Although it's the closest thing out there to GTA, the style and focus of Saints Row is very different.
That being said, gamers who play both such titles will want some definite bang for their buck. Therefore, it's good to hear Volition's James Torbit tell Game Informer that Saints Row: The Third will deliver 30-40 hours of gameplay. In other words, there's a ton of content packed into this title:
"We have been working on Saints Row: The Third since before we finished Saints Row 2. It takes years to get something like this finished. I don't know what the path is – from the first mission to the last – is going to be at this point. I think in Saints Row 2, I think we were seeing people go into the 30-40 hour range. We've got more open world content for player, missions are longer as well, simply in terms of duration, I think we'll have as much content, if not more, than SR2."
And if you love the chaos and mayhem in this one, you'll probably want the team to start work on the fourth iteration. Obviously, nothing has been confirmed just yet but when Torbit was asked if he'd want to do another entry, his response was as follows:
"*smiles* Of course.
Yeah, we'll blow off some serious steam with SR3 and while GTAV will undoubtedly take itself seriously, we don't ever have to worry about the Volition guys doing any such thing. And there's nothing wrong with that at all . Do you?
Related Game(s): Saints Row: The Third