SideQuesting’s Most Anticipated Games of E3 2013: Saints Row IV

Saints Row IV E3

SideQuesting has a list! Just like any other good website looking for easy views and comment wars, we’ve assembled a mega list of the games that we’re most excited about for E3 2013. There are several, and we *hope* that they’re all awesome. I guess we find out in a week! Anyhoo, enjoy our Most Anticipated Games of E3!

We’ve been obsessed with Saints Row. Heck, it may just be our crush on Volition, who have put out the awesome Red Faction Guerrilla (our 2009 GOTY) and the awesomer Saints Row 3 (our 2011 runner-up). I’m even in the minority when I mention that I could tolerate Red Faction Armageddon — for the most part. Well, we *knew* the company was working on Saints Row IV, even after the big reshuffle. When THQ met its makers earlier this year and the studio was sold to Deep Silver, it seemed like a perfect fit.

Saints Row 4 Screen

Our own Ryan Gan met the team behind the fourth iteration while traversing at PAX East this year, with the team stating that “they wouldn’t have even noticed that [they] switched publishers!” Being offered the same level of creative control during a tumultuous time is a feather in Deep Silver’s cap. This let them make a completely bonkers game. If you thought giant purple dildo baseball bats in Saints Row The Third was strange, SR4 manages to go beyond that.

For one, as the player we’re no longer a despicable criminal… now we’re the President! We have all the duties of the Prez to protect the country, especially now that aliens have attacked. Super powers, massive explosions, and dubstep combine to give us a game that mixes the insanity of Saints with the sci-fi of Red Faction. It’s a combination that we find to be optimal.

The game now allows gear customization as well, and weapon concepts have become so stretched that they border absurdity. There’s one gun that produces dubstep music, and another that inflates heads until they pop.

Expect everything, including the kitchen sink, in this game. It’s a happy hodge-podge of concepts meant to one-up each other that excites us as well as makes us feel sorry for ourselves for enjoying it.

That’s pretty damn awesome, when you think about it.

Author: Dalibor Dimovski

Dali is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of SideQuesting, as well as the co-Founder of CarDesignFetish and the founder of MakLink. Dali is also a car designer, deejay, and introductory beer-brewer.

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