Is Saints Row 4 a Threat to GTA V?

Yesterday Deep Silver officially revealed Saints Row 4 (via debut teaser trailer, if you missed it we have it below for you). So does the next installment in Saints Row series a threat to GTA V in any way?.

Saints Row 4 vs GTA VThe answer is a BIG NO. Going by all the details we saw in debut trailer of Saints Row 4 it seemed like, all Volition have done is took Saints Row 3 and added some more over the top childish sci-fi features (fans obviously hated them previously as well) and presented it as a completely new game.

When Rockstar Games announced release delay of GTA V from Spring 2013 to September 2013 fans were extremely frustrated but thing settled down pretty fast with a sense that some extra time is needed to develope a perfect product.

No doubt GTA V delay is disappointing but fans are of the opinion that the game will be worth the wait when it launches, since Rockstar Games have put 5 years of dedication and effort into it.

Furthermore, Rockstar Games are taking their own time in revealing details about GTA V (making fans wait for too long even for a small update), but at-least they are actually giving fans what they want in GTA V, whereas Volition are offering their fans an old Wine in new bottle and with new label.

Volition has really sunk the Saints Row franchise. They should have taken a complete new route for developing Saints Row 4 into something fresh and interesting rather than going for rehashing the previous installment.

We are of the opinion that GTA V will completely wipe the open genre market not only in 2013 but many years to come, and titles like Saints Row 4 stand no chance against it.

Let us know in the comment section below what you guys think?, is Saints Row 4 a threat to GTA V in anyway?.

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TK (not verified) posted on Sat, 2013-07-20 12:27
I have this terrifying feeling that GTA V is going to be a let down. I don't know what it is... but I can't shake it. Of course, the game looks unbelievable... but the only game in recent memory that has been this hyped up and hasn't been a let down is... Skyrim. But I'm sure we'll be blown away... if by nothing but the size of the game. Saints Row IV... doesn't look too promising. But if it's insane enough... just that sweet spot between infamous, Far Cry 3 (Vaas' insanity specifically) and GTA... it just might work. Then again, that most likely won't happen... so...
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ivan (not verified) posted on Tue, 2013-04-16 01:10
theyre completely different franchises and I love them both. i think judgement of either game shouldnt be made until youve given both of them a proper playthrough, thats the only real way of telling how well a company has performed with their game.
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AJ (not verified) posted on Wed, 2013-03-27 15:50
Thats like saying a clown with a dildo bat is competition for a Navy Seal with a shotgun...Just dumb
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Repoman (not verified) posted on Fri, 2013-03-22 15:48
There will be NO competition for GTAV as long as they have stuck to what they know best...Volition made a huge mistake with SRTT in taking such a different direction to SR2 (Which was actually a good game)Rockstar almost did it with GTA4 by making it too realistic and too dark and moody. I still play San Andreas now, There's so much to do in SA and the place has a fun vibe that was lacking in 4. 4 is a game I play but I'm hoping 5 will be a game I'll want to just hang out in. I'm going to bed now, wake me in September.
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Dylan Armentrout (not verified) posted on Tue, 2013-03-19 17:49
Well if you look at the years and devotion into each game title, Rockstar always puts in the most into their games. GTA is on it's "5th" installment on the series, with the exceptions to San Andreas and Vice City and the stories games, which were just built of the original games and Saints Row is already on their 4th. I think that already says a lot seeming GTA started in the 90's on the PC and Saints Row started in 2006. But they are two completely different games in my opinion. GTA puts a lot of effort in to there stories and Saints Row is just a fun open world game. GTA without a doubt though wins the title because is both of those things.
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kylerfox10 (not verified) posted on Tue, 2013-03-19 21:47
GTA 5's delay brought up a conspiracy that it is because of the violent homicides in the US recently. Hopefully no homicidal idiot does anything if this is true.
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AJ (not verified) posted on Tue, 2013-03-19 01:49
Gta still tops the charts. Every week gta iv is in to top ten most played games. The top 10 is shown on Major nelson's blog every week... It has been in the top 10 since 2008 while everything else has died out.
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Unknown (not verified) posted on Mon, 2013-03-18 20:53
Lol gta v and saints row should not even be in the same sentence, i played saints row for like 2 hours and never went back, its too over the top and just stupid how can you if say competion rofl gta v will destroy it !!!
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unevenwizard (not verified) posted on Sun, 2013-03-17 22:31
I'd just say I really enjoy both games. GTA's tone and realism are appealing to me, much the same as SR's increasing craziness. I personally will enjoy both titles.
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Ramon (not verified) posted on Sun, 2013-03-17 22:29
Other people might still be into GTA games, but I lost interest. Saints Row games are a brand new kind of gameplay to me, so I'd prefer the next SR than the next GTA game.
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Lord Chauncey (not verified) posted on Sun, 2013-03-17 15:50
Absolutely. Saints row has somthing special that gta just doesn't have. Maybe rockstar will catch up to the superior developer soon. Gta is old news and boring. They don't care about their customers as the game is being spoken about further delays into the new year. I for one am no longer a fan of rockstar games. Tittys
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Disclaimer (not verified) posted on Tue, 2013-03-19 18:14
More like Volition don't care about their customers if they're giving their fanbase more of what they hated in Saints Row 3. Superior developer? Ha! Dream on.
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craig (not verified) posted on Sun, 2013-03-17 16:20
your out of your mind dude. SR3 bored me to tears and has collected dust since I got it.
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Brendon (not verified) posted on Sun, 2013-03-17 10:23
If you want competition, Call Of Duty is your answer. Watch Dogs and Last Of Us, is looking amazing! Cant wait to see more details.
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Joee (not verified) posted on Sun, 2013-03-17 05:40
I enjoyed SR3 even though it was a dumb game. To be honest sans row is more of a spoof of gta rather than real competion and SR4 looks stupid. Maybe AC4 may be competion of GTA but im getting sick of yearly realeses for that open world series. I just hope they dont delay gta again
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Andy (not verified) posted on Sun, 2013-03-17 04:26
SR4 not even gonna come close to the power of GTA V! :P
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Jimmyjim (not verified) posted on Sun, 2013-03-17 00:28
HAHAHA!! SR4! Looks like quite possibly the worst game ever made! Is that a genuine trailer? Thought the first game was great fun, as someone has said, alot of san andreas styling in it, But this, Jesus! someone should be shot for this monstrosity to the gaming world.
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JamesPinhead (not verified) posted on Sat, 2013-03-16 21:54
Looks like their tring too hard
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DontheIII (not verified) posted on Sat, 2013-03-16 21:49
That trailer looked like downloadable content for SR3, as this article states GTAV wont have competition in years! maybe never!
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Brendon (not verified) posted on Sat, 2013-03-16 20:41
Well, i really do like Saints Row. It's not GTA, but hell imagine if every game was, how boring would that be! Here is a game, that's funny, cool and intriguing. So for creativity, i will buy it. Hope they release more details soon.
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Femiairboy94 (not verified) posted on Sat, 2013-03-16 19:22
I’ll NOT BUY SR4 When the first SR came out, I thought a real competition as come for the GTA franchise, the second SR tried to live up to its reputation however it died in the third installment. After seeing SR4’s trailer I can say bold that the entire saints row Franchise is dead. If they kept that same threshold since the first series they might have even become a competitor to GTA V.
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Bullshit (not verified) posted on Sat, 2013-03-16 17:25
Saint row is shitty and without san andreas there wouldnt be a saints row
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John (not verified) posted on Sat, 2013-03-16 17:18
If Volition had stayed true to the path they laid down with Saints Row 2, I might have considered buying SR4 as well as GTA V, because in my opinion SR2 pissed all over the previous GTA entry. However, the annoying "lolsorandumb" bullshit that they pulled with SR:TT pretty much killed any interest I had in the series. Pandering to retards is a fast track to killing a beloved series.

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