Saints Row 3 is coming, people, and it's going to be less "gangsta."
THQ's Danny Bilson said, "We don't compete with GTA. We're differentiating even further with GTA with this one...The new Saint's Row will be less urban - it's definitely not about 'gangsta' anymore at all. And it's more fun and almost sillier and wackier and weirder than the other one."
Given Grand Theft Auto 4's practically dour tone, I think Saints Row playing up the silliness of its series is a very smart move. Let's face it: The Saints Row games aren't as good as the GTA games, so building on and highlighting the differences between the two series as opposed to their similarities is smart.
"I love GTA - especially the last one, which knocked my socks off," Bilson said. "That's almost like a Martin Scorsese cartoon, right? We are more like the Mad Magazine version of that or something. It's colourful, it's wild, it's fun.
Let's just hope that whatever non-gangsta look the game employs is compelling and that the silliness is close to as funny as Mad Magazine instead of just corny.
Source: Computer and Video Games