It's the Saints vs. the Ronin Gang, and things are gonna get really bloody. It's probably unfair to compare Saints Row 2 and Grand Theft Auto IV, as the former clearly has a style all its own. The sandbox structure remains, of course, but this gang-type atmosphere is going to pervade every corner of the upcoming action title, and that'll add major flavor. If you were a fan of the original game, you can expect more of just about everything; the world is darker, gritter, and more challenging in most every respect. Besides, don't you want to throw down with the offending gang to enforce your superiority in the city? This appears to be a gigantic turf war, and only the hardiest will emerge victorious when enough bodies hit the floor.
8/27/2008 Ben Dutka