Saints Row 4 remixed
Sorry but I re- read my last post and I missed a couple of things and saw something that didn't make sense so I'm posting it again...
Suggested changes for Saints Row 4 or 5
I love a lot of the ideas and experience in the Third Saints but I really hope there can be improvements.
STORY: It was too vague and quick. There was so much more meat in the first two. Other than Johnny's death, and the battle with Killbane there was really no substance of climax to the story. In the 2nd Saints, Aisha was killed, and there was an actual funeral! Johnny wanted to avenge her and the game played as such. Everyone you and Johnny killed felt like you were avenging his girl's death. Only Shaundi was pissed about Gats death for a couple of missions and then everyone seemed to get over it like they lost their socks or something. I mean it was Johnny! He has been a saints since the beginning and looked like he just joined or was just a guy who wore purple walking down the street the way everyone reacted! When I recruit on of those guys and they die I'm not pissed I just get another but we are talking about JOHNNY! Aisha dying and Jessica being crushed by Maero accidentally was classic and and oh shit moments! Those kind of shocking moments need to be added back in the story the next time around. I think that there was so much crazy fun stuff that the story got lost. There needs to be a balance of being realistic, amazing story but still fun like. In this way Saints @ was so much better than 3.
CUSTOMIZATION: There was so much more freedom in Saints 1 and 2 in what and how you could ware your clothing. Shirt in, shirt out, pants leg up or down, shirt buttoned, unbuttoned, hats could be worn several different ways and there was so much that you could buy already in the game. You could buy much better jewelry and watches and even put individual pieces of charms and medallions on the chains. Bring that back! There needs to be better current hair styles and the tattoos need to be new and much better! The DLC needs to be much better! There needs to be more clothing included in the game and less that you have to purchase later as DLC. If there is going to be DLC then it needs to be add ons for the story, weapons, characters or even more vehicles but the clothing is a rip off especially when all you can do is just change the colors on so of the stuff. When creating your main character you should be able to adjust the characters, height, and voice as well as physical features. In the case of a female character especially the ethnic ones we should be able to adjust for there hips, thighs and butt and not just their chest. Boobs are great but so are big butts, curvy hips and shapely thighs so these need to be included in the sex appeal slider next time. The height of the character should be added because there are not that many 6' women in the world so they need to be shorter. Oleg was the only one who you could tell that there was an obvious height distinction. Voice customization needs to be enhanced since there are only three different voices used for the males and females. With that being said there should be an option to raise and lower the pitch each voice so that there can be some sort of freedom and individuality to the characters we create.
ENVIRONMENT AND GAME PLAY: Variety in the safe houses needs to be added back into the game. In Saints 2 each safe house uniquely looked and felt distinct. When you went into one of buildings that were gained from the Syndicate in 3 it looked just like your penthouse that you already owned. That building was awesome on the outside but looked just exactly the same on the inside. Airplane flight needs to revert to how it was in 2. When you flew a plane in 2 it felt like you were actually in a plane because the whole screed moved it you were inverted or in a barrel row or crashing. The only time you could tell you were flying is diving, or how small everything looked the higher you fly. Landscape needs to be more vibrant and fluid like it was in Saints Row 2. The sky was realistic in 2, everything was distinct and beautiful. In 3 Steelport had a cloned, bland look to the buildings. If you wanted to make Saints 3 a 3D game you couldn't because it looks so flat. There were so many more building that you could enter and see the difference in them in 2 compared to 3.
The people were more alive, interacting with each other not just the main character kissing, fighting w/ one another, with other gangs, and the police. The attitudes of the pedestrians was more raw and realistic. They would cuss you out, fight and it was realistic! Don't make it politically correct! If you have racists in the game let them be racists! If you have a group of black guys calling each other the N word, let em! That was realistic and funny and needs to be added back.
And the ability to pick and throw objects needs to be put back in the game. Even things like crashing into a gas station in a vehicle and getting a action packed, over the tome explosion needs to be added back in because it just looked epic! Also the unlocks that you receive as the games progresses to make the MC invincible suck blood and many other things should either have the ability to be turned off or just limited to each character you create so that if you want to create a character that is a vampire they can be. But if you want to replay the game as a entirely different character than you can start from scratch or at least be able normal like the character was when you initially started the game the first time. This again would make each character you play through the game with distinct and an individual. I don't know if anyone who is developing the next Saints Row will even see this or in time to add it to Saints 4 but if not then they can hopefully see it and use it for Saints 5