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Drunken irish bar brawls, world war 2, unique art styles and much more! This game almost feels perfect... almost.
Story- The story of the saboteur evolves around Sean Devlin; A rough irish mechanic who ends up becoming one of the key players in the french resistance. You are never told about why he ended in france but there are subtle clues dotted around the story so the player has the option to come up with their own back story for Sean if they choose to. What is quite impressive is how the characters are presented. Most are naturaly french but you come across an array of characters from a vast selection of ethnicities, for me this is much better than a full cast of Americans but hey, you're entitled to your own preferences. I'm not going to give too many details away but let's just say Sean quickly develops a burining passion for despatching of nazis early in the game.
Gameplay- The sabotuer is one of those games that gives us the option to free roam. And much like Grand theft auto you'll encounter story missions at all the different portions of the map, if you have played a free roam game before, the story missions are a bit formulaic: Go to a point, drive to a location on the map, sneak in to a nazi compound and blow S**t up whilst the nazis have no idea you're there. It provides cool, sadistic pleasure to skulk around unseen, especialy if you're like me and have to rely on sense of mind and patience due to poor shooting skills. So if you're a stealthy type of person: shut down your PC or Laptop and buy this game. do it, NOW!!!!!
Graphics- Now the term 'Mixed bag' is highly compatiable to the graphics of the sabotuer: on one hand you have a stylish black and white look with only the red of nazi swastikaand the blue of the resistance symbol. However this art style is only applied to areas you haven't liberated, and when they're libarated the colour returns to the area. Although this sounds good on paper the graphical issues of the occupied areas becomes more noticable and this DOES become an issue when graphics fail to load and take 5 seconds to load up. But hey no game is perfect.
All in all the sabotuer was the perfect final release for producers Pandemic, buy this game and take a minute to appraise Pandemic for this awesome title.
Game Traits applied to The Saboteur (X360) by Animalmercenary