I love the SR franchise. SR3 was pretty good, it was step back in some areas from SR2, but still in all a good game. But here is some pointers I think SR4 can use:
1) Better customization
-In SR3, the custimiztation was pretty limited. The new items and all was nice, but no way to really have your own fun with them. I missed items being in layers and not in groups. I was kind of bummed that you can only have one hair color. (TIPS: I suggest for over-the-top customization, you should refer to the computer game APB Reloaded. Customization is INSANE!!!!!)
2)Wider expansion of the City
- I believe the ciyt should be wider. Some areas should have like a rich classy feel to it. From New York-inspired buildings to surburbs to flashy lights of casinos and clubs, to the absolute real slums of the city.
3)Return of Johnny Gat
- Johnny must come back!! Developers thought it was a wise decision. I must say, in my opinion, it was quite horrible to discontinue Gat. To kill Gat in the prologue, not even make it to the first mission, was very upsetting. Johnny is the strongest character the franchise has.
4)Created character must have greater sense of leadership
- The created character still has the personality of a enforcer or a regular solider. Through out the whole game the character just helped or did what they were told to do by other characters. Hearing what you team has on their mind is'nt wrong, but as a gang leader, the character should be albe to take lead more.5) Bring the ganster appeal back
- In 3, they were more like an oganized government. Not all missions were fun. I think they should be agressive!
6)More character physics!- Variety of fighting styles, interacting with the environment while fighting (bashing heads into walls,etc.) Kicking tables or for temporary cover and more!!!!!!!!
7)Gangs- I've noticed that all the gangs have similar goals, colors, and personality. Lets mix'em up a bit!
-Also, more gang interaction. Rival gangs don't come together! They fight! I think the gangs should fight each other rather than foucus on you all the time. I would be funny to see other gangs go at it randomly.
Dual weild melee weapons!!- You should dual weild katanas, bats, etc.
Honestly, if you want the best gameplay and more sells, read this!!!
PS: Take notes of APB Reloaded customization!!! It's INSANE!!!!! AGAIN!!!!
Developers, people, please read!! Write me back! Tell me what you think!!