History YMMV / SaintsRowIV

20th Nov '17 5:23:11 PM gilda4ever
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* GoddamnedBats
** Zin soldiers on hoverbikes. They're the weakest vehicles in the Zin arsenal, and a well-placed freeze blast will always take them out unless they're insanely close to the ground. This doesn't stop them from hassling you with their rapid spawn in pairs and their ability to keep up with you in anything short of a jet.


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** As in [[VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird the previous title]], it's possible to modify most otherwise non-customizable vehicles by taking a regular vehicle into a Rim Jobs, hovering over your vehicle of choice, then backing out. Not as big of a deal due to the game's lack of focus on vehicles, but it's still fun to create a NighInvulnerable tank and plow it through everything the Zin can throw at you.


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** The on-foot Mayhem activities may be this for some, since they restrict you to only one method of destruction (such as a Black Hole Gun or Super Stomp) in each activity. If you like what the activity lets you use, then it's a pretty fun activity. If you don't, though, it can be a pain to get through.
27th Sep '17 3:49:30 PM JehJehKeyblade
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** Actually the easiest way is just to freeze blast them, which stops their head from turning for long enough to get behind them.
24th Sep '17 7:59:18 PM Kadorhal
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** Not only that, but since the French and Belgian have some sort of a love/hate relationship, with both countries frequently making fun of each other, one can only imagine how vitriolic French Boss would have been to Loren [[WhatCouldHaveBeen had her voice option been available in Saints Row: The Third...]]
** The [[DontExplainTheJoke joke behind having]] Creator/NolanNorth as one of the voice options is that Nolan North is in ''every'' video game. Now that 2013 has passed you could [[VideoGame/TheLastOfUs probably]] [[VideoGame/BioshockInfinite make]] [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins the]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2 same]] [[VideoGame/InfamousSecondSon joke]] [[VideoGame/MassEffect3 about]] Creator/TroyBaker...except that he already provides Male Voice 1 for the Boss.
** Speaking of Creator/TroyBaker, Asha's Loyalty mission becomes this as well, considering that it's a giant ShoutOut to MetalGearSolid and Troy Baker is now voicing Revolver Ocelot in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain''.

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** Not only that, but since the French and Belgian Belgians have some sort of a love/hate relationship, with both countries frequently making fun of each other, one can only imagine how vitriolic French Boss would have been to Loren [[WhatCouldHaveBeen had her voice option been available in Saints Row: The Third...back then.]]
** The [[DontExplainTheJoke joke joke]] behind having]] having Creator/NolanNorth as one of the voice options is that Nolan North is in ''every'' video game. Now that 2013 has passed you could [[VideoGame/TheLastOfUs probably]] [[VideoGame/BioshockInfinite make]] [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins the]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2 same]] [[VideoGame/InfamousSecondSon joke]] [[VideoGame/MassEffect3 about]] Creator/TroyBaker... except that he already provides Male Voice 1 for the Boss.
** Speaking of Creator/TroyBaker, Troy Baker, Asha's Loyalty mission becomes this as well, considering that it's a giant ShoutOut to MetalGearSolid ''VideoGame/MetalGear'', and Troy Baker is now voicing Revolver Ocelot in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain''.



* MemeticBadass: KeithDavid, in-game. The other characters respect him so much that the Boss picked him to be his running mate, and Kinzie rescued him first.

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* MemeticBadass: KeithDavid, Creator/KeithDavid, in-game. The other characters respect him so much that the Boss picked him to be his running mate, and Kinzie rescued him first.



* MisattributedSong: It's common for uninformed players to find that the first Dubstep Gun's tune is called "Polyhymnia" by Scout MacNiel. WordOfGod confirms that this is a mere imitator, since the song is actually "A Bass Renaissance" by Josh Powell.

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* MisattributedSong: It's common for uninformed players to find that the first Dubstep Gun's tune is called "Polyhymnia" by Scout MacNiel.[=MacNiel=]. WordOfGod confirms that this is a mere imitator, since the song is actually "A Bass Renaissance" by Josh Powell.



-->'''Santa Claus:''' Shaundi, dear? Can you be a good girl and stay here? If we don't make it, you have to tell the others.
-->'''Future!Shaundi:''' [[NoOneGetsLeftBehind I'm not leaving your side, Santa!]]
-->'''Santa Claus:''' I need you to do this for me, Shaundi.
-->'''Future!Shaundi!:''' What?! [[IveComeTooFar I've come too far to stop now!]] Do you know what I've been through? I've lost friends, compatriots, [[AnArmAndALeg my arm!]]
-->'''The Boss:''' And an [[EyeScream eye.]]
-->'''Future!Shaundi:''' Yes! [[HamAndCheese And an eye!]] I can't just give you up, Santa.
* NeverLiveItDown: [[spoiler: Cyber-Julius]] laments this to Asha if you have both of them as homies in Saints Row IV

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-->'''Santa Claus:''' Shaundi, dear? Can you be a good girl and stay here? If we don't make it, you have to tell the others.
-->'''Future!Shaundi:'''
others.\\
'''Future!Shaundi:'''
[[NoOneGetsLeftBehind I'm not leaving your side, Santa!]]
-->'''Santa
Santa!]]\\
'''Santa
Claus:''' I need you to do this for me, Shaundi.
-->'''Future!Shaundi!:'''
Shaundi.\\
'''Future!Shaundi!:'''
What?! [[IveComeTooFar I've come too far to stop now!]] Do you know what I've been through? I've lost friends, compatriots, [[AnArmAndALeg my arm!]]
-->'''The
arm!]]\\
'''The
Boss:''' And an [[EyeScream eye.]]
-->'''Future!Shaundi:'''
]]\\
'''Future!Shaundi:'''
Yes! [[HamAndCheese And an eye!]] I can't just give you up, Santa.
* NeverLiveItDown: [[spoiler: Cyber-Julius]] laments this to Asha if you have both of them as homies in Saints Row IVhomies.



* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Compared [[TookALevelInJerkass to her last appearance]], Shaundi has gotten far more praise and approval than in the last game. Part of it may stem from making her ActionGirl credentials more prominent, but it also uses a LOT of CharacterDevelopment to explain her transition from ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'' to ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'' to ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' [[spoiler: by juxtaposing Serious!Shaundi to Fun!Shaundi, eventually having the two reconcile their differences in Shaundi's Loyalty mission, and ultimately ending with Shaundi [[TookALevelInKindness becoming less of a bitch than her last appearance]].]]

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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Compared [[TookALevelInJerkass to her last appearance]], Shaundi has gotten far more praise and approval than in the last game. Part of it may stem from making her ActionGirl credentials more prominent, but it also uses a LOT of CharacterDevelopment to explain her transition from ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'' to ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'' then to ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' ''Saints Row IV'' [[spoiler: by juxtaposing Serious!Shaundi to Fun!Shaundi, eventually having the two reconcile their differences in Shaundi's Loyalty mission, and ultimately ending with Shaundi [[TookALevelInKindness becoming less of a bitch than her last appearance]].]]
26th Aug '17 8:27:36 PM thecarolinabull01
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** One of Wrestling/RoddyPiper's homie conversations ends with him realizing that [[spoiler:he is dead along with everyone else on Earth.]] Real life Roddy Piper died in 2015.

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** One of Wrestling/RoddyPiper's homie conversations idle monologues ends with him realizing that [[spoiler:he is dead along with everyone else on Earth.]] Real life Roddy Piper died in 2015.
1st Aug '17 3:00:44 PM Grobi
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** Even though it mocks a lot of elements from Creator/{{Bioware}} games, ''Saints Row IV'' windsup making for a pretty good ''Franchise/MassEffect'' game. Invasion of Earth from an unstoppable alien force, super powers, loyalty quests, romance options, inclusion of Creator/KeithDavid as your right hand man - It's all there.

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** Even though it mocks a lot of elements from Creator/{{Bioware}} games, ''Saints Row IV'' windsup winds up making for a pretty good ''Franchise/MassEffect'' game. Invasion of Earth from an unstoppable alien force, super powers, loyalty quests, romance options, inclusion of Creator/KeithDavid as your right hand man - It's it's all there.
1st Aug '17 2:51:15 PM Infection
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* SpiritualLicensee: It's essentially the closest we'll probably ever get to ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}} 3''.

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* SpiritualLicensee: SpiritualLicensee:
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It's essentially the closest we'll probably ever get to ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}} 3''.3''.
** Even though it mocks a lot of elements from Creator/{{Bioware}} games, ''Saints Row IV'' windsup making for a pretty good ''Franchise/MassEffect'' game. Invasion of Earth from an unstoppable alien force, super powers, loyalty quests, romance options, inclusion of Creator/KeithDavid as your right hand man - It's all there.
12th Jul '17 1:56:56 PM thecarolinabull01
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* TakeThatScrappy: Shaundi being called out for her unlikable behavior by [[spoiler:her past self]] is quite cathartic for those who hated SR3 Shaundi.



** "Pounding the Pavement" and "I Am Become Death" are also very grindy. The former requires you to kill 150 aliens with the Stomp ability, while the latter requires you to kill 1000 aliens with superpowers. Much harder and more tedious than it sounds, because Stomp doesn't do a lot of damage even when upgraded and only "Alien Kills" count, not "Explosive Kills", which can be a problem after you upgrade your powers.

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** "Pounding the Pavement" and "I Am Become Death" are also very grindy. The former requires you to kill 150 aliens with the Stomp ability, while the latter requires you to kill 1000 aliens with superpowers. Much harder and more tedious than it sounds, because Stomp doesn't do a lot of damage even when fully upgraded and only "Alien Kills" count, not "Explosive Kills", which can be a problem after you upgrade your powers.



*** Made even worse with the Christmas themed version bundled with "How The Saints Saved Christmas" DLC. While the time limit is generous enough, this time, the targets move. The worst part is that the activity will randomly bug, causing you to not able to pick up items to be thrown.

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*** Made even worse with the Christmas themed version bundled with "How The Saints Saved Christmas" DLC. While the time limit is generous enough, this time, the targets move. The worst part is that the activity will randomly bug, causing you to not able to pick up items to be thrown.thrown or screw up the targets.
5th Jun '17 5:00:19 AM M3
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** Smaller one compared to the other two; but the lack of a dedicated heavy metal station upset a few fans who really enjoyed the metal selections offered in previous games. Some, while they do lament the loss, can carry on with no problems.
15th May '17 7:57:21 PM nombretomado
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** The game's storytelling is getting compared with the story heavy-hitters of 2013 ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'' and ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite''. Clearly an improvement over the previous games of the series and probably says something about TroyBaker.

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** The game's storytelling is getting compared with the story heavy-hitters of 2013 ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'' and ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite''. Clearly an improvement over the previous games of the series and probably says something about TroyBaker.Creator/TroyBaker.
9th Apr '17 6:03:03 PM nombretomado
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** The entire game seems to be based on the philosophy of making an entire game out of ''SaintsRowTheThird'''s "HTTP://deckers.die" mission, which was one of the more universally well-liked parts of said game.

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** The entire game seems to be based on the philosophy of making an entire game out of ''SaintsRowTheThird'''s ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'''s "HTTP://deckers.die" mission, which was one of the more universally well-liked parts of said game.
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