I'm so pumped.

Avatar image for nifflemuvpa7quab
#1 Posted by NiffleMuvpa7Quab (137 posts) -

I'm getting The Saboteur tomorrow and I am ridiciously pumped for it.  Unfortunately it's coming out on a tuesday, which means sitting through an entire day of school in anticipation for this game.  Anybody else sharing my excitement for The Saboteur?
Avatar image for cl60
#2 Posted by CL60 (17117 posts) -

I beat it yesterday.

Avatar image for ajayraz
#3 Posted by AjayRaz (12794 posts) -

I was really looking forward to it, but sadly I have too much on my game list and The Saboteur is all the way at the bottom. plus i'm broke so i couldn't pay for it anyway. 

Avatar image for nifflemuvpa7quab
#4 Posted by NiffleMuvpa7Quab (137 posts) -
@CL60:
Ya I heard it leaked, some develepor sent it out to a friend or something or other.  The cashier at Game Stop was telling me about it.
Avatar image for mmmslash
#5 Posted by Mmmslash (2226 posts) -

I also beat it yesterday.
 
It was really good, but there's too many freeplay targets, there's no way I will ever finish them.

Avatar image for nifflemuvpa7quab
#6 Posted by NiffleMuvpa7Quab (137 posts) -
@AjayRaz:
What've you got ahead of it?
Avatar image for aaox
#7 Posted by Aaox (1713 posts) -

Is this a sleeper hit? 'Cause I don't know much about it. All I know is what I've watched from the quick looks, and it seemed alright.

Avatar image for trophyhunter
#8 Posted by trophyhunter (6038 posts) -
@Mmmslash said:
" I also beat it yesterday.  It was really good, but there's too many freeplay targets, there's no way I will ever finish them. "
what do you mean there are to many targets? that sounds great to me.
Avatar image for peasforfees
#9 Posted by PeasForFees (2420 posts) -
@CL60 said:
" I beat it yesterday. "
How?
Avatar image for themartyr
#10 Posted by themartyr (723 posts) -

I'm so pumped for it and I don't have the cash for it, which is breaking my heart.

Avatar image for cl60
#11 Posted by CL60 (17117 posts) -
@PeasForFees said:
" @CL60 said:
" I beat it yesterday. "
How? "
I got it early.
Avatar image for ihaxedallreconcodez
#12 Posted by iHaxedAllReconCodez (150 posts) -

Hate you. All of you who have it. All of you who are getting it.
Avatar image for addictedtopinescent
#13 Posted by addictedtopinescent (3634 posts) -

I asked to get it for christmas, also pretty pumped

Avatar image for mmmslash
#14 Posted by Mmmslash (2226 posts) -
@trophyhunter: There are thousands of things to blow up, it's overwhelming.
Avatar image for trophyhunter
#15 Posted by trophyhunter (6038 posts) -
@Mmmslash said:
" @trophyhunter: There are thousands of things to blow up, it's overwhelming. "
well that's sounds great 
you get overwhelmed to easy
Avatar image for mmmslash
#16 Posted by Mmmslash (2226 posts) -
@trophyhunter: Listen, give me a minute and I will come back with a screenshot. It's not that I get overwhelmed too easy, it's that I have to blow up the same 5 objects, 500 times a piece.
Avatar image for trophyhunter
#17 Posted by trophyhunter (6038 posts) -
@Mmmslash said:
" @trophyhunter: Listen, give me a minute and I will come back with a screenshot. It's not that I get overwhelmed too easy, it's that I have to blow up the same 5 objects, 500 times a piece. "
well atleast there is time consumeing stuff to do in the game that's all I ask for.
Avatar image for mmmslash
#18 Posted by Mmmslash (2226 posts) -
@trophyhunter: It won't let me print screen for whatever reason, and I don't much feel like using capture software for something this silly.
 
Basically, you press '3', you take out dynamite, you put it at the base of the sniper tower, and you run away. Then you do it again, and again, and again. You almost never need to climb to the targets, and there's no incentive to do it, other than a percentage counter on your stats menu. It's... just not worthwhile of my time, I guess. It would take me another 10 hours to blow all of these up, and for no real reason...
Avatar image for trophyhunter
#19 Posted by trophyhunter (6038 posts) -
@Mmmslash said:
" @trophyhunter: It won't let me print screen for whatever reason, and I don't much feel like using capture software for something this silly.  Basically, you press '3', you take out dynamite, you put it at the base of the sniper tower, and you run away. Then you do it again, and again, and again. You almost never need to climb to the targets, and there's no incentive to do it, other than a percentage counter on your stats menu. It's... just not worthwhile of my time, I guess. It would take me another 10 hours to blow all of these up, and for no real reason... "
well everything is worth my time
Avatar image for mmmslash
#20 Posted by Mmmslash (2226 posts) -
@trophyhunter: You could do anything, in any other game. If it's not very fun, and it's not rewarding, then... why?
Avatar image for dystopiax
#21 Posted by DystopiaX (5613 posts) -

it was on my list, until i saw how they f'ed up the climbing so that it's tedious, and made it so that you pretty much can't stealth a whole mission, unless you went out of your way to, which ruined the whole saboteur aspect for me. 

Avatar image for cstrang
#22 Posted by cstrang (2362 posts) -

I was kinda amped for this game for a while,  but after the quick look and looking at some of the reviews (which are generally pretty alright, but the stealth aspect is dogged) I can't justify the purchase of this game at the full $60 price point.

Avatar image for mmmslash
#23 Posted by Mmmslash (2226 posts) -
@DystopiaX:@cstrang: Of the issues with the game, I felt the game did stealth better than any other open-world game has, excluding the Assassin's Creed franchise, of course.
 
Maybe it's because I just finished RF:G right before it, but it felt pretty alright.
Avatar image for cstrang
#24 Posted by cstrang (2362 posts) -
@Mmmslash: Yeah.  I just came off of  S-ranking Assassin's Creed 2.  I need to give The Saboteur some time to breathe and for my gaming palette to return to normal before I pick up the game (so I can enjoy it the most).  As the guys said in the QL: The game doesn't really do itself any favors coming out 3 weeks after Assassin's Creed 2.
Avatar image for mmmslash
#25 Posted by Mmmslash (2226 posts) -
@cstrang: For sure, just know that the Stealth is fully functional.
 
If it gives any indication, the stealth works markedly better than it does in the Hitman series, which is a game in the stealth genre.
Avatar image for dystopiax
#26 Posted by DystopiaX (5613 posts) -
@Mmmslash: I haven't played the game yet, but i've seen some LPs from people who got the game early, and it seems like: 
1. The nazis notice you when you're in disguise way too fast, like they'll see you and 2 seconds later you're revealed. 
2. If you're in disguise, how would they know that you're not a nazi? I think if you're in disguise, the only way you should be found is if you did something that would betray your identity, like planting explosives or killing someone. 
 
Also, I don't think that the stealth mechanics should be any worse because the game is an open world game. I think that it would be possible to have, say, MGS stealth mechanics in an open world game, since nothing there seems like it would be fixed-map specific.
Avatar image for mmmslash
#27 Posted by Mmmslash (2226 posts) -
@DystopiaX: The way Stealth disguises work in the game is you get a small circle around you, on your minimap. When a Nazi is inside that circle, and one is looking at you, your suspicion meter goes up. If you are standing right next to a nazi, and suspicions go up, you can walk right by him, out of his line of sight,  and the meter stops filling. This meter gradually goes down, slowly at first, then much faster, when you are no longer under suspicion.
 
The faster you move, wheteher jogging or sprinting, makes that circle much larger. It's a Risk/Reward scenario. 
 
 If you ARE seen by someone, indicated by a full yellow circle on the suspicion meter, you have the option to quickly run up, and take him out with melee, or use one of the two silenced weapons in the game to take him out before he blows his whistle, and alerts the entire area.
 
Of course, being seen doing silly things like blasting away other Nazi's or something like that gets them on you with the swiftness.
 
As for the open-world stealth aspect, I don't disagree that stealth gameplay should be a viable option in the genre, but I was comparing it to previous open world games that have always had severe issues with it. Whether it was the Mafia, with it's buggy in vehicle/out of vehicle wanted noterity, or San Andreas sneak-knife kill options, or Red Faction: Guerillas complete and total failure of crouching and hitting guys with sledgehammers, it's just done a lot better in Saboteur. I'm not saying it's perfect, or even close, but it's certainly more than functional.
Avatar image for ineedaname
#28 Posted by Ineedaname (4276 posts) -

This came out in the UK on the 4th, what's with the late American release date?
 
However, I'm pleasantly surprise, anyone in 2 minds should probably get it, it's better than I first though, the shooting is pretty solid, the stealth whilst not perfect is almost a proper viable option if done carefully, but you have to tread really softly because it's flawed a little on that side.

Avatar image for archscabby
#29 Posted by ArchScabby (5877 posts) -

I want to play it too, just not right now.  I'll probably ask for it for my birthday in March.

Avatar image for meltac
#30 Posted by Meltac (2008 posts) -

I wanted to buy it last week, but I'm just buying it this week ^^ Looks fun, and I could use me some irish accent

Avatar image for griddler
#31 Posted by Griddler (3374 posts) -

I'll pass, I've already got too many great games to finish

Avatar image for nifflemuvpa7quab
#32 Posted by NiffleMuvpa7Quab (137 posts) -

And now I play the waiting game.... Just got home from school.  Now I need to wait for mi madre to get home with the game. :( *sigh* Looks like i'll just have to play more Crackdown.  Yes, I just got it for the first time on Sunday.  I was a liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiittle late. It's a great game though :P
Avatar image for godlyawesomeguy
#33 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6421 posts) -
@iHaxedAllReconCodez said:
"Hate you. All of you who have it. All of you who are getting it. "

why dont you get it?

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.