The closure of Saints Row developer Volition
The closure of Saints Row developer Volition is a blow to fans of the studio, as many look back on fond memories of their earlier games, while also expressing disappointment with the direction of recent releases in the sandbox series. When it comes to Red Faction, however, there is still a desire for a sequel to Guerrilla, with Armageddon receiving a mixed response. Overall, there is a consensus that Volition needed more recent successes, such as Agents of Mayhem, to survive, but the developer seemed to misunderstand what fans wanted from the earlier Saints Row games, as well as the included expansion packs.
When it comes to recent releases, there is a general sentiment of appreciation for Volition’s other games, such as Agents of Mayhem and Freespace 2, but there is a feeling that the studio should have stuck to the successful formula of Saints Row 2 and made improvements.
“Saints Row 2 is better than any GTA game,” one user writes. “Volition should have stuck with the SR2 formula and just made it better every sequel.”
“Agents of Mayhem is one of my favorite games of the last few years,” another adds. “I don’t care if nobody else liked it, it was really good.”
There is a lot of love for Red Faction, too, with many expressing their desire for a sequel to Guerrilla. “I’ll never buy another game from this company, and I’ll never play another game from this company,” one user writes, jokingly suggesting that they take matters into their own hands to ensure Red Faction Guerrilla 2 becomes a reality.
“I enjoyed Armageddon but it was a step back from Guerrilla,” another user writes. “Guerrilla is one of my favorite open-world games, and I just wish they’d give us the sequel we deserve.”
“I wish Volition the best,” another writes. “I grew up with Chaos Theory, Freespace, and the first few Saints Row games, and it’s always sad to see a once-legendary studio fall.”
“I didn’t like the direction they took the series in, with the dark and more serious tone,” another replies. “I miss the wacky crime drama the first two games did so well, and I feel like Yakuza does it better.”
“I am so sad about this,” another user writes. “Volition was so important to me growing up, and I’m sad that they couldn’t turn things around.”