Not Bad but.....same old GTA style
Overall this game isnt that bad. Graphics are good along with the sound. The story is very good and has alot of depth to it, along with the game play itself is very good. The controls are just like GTA so there very easy to get used to... BUT the climbing in this game is bad, its easy to climb up buildings no problem, getting down on the other hand is another story. you never know if Sean (the main character) is going to grab the ledge or just fall to his death and theres no way of telling when its going to happen. I have die by falling more then the Nazi gun fire. And the other thing is the damn darkness of Paris when in occupied parts of the city, its so dark that you can see people or things like guns on the ground. and some times its hard to shoot at enemys cause of the darkness of the game. I under stand the darkness and do agree it gives this game a little more depth and sets the mood but sometimes its very anoying. IF you like GTA games then you will like this game.
Assassin's Creed Meet Inglorious Bast*rds
Pandemic's The Saboteur is a game that I had at one time, but had re-acquired the game a few weeks ago. I hadn't been a fan of 3PS, but after the Dead Space and Assassin's Creed franchises and Silent Hill: Homecoming I decided to give The Sabotuer another try. The aspect of The Saboteur that drew me in was the color scheme reminiscent of Frank Miller's Sin City. The black and white with shades of color gave the game a noir feel. The soundtrack is very understated in The Saboteur with jazz legends like Ella Fitzgerald. This soundtrack made driving around a pleasure and, at times, I found myself just driving around listening. The gameplay was almost identical to that of Assassin's Creed just substitute Enzio for Sean. The main difference being that Sean can switch out into Nahhzi uniforms adding an additional stealth option. There are side missions in addition to the main plot which makes the open world exploring lovely.....nothing seems an excess in this game. Five minutes into the game and I am glad I gave The Saboteur another shot.
I had never heard of this game so I wasn't expecting much when I bought it for $20. I started playing this game and couldn't stop. I like everything about this game. You are a sabateur and you get to destroy stuff!! The contols are solid and the graffics are pretty good. The only thing I don't care much for is the audio, it can be annoying at times, however if you are stealthy and can get through the challenges undetected then you won't have to worry about it. This game could take forever if you wanted it to and the challenges aren't easy. The Sabateur has about everything as far as gameplay goes. It's like GTA and Splinter Cell combined on an open world map. You can go anywhere in the game. I can't say enough about this game. I haven't seen one thing with this game that isn't good. I would recomend this game to anyone looking for something diferent to play to keep other games from getting stale.
Pretty Good Overall
I bought this game the weekend after Christmas along with the new Ratchet and Clank and Uncharted 2. I gave each game their equal share but found myself going back to the RC and U2. The Saboteur just felt clunky and uninspired and the missions were so boring. I had made up my mind to shelf it altogether. I then started thinking back to the reviews the game was receiving and decided to try it again. So last night I put the game back in and made myself sit and play it. You know what? The longer I played the more I enjoyed it. Sure things were clunky and at times there was too much on the screen at one time but I got over it. I then realized that this game is NOT Uncharted 2 and it's NOT Ratchet and Clank, it's a game all in it's own. I really enjoy driving around 1940's France and hey you can even check out a Burlesque show if you wish. The game reminds me of a weird GTA and Assassin's Creed hybrid at least control wise and the ability to sneak and hide is a nice touch. If your hesitant and your a casual gamer and not a hardcore button masher I say purchase. It's a good time...
Assassin's Creed/GTA All in One
First time writing review. Great game and playability. Only wish some of the graphics were just a little better. When fighting Germans, they look like paper or cardboard cutouts. Other than that, the visions of Paris and surrounding countryside are great. You have the climbing and escaping of Assassin's Creead, the escapes and evasion by car remind me of GTA. Some of the action (sniping and fighting Germans) has some resemblance of early COD. Overall great game and with over 30 missions/scenarios, plenty for everyone. Escape scenarios and climbing up/down could be more user friendly (seem to stall at times, causing you to move controls opposite of what you really want to do), but not a show-stopper. Also, aiming/firing weapon could be a little more user-friendly, but again not a show-stopper. Hope they come out with a sequel but improve on the enemy graphics. High replay value.
GTA set in Nazi Occupied France
Where to start? Graphics - unfortunately i am stuck in the UK for 6months without my HD LCD TV, but the game still looked great using the oldschool RCA's. The color contrasts of black and white vs the reds on the Nazi flags/outfits is a great effect. Sound - Like in GTA games, you can listen to the radio when driving around. the music is from the 40s, and very appropriate for the game in general. storyline - the storyline is pretty cool, and does a great job using flashbacks to tell the story. the irish character is spot on, and all his mannerisms are very authentic. challange - some missions required many play thoughs in order to figure out the best approach, and every level had many different ways to complete. i would say perfect level of challange. Overall this is a great game for fans of Grand Theft auto, and changes up the scenery being set in WWII
A must have for any game collection!
First I have to say this game is worth the money. The storyline in my opinion is very addicting. Each time you complete a mission you will thrive for more. The animation and graphics are amazing. The first couple missions are tutorials. Once you pass that you will be hooked. I only purchase game's if there is a big re-play value which this game has! It has over 500+ freeplay. You can play stealthy or run & gun. This game has a lot of personality such the age period, clothing, vehicles, guns etc. I can comepare this to a few games such as hitman, assissins creed and grand theft auto. For example, you can be stealthy and use disguises like in hitman. You climb and jump rooftops like assissins creed and have a wide rang of characters in the story that need work done like in GTA. Overall this is a must have for any gamer collection.
i really dont know were to start lets start with how the games graphics and animation ther the best i ever seen in a long time even better than modern warfare 2 maybe. the story line is freat you start out as a french racer who vs. this nazi racer who cheats by shooting out one of his tires and still beats the nazi racer and he kills your best while you will revenge his death. the lenght of the game is extrodinary even after you kill the nazi you still can do other missions. the sounnd of the game is great you hear the bullets coming and you fricking book it. the controls of the game are a bit shaky but you get a hang of them. the challenge of the game is medium and when you get far into the game it gets into harden mode. i would definatly recommend this game to friend or an person you work with to play this game so go buy it.
A Mixture of Goodness.
Saboteur is one of the most original games coming to the PS3 thus far. The game's elements seem to be out together very well, and will seamlessly blend into the gameplay. The game takes place in World War II, in Nazi occupied France. Your character is a normal guy that teams up with the French Resistance to drive the Germans out of France. The game uses color to signal the player. For example, areas that you have liberated will have color and be bright and vibrant, whereas areas that are still under Nazi control will be black and white. The blend in system can be compared to that of Assassin's Creed, where simply being a "regular civilian" can save your life. While I and everyone else have yet to play the game, it will surly be worth the wait, and we have no reason to doubt Pandemic's abilities.
the review of things
The saboteur is fun if you enjoy doing things you way and there are a lot of ways to finish the missions. You can go snipe everyone out or go rambo but it is kinda of hard to be stelathy and not get caught. The game is pretty long and has over 1000 extra things to do that will keep you occupied. Graphics are pretty good but the black and white areas can get kinda annoying. There can be a lot of challenge especially against tanks and heavily armed troops but if your going against regular solidiers you can kill them with ease. the controls are easy to get used and the story is good. There is a good amount of weapons like flamethrowers and silenced pistols and for the vehicles you got junkie cars to a flame tank which is pretty cool once you get it. This game is really fun for the creative minded