posted by JIMITIME (IMPERIAL BEACH, CA) Jul 26, 2010
Member since Jul 2010
gamers (78%) found this review helpful
saboteur is a awesome-ish game. like all games it has ups and downs. it has this great perks system, that will reward you with new weapons, cars, and abilitys. for instance blow up x amount of german items, and you can plant bombs faster. the missions are good, and fairly engaging. once completed then the color returns to that area as the german occupation moves out. saboteur features a wide variety of guns, from shotguns, to rocket launchers, to rifles. then theres the melee system. it can be a little tricky at times. the cover system is also abit strange, mainly because of the fact that instead of a simple cover button, sean attomatically enters cover. it can be really frustrating when your trying to run from some enemies and sean decides he wants to jump into cover on some wall. the health system is annoying to. it has one of those call of duty style things where the screen gets red. here its the same, except instead of just going red, it gets really red, black blotches pop up and block your view, and things get really blurry. ive died more than once because i was running couldnt see where i was going, ducked into some cover i didnt want to jump into in the first place, died and then had to restart the whole mission. last but not least theres the climbing system. its not assassins creed, but its ok. kind of slow. in the end the game is extremely addicting
Sounds like a great premise right? Well it is, except in this case it falls just a tad short in the Metal Gear department in that the stealth in game is, well for lack of a better word, broke. But lets start with the good stuff first.
Your an Irish bloke in WW2 occupied Paris who through personal tragedy has decided to take up arms against the multitude of Nazis who reside in Paris. You can do this through a couple different ways, mainly running missions or just wandering around the open world causing as much mayhem as possible, which can be quite a bit. Throughout the world you can collect contraband from both missions and the random mischief which can be used to trade to black marketeers for vehicles, weapons, and perks. Climbing throughout Paris reminded me alot of InFamous and while not as well done as that, it is manageable and works for getting out of sticky situations with Nazis or just exploring.
Combat is enjoyable from hand to hand combat, to running machine gun fights, to calling in rebel strikes and support, as well as car chases, rocketing down air ships, and chaining together massive explosions there is some fun to be had along the way.
The atmosphere is extremely well done, everything from the characters, missions, music, cars, burlesque dancers, the overall story, and the buildings around Paris and its countryside are top notch. The game starts out with all the areas in a "black and white" mode which signifies German occupation which would turn to color when you free an area from German control which at first was annoying but grew on me quickly.
The bad. For me it was the stealth. I hated it. It seemed almost pointless and after a couple hours of trying it I abandoned it altogether. The warning indicator fills up way to quickly, too many Gestapo guards, or instant identification which translates basically into a fight or flight scenario.
Overall I enjoyed the game. It provided many hours worth of fun and I would recommend it.
This game is a sleeper, im so mad i waited this long to play it.. I actually ended up buying it thats how good it is! Only bad part it will take a lot of work to bet it, because u never run out of stuff to do