Bilson: Saints Row Is Like The "Comic Book" Of Sandbox Crime Titles

THQ's Danny Bilson has suggested that the Saints Row franchise of video games is like the "comic book" of open-world crime games.

In an interview with WorthPlaying Bilson stated;
“I look at Saints Row as a send-up, a parody, a comment on all of the other big, open-world crime games that have come before."

“Personally, I love those games and play them top to bottom, but some of those have become very believable in their own reality – almost like the Martin Scorsese version of a game. This one has gone much more, for me, to the underground comic book version.”

Bilson said Saints Row is “built for fun and gaming and player enjoyment”.

“It’s almost like the other games have gone more straight cinematic, and I can’t in any way criticize them. I play them all and really love them, and this one’s gone really gaming, gamer, fun factor, wild, crazy and customizable.”
Bilson stated that there is room in the video games market for all types that blend together as long as the developer is ambitious.
“There’s nothing wrong with the more cinematic development of these epic experiences because I do think, whether it’s Saints Row and it’s epic comedy or ‘It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World’ kind of epic or a competitor’s phenomenal games, a great epic experience is really the only thing that’s going to work financially in the marketplace. You have to give the user a lot of value for $60.”
Saints Row: The Third is out later this month for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

Via GoNintendo