Hey so there’s a new saints row 2022 game right around the corner now we have no idea whether or not it’s going to be any good, but if you just want to know what the deal is here’s everything to know about the game before it launches we got 10 things
List of 10 Things you need to know about Saints Row 2022
So let’s get started off with number 10 and talk about Saints Row 2022 gameplay changes
Now the gameplay change that is most prominently featured In the trailers has got to be the car combat instead of just shooting from a window while driving.
Like before you can now hold down y or triangle to get on the roof and shoot at enemies from there this seems like a simple but fun addition that should make driving around in co-op a lot more fun.
you know while on the roof it looks like your ally will automatically drive your car for you but we’re not sure what happens if you’re just by yourself the car probably keeps Driving anyway similar maybe to like how it works in the just cause games we’re not sure just speculating.
But yeah, of course, another major change is that you can fly well not fly but you can get access to a wingsuit that lets you glide around similar to again just cause games you can use it to get around the city seems pretty easy quickly escape a crashing plane or more efficiently hijack a vehicle one fun addition is that apparently, you can bounce off NPCs.
While flying to get back into the air and keep your hover going for longer also it’s worth pointing out that cars have signature abilities now like this Gibraltar.
That has crab steering which is probably some kind of side swipe ability there’s also a dedicated dodge roll because you gotta have those in games now I’m kidding but uh yeah that’s probably gonna be pretty significant how it actually all feels and how the aiming how the movement feels we don’t know for sure yet but it looks like pretty standard stuff
Saints Row 2022: Story
Now next over at number nine
Let’s talk story it seems like a complete continuity reboot where your custom character becomes the leader of a new gang of saints which looks like it’s going to model itself as a kind of a startup rather than a criminal organization.
That’s just semantics though because it looks like you’re still going to be inflicting just as much death and crime and destruction as Usual.
Now your character is new to this town and looking to make a name for themselves you meet up with allies like Eli the brains of the group and the quote-unquote strategic business associate Nina.
who’s your getaway driver and ken who’s basically the muscle of the group and described as a thrill junkie el wally gets a mention in the gameplay trailer as well as a mysterious hitman who may or may not be an enemy.
I have no idea how he factors into things It’s also worth noting that instead of driving to locations to start missions it looks like you select your next goal from a planning table that has a map of the city on it similar to how progression kind of worked in assassin’s creed Valhalla maybe that screen is just for selecting your target and then you’re free to do things how you want or maybe it’s just for starting main missions or something we don’t know for certain just yet
Is Saints Row 2022 really an Open-World game?
Now next over at number Eight
Let’s talk about the open world the game is set in an entirely new city for the series called Santo iless.
It looks like a combination of las vegas Nevada and phoenix Arizona with a touch of south-central Los Angeles thrown in for good measure there are the usual areas you’d kind of expect in a saints row game.
You know there’s a downtown area there are casinos there are rundown sections of the town and the suburbs but one thing that stands out is that There’s actually what looks like a pretty big badlands area you can explore outside of the city there’s a lot more country.
Here than in previous entries in the series with a lot more open spaces and dusty trails to drive down and with a lot of the emphasis on car stuff and car combat in this game we think there’s a lot of room for wide-open crazy opportunities hopefully.
Now there are 15 districts total and while we don’t know what they all are they’re pretty varied As far as saints’ row open worlds go Providencia is a dusty area overlooked by a gigantic rock shaped like a panther lakeshore is the upscale downtown area.
While the monte vista district is a Hollywood hills-like gated community area now one thing that is clear from the trailer is that the world is just a much more vibrant place.
Compared to previous saints row games with a lot of unique architecture and secrets to find yeah it’s been implied that there might Be some familiar things here and there now I’m not sure how many interiors there will be so far we’ve seen very little indoor space in any of the trailers so far so it seems like that’ll be a more limited element to the game but maybe volition just wants to keep some of that stuff a surprise
On the list of top 10 things you need to know about saints row 2022, at number seven we have
Customizing your character to just an insane degree has always been a key part of the saint’s row franchise since the second game and It really looks like they’re keeping up that tradition.
Here you can now customize your character your vehicles and your guns as well and not just by swapping out skins like in the older games now, of course, the big thing is character customization is pretty in-depth.
This time there are a lot of options and a lot of goofy options even if it’s not as granular as other character creators like say the one in dragon’s dogma but still it’s pretty cool you might not be able to make like your perfect celebrity look-alike.
Here, in fact, you know the character creation and customization menu the options feel very similar to what we’ve seen in saints rows three and four you know the layout is actually pretty identical but you can be fat or skinny young or old muscular or doughy.
There are a lot of options in just your body shape you can even give yourself a custom prosthetic leg if you want there are a lot of opportunities to make the coolest most perfect person or the stupidest looking person of your dreams as well as eight different voice options for your boss.
Similar to how the previous games did it there’s also gun customization which we’ll get to in a bit but car customization is just as impressive it looks like you can swap out presets which are custom styles for your car you can change out the paint the trim the tires and the horn
Saints Row 2022: Weapons
On the list of top 10 things you need to know about saints row 2022, at number six we have
Let’s talk weapons now saints row has been famous for the last few games for its ridiculous weapons so here’s what you gotta know about the new one a big shout out to TechRadar who compiled a list of all the known weapons from previews.
we’ll link them and everything down in the description below but with this being a reboot and it kind of straddles a line between normal and super over the top like previous games.
It seems like Weapons might be paired down a bit but there are a lot from what we saw there are assault rifles including a burst one and fully auto ones there are long-range rifles.
Rocket launchers and a handful of shotguns from sawn off to like big crazy tactical auto shotguns there will be smgs there’s going to be pistols from the smaller type of pistols to like massive magnum hand cannons and a big revolver that shoots explosive rounds.
Now all, that stuff might not sound too Crazy or amazing but a few things worth pointing out we haven’t seen every weapon yet they all do have varying stats that leave the floor open for more fun and customization within these groups.
There does seem to be visually usually at least one gun that is like a fun weird variant like take for example the smgs there’s an old-school style Tommy gun
So you’re gonna be getting these weapons at the friendly fire weapons stores around the Game world and thankfully like I said there is a little bit of a level of customization to the weapons that in my opinion might make them feel a bit cooler outside of slapping.
With different colored skins on them and swapping out parts, you can also completely change the visual appearance of the gun similar to how it worked in saints row 4.
Along with that, there are a bunch of melee weapons from like a brutal baseball bat to a machete a stun baton, and axe but I Wonder how far they’re gonna take these if you know what I mean still I’m hoping the customization and stat upgrading is satisfying you know that’ll probably make it a lot more fun now
Outside of the main story, there are the expected side activities and jobs now the more traditional side quests are a thing called side hustles where you complete missions like riding shotgun where you shoot at pursuers while the ai drives the car.
But then there’s also grand theft auto San Andreas like systems where you can take over enemy territory by engaging them in battle on the streets and as you’d expect this runs.
That gang out of the area and makes getting around a lot easier there are tourist locations which kind of reminds us of something from watchdogs too you know if there’s something noteworthy around you can take out your camera and snap a picture of it.
one thing the old Games had were a lot of minigames and it looks like some of them will be returning here with criminal ventures.
Now they’re businesses you can buy that all have unique mission types associated with them now one is a food truck that also deals drugs which sounds a lot like drug dealing missions from previous games while another is a ridiculous job where you have to drive a truck full of toxic waste and try to avoid spilling its contents everywhere now apparently
There will be 15 of these criminal ventures in total and according to this game informer article saints row project manager ray Haslip confirmed that insurance fraud is coming back which is absolutely incredible
because that’s like the funniest silliest mode other goofy stuff includes a mission where you leave bad reviews on competing for restaurants’ websites and then fight them when they come back at you for revenge completing these side activities can Apparently unlock some pretty cool rewards like a hoverboard so that’s a positive as well
Saints Row 2022: Co-Op
On the list of top 10 things you need to know about saints row 2022, at number four we have
let’s talk co-op because you can play cooperatively and just crime around the open world with a buddy.
It’s a two-player online co-op most likely you’ll also probably have the option to match-make co-op with random people as well.
Now when playing with a friend note there aren’t full cross-play cross-platforms but what is Pretty cool is cross-gen co-op at least meaning say if you’re playing on ps4 but your friend is on ps5 you can still play with them now between the vehicles causing explosions and chases and wing suiting around.
it’s easy to think that doing it all with a friend will probably make for a good time as long as the internet holds up if it’s anywhere near as good as previous saints row games co-op we’ll be happy
Now according to games radar on top of the standard Chaos, you can also prank your co-op partner there’s like a prank meter that can be filled up that lets you turn your co-op partner into like a trash can or a toilet that seems very appropriately saints row so I’m going to definitely be doing that immediately.
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Antagonists of the game
We talked about the open world and the different districts but who are you fighting well there are seemingly three factions you have to deal with throughout the game.
There are the idols these are the guys you may have seen that are all like tech glowing party mask type people like watchdogs looking dudes they kind of give off the fast and dangerous vibe then there’s Los panteros the tough guy bruisers who just kind of give off the vibe of the classic luchador dudes from the older games like the heavier stuff then there’s the marshalls a military group with seemingly a lot of firepowers they’re like a private military
Contractors with a lot of money and guns and they actually have ties to your main character’s past you know from the trailers that we’ve seen and the gameplay overview it does seem like in the game.
you might start out playing as a marshal and then maybe things go wrong and that’s why you start your own gang that’s just speculating but it’s worth pointing out that all these groups have their own looks their own hangouts their own cars you know gang type saints row
Stuff you’d expect but they seem like they might have a bit of depth to them but we’ll just have to wait and see
On the list of top 10 things you need to know about saints row 2022, at number two we have
There’s character progression that should keep things interesting now you level your character up to unlock skills and you can equip up to four of them at one time by using the menu on your in-game smartphone.
these skills are a mix of active and passive things that get more interesting the higher the level that they’re unlocked With they use a thing you burn called flow it’s something that slowly refills during the action.
So the skills right at the start there’s a pineapple express you can unlock you may have seen this in trailers or previews but it’s a melee move where like you grab a dude shove a grenade down his pants and then toss him towards other enemies.
it’s just absolutely glorious I’m gonna be using that all the time then there’s an unlockable permanent health upgrade a
Temporary health and strength boost that you can activate the ability to spin around and fire bullets in 360 degrees for maximum damage and the ability to call in other saints to help out now there might be more from what we’ve seen out there the skills stop at level 20.
So that’s either it or there’s way more because in previous games you could level up higher but we’ll just have to wait and see.
Let’s talk Housekeeping of course saints row is releasing on august 23rd 2022 for the regular price of 60 in the us for ps5 ps4 Xbox series x s one and pc on screen.
Here we have the pc requirements just so you have a heads up they’ll also be linked in the description if you pre-order the regular standard edition anywhere you get the idol’s anarchy pack which includes an idol-themed helmet weapon and the sandstorm scrambler.
Now specifically if you really care about The nitty-gritty if you pre-order a GameStop you can get a saints custom convertible and a saints custom jacket then there’s the saint’s row legacy edition that’s like the best buy exclusive for 90 bucks which gets you the expansion pass and saints row the third remastered then there’s the notorious edition for 90 bucks which is a GameStop exclusive with the expansion pass and a bunch of items a mini art book the American muscle bundle the saints
Criminal customs and if you’re only buying it digitally for 90 bucks you get the saint’s row gold edition with the expansion pack the idol’s anarchy pack and just more of those digital goodies but also there’s the saint’s row platinum edition.
that’s digital-only for a hundred dollars that’s all the other stuff plus you get access to saints row the third remastered which is still worth playing this is too much stuff if you ask me too much nickel and diming.
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