9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Good game but let down by save problem,
This review is from: The Saboteur (Xbox 360) (Video Game)I bought The Saboteur last week and have been playing it fairly constantly since then. I won't bother with describing the game's concept as you'll find it elsewhere on this page.
Good Points: You are in an open world and can wander about to your heart's content. I think the graphics are good, very atmospheric with Nazi controlled areas being almost pitch black and the more liberated bursting into Technicolor. There are plenty of things to do outside the main quest (called freeplay) - literally hundreds of things to find and pick up (contraband which acts as cash) or to destroy (searchlights, AA guns and even shooting down Zeppelins) and Nazis to kill. You can steal virtually every vehicle you come across and drive them where you want down Parisian boulevards, across country or even along railway lines.
Bad Points: My biggest gripe with the game by far is the saving of my current game. Although the game says you can save at any point when you reload the game you are positioned back in (I presume) the nearest Resistance building your character knows about. So you can save the game when you are out in the countryside surrounding Paris cheerfully hunting isolated Nazis. Reloading the game, however, positions you back in the centre of Paris (although you've still got everything you've acquired). I find this very annoying but what's even more so is if you're in the middle of doing a main task mission your reloaded save takes you back the start of that particular mission or the previous autosave check point.
The controls take a lot of getting used to, particularly when driving and I've had to turn the sensitivity down a lot to get the vehicles under control (but driving is fun when you get used to it). I'm about a third of the way through the main quest and so far the missions have been quite short and some of them quite quick and simple to complete. The dialogue is a bit clunky and repetitive. You can climb most buildings but can access very few. You cannot hold conversations with, or get info from the general citizenry.
Conclusion: If you don't enjoy sneaking and sniping games then this is probably not for you - going in with all guns blazing tends to bring the whole Nazi army swarming all over the area you're in. Notwithstanding the preceding comments I'm enjoying The Saboteur even though it's not up there with Fallout 3 or Oblivion.
If it wasn't for the save problem I'd give it 4/5 but 3/5 is the most I can give it.