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Article posted: 8/20/2013 6:00 AM

'Saints Row IV' goes off the deep end

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Unfortunately for "Saints Row IV," it's garishly glitchy when it comes to the graphics.

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The gravity-defying abilities in "Saints Row IV" are basically clones of those found in such games as "InFamous" or "Prototype."

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Despite its problems, "Saints Row IV" is still outrageously mindless fun.

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"Saints Row," the shoot-'em-up video game franchise that debuted in 2006 as a knockoff of "Grand Theft Auto," has always been unapologetically lowbrow and self-consciously silly. "Saints Row IV" doesn't veer from that pre-established mindlessness. In fact, it drives right through it, off a cliff and straight into outer space. The latest "Saints Row" trades the series' over-the-top urban warfare for an out-of-this-world cyberpunk romp inspired by the likes of "Tron" and "The Matrix."
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    • Unfortunately for “Saints Row IV,” it’s garishly glitchy when it comes to the graphics.
    • The gravity-defying abilities in “Saints Row IV” are basically clones of those found in such games as “InFamous” or “Prototype.”
    • Despite its problems, “Saints Row IV” is still outrageously mindless fun.
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