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What GTA Can Learn From Saints Row

Posted January 18th 2012 by Anthony DiPalma.

Years ago you could have said that Saints Row was just a slightly wackier version of the Grand Theft Auto series that has revolutionized open world gaming, and you wouldn't be far off the mark. As someone who has put in hundreds of hours playing every GTA game, I can see why, despite commercial success, many fans were turned off by GTA IV, the latest entry in the series. For the longest time GTA fans were looking to sate their appetite for an open world game that focused more on having fun than having a somewhat deep narrative. In fact, you could say that the student has become the master, as Saints Row: The Third shines brighter than GTA IV in just about every way. Over time, the GTA series has put on a suit and tie, but Saints Row is lighting a bag of dog shit on fire and leaving it on your front steps.

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Tags: Rockstar, IV, GTA, 3, Saints Row

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Why Mass Effect 3 Will Be The Best In The Series

Posted June 7th 2011 by Anthony DiPalma.

The developers at BioWare have made quite a name for themselves lately. Despite less than excellent reviews of Dragon Age II, the team promises to bring gamers a true powerhouse with Mass Effect 3. Considering the amazing sales of Mass Effect 2, the third entry in the continuous series is sure to be a success. Why exactly will Mass Effect 3 be the absolute best in the series? The storytelling will still remain the same as players will still be able to develop Commander Shepard into a paragon who does all he/she can do to help the galaxy, or a violent and ruthless leader who prefers to shoot first and ask questions later. The biggest difference will be in the gameplay, which promises to take a huge step forward in the fast paced action of the Mass Effect universe.

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Tags: Mass Effect, 3, Shepard, Awesome, Kinect

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