I just wanted to take a minute out of my day to thank you and
damn you to hell all in one quick post: based on your recommendation, I bought Saints Row 2 for the PS3, and it has consumed my life.
The "thanks" part: for introducing me to such an amazingly fun series.
The "damn you to hell" part: because every second of gaming time over my 6-day Thanksgiving vacation was spent playing Saints Row 2
, rather than catching up on my massive backlog.
Like many gamers / suckers, I bought GTA IV on day one, and quickly concluded that it was simply over-rated, frustrating, tedious gameplay wrapped in a pretty new shell. Now that I'm a Saints Row 2
addict, the flaws in the GTA formula are that much more apparent. The bottom line is: I've played about 40 hours of Saints Row 2
, and every minute of it has been REWARDING and FUN AS HELL; it's a game for true gamers, and is a reminder of why I fell in love with videogames in the first place: pure, unadulterated fun.
Oh, and here's a hook to get Wombat interested: the character creator in Saints Row 2 is even deeper than Elder Scrolls 4
; and being able to make a character that suits your tastes--rather than a someone like Niko that nobody likes or can relate to--makes the entire experience so much more engrossing.
...I have Dead Space
, Fallout 3
, Resistance 2
, and Valkyria Chronicles
waiting for me at home, yet all I want to do is get back to Stillwater City and work on my Hit Man and Chop Shop lists!
Thanks, and damn you to hell