Over the years, I've seen so many comparisons of Saints Row to GTA, I finally decided to play a full GTA game. I never was too interested in playing GTA, but there haven't been any new Saints Row games in a long time, so I reluctantly purchased GTA 4 and decided to play the full campaign. I picked 4 because it's closer to the time the older Saints Row games were made, so I wanted to see how similar they actually were. Honestly, I am totally frustrated and bored playing GTA 4. It's such a grind and it feels more like a chore to play rather than the joy I felt with the Saints Row games. I'm only 35% of the way through the campaign, and I've already had to walk away from the game several times in frustration. I have to keep repeating missions over and over again because they're so hard with no checkpoints! I never felt so bored with a game before. And there's no garage so I can't even save my cars, and so little customization. The only thing I like about it is the amazingly detailed and very complete open world. THAT is impressive! But the actual gameplay itself is mind numbingly boring. Playing GTA really makes me appreciate the Saints Row series even more than I already did. I think Volition had an incredibly unique and fun series with Saints Row, and any comparisons to GTA were totally unfounded. Volition didn't have to change Saints Row to make it less like GTA, because it was ALWAYS more fun than GTA. I'm sure most people here already agree with what I just said, but my frustration level is high so I just had to write what I was feeling. It's just my opinion. I just hope Volition realizes what a special game they had and will try to continue it.