Former Epic Games and Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski believes the immature humour in Saints Row did more harm than good for the series, reports GamesIndustryBiz.
Bleszinski took to Twitter saying:
“Saints Row. Keep the crazy action and game mechanics. Lose the gimps and dildos and purple suits.
“If your average guy is embarrassed to be playing a sequence in a game when his wife walks in that’s a bad sign… The SR team is amazing.
“Dildo holds them back. It’s immature. Make an open world game that’s more Michael Mann/HEAT/Collateral/Training Day,” he explained.
Bleszinski also claimed that Volition is one of the few developers that could actually compete with Rockstar and Grand Theft Auto series which absolutely dominates the open-world genre. Howeverut he claims that “once you put a dildo in your game,” that game will be know as “the game with the dildo,” and the rest of the game’s qualities will be over-shadowed.
He concluded by acknowledging that the dildo weapon in Saints Row: The Third was hilarious, but added that, “it doesn’t help industry perceptions.”