GTA 5 vs. Saints Row 4 revisited
In recent articles we spoke about the open world similarities with Grand Theft Auto and Saints Row titles in anticipation for GTA 5 and Saints Row 4, although the larger fanbase seems to revolve around the GTA title. With both franchises looking to release vastly improved versions it seems the only real advantage Saints Row 4 has over GTA 5 is the fact that it is releasing earlier, but can a month can make all the difference?
Today we wanted to revisit GTA 5 vs. Saints Row 4 thanks to an article on Gaming Bolt, which claims Saints Row 4 doesn’t need to compete with GTA 5. While many would suggest there is room for both to succeed, but we are under the impression the Saints Row franchise has experienced its ups and downs over the years much like the Grand Theft Auto series.
Both Saints Row 3 and GTA IV could have been the AAA blockbusters that were expected, while Saints Row 2 was held in higher regard to other instalments due to the amount of improvements. Both new titles will be up for discussion and gamers will expect them to be bigger and better than previous iterations while Saints Row 4 looks set to continue the tradition of crazy and outrageous behaviour that fans love.
We understand that gamers will be contemplating their finances when these titles arrive and with Saints Row 4 coming out a month earlier this should weigh up the success of both with GTA 5 conceding the advantage to Saints Row 4. Both games have an open world familiarity with plenty of emphasis on crime and adventure, while those who felt let down by Saints Row 3 will be looking at this sequel to reinstall their faith in the franchise.
Grand Theft Auto 5 is set to be this year’s biggest title and the success will not mean Saints Row 4 does not get the appreciation it deserves, it will just mean one is more successful, as both title look like a whole heap of fun, which is great news for the gaming industry.
Do you think games that copy or have a familiar style to a blockbuster title is good when they are successful? Will you be trying to get hold of both over the course of the year, or do you favour GTA 5?