Anyone else got this game?, I only just got it myself despite it being released in 2009, here is a wiki artical on it The Saboteur, it's DirectX 9 but despite that the graphics are very good, the protagonist as stated in wiki is an irishman named Sean, he is a race car driver who through events in the game ended up in Paris, wiki will tell you more.
The reason I started this thread is because I've found it a very enjoyable game, Sean basically gets to do the things Rico does, hence saboteur, he does not have a fancy grapple hook but he can climb on to the roof tops, slide down or climb phone lines and other cables, it has quite an epic story with freeroam at the end, Paris is really alive with NPCs, both French and German and they don't look stiff!, there was obviously a lot of work put into the models, textures and animations.
I'll tell you one thing I really like about this game, Sean is not a uber character though his climbing skills are obviously exagerated, when he stands around he will either take a swig of whiskey from a flat flask or light up a cig, the animation for the smoking is good, he reaches into is pockets, takes out a cig and a lighter, he then shields the lighter with his other hand while igniting it, err ok, perhaps you don't want to here about that, it's not exactly game play, but it's nice to have a character acting human, he has some witty lines while killing or suddenly getting shot at, when killing it will be something like "My toothless grandmother is tougher than you!"; you have to imagine those words with an Irish accent.
So what about gameplay I hear you ask?, you're not asking!, I'll tell you anyway, with the right amount of contraband, that's the currency in the game, he has access to an arsenal of weapons for different jobs, personally I go for the terror scoped sniper rifle and the silenced viper machine gun, always did prefer the stealth approach, his melle kills can be good also, he can beat a soldier to death just brawling, he can sneak up behind them and punch them out and he can sucker punch and snap their necks, the last one is my personal favorite
So, anyone else out there get this game?, what did you think of it? despite it reaching gold it seems quite an obscure game, or perhaps I've not looked hard enough.