Having not played the first two Saints Row games, I wasn’t that familiar with Johnny Gat as a character. I know he was heavily referenced in Saints Row 3 and 4, but it was interesting to get to see who this fabled character was.
Gat out of Hell, is a standalone DLC, packaged with the remastered version of Saints Row 4. The story is a simple bat-shit crazy Saints Row style story…for reasons, Johnny and Kinzie are dragged through a portal to hell, and have to do ‘stuff’ to get Satans attention. To help you on your way, there are a number of NPC quest givers, including Blackbeard, Shakespeare, Vlad and the Twins, which give you a handful of missions as tutorials. Once complete you’re left to your own devices to clean up. The missions, although hell themed, where quite familiar. Survive 3 waves of attackers, clear out a particular area, fly through checkpoints within a certain time limit.
There is no real story as such, simply go around the map, do the challenges, until you finally get the attention of Satan. Things unfold, a musical happens…yes really, and you can be watching the titles roll in a little under three hours. This for me was a little confusing as I felt I accidentally completed the game.
Once the story is complete, there’s still plenty to do if you feel the need. For example, collect all the 940 Soul Clusters, or find all 64 Tombs, or get x amount of kills with weapon y.
This game did include one of the best weapons in any game, and I’d personally say, better than the dubstep gun. This was the Armchairagaddon….an armchair with gatling guns on each arm, and homing missiles if you pulled the recliner lever. Once upgraded, this chair was unstoppable.
Although I still have a lot to do, to get the platinum, I do feel without any story remaining, it would be a grind to clean up. There is enough side quests to keep me going for about another 20 hours or so, however simply shooting things in the face, or hunting for collectables may be come very boring, very quick.
All in all, not bad, I kind of wish they’d have either added a longer story, or reduced the number of side missions to be more proportional to the main game.
Approx Time taken to beat – 3 hours
Difficulty setting – Normal
Score – [Rating:4/5]
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