I have been waiting to play this game since it was first announced over a year ago. In Saint's Row, you play as a cuztomizable character ( get into that later ) that joins a gang called The Saint's. You will do missions that mainly include having gang wars, doing drive-bys, running from the cops, and so on. Here is my review for Saint's Row.
Graphics: 4/5 The graphics in this game are pretty dissapointing. Some character models look great while others look bland, the cars look nice, the explosions look VERY good, and the city looks pretty good up close, but from a distance, there are some glitches. A good looking game, especially with the fact that it's a "sandbox" game, but they could have been quite a bit better.
Sound: 5/5 Very nice sound. The sound is just so precise. The cars sound great, you can hear the music blarring from the cars, the guns sound nice, and the voice acting is pretty well done. There are also licensed songs in this game; which was great to see. One example is "Everything Is Alright" by Motion City Soundtrack. The sound in this game surpasses GTA to me.
Control: 3.5/5 The control is the biggest bummer in this game. Unresponsive controls and aggrivating in-car camera angles are just some of the problems with this game's controls. The cars control fairly well, but to make things really frustrating are the camera angles. You can move the right stick to aim your gun at people, but it's hard to continue driving. Sometimes, you have to wait for the camera to reset.
Fun: 4.5/5 This is an amazing game. A GTA rip-off, sire, but it's a great tide-over until GTA IV comes out in late 2007. The customizability is great. You can get in depth with your character customizing, and you can even pimp out your car. Change the grill, rims, give it hydraulics, NoS, anything you want, really. There are also "side-missions" in which you can get hit by cars to get money, or steal ho's from their pimps. This is a great game that has some features that GTA couldn't make right. I highly recommend you try out Saint's Row; a great game with awesome playability.