The Saboteur

Posted by Sunjammer (925 posts) -

Been playing The Saboteur on the PC, and while it's really quite broken in some regards (performance is ABYSMAL, lapsing into brutal stuttering), I'm still really enjoying it. 
 
I think it's sad that it's gotten such meh reviews. It definitely has big problems, but for all its stealing of ideas it comes off as pretty fresh to me. Maybe it's the setting, or getting to play a WW2 game that finally thinks cackling mad Nazis are sweet villains, and that it's perfectly okay for a bombing Irishman to say "top of the mornin' to ya" to prostitutes.
 
It deserves to be played, and not just discarded for its similarity to more polished games. It pilfers from EVERYBODY, but the core play of rampaging through Paris and setting off bombs and carrying out inpromptu assassinations really works for me. The moment you settle into the role of a murdering dickish drunkard in an insane American comic book idea of Paris and let the cartoony bullshit fly, it comes into its own.
 
I recommend a rental, at least. It might surprise you. Surprised me a good  bit, and i didn't think Pandemic pulled off a good game since Mercs 1.

#1 Posted by Sunjammer (925 posts) -

Been playing The Saboteur on the PC, and while it's really quite broken in some regards (performance is ABYSMAL, lapsing into brutal stuttering), I'm still really enjoying it. 
 
I think it's sad that it's gotten such meh reviews. It definitely has big problems, but for all its stealing of ideas it comes off as pretty fresh to me. Maybe it's the setting, or getting to play a WW2 game that finally thinks cackling mad Nazis are sweet villains, and that it's perfectly okay for a bombing Irishman to say "top of the mornin' to ya" to prostitutes.
 
It deserves to be played, and not just discarded for its similarity to more polished games. It pilfers from EVERYBODY, but the core play of rampaging through Paris and setting off bombs and carrying out inpromptu assassinations really works for me. The moment you settle into the role of a murdering dickish drunkard in an insane American comic book idea of Paris and let the cartoony bullshit fly, it comes into its own.
 
I recommend a rental, at least. It might surprise you. Surprised me a good  bit, and i didn't think Pandemic pulled off a good game since Mercs 1.

#2 Posted by snide (2413 posts) -

Agree with you. I've been enjoying this one quite a bit as well.

#3 Posted by Yummylee (22506 posts) -

Yeah even with all its faults, i've put alot of hours into thus far and definatley plan to see it through to the end. I doubt i'll start again ona higher difficulty though, just because how repetitive the game is already starting to become =/
#4 Posted by Driadon (3027 posts) -

This is the vibe I've been getting from the reviews I've read. It doesn't get the highest score, but nearly everyone who's played it says that there's a major fun-factor. I'm in no rush to play it, but when I get some time I'll be sure to check it out.

#5 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -

couldnt agree more.. 12 hours in and im still only beginning

#6 Posted by themartyr (691 posts) -

I really want to get this game. Hopefully will pick it up in the January sales.

#7 Posted by ImperiousRix (2963 posts) -

I think I'm picking this one up after Christmas.  I've been hearing, above all else, it's a fun game, and that's all I really ask out of my games.

#8 Posted by CornontheCobbe (2645 posts) -

Or the fact that they did not even use a real Irishman to voice the main character. Such a shame, makes us true men from Dublin sad. ; )
 
Other than that, it's a great game.

#9 Posted by themartyr (691 posts) -

Apparently it is a true irishman @CornontheCobbe

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