Saints Row: The Third's Danny Bilson on X-Play Wednesday 6:30PM ET!

Posted: November 7, 2011
Saints Row: The Third's Danny Bilson on X-Play Wednesday 6:30PM ET!
THQ's Core Games Executive Vice President and resident renaissance man Danny Bilson sits down with Blair Herter to talk all things gaming, and even lets slip Saints Row 4. See the full interview this Wednesday 6:30PM ET only on X-Play!

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  • shiftlessprole

    KILL PIERCE. Or at least make him less whiny and irritating. Also, aliens. We had Gangstas in Space, now let's have the Saints defending the Earth from an evil race of aliens with a host of brilliantly over-the-top weapons. Hell, maybe even superpowers. Am I just being silly or would it be a hell of a lot of fun to fly around beating the crap out of intergalactic bad guys?

    And to anyone complaining about the silliness of Saints Row The Third, why don't you just play Grand Theft Auto instead? GTA V is coming out in November (if I'm not mistaken), and that'll suit you down to the ground if realism is what you're looking for. Saints Row is supposed to be a silly and over-the-top game. GTA is good at realism, and Saints Row is good at being ridiculous and funny.

    You can ask for two versions of essentially the same game if you want, but I like knowing that I have the option to experience gritty realism in one game and hilarious fun in another.

    Posted: June 7, 2012 6:43 AM
  • byyoface

    Well, I think SR3 was great. There were a few parts, which to me, seem like a step back from SR2, but I mainly think that is because of the took so much time on the other things that were new in SR3. Here are some of my suggestions for SR4:

    1) Better customization. the items in SR3 were cool, but still a step back from SR2. In 3, you couldnt choose multiple hairstyle colors, clothing items were in sets and not individual layers like it was in 2, and there was no clothing options! I missed that! Another thing is, I think for over-the-top customization, attention should be payed to the computer game APB. game isnt great, but the creating is INSANE!!

    2)Johnny must come back! I think its possible. they never really confirmed that he was trully dead. There was a funeral attempt, but no body or anything. I was reading the interview of the lead staff of Violition and they thought that they made the right decision by letting him go. I cant say i agree. At all. Johnny is the strongest character that SR has, and for him to die in the prologue. not even make it to mission 1, was pretty poor judgement. I dont think any of the key characters should die. I noticed that key characters always die.

    3) The city: I think it should be three times as big and offer more street life and diversity. From New York-like scenery to real slums and poverty. I also enjoyed the silly things pedestians would say in 2. In 3, they wernt that funny.

    4) Gangs: The gangs in the previous Saints Rows have always had the same intrest and the same colors. Lets make them more exciting! And letting interact with each other is cool, but lets see some more interaction. we dont want to see them be friends, lets see them tear each other apart! Besides you all the time. I think they can still own parts of the city, but every now and again, it'll be funny to see opposing sides (besides the saints) break out in a all out gang war.

    5)Physics: I was so realived to see bullet wounds and spatter and motion of the clothes! My prayers since SR1 has been answered! But they should be a little more realistic looking and be able to take cover. Like press against the wall or kick tables over and use it as temporary cover!

    6)Destructability: Bullets flying through walls, tanks blowing holes through walls would be great.

    7) Weapons: Weapons were good, but i'll like to see more. And dual weilding melee weapons wouldnt be so bad either! like Katanas and bats. Basically single-handed melee weapons.

    And I cant stress enough! Look at APB! That game is insane at customization! really! take notes! so will help.

    Posted: June 5, 2012 6:30 PM
  • Gryphes

    you should be able to have sex with every chick you see on the street.

    Posted: May 31, 2012 7:42 PM
  • themasamun3

    What I think they should have in SR4(My Opinion)
    1.Have a travel route to Stillwater and Stillport. That way you can go back to revisit and get resources(far as homies,weapons,cars etc),Doing that,Stillport will have to have the same content(being able to go in and out buildings and gang strongholds) as Stillwater(basically combining Stilport and Stilwater )
    2.A simple cover mechanic(like mgs4 simple).I say this not to make it like gears of war ,or watever game that has cover,but to improve gameplay.In SR3 there was moments were I was being shot through the wall.Also doing this will bring about stealth missions ,activities and improved npc A.i because if you were in range either behind them or above them,they still saw you somehow.
    3.A order and command system for homies.
    4.Free Falling control and free control Repelling(Activity only).In SR3 you had free fall control in the 1st mission and thats it,nothing more after that.It would be cool to do some flips while falling.
    5.Weapon customization.I personally didnt like every single upgrade.
    6.Hud control would be a nice feature in settings(not a cheat code)
    What I think they should bring back
    1.Detailed character animation(and clothing) customization Height,size,and weight(some people wanted to be like Oleg or the hunters in SR3).SR2 did that very well with how you walked and talked but I wanna see animation choices like how you hold your gun when shooting, aiming,crouching ,and hopefully while in cover(SR1 animation had you shooting with the gun turned to the side)
    2.The original activities.Being able to rob the stores for the goods in the safe during the day or when the shop closed.This don't necessary have to be stores,it could be banks gun store etc.
    3.The original weapons from SR1& SR2.vice 9 and knives(my personal favorites).
    4.The useful homies,like the wheel women.
    5.Support and health items.
    6.Crib customization....might as well throw in a furniture store in the new installment or SR4
    7.Fighting styles.doing this would just change would just change melee presets the wrestling was cool but im not a wrestling type(And control over combat techniques)
    *8.Dualwielding guns.I think that the upgrade in SR3 for dualweilding was a step backwards when in SR2 you could just simply pick up the gun on the ground next to you or not.

    Posted: May 28, 2012 5:22 AM
  • williammdg

    u need to be able to go in every single building or house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !

    Posted: May 27, 2012 8:03 AM
  • TommyVercetti9447

    You should put Free roam,death match,teamdeathmatch,but better,and i suggest you and gta join on gta5 and sr4

    Posted: May 25, 2012 8:19 PM
  • MakelKush

    Should be able to push back other gangs and should have a 10 mile long and 10 width town should take place in big city ... Atlanta, miami, New York c , los Angeles or any big city

    Posted: May 20, 2012 9:03 PM
  • MakelKush

    Why make it wild just make it like regular Sr or gta

    Posted: May 20, 2012 8:53 PM
  • MakelKush

    I think it should be more real ... like no gansta carrys big guns they should carry pistol or smgs the graphics more like saints row 1 and fight like saints row 2 and should have 101.69 and better cars more realistic gang names and make more hair and voice styles a bigger city and basically saints row 1 & 2 put togather but continues the story of saints 2 ... saints row 3 is stupid who walks around in a gang land area in a kitty cat suit and gangs have monsters and they use heli copters when 4 star notority

    Posted: May 20, 2012 8:49 PM
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    Posted: May 12, 2012 8:52 PM
  • Deathrow8

    Who should put the song called gangbangin' 101 ft the game and it is by snoop dogg and another song by snoop dogg is called show you how gangstas do and I also think Johnny gat needs to back to normal

    Posted: May 10, 2012 8:43 PM
  • DantePDelaCruz

    they made an amazing game so dont focking complain and say ur not going to buy it for such an insignificant reason. you make a focking game...

    im very rich if you can make a game as good as saints row ill seriously give you $500,000

    Posted: May 9, 2012 11:06 PM
  • DantePDelaCruz

    they made an amazing game so dont focking complain and say ur not going to buy it for such an insignificant reason. you make a focking game...

    im very rich if you can make a game as good as saints row ill seriously give you $500,000

    Posted: May 9, 2012 11:04 PM
  • DantePDelaCruz

    they made an amazing game so dont focking complain and say ur not going to buy it for such an insignificant reason. you make a focking game...

    im very rich if you can make a game as good as saints row ill seriously give you $500,000

    Posted: May 9, 2012 11:03 PM
  • DantePDelaCruz

    to liljimmy ur saying theyre making saints row unrealistic...............
    COME ON!!!!! ur talking about a game where you can be shot thousands of times with out being killed
    ,you some how have unlimited parachutes, in number two there was a foking UFO the whole game is unrealistic and you choose to complain about the futuristic sides to it, Get a foking life man!!!!!!!!!!!

    who cares if jonny and shaundi die, shcit happens its like ur actually in love with the characters

    Posted: May 9, 2012 10:58 PM
  • Shadoweyes787

    Don't make it more futuristic please we don't want a 3rd person Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2, and some of us enjoyed stopping by to buy some food or a blunt.
    And It'd be really cool If in SR4 your main crib is the giant floating STAG ship!
    As long as this things go In the game I'll definitely buy it.

    Posted: May 9, 2012 12:31 PM
  • Scootabloom

    My ideas for Saints Row 4:

    Music for radio- I think you should be able to import music from your Playstation (assuming you're playing it on playstation) into the game and be able to listen to it on the radio while driving around.

    Character Customization- Well, there is quite a lot in this section so just . . . bare with me.
    1.) Needs a lot more voices! Like, I created a big, tough black man as my character, and none of the voices suited him properly. I also made a Decker's gang type character, and again, none of the voices suited him.
    2.)I think you should be able to change the height. of your character.
    3.)There needs to be a lot more hair options. In my opinion, most of the hair in the third one all looked pretty similar.
    4.)I hardly have any complaints about taunts, but maybe a few more would help.

    Vehicles- I think that there should be more modern day vehicles in the forth one, it'd make it much for realistic. But I mean, add a few special/hilarious ones like Professor Genki's cars.

    And just for the record, I don't think you should bring Gat back. Losing him was honestly the only sad part in the entire series to me. I think you should introduce us to a brand new homie in the forth one who's just as cool, if not cooler, than Johnny.

    Thank you for taking the time to read this, at the moment this is all I could imagine that would make Saints Row 4 an awesome game to play!

    Posted: May 7, 2012 9:42 PM
  • liljimmy

    im pissed that johnny gat possibly died he needs to come back, same with shaundi dont kill her off

    Posted: May 7, 2012 6:50 PM
  • liljimmy

    oh and u need more realistic cars and customazations. like for example use a mustang or a pontiac GTO or a freakin ferrari i mean realy and u should put like hidden cars in it like the General lee from the dukes of hazzard or the car from starsky and hutch. and im serious about johnny gat BRING HIM BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!! and stop killing off other saints it doesnt make the game better it makes it kinda boring and the zombie thing is kinda stupid and also u need to be more realistic like wtf is up with the huver crafts and lasers saints row used to be perfect with just being a gang not some gang based millitary so be smart and keep the games realistic not futeristic. pls and thnks

    Posted: May 7, 2012 6:48 PM
  • liljimmy

    i am pissed that johnny gat was possibly killed if he realy did die im probly not ganna get sr4 hes been in them all u guys need to keep it that way same with shaundi i will be pissed if she dies too.

    Posted: May 7, 2012 6:38 PM