Saints Row 5 Ideas thread

I'd like a return of each game's main themes. Also, a way to explore Old Stilwater beyond the area we see in SR2, possibly before the earthquake via the Zin time machine.
 
Or better yet, waking up sometime after the events of SR2 and realizing that they just got really high the night before off of something new that Shaundi had them try.

Adding to this thread, I had some ideas a few years ago about a Saints Row 5, which I guess now would be more of a rebooted Saints Row since it would definitely go back on the whole superpowers and Earth getting blown up. My idea was to bring the game back to Stilwater, but expanding on it yet again. It makes sense, because it'll have been a long time since the events of SR2 and cities can change. If the city managed to change as much as it did in the several years between SR1 and SR2, then it could change again in a decade or more.

  • Include the original map as we saw it in SR2, but expand it to west of the University district. Include a bit of countryside like a forest or some fields, and then another small city or a couple of small towns.
  • An amusement park or theme park somewhere in this new landmass based on all of the gangs we've seen in the series. They could call it "Gangland."
  • Shivington and Sunnyvale Gardens would be completely made over like how Ultor planned to in SR2. Skyscrapers and high end businesses replacing the old projects
  • The Red Light District should now be called something else (maybe LeSalle, its beta name according to road signs in SR1) and made into a hipster area, parodying gentrification even further.
  • The areas to the far south end of the city, such as the Barrio district and docks, would be the new poverty-stricken and run-down areas.
  • Bring back being able to ride the train, and include a new underground subway system.

Of course, if they decided to go to a brand new city, I think a city based somewhere on the southern coast would be pretty cool. Stilwater was supposed to be an amaglamation of various Midwest cities, Steelport was the rust belt, maybe this southern city could be some sort of cross between Miami, Tampa, New Orleans, Houston, etc.

Also, bring back talk radio if it's anything like The Mike & David Show from SR1. Better yet, just bring back Mike & David. SR1's parody of the right wing talk radio format has aged surprisingly well 13 years later, and a satirical take on today's politics and current events would be welcome listening and would add to the variety of radio stations beyond just music.

I haven't played SR2/SR1, but I've seen many comments around it. I wouldn't want to expand to the point where everything fills generic, empty/open world or too much work for developers if players aren't going to explore much of it. That being said

"..expand it to west of the University district."
- The first one I don't really understand, what detail or unique factor would it have
- IS IT == Fraternities/Sororities, Beer Pong, Animal House Reference & Genki College Football so it would be like SR's Bully
- OR == Jeepers Creepers's Farmland (Countryside) + Jason's Campsite/Lakefront + whatever horror places where Co-eds are usually are killed off 1 by 1 (Plot Twist, the Co-eds are the serial killers)

"An amusement park or theme park...Gangland"
- This sounds like what SR4's Gauntlet w/powers (Basement) or SR3's Genki Gameshow (Panda/etc), but like a Anti-Neural Area or Non-Seize-able Warzone
- If its like a Warzone with Prizes (Unlock an Upgrade Version of a Weaponized Vehicle, e.g. Tank w/1/2/4 Cannons, HoverBike w/CyroSprayer & Blaze exhaust), Summons (Robo Panda/Tiger/Dr.Genki Mech Suit or STAG Carpet Strike) or Stuffed Animal Costumes/Allies
- I had similar idea, except it was for SR4 Clothing Shops that were to generic and The shops in Menu Mod (Download Clothing vs Visit Shop), each shop was a claustrophobic battle area ("...use the Stores for BattleAreas/Retail Ecosystems/Event Spots...)
https://www.saintsrowmods.com/forum...-customization-concept-clothing-mostly.15400/
- Oh I've played a PC game called Gangland
- If we were to combine ideas: It would be a Warzone w/Shops as Different Gang Times/Culture (Asian/Italian/Jungle/City/Cult) or Weapon Limitations and claimed shops w/Guerilla Tactics (Steal Weapon Shipments, Destroy Products)/Ambushes/Tales of Saints Row (Like Hyrule Warrior)

"Shivington and Sunnyvale Gardens would be...Skyscrapers and high end businesses replacing the old"
- That sounds like a mission if we were in the middle progress: Take PRISM's Payout and evict old neighbors or Defend the Ghetto, unlock Gangsters/Weapons/Summons and build a Community Center (It could be a parody of Politics)
- Yeah, most AOM's map is big buildings, but they don't use their Vertical Space for nothing, but platform jumping...add some turrets or tethered jets would be nice for dogfights
- if PRISM (Ultor + STAG + Police/Army) makes these buildings then it could be a Parody of Avengers vs Justice League (Vengers vs JustOps)

"...LeSalle...hipster area, parodying gentrification even further."
- I laughed at this idea, but I don't know if this idea would get Saints Row devs into a lot of trouble
- It would be the most WOKE AREA of people who've gone BROKE, so they TOKE and are STOKE when they see you FOLKS...LeSalle Miseralle
- Oh man since I've read some of your comments and compared to the generic-ness of Lil'Cultures...THIS SHOULD BE A DISTRICT THAT IS ALWAYS IN A MUSICAL (Nulls would always be doing dances when your still for like 10secs or do a taunt/compliment)
- It would be based on SJW-Culture

"... new poverty-stricken and run-down areas."
- When I reviewed AOM, I said they were Pre-Cyberpunk == they were Night City before it went to hell
- This area could a growing infestation combined with your Shivington/Sunnyvale Gardens ideas
- The area could be before and after it changes or based on Cyberpunk Lore (Asaka Corps building gets blowned up > Turns Night City into Distopia) that the Ghetto gets Steamrolled and Buildings are put up then it falls to Corp Wars > Buildings get demolished > New Neighbourhood that turns to a Ghetto > Repeat...every so often
- Some ruin building and construction (AOM has this like Vice City did) would very diverse vs just having already built places

"Bring back being able to ride the train, and include a new underground subway system."
- We're in the future...this idea needs an AOM's spin...okay: Hover coasting Bullet Trains that goes from Hi2Mid-level of Towers to in the ground Under Subway with secret passage ways to Legion Bedrooms/Homes where we can go undercover as Legion Servants, but can't kill Legion Bosses, though you can battle Legion Semi-Bosses


"...Southern city could be some sort of cross between Miami, Tampa, New Orleans, Houston, etc."
- I get that your idea might pre-date AOM, but Gangstar covered New Orleans, GTA5 feels like San Andreas Stories, Watchdogs 2 is every beach city map
- I've written games into the future like AOM cause I'm tired of the same World Design (buildings are for scenery like trees in a medieval games) with unexplore-able-but-would-get-boring interiors or its set in a forest/cave/dungeon/field...not even a meadow w/tall wheat growing

"...Mike & David. SR1's parody of the right wing talk radio format..."
- This would be playing with fire, but if say that LeSalle District was like District 9 (Alien Movie) with them commenting on things like "Spongebob figured he'd wait for someone to come from the bathroom to see which gender it belonged too, but cause he couldn't Identify with either...he peed himself"
- Maybe have an Alt-Left vs Alt-Right, Extremist vs Extremist and hints to where they're going to do protest and battles


I like your feedback its very detailed
 
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Welp... I've made my thread also... BUT I got carried so away choosing weapons and I picked a list that's worthy for a shooter. BUT STILL... I've mentioned some cool stuff there (atleast for me). The thing is. SR needs a reboot that mix both it's original roots with a touch of the SR3 silliness atleast.

+ empire building like GTA VCS and SCARFACE THE WORLD IS YOURS.

https://www.saintsrowmods.com/forum/threads/saints-row-deserves-a-reboot-urgently.18563/

My idea: Start competing with GTA again.
If volition makes a sr to compete with gta nowadays... GTA will be kicked like no tomorrow.
 
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Most what I read is basically "Make it like Saints Row 2, but with updated controls and graphics and more of what made that game awesome." More haircuts, body options, different cars, weapons, (layered) clothing options, crib customisations, stores, character animations, fighting styles and more cutscenes, and then some.

I would love te see SR5 compete with GTA again. Make the story a bit more grounded, make the world more gritty and a little less sleazy (dont have strippers just walk outside just to have more different types of pedestrians and such.) SR2 was in my opinion the only game that kicked GTA (4) 's ass. Everything was more fun.

What I would love to see in parody of GTA (v) is the addition of sports, but more extreme. Play tennis with a timed bomb-ball. Play golf with a grenade. Play darts on each other. And for the love of god, bring back Fight Club as it was in SR2.

More activities, with each their own starting cutscene and story. It was so much fun to start a new activity. More racing, maybe Burnout City style. Be an escort again if you want and add more like being a stripper as activities.

And more styles of censorbars. Would be funny to have a black bar as censorbar. Or none at all. Cyberpunk style. And please bring back Laura Bailey. :D
 
Most what I read is basically "Make it like Saints Row 2, but with updated controls and graphics and more of what made that game awesome." More haircuts, body options, different cars, weapons, (layered) clothing options, crib customisations, stores, character animations, fighting styles and more cutscenes, and then some.

I would love te see SR5 compete with GTA again. Make the story a bit more grounded, make the world more gritty and a little less sleazy (dont have strippers just walk outside just to have more different types of pedestrians and such.) SR2 was in my opinion the only game that kicked GTA (4) 's ass. Everything was more fun.

What I would love to see in parody of GTA (v) is the addition of sports, but more extreme. Play tennis with a timed bomb-ball. Play golf with a grenade. Play darts on each other. And for the love of god, bring back Fight Club as it was in SR2.

More activities, with each their own starting cutscene and story. It was so much fun to start a new activity. More racing, maybe Burnout City style. Be an escort again if you want and add more like being a stripper as activities.

And more styles of censorbars. Would be funny to have a black bar as censorbar. Or none at all. Cyberpunk style. And please bring back Laura Bailey. :D

Why should anyone want to have LESS than SR2; not the players fault that it raised the bar so high already that soon in the franchise :p

SR3/4 balanced their shortcomings a bit by having some comfort stuff that would had been neat on SR2 + IMO the best version of the Boss; the one where you can direct a bit and don't have to be a dick you hate yourself (...maybe) to play; even be a bit of an anti hero.

Currently playing SR3 remastered a bit since it got its gog release. IMO there is a lack of interiors in the open game world; I had that feeling the first time I played SR3 (normal) but also to a somewhat lesser extend in SR2. Sometimes its just fun strolling through the city & discovering new stuff. The more everything is just a facade the faster it gets dull. I don't mind the more silly & sleazy surroundings but would not mind a more grounded look like in SR2 either. SR2 is a bit John Woo & Tarantino vs SR3 Rodriques & also Tarantino :cool:

Cannot tell how any of these compare to GTA though. The premade character in each title disqualifies it kind of instantly for me.
 
I m 100% percent behind the idea about going back to roots part. I didnt bought sr4 and i didnt even play sr gooh because for me they are not sr anymore. Sr1 and sr2 are awesome games yes , but i dont hate sr3, 4 and Gooh because they are bad games. I hate them because they ruined one of the best game series ever made for me. For me saints row is a gangster theme game and shoulded be that way. They shouldnt change anything about that. If i want a fantasy game like sr 3 -4 or gooh there are so many fantasy games like that but unfortunantly there are no street crime gang like sr1 and 2. Gta is all about individual protagonists , even San andreas but Saints row in the other hand its (was) all about crime organisation and we are loving that. So that being said if sr5 will somehow manage to turn back to roots and comes out with pure gang stuff i beleive this game series have a long future. Otherwise if they continue with fantasy theme, ridiculous jokes, hude dildos, stupid guns, sexy female gangs or kinky gangs , they will loose so many fans like they did in the past. Personally i m not one of the i will buy whatever you provide type of guy. I m 25 now and i wait like 13 years to Volitioun make another gang theme game because i wasnt have much choice but now we are seeing little companies or small friend groups can make awesome games with small amount of resource. So if Volition wont do it someone else wil. Ofc i can write so many demands and expectations for sr5 like more interiors, more guns, nonplastic skins or etc. but this will be no meaning if they dont make a Gangster game. Please devs hear us for once dont turn your back on us again. Dont go to heaven, dont make us undercover cops, dont make us kill vampires , wolfmans just make a big openworld Gangster game . And dont put feminist , antifa , vegan , lgbtq or whatever they talk much on media most in your game because you are not politicans, you are not Ultor ,you are a game company. I hate when a game character try to teach me how to be a man how to be a human . So thats all for now.
 
Here is a really good idea I saw for the story of Saints Row 5.


I think it wraps up everything very well and would make both old and new fans happy. :)

Considering the fact that they have been working on the game recently, I'm curious as to what the main focus will be now..
 
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