Yeah so. Waiting for Skyrim was getting hard and I started looking about for games that I might play in the meantime. I found several good gems that I've overlooked through the years and gave them a go. It includes this one. Saints Row 2. This was also one I should really not have missed.
I thought it was a cheap copy of GTA San Andreas (which I loved) and I thought Saints Row would take away a few hours at the most, but now I've been sitting here playing this gem several days because it's seriously addictive and it's a lot of fun. It plays on the same strings as GTA; with intense violence and destruction. There's never a dull moment in this game.
Unlike GTA you build your own character in this one and dress him/her up to your heart's content. You then take on the city of Stilwater and try to make your gang ruler of it. Customization options are many and diverse; you customize everything from your own face to the gang style, vehicles, weapons and even the hangouts. It's highly recommended.
Saints Row The Third is soon out, but will be released a few days after Skyrim. This means I won't have time to dive into that one as yet, but I'll take it on later. There's a great demo to play around with though, where you can already create your character for Saints Row 3.