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  • Oct 21, 2008
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Yes, it's that good. I got this game this morning and I noticed a few tweaks to the whole thing, some good, some bad. One of the good points of this game is that they have included air play. You know, planes, army helicopters and such. That's pretty cool. Oh and the large number of random things to do is also heavily great. You can play a game called trail blazing which is a game where you're set on fire and have to ride on a quad and hit as many people and cars as you can. Also a game called crowd control is pretty cool, you're a body guard for a famous celebrity and have to get rid of the crazy fans. How do you do this? Pick them up and throw them over a cliff.

So the story is set a few years in the future (I'm not sure exactly how many, I haven't gotten that far) and you are in a prison hospital and have just woken out of a coma. This is where you enter into the character customisation which is quite dense. I chose a terrible cockney accent for the voice and haven't gotten around to changing it. Word to the wise, don't choose this voice, I think it was voice number 3. You should check.
Being a few years later, you find that the Saints are no more and Stillwater has been taken over by a new law known as Ultor who have given it a completely new skyline. Now you and Jonny Gat must re-unite and get the Saints back in the ruling position they once had.

Well I guess the only game comparison that can be made is to GTA 4, but honestly this game has so much over GTA. GTA has the reality factor whereas Saints Row 2 has the fun factor and that in my eyes places it above GTA. There is simply so much to do, not just in the leisure activities but there are a lot of things you can find and do that isn't even labelled on the map. That in my eyes makes this game that much more fun. Not only to find the hidden games and general secrets, but just giving you something to do aside from the initial missions. I've also hears there are a ton of easter eggs to be discovered at your leisure including a Merman and a mysterious "Cabbit"

I have yet to try the co-op plays and stuff like that so can't really touch on it. I will update my review once I have experienced these different things.

The graphics are a bit crummy, but in all honesty I would trade graphics for a dense game with a hell of a lot to do any day. Buy it, you won't be disappointed.

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A worthy successor toSaints Row, the first open-world title on next-generation consoles,Saints Row 2features all new customization options, including player's: gender, age, voice, crib and gang. In addition, the sandbox just got larger with a totally transformed and expanded city of Stilwater, offering all new locations to explore with new vehicles, including motorcycles, boats, helicopters and planes.Saints Row 2will be playable online in 2-player co-op through the entire singleplayer campaign or in the all new open-world competitive multiplayer mode never before seen in the genre.

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Customization down to the taunt.
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Extreme posse creation.
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Take the battle to the air.
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Five years have passed since your former Saints crew betrayed you. As you awake from a coma for the first time since that fateful day, you find the Stilwater you once ruled is in disarray. Unfamiliar gangs have laid claim to your territory, rival factions have taken over your rackets, and cash-hungry corporations have laid waste to your once proud 3rd Street home. Abandoned and left scarred with an unrecognizable face, you seek out a plastic surgeon to begin your new life on the streets. Yet some things never change in Stilwater.

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