Posted on 11. Mar, 2012 by in Gangstas In Space | No Comments
Genkibowl VII, the first downloadable mission pack released three months after Saints Row: The Third, offered fans something they really wanted: more content for Saints Row: The Third. Unfortunately, it was pretty light on content, and while the extra hour was fun, it was certainly designed for those who really shared a great love for the base game and wanted a reason to look for to get back into the game. A month later comes the next mission pack affectionately called Gangstas in Space.
This second downloadable content pack provides gamers with three lengthy missions, some new unlockables, debuting characters and a brand new story arc. Unlike the first mission pack, there are no sets of activities to partake in here, merely offering actual missions. However, this simple fact means that there feels like more content present rather than the first mission pack. Unfortunately, its higher level of fun and a more fleshed out and complete feel is somewhat moot as Gangstas in Space is still over before you can really get into it.
As far as the quality of content is concerned, there are no problems with Gangstas in Space. The only real problem — a problem that the majority of gamers are probably going to have — is that is just is too short. Taking the time to go through the entire mission pack takes an hour just like the first mission pack, so that it also costs seven dollars means the value is certainly there. However, gamers will still probably be left wanting some more missions. It is also pretty disappointing that you can earn some special laser weapons during the course of the missions, but you cannot use them outside of the DLC anywhere at any other time during the game.
Fortunately, you are rewarded with new vehicles and new homies that make wonderful additions to the base game. In fact, there are a few new achievements and trophies to obtain for those of you who are completionists. However, it is important to note that once the missions have been played, there is no way to repeat them. This means if you are looking to get an achievement or a trophy and miss it and save, you are pretty much out of luck unless you make a new game save or until Volition and THQ elect to release a patch that will permit players the ability to replay missions, which has been reported to be on the way.
For all intents and purposes, Gangstas in Space is certainly more worth the value than its predecessor, Genkibowl VII was. The fact that you get to bypass activities and receive actual missions already makes it much more valuable, making the entire content seem that much bigger. This is a great add on to add onto the base game, so if you have been looking for a reason to get back into Saints Row: The Third, this is one way to do it. Of course, it is still pretty short, and the unlockables might not be as cool as before, but it is still a solid download.