Not long after the Events of Saints Row 4 It's Kinzie's Birthday and we find ourselves back on the Ship, Where Your Character (The Boss) Gets dragged into hell by Satan after playing a little game on Zinyaks Oujia Board. Loyal Friend to the Boss is Johnny Gat who threatens the Oujia Board To Take him as well, Kinzie volunteers to join also tags along. Welcome to New Hades, Get comfortable you're going to be here a while. Upon first arrival Gat and Kinzie sees a billboard of the Ultor Corporation and the first clue on who to talk to. Dane Vogol. Johnny Gat has a personal hatred for Dane and rushes to see him. Dane knew that one day he's have to Deal with the Saints and was prepared ahead of time. Giving you Lucifer's Cracked Halo as a Gift for not killing him grants you the ability to Fly and Run at Lightning Speeds.
Dane is a businessman and like all business men have a ulterior motive in mind, You help him overthrow Satan and you can have your boss back, but in return puts him in control of Hell. A Risky Deal but one that needs to be done. They always say Dont Deal with the Devil but Dane was no Devil and Dane was not going to Cross the Saints a Second Time after all messing with them is what got him in hell in the first place. We learn How to Fly Correctly in this game. No Hovering. Let me tell you that Flying in this game feels so much better than Gliding in Base Saints Row 4. After enough upgrades you'll be able to infinity fly and it feels so good to just soar the skies of new Hades.
Your Job is to piss Satan off and as Johnny like to put it "Shoot him in the Face" You have to do whatever it takes, Destroy, Kill, Have Sex with the Devil-Girls. Whatever. There are a Variety of Activities to Pursuit here from HellBlazing which is just SR4's Blazing with Flight, Mayhem (Blow everything up) and Fraud, You will surely get Satan's Attention and he will start coming after you like a Angry Bull sending Legionnaires, Spires, Dark Inciters and more to stop you. The way you play the game is like Saints Row 4 in which you'll get powers similar to it's base game. Blast, Super Stomp, and Aura makes a return here along with a new addition to summon. Death From Above also makes a Return here.
In the previous Review I mentioned a Character unfamiliar to the series. Her name is Jezebel (I love that name by the way) She's Satan's Daughter forced to marry your Character (The Boss) She has a strong Defiance against Satan but Satan's Determination and Ferocity is strong telling Jezebel that if she doesn't marry the president he'll kill her along with the president. She continues to defy but also finds Johnny from a newspaper clipping (Word travels fast) and heads to the Ultor Corporation to see her saviour. Johnny not buying it.
As to note there is no Music in the game license wise, but there are musical-like numbers sung at each chapter (Kinda) It was funny to see Johnny Gat singing as he stated in previous games. He doesn't Sing. Nether does Kinzie as Stated in Saints Row 4 when the Boss wanted her to sing along to Paula Abdul. We get to Hear Kinzie Sing full stop here. It was nice because I Love-Love her Voice. Speaking of which you get to play as Two Characters this time around. You can switch between Johnny Gat and Kinzie Kensington. Both very likeable characters, Both with funny comments and quips to other characters. Both make references to the previous Saints Row games with Kinzie making a Sick-Burn to Grand Theft Auto when making her Idle. She says "Say what you want about Saints Row but at least they let you play as a Female" I Never Laughed so Hard upon hearing that statement. I kissed the screen, Kinzie you are Awesome.
Other than the fact that Jezebel is Satan's daughter forced to marry the boss there really is no back-story to Jezebel other than the fact she just exist to push plot. Jezebel is a really cute character and Since She returns to the Ship at the end of the game gives me hope that she'll play a role in Saints Row 5. Earth was Blown up in Saints Row 4 so we got to see a lot of Familiar Faces in Hell. First is Viola Dewynter [White Shades] who found her sister Kiki [Pink Shades] who was also in hell. Before Viola Died she was Head of the Federal Reserve in the Bosses Administration for the White House. Other Fimilar Faces we see and hear about is Philip Loren and Killbane Both of them ran a Gang in Saints row the Third. Killbane is Running the Snowballs Chance Casino in Hell. Which brings us to the last Familiar Face in Hell and the last we'd thought we'd see. DEX. Dex was always the Avoided topic to the boss whenever he was mentioned. Johnny never wanted to talk about Dex. Dex played a huge role in the saints row history timeline,
He worked with the saints in SR1 to help with eliminating Stillwater of the Los Carnales, Vice Kings and Westside Rollerz. He then Worked for Ultor in Saints Row 2 effectively betraying The boss and Jilius and got Julius to Betray the Boss at the end of Saints Row 2. In Saints Row 3 he was only mentioned but Dex was still alive. which makes me believe that Dex Died with the Destruction of Earth. to Fall in hell as a wandering Husk forever. We get to Effectively Kill Dex Over and Over and Over Again for Revenge for his betrayal. And Satan says if you die, It'll Hurt and your body gets formed back painfully so Dex has to go through that every time we kill him. I managed to kill dex 210 times During my Playthrough.
There was a few things I didn't like about this DLC. The Trophy Double Trouble.
UGH!!! NO! Just No!, Never Force me to Team up with others for the sake of a Trophy. That was horrible. AND FOR 3 HOURS!! 3 Hours I was forced to hear some dude breathe over the open mic. and trying to start conversation with me. This by far had to be the Worse Trophy in a game period. The second Horrible Trophy has to go to.
Ugh!!! The amount of time i spent on this horrible Trophy. just kill me now. I was frustrated to all hell here. to those that played the game.. you know what i mean. it comes down to luck at this point because most times it felt like when i needed that 5th car...nothing was ever in sight. Last Painful and Annoying Trophy was.
Picture this..Comets are very fragile vehicles, you breathe close to one and it will combust into flames and explode. So imagine having to try and steal one, then drive (CAREFULLY!) to the ultor building and get the doors open and (CAREFULLY!) drive one inside without the car exploding is a miracle in it's own right. a very. painful. miracle!
The Ending I chose was to Retcon the world and re-imagine the world of Saints Row, Agents of Mayhem was Bought and I will be playing that game for the first time. Review Comes later.
Other than the Painful Trophies I listed Above the Platinum wasn't too bad, a few headaches and the forced manditory 3 hour co-op session you gotta have with Blow-Hard mouth-breathers.
Kill me now! I'm just very glad it's over to be honest. The grind was too real in this game. I'd say it was a less than average platinum to get. Will be difficult for some. Frustrating to others.