“Places everyone! Let’s win me a gold statue!”
When the Saints Row the Third came out with their GenkiBowl VII DLC, I had high hopes for playing this game, as Professor Genki’s SUPER ETHICAL REALITY CLIMAX matches were one of the reasons that made Saints Row the Third one of the most entertaining games I, personally, have played. However, GenkiBowl VII failed to live up to SUPER ETHICAL REALITY CLIMAX as there were 8 missions (a pretty solid number for an open-world DLC) but out of those 8 missions, there were 4 different types of missions (Apocalypse Genki, Chauffeur Prof. Genki to PR tours, the Giant Yarn Roll, Sad Panda Skydiving) and just repeated them over and over again, kind of a letdown.
BUT HAVE NO FEAR! Because on the 21st Saints Row is taking it to another level by going. To. SPAAAAAAAAAACE (ok, it’s a movie that has a setting in space but still SPACE)!
I’m not going to spoil anything to the people who want to try it themselves, however remember that GenkiBowl comment? This is much better.
There was more of a storyline in the Gangstas in Space DLC than there was of GenkiBowl VII’s DLC. That’s what I like. Don’t get me wrong, I do like the shooting in both downloads, but where the first DLC and the latest DLC differed was the cut scenes actually made the Ganstas in Space DLC better. There was more of a connection between the main character whose bad line reading is possibly the best thing about playing this DLC, the cheesy d-bag of a director, who sounds very familiar but I can’t really put a finger on where I’ve heard him, and the horrible rookie actress who doesn’t know her lines and breaks character all the time.
Another plus of this DLC is that all of the male, female and zombie voices are used available for use in the cut scenes. I like this because during GenkiBowl, there was only one cut scene used and it was a very generic scene when your character was receiving the award in the Sad Panda suit and talking in a voice changer*.
*It doesn’t matter if you were a zombie. The voice changer changed your voice to talk like a human.
After you beat the mission, you will get all of the ray guns (including a machine gun), the hot(?) co-star, the hot aliens who are trying to kill you (including a gigantic Hulk-ish lady called “Brutina”), personal space pods and, oh yeah, A SPACESHIP. The only thing that you don’t see here is, something that I would of loved to see, is the finished product of the horrible, horrible “Space Mutiny”-like movie (but I think once you see the ending, you will know why this wouldn’t be possible).
So if you have a copy of Saints Row: The Third and a spare $6.99 for PlayStation or 560 Microsoft Points, you DEFINITELY should get this DLC pack and you can be just like me, a Gansta…in…SPAAAAAACE!