When it comes to wackiness and dildos in the gaming world, the Saints Row series seems to be at the top. Though some have argued that it maybe too immature and silly for its own good. One of the those people was former man behind Gears of War Cliff Bleszinski– who suggested the game should tone down its more juvenile elements. However, Volition senior producer Jim Boon responded to comments made by Cliff saying, “I think our tone is an element of our success.”
“Ultimately I don’t think that SR’s tone gets in the way of bigger sales. If anything, I think our tone is an element of our success. SR is quite unlike anything else out there, and I think gamers crave unique experiences – I know I do. We have a lot of passionate fans that love SR, so I think we are striking the right chord.”
“I think our fans would miss what might considered juvenile elements of previous SR games. Based on the overall reception and sales of SR3, I strongly suspect many people enjoy this aspect of SR, even if some may not want to admit feeling that way. Thinking of a movie series like The Hangover – people love the humor but you might not want to discuss some of the finer moments of those movies with your mom, for example.
“I think the same might be true for SR. We do get an awful lot of feedback from fans telling us much they love our juvenile tone – with some asking us to go even further! Ultimately SR4 doesn’t try to take itself too seriously and we even have a lot of fun at our own expense.”
Source: PC Gamer