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Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package [Switch] |OT| The closest thing to GTA on Switch

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Put the wildest chapter of the Saints Row saga in the palms of your hands for the first time on Nintendo Switch. You bring the fight to Steelport, a sordid city of sin. This is your City. These are your rules.

Saints Row®: The Third™ - The Full Package is the definitive release of one of gaming’s most beloved entries, playable on a Nintendo system for the first time ever with new features for Nintendo Switch™.
  • Genre: Open-World Action/Shooter with Driving
  • Metacritic: 84 (Original 360 Version)
  • Release Date: 10th May 2019
  • Developer: Volition (Original) / DSFishLabs (Port)
  • Publisher: Koch Media
  • Platform: Nintendo Switch
  • Price: £34.99 / $39.99 / €39.99 (RRP, you can easily find it cheaper)
  • File Size: 7.1GB
  • Resolution and Framerate: Developer says 1080p Docked/720p handheld but whether that's the case in the final build is currently unknown as is the final framerate, will update after the Day One Patch and better analysis.
Switch Features
Portable Over The Top Co-op –
Fly solo, or play online with a homie and for the first time – two players can play side to side via online or local multiplayer. Give naked skydiving a try, landing in your partner’s flaming pickup as you make a suicide run toward a heavily armed Syndicate brothel. Steelport is more fun with a friend.

The Full Package – Includes all three mission packs and more than 30 DLC items. All previously released content is included on the game card. Two DLC packs - the Bloodsucker Pack and the Unlockable Pack, have been omitted for game balance and improvement based on feedback.

Official Screenshots
Videos (Pre Day-One Patch)
Switch Watch


IGN Review - 6.8 (Acceptable in Handheld, Poor in Docked)

Direct-Feed Xbox 360 vs. Switch Comparison
 
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I loved Saints Row The Third when it released, but I don’t know how I feel about them charging that much for it now.
 
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I had a blast with saints row the third, I still play though backwards compat on the Xbox One X, not sure about the price but If I had a switch it would be a game I would pick up due to how much fun the game is.
 
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Had no idea that this was a thing. Would LOVE the first SR on the go as well
It seems like neither SR1 or 2 are ever going to get a re-release, especially SR1. If another SR game is going to release on Switch it would be 4 and/or Gat out of Hell.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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It's been a while since Saints Row's cancellation on the 3DS, so it's about time to see the series on a Nintendo platform, and a much better one for this type of game.
 
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Definitely going to jump in and check it out - wish they brought 2 instead of 3! I hope it does well so maybe Rockstar could just port all their old games also. I’ve realized that my Switch in handheld is building a library of older titles that I’m legit amazed by playing portable. Can’t wait to mess around in Steelport, hopefully I’ll be able to put Shakedown Hawaii down to check it out.
 

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Oof this looks rough. Combined with the already crude visuals and a framerate that barely holds up under even the slightest of action it doesn't look too hot.

Hard pass on this one.
 
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Preloaded and ready to do some Rasslin’ moves on random pedestrians. Fingers crossed the FPS issue gets resolved.
Yeah, same here. I ended up keeping my pre-order of the Deluxe Version but if the framerate is really bad I'll have to consider selling it.

Never played it and I still have GCU.....worth $35?
If you're fine with how the performance/resolution of the final build turns out then yeah, there's definitely more than enough here if you haven't played it before. It's also the only game of this type on the console (LA Noire and Lego City exist but they're really not the same) so it definitely fills a niche there.

I kinda wish it was SR4. It was fun being Super.
SR4 was great but SR3 is definitely the more replayable game imo. You just get so OP so fast in SR4 whereas SR3 has a much more balanced progression system (if you're not using the DLC stuff, that is) that encourages you to use more of the game's features. I don't think I even drove in my 100% playthrough of SR4 beyond the first mission. SR3 also has fewer scripted sequences and the like from what I remember

Oof this looks rough. Combined with the already crude visuals that framerate barely holds up under even the slightest of action.

Hard pass on this one.
Wait until we see the final performance before making a judgement like that. All footage so far is from the unpatched pre-release version, we've got no idea how the game will look like after release with the Day One Patch.
 
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I took the jump at £30. One of the best titles I’ve played last gen, not to mention the fact it builds on the goofier aspects of GTA that Rockstar have long since neglected.

No chance of a midnight release for this right?
 
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I took the jump at £30. One of the best titles I’ve played last gen, not to mention the fact it builds on the goofier aspects of GTA that Rockstar have long since neglected.

No chance of a midnight release for this right?
If you're referring to GAME then no I highly doubt it. If it's the eShop then I'm not sure when it'll come out. Best bet is to just wait up and see.
 
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If you're referring to GAME then no I highly doubt it. If it's the eShop then I'm not sure when it'll come out. Best bet is to just wait up and see.
Nah, digital. I know for standard eShop games it's like midday, but didn't know if retail releases were a little different.

Can't wait to customise my character and jump back in. Been like 6 years since I've played Third, I really enjoyed it. Completely shameless fun.
 
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Seems like a BAD Port :/
Bad resolution, bad framerate, pop in, not much color... Wish we would get GTA 4 and/or 5 on Switch.
It's too early to judge that yet seeing as we don't have the Day One Patch or proper resolution analysis; wait until tomorrow at least as the embargo regarding footage will be up (anyone sharing videos now either got their copy early or pirated it). It's really difficult to tell resolution from compressed YT videos unless it's something really low and the fps is liable to change.

Also lol @ saying there's not much colour then saying you want GTA4 instead.
 
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It's too early to judge that yet seeing as we don't have the Day One Patch or proper resolution analysis; wait until tomorrow at least as the embargo regarding footage will be up (anyone sharing videos now either got their copy early or pirated it). It's really difficult to tell resolution from compressed YT videos unless it's something really low and the fps is liable to change.

Also lol @ saying there's not much colour then saying you want GTA4 instead.
I don't want GTA 4 for the color, I want it because it's a much better game.
 
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I compared it to the Xbox 360 version here (Switch version is pre-Day 1 patch). I'll do some undocked gameplay once the patch is made available.

 
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I was gonna get this game but then THQ decided to show their true side and fuck this shit, I am not supporting an alt-right company that has no problem pandering to pedos.
 
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I compared it to the Xbox 360 version here (Switch version is pre-Day 1 patch). I'll do some undocked gameplay once the patch is made available.

Thanks, updated the OP with it (added that it's pre day one patch just as a disclaimer).

Any indication of what the resolution is? I can't really tell but it definitely looks a little less aliased than the 360 version.
 
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Thanks, updated the OP with it (added that it's pre day one patch just as a disclaimer).

Any indication of what the resolution is? I can't really tell but it definitely looks a little less aliased than the 360 version.
Well, docked version most likely has higher resolution than 360 and the footage is from docked (I think).

NWR review says the game runs fine undocked, but has framerate issues docked.

I ended up buying the game for the discount. Hopefully day one patch improves things. What bums me the most is no gyro.
 
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It's one of my favourite open-world games of all time: hilarious, fun, with a lovely soundtrack too. Until GTAV it was the best "crime simulator" around, thanks to GTA IV going in a weird direction. But 40$ is steep, especially with the performance issues. Hopefully the framerate becomes good, in handheld especially, as I can already play the game on home consoles.
 

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Anyone know what time the day one patch is due? Want to make a video but don’t want to be spreading misinformation (ie using old footage / frame rate data).

imo at the moment it’s very rough. Input lag, a frame rate that must be in the mid teens in heavy sequences, I suspect a non-native resolution or at least some kind of half res alpha.
 
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First thing I'm hearing about this. Anyway, GAME is the only EU/UK retailer offering this. They really suck at getting the word out if others do it too.
Are they even selling it anymore? Was looking at digital, but I'll genuinely take useless physical trinkets over digital
 
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Is anyone able to launch the game? Or will it unlock later in the day, I was wanting to play around a little bit before work but the eShop says the game isn't out yet.
 
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Anyone know what time the day one patch is due? Want to make a video but don’t want to be spreading misinformation (ie using old footage / frame rate data).
The game is already available on the European eShop, but the day one patch isn't available yet. This will hopefully happen once the game is unlocked/available in the US, so within the next couple of hours.
 
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