THQ: Saints Row 2 more “tongue in cheek” than GTA

Thursday, 19th June 2008 13:49 GMT By Mike

Speaking to investors at the William Blair & Company meeting in Chicago yesterday, THQ CEO Brian Farrell said that Saints Row 2 is more tongue in cheek than Grand Theft Auto and that it has more “silly, over the top gameplay.”

“We have a very differentiated product in this open-world genre,” said Farrell.

“We’re always concerned about GTA as a competitor. It’s a great product, the leader in the genre. But we were actually very pleased when we saw GTA IV. It’s a great game, but they went in this great creative direction [that makes the game] more character- and story-driven,” he added.

Saints Row 2 will feature lots of character customisation, “a lot” of downloadable content, a “larger, richer environment,” a unique combat system and a “seamless” two-player co-op mode.

Thanks MCV.

By Mike Bowden



  1. pjmaybe

    The two player co-op mode should be interesting. And I bet it won’t be seamless either. Not encompassing the full single player narrative at least.

    If they do pull that off, then hats off to ‘em but if Rockstar couldn’t manage it I doubt they could.

    Quite interested in it after the last vid though…

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Newbie101

    “If they do pull that off, then hats off to ‘em but if Rockstar couldn’t manage it I doubt they could. ”

    Why? Because Rockstar are coding gods or something?

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Blerk


    #3 6 years ago
  4. pjmaybe

    Aye as Blerk said…yep.

    Put it this way, the flippin multiplayer in Saints Row was laughable. Tiny little environments and a bunch of lacklustre options. What Rockstar did with GTA was pretty much allow you carte blanche to play in the whole of the map, with a whole bunch of players – and with some really decent co-op missions. If Volition manage that I’ll be incredibly impressed but I can’t see it happening…

    #4 6 years ago

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