Awesome game kicks GTA 4 big time to me.
cookj71 wrote this review on .
Saints Row 2, acknowledges it is far from realistic and pokes dark humor at the Gang/Thug life style and works great in it's design.
It is an open world with a lot of things to have fun with and rewards for pursueing those things, outside of the core "take over the world" main story.
Now why I feel Saints Row 2 kicks GTA 4's butt.
I have never played any other GTA games other than GTA 4 and fould in laughablely unrealistic, yet with realistic world frustrations.
I hate and I mean hate missions with timed elements especially multiple timed elements that if you fail them restes the whole scenario. If I wanted that much ralism I would have stayed in the army. I returned GTA 4 before Saints Row 2 came out due to this fact. Saints Row 2 with rare exception has multiple save points in missions which removes the unacceptable frustration that GTA 4 gave me.
It's fun, pulls you in to it's form or realism/world and takes hours and hours to play through.