[quote="SoldjahBoy":3h3ttak3][quote="deadeye":3h3ttak3]After playing through GTA IV that game looks rather sterile.[/quote:3h3ttak3]
On the contrary. This game kills gta 4. Graphics arent quite as nice as gta but gameplay is superior... Plus more stuff to do and way better missions. Also you can do up cars and you dont lose them if they blow up or whatever. Clothing is a cool feature too so you dress up your character.
If you liked gta 4 then chances are you will love saints row 2.
I get angry with friends when they choose SR2 over gta 4
Both games have their strong points.
But it's more like, GTA is like a Lord Of the Rings billion-dollar-production, while SR2 is like a 100-dollar Blair Witch Production. - exeggerated.
Saints Row 2 (quality of graphics, story, voice-acting, engine) is good... in its own league.
GTA 4 is in a "higher" league.
Then comes gameplay.
Ok, GTA 4 doesn't offer much. Saints Row 2 wins on replayability (especially coop missions!)
I like and play both games.
Personally I enjoy GTA 4 more, while driving around and doing nothing special (great graphics/lightning from time of day and weather that gives the city a mood).
Oh 1 last thing:
GTA 4 has ragdoll (euphoria-)engine.
But you can't grab or throw pedestrians
SR 2 has "regular" ragdoll effects
But you can grab and throw pedestrians