GTA 4 for me was a huge disappointment, more attention had been paid to the cut scenes than anything else. If I wanted to watch a gangster film, I would have gone to the cinema, I want fun from a game and it was incredibly lacking in GTA 4.
Having heard good reviews about Saints Row 2 I bought it not expecting much but instead found a game that was fun more like the older GTA games. There was also the added interest of a fully customisable character, for the first time you could go on the rampage looking exactly like yourself or some imagined person, unlike the Hobson’s choice from Rockstar.
I just hope that if Rockstar do another GTA, they take a look at Saints Row 2 as clearly THQ have looked very carefully at GTA and concentrated on what made GTA a great game.