Saints row the third one of the best sand box game ever!

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#1 Posted by adamzur (300 posts) -

just go buy it ...i use to be a gta fan now this is my new king !

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#2 Posted by MuD3 (2118 posts) -
got it on steam deal a long time ago. i barely started it and never touched it since. this is why steam deals are bad... i buy things before i'm ready to play them because "oooh what a good deal!"
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#3 Posted by SPYDER0416 (16736 posts) -

got it on steam deal a long time ago. i barely started it and never touched it since. this is why steam deals are bad... i buy things before i'm ready to play them because "oooh what a good deal!"MuD3

Or you could exercise self control if you don't have the time to play those games.

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#4 Posted by Zubinen (2555 posts) -

just go buy it ...i use to be a gta fan now this is my new king !

adamzur
If GTAIV is your standard for a fun sandbox game then it's hard to go wrong with any other sandbox game :lol:
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#5 Posted by DanielDust (15402 posts) -
SR is just over the top fun, it has nothing on any aspect of any GTA game, well maybe it does on 3 since it sucked.
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#6 Posted by EliteM0nk3y (3382 posts) -
I thought SR2 was more fun, but SR3 is great as well.
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#7 Posted by sailor232 (6833 posts) -

I had a blast with SR3, loved it.

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#8 Posted by PetJel (3725 posts) -
SR3 was great. Granted I don't like over the top silliness for too long so I made my character a bit more 'normal' or realistic. Awesome fun.
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#9 Posted by deactivated-59b71619573a1 (38222 posts) -

Of course it is, it embraces it's stupidity. From what I agthered though it gets boring fast. I got it in the THQ bundle yesterday so I will play it at a later date. I don't expect to like it more than GTA though, at all. GTA games are a different beast. Well maybe more than GTA IV as that was a bit of a letdown.

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#10 Posted by Legendaryscmt (12532 posts) -

Was my favorite in the series so far. The moment they stopped taking the series seriously was the moment it became fun as hell.

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#11 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -
I like it more than GTA. It's really great.
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#12 Posted by jakes456 (1398 posts) -

GTA stomps this game into the ground.

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#13 Posted by 8-Bitterness (3707 posts) -
It's generally than GTA, but once I beat it I like to just drive around and I prefer GTA for that. Hopefully GTA 5 will be fun now, unlike 4.
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#14 Posted by LordRork (2691 posts) -

SR3 is great for its lunacy and a game I got in a Steam sale and was glad I did. The Sandbox king for me is still Just Cause 2 since the amount of hilarious mucking-around and excessive explosions never gets old in the game (There are fewer chances in SR to run around blowing nearly anything up "because you can"), even after you've finished the missions.

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#15 Posted by JohnF111 (14187 posts) -
got it on steam deal a long time ago. i barely started it and never touched it since. this is why steam deals are bad... i buy things before i'm ready to play them because "oooh what a good deal!"MuD3
Yeah most people are like this, I'm not however and I actually buy games I'll play, instead of just buying for the sake of "Oh the deals!". I have like 30 games I haven't even installed and others I've played maybe 2 hours worth then went onto another game, so I stopped buying just because it was cheap.
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#16 Posted by SharkheadHD (227 posts) -

SR3 is really fun for a few weeks, especially if you play it with a friend but the story is a blast : D

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#17 Posted by yellonet (7768 posts) -

got it on steam deal a long time ago. i barely started it and never touched it since. this is why steam deals are bad... i buy things before i'm ready to play them because "oooh what a good deal!"MuD3
Exactly the same situation for me :D .... :(

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#18 Posted by Nick3306 (3402 posts) -

GTA stomps this game into the ground.

jakes456
Why are you still here? Anyways, i loved all the saintsrow games. I feel like 2 had more content but at least 3 isnt a much of a crappy port as 2 ways.
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#19 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (5011 posts) -
It's a good game but one of the best sandboxes? I don't know about that. I'd put Just Cause 2, Saints Row 2, and Fallout New Vegas over it. As well as the STALKER games (if those even count as sandbox games, not sure they do) Each of those games had way more content and lasting appeal. SR3 is an excellent game though.
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#20 Posted by gt350tsc (488 posts) -
While I love Saints Row 3 but Its lack of mod support and mod tools kit keeps it from being the best sandbox game imo.
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#21 Posted by IZoMBiEI (6477 posts) -
got it on steam deal a long time ago. i barely started it and never touched it since. this is why steam deals are bad... i buy things before i'm ready to play them because "oooh what a good deal!"MuD3
I did that same thing. one day..one I day I shall play it.
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#22 Posted by Deadpool-n (489 posts) -
Great game, I enjoyed it quite a bit. Still play co op sometimes when my friend can.
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#23 Posted by Mr_BillGates (3210 posts) -

Saints is better. It actually tries to be a fun game rather than a serious-yet-boring game like GTA 4.

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#25 Posted by Travis_Odell (1772 posts) -
The physics in the game suck, i guess THQ had to compensated the physics to be over the top. Driveing, damage model, is generic beyond comprehension. GTA4 may be boring but at least it has good physics.
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#26 Posted by SKaREO (3161 posts) -
Saint's row is definitely not a sandbox game. Garry's Mod is the best sandbox game I can think of, or maybe Minecraft.
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#27 Posted by G-O-A-T (160 posts) -

Great game loved it

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#28 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (5011 posts) -

Fallout series is open-world. Not sandbox. I'd still say Saints Row The Third is much better than Just Cause 2, but not better than FNV as a game in general though. Stalker games is still more open-world than sandbox. Elann2008
What exactly is the distinction between open world and sandbox?

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#29 Posted by -Montauk- (880 posts) -
I was quite disappointed with it honestly.... SR2 was amazing especially with co-op and I expected the same with SR3 but both my co-op friend and I agreed 2 was better. I don't know why, just didn't quite do it for us. Gotta love the d!ldo bat though lol.
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#30 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (15644 posts) -

just go buy it ...i use to be a gta fan now this is my new king !

adamzur
Yeah I agree. GTA 4 turned me off the GTA series abit, and SR3 definitely filled that void. Thoroughly enjoyable!
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#31 Posted by alan_carter (1404 posts) -

It's fun but meh.. i find gta series superior in evryway. Sr3 gets boring really fast, it's all about going with a dild0 smashing pedestrians down and doing silly minigames.

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#32 Posted by with_teeth26 (8508 posts) -

I would agree, alongside Red Faction Guerilla and Just Cause 2. Volition are master of open-world sandbox game design.

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#33 Posted by LordRork (2691 posts) -

What exactly is the distinction between open world and sandbox?

Toxic-Seahorse

A sandbox allows to play around and do whatever you please. Take JC2 - you can largely create your own fun by planting a bomb on a car, hooking the car to a helicopter and then using the car as an absurd demolition ball/bomb...and so on. You can also manipulate the environment (e.g. JC2's trees and some buildings).

An open world game (which does include sandbox games) will let you go anywhere, but your options are more limited. Take SR3 - once you've done the missions about all you can do is drive around and shoot things, there just isn't the scope to muck around to the same degree and the world itself isn't particularly destructible.

There is overlap, but that would be the difference as I see it.

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#34 Posted by ForsakenWicked (3745 posts) -
I don't usually play sandbox games but I got this with the THQ Humble Bundle and it's been great. Very funny and enjoyable to play.
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#35 Posted by Maroxad (14693 posts) -

[QUOTE="Elann2008"]Fallout series is open-world. Not sandbox. I'd still say Saints Row The Third is much better than Just Cause 2, but not better than FNV as a game in general though. Stalker games is still more open-world than sandbox. Toxic-Seahorse

What exactly is the distinction between open world and sandbox?

A sandbox gives players the tools to create their own fun. But not much more. In an open world game, you may still be given tools to create your own fun, but ultimately, the tools will be limited compared to proper sandboxes and the focus is on the game entertaining you as opposed to letting you entertain yourself.

Minecraft and the sims are examples of sandboxes. GTA and Skyrim are examples of open world.

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#36 Posted by Fire_Wa11 (600 posts) -

If Life of Pi movie wins an Oscar, they should send it straight to the makers of Saints Row 3. Trapped in a vehicle with a tiger? Where did we see that before?

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#37 Posted by SPYDER0416 (16736 posts) -

[QUOTE="Toxic-Seahorse"]

What exactly is the distinction between open world and sandbox?

LordRork

A sandbox allows to play around and do whatever you please. Take JC2 - you can largely create your own fun by planting a bomb on a car, hooking the car to a helicopter and then using the car as an absurd demolition ball/bomb...and so on. You can also manipulate the environment (e.g. JC2's trees and some buildings).

An open world game (which does include sandbox games) will let you go anywhere, but your options are more limited. Take SR3 - once you've done the missions about all you can do is drive around and shoot things, there just isn't the scope to muck around to the same degree and the world itself isn't particularly destructible.

There is overlap, but that would be the difference as I see it.

For example, let's look at two separate games, LA Noire and Just Cause 2.

In LA Noire, the world is indeed open, but there is nothing to do apart from story missions. No side activities to distract you, no side cases, even the police dispatch stuff is all scripted so they are all unique cases (unlike True Crime, which actually opened itself up a bit for more random crimes). The story is all there is to it, and the same goes for the Mafia games.

On the other hand, you have Just Cause 2, a game where you can do story missions in different orders, do side missions, looks for money or gear, and have an incentive to explore aside from some shoddily hidden items or just for the hell of looking around. It's something Red Faction: Guerrilla, Grand Theft Auto, inFamous, Prototype and I'd say Skyrim all do very well.

Saints Row 3 is more in the middle, it lacks all the side content of SR2, but it's still definitely a sandbox with the variety of side missions, side activities and goofing off you can do, plus the open ended nature of the missions.

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#38 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (29702 posts) -

GTA stomps this game into the ground.

jakes456

pfft whatever you say.

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#39 Posted by Burnchild_Ren (97 posts) -

Bored the crap out of me.
The story isn't half of what the story in SR2 was, the gameplay is repetitive and the low-res textures are just plain terrible.
But that's just my opinion.

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#40 Posted by Fire_Wa11 (600 posts) -

[QUOTE="Elann2008"]Fallout series is open-world. Not sandbox. I'd still say Saints Row The Third is much better than Just Cause 2, but not better than FNV as a game in general though. Stalker games is still more open-world than sandbox. Toxic-Seahorse

What exactly is the distinction between open world and sandbox?

That's a great question. It's a sandbox if you mistakenly called it an openworld and it's an openworld if you mistakenly called it a sandbox. Also, if you mistakenly posted something in the forums than it should have been a blog. But if you mistakenly posted something on the blog, than it should have been a forum post.

It's basically all just stuff for nerds to argue about.

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#41 Posted by MuD3 (2118 posts) -

[QUOTE="MuD3"]got it on steam deal a long time ago. i barely started it and never touched it since. this is why steam deals are bad... i buy things before i'm ready to play them because "oooh what a good deal!"SPYDER0416

Or you could exercise self control if you don't have the time to play those games.

what's that?