One of the biggest stories of the past week has involved Saints Row. The sandbox series is returning in February next year, with a brand new game having been announced at Gamescom Opening Night Live 2021. This thing's a full reboot: different characters, a new setting, and no obvious ties to the old Saints Row games. It's a fresh start.
However, the reveal did not go down smoothly. The title's CG announcement trailer has divided opinion, and the backlash has been significant. Said trailer was bombarded with dislikes and negative comments across multiple YouTube channels, and the Saints Row Twitter account has taken a beating. It all culminated with developer Volition saying "we are not backing down on this game".
It's been a bit ugly, but a second trailer has definitely stopped the flames from spreading — at least for now. This one's got actual gameplay, put alongside developer commentary, and it's gone down a lot better.
But we want to know what you think. What are your initial thoughts on the new, rebooted Saints Row? Have your say in our polls, and then give us your full opinion in the comments section below.