Having completed our coop run through of Halo: Reach a lot earlier than we expected, Terry and I wanted something to play for a couple of hours to fill the rest of the evening. Having previously co-oped our way through Saints Row 4 and the first DLC (Enter the Dominatrix), we decided to get the second DLC done as we assumed it would only take a few hours and was also Christmas themed.
Having not played Saints Row 4 for nearly ten months, it took us both a little while to get back to grips with the control scheme and game mechanics, but once we had, the fun started. It’s probably worth pointing out that as I got into character for Enter the Dominatrix (full gimp suite) and hadn’t changed before starting the DLC, I played through the entire Christmas themed DLC not wearing very much armed with the Penetrator, meaning some of the scenes in the game were genuinely laugh out loud funny, especially the family friendly ending of the game.
One thing I will say, this DLC isn’t very long at all, I think we managed to power through the three missions in a little over an hour. This probably had a lot to do with the fact that we’d both 100%’d the main game, meaning we had unlimited ammo, all the powers maxxed out, as well as pretty much indestructible.
I won’t spoil the story, however as the title would suggest, it’s Saints Rows batshit crazy take on a few Christmas themed levels, with similar Christmas themed rewards, including new outfits, vehicles, weapons and homies.
We did run into a few strange glitches with the collectables, it seemed if one person collected a ‘Letter to Santa’ or one of the terminals, it was unavailable to the other person. However, this wasn’t really a problem as it took less than an hour to get through the second time around playing solo.
All in all, this was a very fun experience, and it’s been a while since I’ve genuinely had in fits of laughter at a video game.
Approx Time taken to beat – 1 hours
Difficulty setting – Normal
Score – [Rating:4/5]
Games TrailerTags: Christmas, DLC, Halo Reach, Saints Rows