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Saints Row 4: an Empire of Parodies and Parody of Empires

With the bankruptcy of developing giant THQ and the auctioning off of its intellectual properties, the fate of nascent Saints Row 4 was up in the air for a while. And after it was picked up by Deep Silver, producers of Dead Island, more than its fair share of speculation was had as to what could be expected. Put in the capable hands of Volition, who developed such underappreciated classics as Ghostbusters: The Game, I had my hopes, which were simultaneously not met and exceeded.