New Saints Row 2 Trailer is Actually… Funny?
Anyone who played the first Saints Row knows that damn near everything was attempted to be ripped from Grand Theft Auto, including its sense of humor. While it succeeded in many ways and made a lot of improvements to the series of GTA III games (that includes Vice City and San Andreas, plus the Stories games), its attempt at being funny was absolutely cringeworthy. Truly painful stuff.
So, imagine my surprise when I watched the new Saints Row 2 “Vehicles & Weapons” trailer this morning and I actually cracked a smile. Sure, it’s not the most original material, but they use it fairly well and manage to introduce you to a number of the game‘s weapons (shock paddles? really?) and vehicles, including a helicopter, jet ski, and plane. Nothing groundbreaking (San Andreas had both planes and helicopters), but the original Saints Row was essentially an iterative step forward for sandbox games, and that’s exactly what I’m expecting from Saints Row 2.
The trailer is behind an age gate, so you’ll have to click here and verify your age before you can check out the trailer.