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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Saints Row IV: Excuse Me Mr President

You play as the President of the United States.

Right off the bat that is one of the most ridiculous concepts I’ve ever heard. It’s also awesome, mainly because it’s Saints Row, and never has there been a more ridiculous, crazy action adventure franchise.

Well maybe there has, but if so I haven’t found it.

Saints Row IV features Matrix style superpowers, aliens, ridiculous weapons and loud, gaudy locations and vehicles in abundance.

Presidential duties be damned as, in a nutshell, aliens attack the earth and try to imprison everyone in a virtual prison of their own mind. Of course what they didn’t bank on is that the President of the United States is also the leader of the Saints (yeah of course it makes complete sense), and is therefore a complete psychopath.

You must go into other’s virtual nightmares and rescue them, battling additional enemies other than the aliens, some of which are characters from previous games.

I’m sure there will actually be a storyline, and there definitely are missions that require completion, but this crazy open world game was quite honestly so much fun that I didn’t really pay much attention to the narrative at all.

You can drive cool vehicles, including an actual UFO, yes you read correctly, as weoll as weird and whacky weapons such as the Dubstep Gun and Inflate-O-Ray and a White House cannon. Because of course, the President of the United States needs a cannon. 

Saints Row is always over the top, and always chaotic, but in typical Saints Row style it’s bright, loud and most importantly fun.

As is the usual deal with this franchise, you’ll find two player cooperative multiplayer in much the same style as Saints Row III meaning you can share the fun with your friend.

Saints Row IV will be out on the 20th August 2013 for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

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