This has nothing to do with quality. I won't suggest for a second that Saints Row: The Third will be superior to the upcoming Grand Theft Auto V . Heck, I doubt THQ's latest will be better than any previous GTA, going all the way back to GTAIII.
But that's not the point. GTA has always been better in just about every possible way – technically and artistically – but Saints Row has always tried to one-up Rockstar's sandbox mega-blockbuster in one particular category: chaos and mayhem. And in terms of unbridled, over-the-top, unabashed, begging to get on the news insanity, Saints Row: The Third appears to be taking the crown. In case you missed it, we direct your attention to an Open World Gameplay Walkthrough .
That's a big ol' purple dildo with which to smack people around. …and those are giant fists that cause humans to explode. Yeah, a tank. Of course. And the object is just to cause as much damage as possible. Then there's a jet equipped with homing missiles. You can just hover and destroy. A couple "unique" vehicles, including one with a cannon that "sucks up" pedestrians and fires them…well, wherever. It's reckless abandon and GTAV won't do this; that game is going to take itself seriously because it aspires to be something amazing.
That's not a knock on Saints Row: The Third ; it's just that the latter obviously aspires to be something else and thus far, it's succeeding.
Related Game(s): Saints Row: The Third