Saints Row IV: Re-Elected – Enter the Dominatrix DLC Review (PS4)

Saints Row IV: Re-Elected Enter the Dominatrix

I really can’t remember the last time that I’ve played DLC or even reviewed it because to be honest with you, I’m not really that big into DLC as of late as I used to be. Even for games that I like, I rarely buy it and it seems like the games that I want DLC for, yes I’m talking about you Mass Effect: Andromeda, I don’t get it so what’s the point. Anyway, the only reason I played this DLC and finished it was because I had most of it done already when I initially played Saints Row IV: Re-Elected and in the process of getting the platinum for that game I was also able to collect all of the trophies for this DLC so that means it’s time for a review.

In Saints Row IV: Re-Elected, Enter the Dominatrix, you play as your character after the main campaign of the game. This DLC tells an alternative version of Saints Row IV in a comical way where instead of the digital Steelport being run by the Zin and Zinyak, it’s being run by a rouge AI called the Dominatrix. The whole DLC is basically told as “lost footage” that’s found by some random reporter and each Saint will have something to say about the scenes and what takes place during the DLC. While not that long of a DLC, it has the same humor as Saints Row IV: Re-Elected and fits the game nicely while giving you some new weapons to cause mayhem with.

So, I thought that this DLC was OK. It was a while since I had originally played it to when I actually finished it so there was about a two year gap in the whole progression of the story. I like the “exclusive” interviews that were given during the DLC where the Saints talked about how things should have been done differently and how they were over budget for some scenes so it’s done as a story board instead of an actual game portion. It has the same humor that Saints Row IV carries throughout the rest of the game so it was a fitting DLC, it wasn’t that long of a DLC though, but it did give you some more badass weapons to add to your arsenal so it was kind of a give and take DLC.

The playability of this DLC was basically the same as the main campaign of the game especially since this was just an extension. Nothing really changed and everything basically stayed the same. The good thing that came from this was that it ran bug and glitch free so that deserves some kudos and some extra bonus points.

The graphics of course are also the same as the main campaign of the game and match up perfectly. I have to say that after waiting and then playing again two years later, I thought that the graphics were pretty good and held up well. They weren’t the best graphics, but let’s face it that overall game doesn’t have the best graphics, but they match the rest of the game and that’s what matters.

There are a total of 10 trophies for this DLC added onto the already existing 51 base trophies for the game and the other 10 trophies for the How the Saints Saved Christmas DLC. The trophies are fairly easy to get and just require some grinding along doing some specific things. I was seriously done with trying to get the final three trophies that I needed to get for this DLC until my buddy @tjarvinen86 basically pushed me to get the trophies because I had to have the 100% in this game. Thanks for helping me grind the weapon trophies buddy and for helping me pop all of Paul’s polyps. I couldn’t have made it through Paul’s ass without you.

Since I’ve already said that my buddy helped me, there is multiplayer in this game, but not a PVP type of multiplayer, but a Co-Op mode. I don’t mind this multiplayer especially when playing with a buddy who wants to just be a complete jackass with me and not be so serious about things. Gaming should be fun right? I have to say that this is one of those rare occasions where the multiplayer was just great because the game is just a silly one and it’s fun to be just a silly with someone while playing the game.

Overall I give this DLC a 3 out of 5.

What’s Great:
+ This is a pretty fitting DLC and it tells an alternate but shorter story than the one told in the main campaign. It even throws in some extra stupid things for shits and giggles because what would Saints Row be without all of the crazy shit that it does?
+ The playability and graphics are consistent with the rest of the game and there are no bugs or glitches to report about. Even two years later the graphics pretty much hold up on the PS4.
+ One of the rare games where playing with a buddy is more fun than playing by yourself as long as you have the right person to play with.

What’s Not So Great:
This DLC is extremely short and the only reason that it was played was because it came with the game. If I had to pay for it I would have been even more disappointed because it wouldn’t have been worth the going rate of how much DLC costs now a days.
Some of the trophies require a real grind and can become annoying at times especially some specific mission based trophies that require you to do something. There is the option to go back and not start the whole DLC over again but pick the missions that you want, but who the hell wants to do the same mission over and over again in order to get one trophy?

So if you have Saints Row IV: Re-Elected, you might as well play this DLC because it came with your game. It seems foolish to not play something that’s included and you’ve paid for. Anyway, if you’re going to play, I would suggest playing with a friend because that’s how Saints Row was made to be played and it makes the game 10x more fun as you can just be a jackass with a friend. If you’re thinking about purchasing this DLC for Saints Row IV on the PS3, I would say that unless you are absolutely in love with Saints Row and have to play every single thing available to you, then skip it because it’s short and not worth the time it’ll take to just run through it and it’s not really worth the money.

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2 Comments

  1. If i remember right this was fun but I preferred How the saints save Christmas. But this was over 3 years ago so I can hardly remember heh.

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