Saints Row Reboot

  • I don't even know how Volition can deny the Fortnite comparison. I don't think the games look exactly alike but literally every single publisher when creating a new game uses pre-existing ones as design reference. It's the same in animation, I've heard it 100x by clients: "we're looking for something that looks saturated like Bob's Burgers" or we want something contemporary like Gravity Falls."

    They all do it, and the aesthetic doesn't get to this point without very obviously following market trends.

  • I may be getting to the grumpy old fart stage in my life, but the cast look like obnoxious gen z cunts.

  • @paulmci27

    Dawg I'm 26 and I agree. I don't wanna play as a 23 year old cross-fit yogi. And some Scooby Doo looking nerd kid.

  • @dipset I actually fear more for my kids future if this is what people will be like more than I did for mine at their age and I grew up in a coutry in the middle of a 30 year of civil war.

  • @paulmci27

    I mean, I just don't like their lameass personalities and look. I really don't have any worries about the kids who actually play the game. They're fine.


    I pulled this quote from a new Kotaku article about the game:

    The most recently released footage introduces these new guys as, “a set of characters you’re going to want to invite into your living room every day.” I don’t want characters I would want to invite into my living room! Another developer says, “This reset let us add heart in a big way, and that’s like the number one thing about this game.” Nooooooo! Another: “They’re one hundred percent relatable.” What is happening?!

    Yup. Again, we are in this normal guy era of media. I wanna say it started with Taken or Paul Blart. It fluctuated off and on throughout the 2010s, and now it's just in. Relatability has helped plenty of characters over the years but I have no desire to relate to every character everyone presents me.

  • @paulmci27

    The Boss: Your Create a Character, so unless you go default, they're not going to look like that at all.

    Nerdy Glasses Guy: Is this The Big Bang Theory? What is this dude doing here?

    Mechanic / Getaway Driver: Great. Feels like a Saints Row character. Might be a Fast & Furious parody. I wish the whole cast was this good.

    Shirtless Dude: Right now he's just the weird shirtless dude who apparently cooks / the guy with the helmet everyone hates.

    That's basically the impression I get right now. The Boss's default hair mixed with nerdy dude mixed with random shirtless guy definitely triggered an averse reaction at first though.

  • More Saints Row gameplay:

    Youtube Video

  • I like the setting, reminds me GTA San Andreas. The Las Ventures / Bone County part.

  • Yeah I'm really vibing with the look of the city. It's definitely a bit exaggerated with the colors and such, but it makes for a beautiful setting. I'm getting steadily more hyped for this, it's just looks like a fun arcade-y crazy game.

  • @bam541 changed your avatar in anticipation of the next vote?

  • @e_zed_eh_intern For some reason I was thinking a lot about P3 since like a few days before the vote thread show up, so it's more like a timely coincidence

  • Phase 1 of Operation Dodge Elden Ring

  • I'm pretty sure they just want to get way from crowded months of february+spring.

    Also I don't get their business strategies. Unless you are a CoD, AC or extremely waited game just use the vast area of summer. Your game will be sold like hot cakes if it has enough meat in it. 🤷 Making it compete with other games will just hurt it.

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