posted by mirvinn200 (CHESAPEAKE, VA) Jan 20, 2010
Member since Dec 2004
Like so many sandbox type games you come into with hope. Just like others we've played this game was no different
The Saboteur has a great premise and the upside to it, is that you've never played a game like it. Saints Row=GTA, The Saboteur=The Saboteur.
Once you get passed the first stages (after the race) the pace picks up. In the first "shoot out" situation you feel as though you just haven't gotten use to the controls yet. Don't worry, the feeling stays with you until the last second of the game. The controls are the biggest shortfall of this game, and frustrated me to no end. The aren't fluid when you moving to cover, and you move to cover it situations where you don't want to, and the aiming feels like it did in the first GTA's before it was fixed. All in all the controls hurt the game but don't kill it.
The positives in this game far out weigh the negative (if you can get passed being aggravated about movement, aiming, the cover system, etc.). The uniqueness of the game shines bright. You feel as if you are in German occupied France, you get nervous the first time you pull up to a check point and the soldiers tell you to stop your car, the exclamation point that tells you, you are noticed keep you on edge, and blowing up German WWII soldiers never gets out no matter how many WWII games you play.
All in all this is a good game that can keep you busy for hours on end. Is it GTA? No, nothing is. Is it a game that can propel you and keep you involved even when the story is over? I think so.
The Saboteur: A good game with a downside, which is far out weighed by the entertainment and excitement. And yes killing German WWII soldiers.
FYI: I normally can't play games with horrible controls. If you feel the same way give it shot anyway.
posted by HoboMaster (INDEPENDENCE, OR) Jan 20, 2010
Member since Nov 2009
As mentioned in pretty much every other review, the game is a mixture of GTA and Assassin's Creed, but set in WWII era Paris. And, it does its best to compete with these two titles, but in both of the aspects that it took from these games, in my opinion, it fell short.
There are a few unique aspects about this game that make it interesting and fun to play. Personally, I like free roam games, which this is one of them. I've definitely found the most pleasure away from the storyline and just going rogue on Nazis (can't say "Na'zi" on Gamefly) towers, bases, etc. The graphics were above par, and I really liked the black and white tint that changed to color after you inspired the Resistance there.
But the AI was just terrible, but in kind of a fun way. I would be running around the outside edges of a bases, tacking off Nazis with my silenced pistol, and blowing up towers right behind Nazis backs, and then me, the only one in the area, wasn't even suspected once I got outside of the radius of the suspicion zone. In a way I liked not having to run a mile away in chase, but I also thought the AI should have a little more common sense to piece together: Dead Nazis, bullet holes in head, one guy that isn't German around... hmmm.
The main reason this game is even compared to Assassins Creed is because your ability to climb pretty much any building. It makes a nice effort, and if this were the first game that I had played with that ability, I probably would have been amazed, but AC blew it out of the water. I found myself trying to avoid climbing buildings if possible it was so much of a hassle.
In the GTA respect, it really felt like the Godfather's attempt the game. The cars handled mostly the same, the weapon's aiming systems, which I wasn't a huge fan of (just like I'm not a fan of GTA's), and the ability to commit pretty much any crime (which is fun.)
Definitely worth a rent if you just feel like killing some Nazis or enjoy a vengeance filled storyline.
at first glance, not to bad, i like the movie cut scenes, the swearing, the first half of the level was a bit slow but it warmed up real fast
i got up to the 3rd level, some parts of the game had a bit of lag in the graphics, never one miss with the audio, it makes the game some parts were weird like just climbing up a building.....i dont think this is a sipder man game
the A.I. is lacking in terms of realism, but the combat mode makes up for that, i would have kept the game but my fiance wouldnt let me to graphic for the kids to hear...blah...blah, its not for kids to play at all allot of nudity and swearing
overall great game for this company to go out on, i would buy it and keep playing if i have the chance again