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Professor Genki, the homicidal man-cat whose Super Ethical Reality Climax competitions are a staple of the Steelport entertainment scene, ups the ante once a year, devising deadly new contests for a select group of proven warriors.
As the leader of the Saints, you’re given the opportunity to enter this annual tournament and prove yourself worthy of being crowned Genki Bowl champion.
There are a few cutscenes in which returning commentators Zach and Bobby set up the events you’re about to participate in, but the main game’s hilarious scenes featuring your customized character engaging in the business of ruling a gang while naked and speaking in a zombie voice (or sporting whatever absurd characteristics you’ve selected for him or her) are sadly absent.
Without these spirited interludes and the humor they inject into the proceedings, the events of Genki Bowl VII feel a bit lifeless and isolated from the rest of your character’s adventures in Steelport.
Your participation in Genki Bowl VII begins with an event called Genki Apocalypse.
Events on the game show include Sadpanda Skyblazing, Angry Tigers Apocalypse Genki, and Sexy Kitten Yarngasm.
In Genki Apocalypse, you’re tossed into a booby-trapped, mascot-infested gauntlet, in which you must kill your enemies and make your way to the exit alive.
If you think this sounds an awful lot like the Super Ethical Reality Climax events you’ve already played, you’re not wrong.
The only things that differentiate Genki Apocalypse from SERC are the amusingly cheap jungle set dressings that decorate the obstacle courses, and the shark-infested pools and streams within them.
The first time you see a mascot wander into water and instantly get devoured by a great white, it’s a delightful surprise that’s perfectly in keeping with the cartoonish carnage that helps make Saints Row: The Third so exciting.
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