Saints Row Thew Third’s Add-On “Enter the Dominatrix”

Remember the April fool’s joke about the upcoming Dominatrix DLC for Saints Row The Third?
THQ will make this dream come true … or rather virtually true.

The following excerpt is from THQ’s press release:

“Saints Row: The Third – Enter the Dominatrix picks up immediately following the events of Saints Row: The Third. For centuries, alien warlord Zinyak has eyed Earth and its precious natural resources and females with a watchful eye.  As he prepares an armada for invasion, he has only one worry: the Third Street Saints.

Now, in order to prepare his forces for domination, Zinyak captures the leader of the Saints and imprisons him in an elaborate virtual reality simulation. This simulation program looks and feels like Steelport, but it is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth. Here, you are a slave. Welcome… to the Dominatrix.”

The most interesting aspect of this coming stand-alone expansion is the promise of “freaking super powers”:

“Faster than a speeding cyber jetbike, more powerful than a roided-out Luchadore, able to leap flying aircraft carriers in a single bound… That’s the power you’ll find inside the Dominatrix. Use it for good. Use it for evil. Use it for whatever you want.”

Faster, more powerful, big jumps – sounds good, doesn’t it?
If only it had not been included in the last mission of the DLC pack Trouble with Clones already … and could not be used outside the mission for some obscure reason which becomes clearer now.

This fact alone (propagating super powers as something new) leaves a sour taste in Rabidgames‘ mouth – given the lack of substance in the previous Saints Row The Third DLCs (mind you, Rabidgames is only talking about the “proper” season pass DLCs, not the thinly disguised micro transaction rip-off ones), Enter the Dominatrix surely sounds tempting, yet Rabidgames won’t buy it blindly – imagine you pay 20 quid for 1 hour of fun – and those doubts are surely justified.

Rabidgames hesitates: If you once were a fanboy of a series who would have bought every piece of DLC just to be able to delve into the action once more, if you once had no doubts … it is a shame when you wake up and see what happened to your beloved game. If you can’t trust Saints Row to be a worthwhile experience any more, something has been done utterly wrong. Was it the fragmented story? The ludicrous DLC policy? Rabidgames doesn’t know. But he knows Saints Row has changed from a good friend you could trust to a borderline personality who just seems to be there for your money. Let’s see if the old friend can gain Rabidgamestrust again.

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