Saints Row: The Third Discussion
Not the gameplay.
AC:R,is a story driven game.I still stand by what i said.
I still go for a good story rather than gameplay.
I just stated that it's a nice break,if you just want to get crazy silly.
As IG said, you're comparing two completely different games. It's like comparing Call of Duty with Monkey Island.
Games like SR3 are designed to be wacked out fun where you can do anything you want. For games like that, it's very difficult to attach a strong story to (even Skyrim has difficulty creating a strong, fluid story in terms of the main quest because the game is just so huge and there's so much to do, it's impossible to keep the pacing required), which is why most reviews either ignore or criticise the story.
While SR3 is a game built around pure chaos, Assassin's Creed is a game built around a story. Not only that, it's not a true sandbox game. The only thing you're free to do is run around jumping over buildings. Everything else is scripted, so to speak, such as assassin missions, the main sequences, collecting things, etc. You're punished for doing things you're not supposed to, such as killing random innocents, which you wouldn't get in a true sandbox game.
On point though, Saint's Row: The Third is crazy fun. I haven't laughed so much at a game before than I did during the first hour of this. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who wants an environment to do whatever the heck you want. This is what GTA IV should have been.
Personally I love it both to play and conceptually. Well worth getting.
This started as a disagreement about what gamers prefer when it comes to games - "gameplay or story?" What I was saying in the AC3 forums was that the gameplay was lacking compared to its story. In SR3, it's the other way around. Most gamers don't care too much about story compared to gameplay. The sales speak for themselves. SR3 blows AC3 away on all systems. Why? Because its "gameplay" is far superior to AC3. Doesn't matter that the two games are completely different. I'm just saying that it's gameplay that gamers want - not stories. If gamers wanted stories they'd go to Barnes & Nobles and buy a book. Gamers want gameplay that is exciting and that gives you practically unlimited options like what you get in SR3 where your imagination can run completely wild and where you create your own story. AC3 has a great story but the gameplay sucks (at least IMO). Each release of AC3 feels completely the same to me as the previous one. But we all shelled out $49.99 to get another piece of its story. To me, that's a rip off. From now, I'm sticking to games like SR3 that offer fun gameplay. I'll leave the stories to the novelists that sell books for under $15 at the book store.
[Edited by 42N8Son, 12/9/2011 5:39:05 AM]
Especially given that you obviously haven't looked up the sales figures for either game:
Saints Row: The Third:
PS3 - 639,548
360 - 1,019,983
PC - 93, 541
Assassin's Creed: Revelations:
By all means enjoy the games which you like to play, but don't justify your own arguments by saying "all gamers prefer gameplay blahblahblahblahblah" when the other thread you tried this argument in proved you completely wrong. Certainly sales figures don't even remotely have any baring on your opinion either. Don't make up stuff to back up arguments either. One game is blowing the other out of the water, but it's not the one you thought of.
[Edited by Skyheart, 12/9/2011 7:09:37 AM]
Just a few things...ACR,is NOT AC3.It is NOT a sequel.
If your going to talk stats and figures,at least do research and have knowledge of what games your comparing.
ACR,blew the !@#$ out of just about every game this month and last(except SkyRim and BatMan:AC)
As for your comment about gamers not wanting a good story as compared to gameplay.I believe you stated that if gamers want a good story they might as well go to Barnes and Nobles?
That is comepletely Ridiculous.I Have been playing games since coleco vision.Iam an old school gamer.I LOVE a great story.
I think most gamers do.Otherwise games like ACR would'nt be so popular.And,you only paid $49.99?
Your lucky,i paid $60.00.Well worth it IMO.
Until every gamer around the world posts a review for every single game they play, using review scores as justification for your opinion is as ridiculous as using sales figures.
Not to mention you conveniently changed the reasoning for your opinion when I proved you wrong/a liar, and completely ignored that proof, switching to a different tactic immediately...
Your opinion is just that- opinion, and yours.
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