To be honest I have a huge love/HATE relationship with SR3 -_- I love how smooth/sexy my character looks and moves but the rest of the game lacks.
I love creating characters and customizing the crap out of them but I can not realy do that in SR3 because it is way to restricted. I still kill/beat up every NPC with better gear and looks >_>
For the rest the main mision is way to short, Gat got killed, boring city, in sr1 and 2 I knew my way blindly around the city, every area had it's own feel/look to it in sr3 everything looks the same, flashy and big. SR1 and 2 had eye for little details like butterflies fluttering about, being able to pick stuf up in the world an bash someone's brain in with it :p, the idle animations of your character dancing, drinking, praying etc, secret areas, even the beach/sea was alive with fish swimming around... one of the islands in sr2 had a huge fish swimming around and to be honest I was expecting to find sharks lurking/swimming around in sr3 but no -_- the shark gun does not count, lol.
Uh what more, oh the taking out of food/cd shops, they all added to the city feeling alive... and please put back in the barber shop from sr1, I hate having to pay 500 just to change my hairstyle and colour.. And then there is the tattoo shop first of all the bad selection and placements of tatts and second why do have to keep rebuying my tatts? in SR2 the purchased tattoos were in my wardrobe.
I miss tagging and finding cd's I miss some activities like Fuzz, Septic Avenger, Fight club and the demo derby! I loved the Ruckus :D I miss customizing my cribs, I miss truely hating a gang, I miss the wonderfull mix of serious stuf and humor... I guess I miss almost everything from SR1 and 2.
I do hope SR4 will be better but I am not going to pre-order it or get it right away after release, I am going to wait and see how the player reviews are and if there are actual improvments made.