. Notably, the boring, sprawling city, the frustration at having to do all the levels of an activity for any reward (levelling up? Fuck yes!) and the PC port quality and graphics.

    Need game now!

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  • IdolNinjaIdolNinja regular
    edited May 2011
    Drew Holmes is a writer on SR3 and just tweeted this:

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    The "apocafists" tag makes me feel all tingly. I can't wait for E3! :D

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  • LockeColeLockeCole regular
    edited May 2011
    I wish they had shown something at PAX East :\

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  • mwoodymwoody regular
    edited May 2011
    "The main driving force behind that was in Saints Row 1 and Saints Row 2, it was set up that the only way you could get the perks was to complete eight levels of an activity. So basically, it turned into a huge grind. So if you want to sprint forever, you have to go play a certain activity and you had to play a certain amount of that activity to get that reward.

    We decided there’s no reason to force the player to play something they don’t like. So the idea was reward the player constantly with respect, which is basically experience. So everything that they’re doing, every piece of gameplay they play, every activity, they can focus solely on the one that they like and play only that and still get the rewards that they want. So they can go to the upgrade store and get anything at any time as long as it’s available. So you’re able to pick and choose the best stuff that suits your playstyle and the best rewards that they want."


    Uh oh, that sounds like a terrible idea. So rather than get specific rewards for minigames, you just get given "respect" as a cash and go buy things? So in order to stop grinding, they decided to just reward you for grinding whatever minigame gives you the most respect the fastest, and never give you incentive to try a variety of activities?

    This is the first huge warning sign I've seen so far.

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  • Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Round Rock, TX regular
    edited May 2011
    That's.... not really what that says at all. It gives you an incentive to keep playing the minigames you enjoy while not having to mess with the ones you don't. If you don't want to try something, that's on you, but the developers are saying you don't have to. Also if you want to grind whatever gives the most respect, you're kind of missing the point, but to each his own.

    I think it's a good idea. I could do insurance fraud for hours, and now will have a reason to.

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  • IdolNinjaIdolNinja regular
    edited May 2011
    Exactly. It gives the player even more freedom to play the game however he wants to. I can only think of that as a good thing.

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  • mwoodymwoody regular
    edited May 2011
    That's what he SAYS it will do, but it won't. Which is why I'm worried: it's bad game design.

    EDIT: I should elaborate, I guess.

    There's a real danger, given how they're talking about the game, of it devolving into a sandbox. And as much as we like to talk about freedom being great and all that, a pure sandbox is boring as fuck. Once you've done everything once, they just... peter out. They're sustained by a good, solid challenge/reward system, and it was that system that made Saints Row 2 great, not the silliness. It was relatively difficult and tremendously unique challenges, completable in co-op, with (usually) great rewards.

    Let me put it this way: minigames rewarding you with money instead of abilities was the big change between San Andreas and GTAIV. Which of those did you prefer? Which sounds like more fun: getting to level 8 in a challenge and learning you can now buy a flamethrower in stores, or getting a thoroughly boring and predictable sum of respect?

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  • IdolNinjaIdolNinja regular
    edited May 2011
    Except that we keep playing in the sandbox long after beating it. The SR2 sandbox is totally awesome to play in, and is what has kept interest in the game alive for the group. Hell, many of the people who hang out in chat never even bothered to beat the game at all, and simply play it for the sheer joy of messing around.

    I understand that some people need that kind of reward system to sustain interest, but it certainly doesn't hold true for many of us.

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  • StormwatcherStormwatcher Blegh Blugh regular
    edited May 2011
    I actually love it

    instead of banging my head trying to do drug trafficking alone or something like that, I can do many lower level activities.

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  • LockeColeLockeCole regular
    edited May 2011
    Yeah, not really having a problem with that - I'll probably do all the mini games anyway since their fun, but some of them are more entertaining than others to repeat. More Ho'ing, less escort.

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  • DrakeDrake Edgelord Trash Below the ecliptic plane. regular
    edited May 2011
    I have yet to beat SR 2.

    Because I walk out of the front door of my crib and something completely crazy happens. Three hours later, gasping for breath from so much laughing, I take a break. I have yet to really get much of anything done, aside from a handful of missions and so on. I have fun with the missions and activities, but the real beauty of SR 2 for me is seeing my actions turn into a tidal wave of chaos that gets completely out of control, in a colorful, over the top and cartoony way that no one else really seems to do.

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  • StormwatcherStormwatcher Blegh Blugh regular
    edited May 2011
    You cannot beat SR2. SR2 beats you.

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  • WotanAnubisWotanAnubis regular
    edited May 2011
    LockeCole wrote: »
    Yeah, not really having a problem with that - I'll probably do all the mini games anyway since their fun, but some of them are more entertaining than others to repeat. More Ho'ing, less escort.
    I''m sure you mistyped and actually meant to say more Escort, less Crowd Control.

    No but seriously, being rewarded for doing the stuff you like while not being punished for not doing the stuff you don''t like sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me.

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  • LockeColeLockeCole regular
    edited May 2011
    LockeCole wrote: »
    Yeah, not really having a problem with that - I'll probably do all the mini games anyway since their fun, but some of them are more entertaining than others to repeat. More Ho'ing, less escort.
    I''m sure you mistyped and actually meant to say more Escort, less Crowd Control.

    No but seriously, being rewarded for doing the stuff you like while not being punished for not doing the stuff you don''t like sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me.

    Eh, Crowd Control wasn't my favorite activity, but tossing morons doesn't get old for me. :) The teleporting paparazzi annoyed me in escort (although doing 2player escort was hilarious, since one person has to drive while the other 'services' the client.)

    Kind of proves the point though - people want to play different mini games.

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  • Amikron DevaliaAmikron Devalia regular
    edited May 2011
    I gained a lot of respect destroying other gang members in long drawn out battles, so as long as we still get respect from murdering rivals, I doubt it will be much of a "grind" even if you don't like doing activities. Shooting people is fun for everyone!

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  • IdolNinjaIdolNinja regular
    edited May 2011
    Saints Row The Third Pre E-3 Interview:
    http://www.saintsrow.com/blog-post/pre-e3-interview-producer-greg-donovan

    It's like music to my ears hearing about this game. We can expect an official trailer at E3 next week since Volition has confirmed it, and has also been asking fans what they want to see in the trailer.

    EDIT:
    * Calling in airstrikes is an ability you get early in the game
    * Sex Appeal slider
    * Release dated November 15, 2011!

    * Professor Genki's Super Ethical Reality Climax Gameshow based off The Running Man!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIEaIf7lMaM

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  • DrakeDrake Edgelord Trash Below the ecliptic plane. regular
    edited May 2011
    Haha. A Sex Appeal Slider.

    Oh man, that's going to be ridongculous.

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  • curly haired boycurly haired boy Your Friendly Neighborhood Torgue Dealer regular
    edited May 2011
    idol's is going to always be in the negatives. :P

    also, yeah, i gotta agree, SR2 is the best sandbox to mess around in. we're always finding new ways to play.

    i wonder if the game learns and develops new activities based on stuff you come up with. it'd be great to ramp monster trucks off jumbo jets and suddenly it's an activity!

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  • Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Round Rock, TX regular
    edited June 2011
    Releases 4 days after Skyrim?

    Hrmmmm

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  • vagrant_windsvagrant_winds is pumped-up. regular
    edited June 2011
    Skyrim will be cheaper later, and won't be worthwhile until enough mods are out fixing the gameplay systems.

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  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* regular
    edited June 2011
    And will almost assuredly have a better Goty version come out later anyway

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  • curly haired boycurly haired boy Your Friendly Neighborhood Torgue Dealer regular
    edited June 2011
    i've learned never to buy any bethesda game until the GotY version comes out; i own fallout 3 twice over because of this :[

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  • TurkeyTurkey Tampa regular
    edited June 2011
    I know waiting on bethesda games is better in terms of value, but I already get so much gaming out of the base release that I don't mind getting the DLC later.

    Between SR3, Skyrim and god knows what else I'm gonna be broke this november.

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  • IdolNinjaIdolNinja regular
    edited June 2011
    New thread!
    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=142756

    All the old SR2 stuff is going to be added soon as well after I redo some of it. :D

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  • edited June 2011
    my Steam ID is UnWorldlyNg, can I get invited to the gentlemen's group too?

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  • IdolNinjaIdolNinja regular
    edited June 2011
    UnWorldly wrote: »
    my Steam ID is UnWorldlyNg, can I get invited to the gentlemen's group too?

    A couple of things...

    First, this is the old and dead thread from a couple of months ago that you resurrected. If you look at the post above yours it has the link to the current Saints Row thread.

    Also, as I mentioned in my PM, group invites are for active members of the forum with a post history. Stick around and start participating and talk to me again in a couple of months.

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  • TeeManTeeMan BrainSpoon regular
    edited January 2012
    Edit: Curse you Google!

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  • IdolNinja wrote: »
    Zxerol wrote: »
    I've heard nothing but how god-fucking-awful the PC port is for this game. But for five bux I might be inclined to take it.

    It is a terrible port, and if you have access to a 360 then get it for console. But I think the pure awesome of the game itself outweighs the port issues if you have a decent rig and a controller. Plus, it's only $5. The other PA'ers playing now all have similar specs and run it just fine.
    Hi idolninja sorry to bother you but could you create a mod on Saints row:The Third suit johnny Posed please I really need it!

  • Dark Raven XDark Raven X The woods are lovely dark and deep regular
    I haven't had this much fun dicking around in a sandbox since San Andreas.

    And it's more fun because now I actually do have an Akira bike, so thanks! :D

    I want to go ahead and do story missions but I just can't stop shooting mind control squids and shark bullets at folk.

    And miles to go before I sleep.
  • Matrixboy wrote: »
    IdolNinja wrote: »
    Zxerol wrote: »
    I've heard nothing but how god-fucking-awful the PC port is for this game. But for five bux I might be inclined to take it.

    It is a terrible port, and if you have access to a 360 then get it for console. But I think the pure awesome of the game itself outweighs the port issues if you have a decent rig and a controller. Plus, it's only $5. The other PA'ers playing now all have similar specs and run it just fine.
    Hi idolninja sorry to bother you but could you create a mod on Saints row:The Third suit johnny Posed please I really need it!

    seriously? You just joined the forum to ask the guy to make a mod for you? Just seems a little rude tbh.

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