Saints Row: The Third has picked up where GTA fell of the rails.
The storyline is superb (not quite epic, but expansions may make it that). It is interlaced with humour throughout, and while some of it reeks of cheese, you cannot help but laugh.
The carnage is, to summarise, a thing of truth and beauty. From the Appocafist to calling in air strikes, there are so many different methods of dealing out Saints' Justice.
The only negative point: the non-storyline content is a little repetitive. So while it is a large sandbox, there is not that much variety in what you can do off-piste. Of course an invincible avatar wielding unlimited rockets does have a certain cathartic element to it, but in the end it does get a bit repetitive. It would have been great to see some side quest type missions / storylines (other than the progressive assassinations / car thefts).
All in all, this game is a laugh a minute and a lot of fun, if your sensibilities are not easily offended.
Genki is a true legend.