Developer Volition showcased 40 minutes of the new Saints Row IV game in a recent live preview. The game is a reboot of the open-world series that hasn’t released its main entry since Saints Row IV 2013. The game takes place in a whole new setting: the Southwest-inspired Santo lleso. USA. You play as a former member of a private military corporation called Marshall Defense Industries. In the familiar style of the series, you and a group of characters – including a talented driver and a good business businessman – form your own team called the Saints to fight your way. to the top.
This Saint’s Row takes a step back from the weird sci-fi setting and focuses on a more grounded story. Unfortunately, that seems to have morphed into a number-by-numbers open-world crime game with a series of predictable loops. You go to your gang’s hideout, figure out what you want to do next, hop in the car, drive to a point on the map, complete the mission, and go back to base to pick your next mission. according to. The world doesn’t seem to react to you – other than the cops hitting you if you suck too much heat – and the game has some of the same missions that the Saints Row games always have like “cause the most amount of damage determined for a limited time “either” fly to the bad guy’s base and blow it up “or” save your friend before time runs out.” You never really need to understand the surface of the land or take notes on the landscape because the world is one of the destinations to visit and the boxes to check. If it weren’t for the graphics, this new Saints Row would look like a game I played almost 10 years ago.
Combat looks like it’ll be pretty fun, as it mixes unorthodox weapons alongside more traditional guns. There’s nothing as lavish as those seen in Saints Row: The Third and Saints Row IV, but there are some fun toys like a device that lets you shoot through walls and a soccer ball that latches onto enemies and causes they fly into the air. But I worry that the battle might get stale after a while. I’ve seen what the battle against both Los Panteros and Idols looks like and it seems the same run and shoot strategy has worked for both gangs, even though their members are quite different in terms of Picture.
Saints Row is currently scheduled for release later this year, launching for Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and PC on August 23.