At 3/9/13 10:38 PM, Ceratisa wrote:
3 was honestly fine, I think people are just upset Gat died.
I'll post my mini review that I wrote a while ago:
I feel quite conflicted about it. I was disappointed with The Third - story wasn't as good and they took a lot of things out for DLC (this was actually proven by a video leaked from Gamescom three months before the game came out).
They killed the best character from the series in the first 10 minutes and completely changed Shaundi - she was way better as a badass stoner, now she's just a complete bitch and she barely does anything.
It didn't even follow on from 2 properly - Dex didn't appear in The Third at all, even though the Saints should have been after him. This would have been fine since there's a 5 year gap between 2 and 3, but he didn't even get a mention. The story was far too short, even after they'd padded it out with missions that were just the first levels of activities (which is just lazy I think).
That's not to say I didn't enjoy it, as I did spent 50 hours on it - some of the missions were great, (such as the first two, tank skydiving and deckers.die), the graphics were a massive improvement, plus clothes and hair are animated and don't just look plastic. Also the characters were great - Oleg and Kinzie are funny. The gangs were also awesome, especially the Deckers and the STAG technology was fun.
Basically, I feel that they added a lot but also took away bits that made 2 really fun. 2 has a better map, clothes customisation and story. The Third has better graphics, gangs, vehicles and characters (though they got rid of Gat and made Shaundi less funny and more bitchy).