Saints Row IV is no shrinking violet. The game's focus is set squarely on extreme, high intensity action that rarely lets up. The central story missions are yours to play at your own pace and you're free to roam around, picking off aliens and other enemies (or hapless civilians) at will.
The arsenal of weapons in Saints Row IV is stupendous: handguns, rocket launchers, sniper rifles... even weird alien creations that inflate your enemies' heads until they explode. Why not throw on your giant robotic Mech Suit and stomp around town launching missiles from your forearms - or zap baddies with the Dubstep Gun, which fires sonic blasts to set them dancing in the street.
Even better, why not do all this while dressed as a hot dog, or wearing just a towel? One of the joys of Saints Row IV is its huge range of customisation options, which allow you to refashion the Boss as extensively as you like. You can change his gender, hairstyle, skin colour, clothing and more. The list of possible customisation options is almost endless - and frequently hilarious.
It's this sense of unfettered imagination and weird and wildly exciting possibilities that makes Saints Row IV so entertaining. At one point, the Boss is even bestowed with super powers, allowing him to blaze through the streets at a hundred miles per hour or leap tall buildings in a single bound. It may sound crazy, but it's unforgettably good fun - and it makes the battle to defeat Zinyak one that you'll keep coming back to, time and again.