PS3 (also on Xbox 360)
“I hate Illinois Nazis.” – Jake Blues, The Blues Brothers.
“I fuckin’ hate fuckin’ Paris fuckin’ Nazis.” – Sean Devlin, The
Movies tell us that war is hell. It’s also rather drab judging by
The Saboteur, an open world romp set in WWII Nazi-occupied
France which takes a lot of cues from Grand Theft Auto IV,
mixes them in with a bit of Assassin’s Creediness and adds a
dash of De Blob.
Yeah, cool – huh? Yes, De Blob, one of the acest Wii titles
ever. For there’s a great game mechanic at play in that Nazi-held
areas are all colourless and blah, whilst those that have gone the ‘vive
le résistance!’ route have had their joi de couleur
The player takes control of Sean Devlin, a toilet block-mouthed
(potties aren’t nearly of a grand enough scale to suffice here)
ex-racing driver who’s hanging out in Paris looking for somebody to
Recruited by Le Résistance, he’s soon running around beating up
unsuspecting Nazis, blowing up their supply dumps, torching their merch and driving up a storm in clunky old ’40s mobiles to restore
that couleur. There are stealth manoeuvres, but they’re not
nearly as much fun.
Whilst not possessing the magnitude of GTAIV, The Saboteur
shares a similar gaming vibe. The swansong of Aussie developers
Pandemic, at times it’s easy to think that given a little extra time
before their life support was yanked by EA may have resulted in a
Instead, The Saboteur is good, but with rough edges. Kind of
like Sean, we guess.
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