SIGH. Saints Row: The Third Will Require Online Pass
So I’m nearly finished with Saints Row: The Third. And I LOVE it. Seriously, I think it’s going to end up being my favorite game of 2011 (note: not the same thing as saying it’s the best game of 2011). It’s exactly as crazy awesome weird as they promised, I assure you. Anyway, I wanted to get that out of the way before complaining.
Remember last week when Obsidian’s Feargus Urquhart called things like online passes gimmicks? Alas, his opinion is decidedly not destined to become conventional wisdom. As pretty much everyone is now reporting (I was going to wait to mention it until my review, but the news is public so, whatevs), yes Virginia, you will need an online pass to access online co-op and Whored Mode. My review copy included one, and the one you will buy did too.
It’s really just going to be an inconvenience for first-run buyers, since it just requires entering in the code. But all of you who buy a used copy? Screwed city. You’ll be purchasing the pass. Yes, this is weak, especially considering how limited the online component is. Online passes = cheap, developers. Stop it! But you know what? Driving a tiger around town will probably help you forgive them, at little anyway.
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