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Fabulous Game set in Accurate Paris Scenery During WW2,
This review is from: The Saboteur (PC DVD) (DVD-ROM)I bought this on a whim and must admit that when I started playing was a bit disappointed the viewpoint was not first person. That pretty soon evaporated as I realised how awesome the game really is. If you have played and enjoyed "Fable", imagine a similar huge world to explore, but in Paris during WW2. Be warned though, the game is rated for 15 or older in the UK and contains some ripe language and strong violence.
The game is a mix of free-roaming and missions with some fantastic fun escaping the Nazis in car chases, while being shot at from motorcycle side cars, armoured cars and some nasty looking Gestapo cars that have machine guns built into them. The tracer effects are great and at times it looks like it is raining lead. The AI on this is really good as they really do try to box you in and run you off the road.
Some reviews here suggest the game was buggy to begin with. But there is an update, though it can be a bit hard to find on the web. I had to update the driver for my ATI Radeon HD 4800 to get the frame rate up, but that was my fault for having drivers that were out of date. I have a core duo processor rated at 3Ghz and the game runs perfectly at 1024 x 768 resolution, which is fine by me, though I havent bothered to try a higher setting.
The real star of this game is the populated city of Paris with all the landmarks and, yes, you can go to the top of the Eiffel Tower. You can drive at 90mph down the Champs Elysees and often have to if you want to survive. You also bump into crotchety civilians, who often have something to say to you and all too often walk right out in front of you when you are driving. They keep shouting, "learn how to drive!" at me.
Oh, and there are some nifty car races to get into as well.
This is a gem of a game, full of variety and unexpected charms and it would be a great shame if you missed it because of the early technical snag reviews.