All that you survey in Saints Row 3

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All this could be mine. Will be mine. I’ve been busy doing other things, so I haven’t gotten around to actually taking over Steelport just yet.

Unlike the previous games, Saints Row 3 decouples the story from the city conquest. You can approach both at your leisure. And given how good the storyline is, don’t be surprised if you “beat” the game and still have a lot left to do. You can save Steelport without turning it purple.

The basic stats on your profile divide completion into four sections: storyline, collectibles, activities, and neighborhoods controlled. My own completion is at 96% of the storyline (you can replay the final mission to see the game’s other ending, which I kind of don’t want to do for reasons you’ll understand when you get there), 44% of the collectibles, 41% of the activities, and 6% of the neighborhoods. I’ve got my work cut out for me. Yet here I am hanging out in my crib, trying on different outfits, and customizing the color of the anime kitty backback to match my real-life cat. I would make a terrible gang leader.