Volition On Saints Row: "We Are Not A GTA Clone"
And now, the developer is saying what we - and many other critics and gamers - have been saying for a while: Saints Row has become its own thing; it really isn't ripping anything off from its competition.
In speaking to VG247, Volition lead designer Scott Phillips said the fans are saying the studio has created their own niche with Saints Row: The Third. Said Phillips:
"And I think with Saints Row: The Third, we're starting to hear from fans, reviewers that we have created our own niche. We are not GTA, we are not a clone, we are our own thing."
It's all about the chaos and the style, which is unique to Saints Row.
"That direction of over the top has been set very early on from Saints Row 2, and I think Saints Row: The Third reset that direction and reinforced that we are over the top and we that sort of fun, guilty pleasure sort of game."
Phillips added that he saw the GTAV trailer and said- "Those guys can really build a world, they are fantastic at that." But he said he soon got tired of GTAIV and and he thinks his team has Rockstar beat in creating "fun gameplay." At the same time and with a more diplomatic stance, Phillips said there's certainly room for both games in the genre, which we certainly agree with. We definitely wanna play both.
However, be careful with that term, "fun." ...that's about as subjective as you're gonna get, Mr. Phillips.
Related Game(s): Saints Row: The Third
11/22/2011 9:36:44 AM Ben Dutka