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« on: June 06, 2016, 04:38:41 PM »

With E3 around the corner I guess new games announcement will start rolling out the closer we get.  Today it's Agents of Mayhem   guess we won't be seeing a new Saint's Row for awhile
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2016, 05:46:06 PM »

Oh look, a character-based blah blah blah.   Roll Eyes 

Honestly I have no clue what kind of game this is based on that rendered cinematic, but it seems to maybe be a much further extension of what they had been doing with the super powers in the last Saints Row games anyway.  Hopefully a coop open world action game and not another fucking MOBA or I'm going to stab somebody.

I'm kind of glad they are giving Saints Row a rest.  Those last couple games ran it into the ground a bit. 
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2016, 05:56:55 PM »

It was described as:

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So it's an exclusively single-player open-world action game featuring characters with cool guns, gadgets, and abilities to toy around with

So, basically new Saint's Row style game, ala SR4
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2016, 06:01:18 PM »

Ah, ok then.  So yeah, basically just taking the Saints Row 4/Gat Out of Hell thing to the next level in a new IP that allows them to get away from this stuff that was making gang warfare seem silly.
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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2016, 06:32:40 PM »

Really interesting to see that on the Volition jobs page they are hiring for 6 different temporary positions (5 of which are art-based) that only run until October of this year.  Are they trying to crunch and get this game out before the holidays?
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2016, 09:06:23 PM »

This is actually in the Saint's Row universe, so that makes it more intriguing for me. I got really into Saint's Row for the first time last year.
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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2016, 02:14:38 AM »

The first two SRs weren't that great, IMO, but they went crazy with the third one and I loved it. There were moments in that where I could barely breathe from laughing so hard. And the fourth one is a gem. Now I love this series so hard.
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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2016, 04:25:02 PM »

It's funny as I have had the opposite reaction to the series from WBS.  I liked the gang war motif and I thought they went too far with 3 and 4. 

I have an odd affinity for all Volition games, but it sadly seems to go the same way each time.  They make a great game, improve on it, then either dump it altogether, quit making them or lose the license.  Yet, every time the start a new IP, I love it and want more. 

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The make games I have enjoyed so much it hurts when I think of it.  I would love a new game in any of these series and while AoM is technically in the same universe, I don't see it as a SR game, and certainly not in the SR2 style I enjoyed most.
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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2016, 05:19:53 PM »

I'm in the same boat.  I loved SR1.  SR2 was the best in the series, IMO.  SR3 was goofy fun, but I thought SR4 was just too far in the wrong directions (and the hell expansion even more so).  Still enjoyed them, but I felt like it had peaked and was in a slow decline.

But if they announced a new SR game, I'd be in.  I'm certainly eyeing this one with interest.
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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2016, 06:14:28 PM »

Personally Saints Row 3 was the peak for me, but I did love even the first game.  I felt like 3 was just the perfect amount of goofiness, and 4 went way too far but was still a fun game. 

Gat Out of Hell went even further and was the low point for me, but that wasn't even developed by Volition I guess.

Oh, and I'd agree that Volition always seems to make really interesting games that don't quite break out as much as they need.  Or they get screwed by their publisher or something.
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« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2016, 03:44:38 AM »

Here is a gameplay video that they were showing off at E3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4K5CNgJU0M
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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2017, 05:17:53 PM »

They have released a new Bad vs Evil trailer and announced that the game will be coming out on August 15th this year.  Looks like a good time to me!
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« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2017, 07:18:41 PM »

I just read a preview (can't find it now), and the reporter kept coming back to the question: "Why isn't this just a Saint's Row game?"

Does look fun, though.
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« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2017, 10:58:46 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 03, 2017, 07:18:41 PM

I just read a preview (can't find it now), and the reporter kept coming back to the question: "Why isn't this just a Saint's Row game?"

Probably because they kind of ran that franchise into the ground?  You became the president.  With superpowers.  Aliens invaded.  They blew up the earth.  You went into cyberspace.  You went to literal hell.  It's kind of run out of places to go.  

This gives them a chance to be in a new city, with an all-new cast of characters and changes to core mechanics rebalancing everything without breaking the fiction or history that fanboys would cause an outcry about.  

I loved Saints Row, especially 3 and 4, but I for one am very happy that this is a brand new franchise.
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