Posted on 10 September, 2013 by Arthur Kotsopoulos
Australian Cinemtatic Studio Plastic Wax on Saints Row IV
Good to see local talent on a global scale
by Arthur Kotsopoulos
©2013 Arthur Kotsopoulos
It was revealed earlier today that Australian cinematic studio Plastic Wax a studio that’s worked on plenty of other gaming brands, were responsible for the cutscenes during the course of Saints Row IV’s single player campaign.
The games in the Plastic Wax portfolio include Bioshock, Civilization V, Fallout, Neverwinter and many more.
Plastic Wax EVP Dane Maddams explains;
“Plastic Wax was fortunate enough to work with the always incredibly talented Volition and Deep Silver teams, we (Plastic Wax) handled full body and hand-keyed animation for 46 minutes of cutscene material, the project took around seven months to complete. Being tied so closely to the content we had an early sneak peek at the game prior to release, and believe me, the fans are in for an incredible ride.”
Volition’s Animation Director Zach Lowery adds,
“Working with the talented team at Plastic Wax on Saints Row IV was a true pleasure. We tried hard to make sure that there wasn’t a feeling of separation and at the end of the day, it truly felt like Plastic Wax was a natural extension of our internal team.”
“The final product speaks for itself, and I’m very proud of what our teams accomplished together.”
Saints Row IV has also sold more than a million units since its release in its first week. Let’s see if that number hits 2 million when it’s finally released in Australia this week.
©2013 Arthur Kotsopoulos
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Posted on 15 August, 2013 by exterminat
OXCGN’s Saints Row IV Review
The Crackdown sequel we’ve always wanted
by Nicholas Laborde
©2013 Nicholas Laborde
In 2006, Volition under THQ gave us a GTA clone called Saints Row. And, in effect, that’s really all it was: a GTA clone capturing the open world market in a world before next-gen GTA.
I fell in love. It had a relatively serious story which was engaging, and the customization factor of the Saints diversified the game. Saints Row 2 continued this storytelling, and Saints Row: The Third abandoned this in favor of a more over-the-top, comedic storyline.
Each had their own place, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time with every single one of them. Saints Row IV, though, is the epitome of what the series has been building up to. Bringing super powers and other assorted shenanigans into the mix, I can’t shake this feeling of the game being the long lost sequel to Crackdown.
And I’m perfectly content with that.
Saints Row IV review here
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