2011 – Volition – 1 Player (Campaign) Multiplayer (Online)
PC, PS3, Xbox360
- Loads of fun Gameplay
- Reminiscent of classic GTA
- Amazing custom character creation with voices and interactions not just “faceless”
- The missions are kind of just a repetition of a handful of mini games
- Kooky level may be too much for some people’s taste.
Saints Row really has a comeback story behind it. The first game is apparently rather terrible. the second game is better but not great. It’s already saddled with being a “GTA knockoff” by default no matter what it does. Somewhere Volition has managed to get something really right because Saints Row the Third seems to be quite a hit among gamers. So much of a hit that THQ had decided to focus more on games like Saints Row over things like it’s failing Wii Tablet thing (U-Draw).
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2011 – Ubisoft – One Player
- Interesting Gimmick where you manipulate the world using literal God Power
- Eventually there is a sandbox mode, which is neat.
- The gimmick is way more limited than it is made out to be and the world tends to “right” itself
- The above makes a lot of the levels frustrating since you try to do X but it just sort of fails…
- By the time you unlock the Sandbox, you’ll hate the game play.
Ok, I tried… I really tried. If possible, I try to complete a game before I do a review of it. This means being late to the game most of the time but it also means I get to experience all that the game has to offer, which is the way it should be. There are exceptions for various reasons, some games don’t have a real ending, some are repetitious enough that it’s clear nothing more is going to be gained by continuing onward.
Others become so frustrating and irritating I just can’t being myself to finish it no matter how hard I want to. From Dust is one of the latter set there. (more…)