Dani's Diary: Saint's Row IV Trip

Dani Fuxa (Twitter, Google+)
14th Nov 2013, 5:51pm

"Aren't you in London on Tuesday?" asked Matt a couple of days before my vacation to the UK. "Yes, why?" I replied. So Matt added "We've been invited to some sort of Saints Row IV event and it's happening in London on Tuesday."

And that is how this mini-adventure began for me. I had some free time on Tuesday so I told Matt it would be fun to check out what was the event about.

So when said Tuesday arrived I got to the venue and asked about the gaming event, to which I was told to proceed to the media meeting room and was then met by the staff who were really friendly, they asked who I was and said they were glad to meet me.

In the actual room there was about ten thirty-two inch screens connected to 360s and a few fellow gamers at the time, I was suggested to use my own headset if I wanted to as the room was pretty loud with so many systems running at the same time.

And then they basically left me there to freely play the game and its freshly released DLC. So now, moving on to the actual game...

As a PC gamer, and Saint's Row: The Third player, I was first trying to get used to the controls on something other than a keyboard and mouse. I was also shocked and trying to get used to the low resolution and the poor graphics of the Xbox 360 version of the game compared to SR3 on the PC. Once I had all that more or less sorted out I was thoroughly enjoying the time I was there.

Saints Row is back and it is, if possible, even crazier than the previous game in the franchise. The insane experience of SR continues, but now, with added super powers!

You can super-jump over rooftops, sprint at super-speed and barge into vehicles, sending them out of the way. The combat moves have been adapted to the super-powers too, so you can now perform even more jaw-dropping maneuvers on your foes.

As the story develops, you can also learn some more powers, including freeze blast, fire blast and telekinesis. All this will help you through the campaign as it seems aliens have invaded the city of Steelport which is the main plot of the game.

I did not have a lot of time left to try the first DLC of the "Season Pass," Enter the Dominatrix, but from what I managed to play, and also considering the name, it certainly makes reference to The Wachowskis' The Matrix and it should apparently take you around two hours to complete the extra set of missions.

If you are a fan of the series or if you are looking for a crazy alternative in the open-world action genre, Saints Row IV should keep you away from disappointment.

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