Start Your Day The Saints Row Way

Aah, morning. Such a lovely time of day, when the world feels new and possibilities are endless. I usually start the day by having some coffee and reading the news. That's how I start my day in real life, anyway. In Saints Row: The Third, I tend to start things with a little bit more… immediacy.

As I have already said, I think that Saints Row: The Third is a riot of a good time. I'll be doing a full review of the game later this week, but for now I wanted to share some videos to show you guys what this game is all about.

Many games contain what I've started thinking of as "encapsulating moments," in that they're a single moment, sequence, or level that pretty much sums up the game in its entirety. Hanging from a gargoyle in Arkham City? Encapsulating moment. The train sequence in Uncharted 2? Encapsulating moment. The feeling of relief when you take the Duke Nukem Forever disc out of your console? Encapsu... OK, you get the idea.

Saints Row: The Third is pretty much a game made of encapsulating moments. The one in this video is perhaps the most encapsulating of them all, in that it's how I start each day in Steelport. (I should note that there is a fair amount of screen tearing in the video, and while tearing definitely exists in Saints Row 3, it's not usually so noticeable. I suspect something is up with my video capture cable.)

Aah, smell that morning air! Take in that scenic view! OK, let's base-jump into a sprinting old-guy suplex and then go destroy some things.


Comments

    they do realise the thumbnail for this is from Deus Ex?

    en·cap·su·late
    verb, -lat·ed, -lat·ing.

    1.to place in or as if in a capsule.
    2.to summarize or condense.

    ummm probably wrong choice of word?

      -"encapsulating moments,” in that they’re a single moment, sequence, or level that pretty much sums up the game in its entirety.-

      The second definition seems quite correct.

      "what I’ve started thinking of as “encapsulating moments,” in that they’re a single moment, sequence, or level that pretty much sums up the game in its entirety"

      Nope, seems like a perfect word to me.

        oops i keep clicking the reply button below the comment -

        Hanging from a gargoyle in Batman AC or the Train scene in Uncharted 2 sums up these games in their entirety?? Seriously??

          Well, the gargoyle with Batman kind of works. Would show that in the game you are, in fact, the goddamn Batman.

          The train though...

    Who the hell uses doors anymore anyway.

      Hanging from a gargoyle in Batman AC or the Train scene in Uncharted 2 sums up these games in their entirety?? Seriously??

        Don't be so pedantic, it's pretty clear what he means. Don't be trying to stir up trouble ya'hear

    People complaining about the definition of 'encapsulating,' but not the seeming lack of an actual video.

    Unless there IS actually a video, and I just can't see it...

    After that video I am sooo hanging to get home and crank this game!

      I wasn't going to get it, but I'm seriously tempted with all this talk of mayhem :p

        Likewise, except that thought process went through its cycle a few days ago and I now have a CD key sitting in my inbox teasing me.

        You played Just Cause 2?

          That's another game on the backlog of 'games I should play'

    If GTA were the prim and proper girl you take on a date to a restaraunt, a movie then home for a kiss on the doorstep and arrange another date...

    SR3 I'd the slutty college girl equivelant who skips dinner, blows you in the cinema and bangs you in her parents bed afterwards.

    Been playing it all day and goddamn it's FUN!

    That jumping off the apartment block sold me. Might check it out after
    Assassins Creed
    Halo HD
    Rayman Origins
    In between MW3

      Do yourself a favour and skip all of those games and go straight to SR3.

    That mission to get the Penthouse you jumped from was awesome. Power playing in the background was just perfect while doing it.

    Wasn't really expecting much from this game, until I saw the base-jump from the apartment building. Sold! Now, to go pick it up, along with Halo and AC:R... owwww, my wallet...

    Drop kick through wind shield to hijack car. Awesome!

    Yeah I can run through water.. no problem.

    The last 20 minutes or so I've just been riding around naked on a motorbike, it's rad. In the game, I mean!

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