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IGN: The Saboteur Review AU

It's an odd little saucisson, this one. Sean is distinctly unlikeable for the first two or three hours of gameplay, but gradually grows on you. The story is reasonable, although hampered by some laughable dialogue – which we hope was deliberate, and steaming 'round the city and surrounding countryside giving the Nazis what for is entertaining enough that you almost don't need a story.

While it's a little rough around the edges we enjoyed this game more than we thought we would. It's far from perfect, but it's great to see Pandemic going out with a bang.

9.0 Presentation
We really liked the stark contrast between occupied and free zones – as unsubtle as it is. Good menus, and the Perks screen comes complete with 'authentic' Irish comments from the big man himself.
7.5 Graphics
The graphics are a little jaggy, and there were a few frame-rate issues but, for the most part, this is a perfectly acceptable-looking game. Workmanlike, you might say.
7.0 Sound
Voice acting is pretty sketchy, but grows on you, much like the (deliberately?) bad efforts from the cast of 'Allo 'Allo. The music goes a long way to making up for the bad acting though.
8.0 Gameplay
This is one of those games that grows on you as you progress, even if you think it shouldn't. The simple fact is that blowing stuff up is heaps of fun, and The Saboteur has HEAPS of stuff to blow up.
7.5 Lasting Appeal
This is a single playthrough affair, but there's a huge amount of content to plough through that isn't directly linked to the main story.
8.2
Impressive OVERALL
(out of 10 / not an average)

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sak5003150d ago

Graphics Jaggy?? Lets wait for 360 review.

Lou-Cipher3150d ago (Edited 3150d ago )

Why, Do you want to see if a 360 can stay alive long enough to complete a game that last longer than 5 hours?

Yeah, I'm curious myself.

mal_tez923150d ago

I do like the look of this game

thabigboss3150d ago

i played the pc version and its great.i suggest buying it on pc if your rig can handle it and if you want the best possible graphics.

Guido3150d ago

And they said:

Graphics
The graphics are a little jaggy, and there were a few frame-rate issues but, for the most part, this is a perfectly acceptable-looking game. Workmanlike, you might say.

Jaggy graphics, on the 360? What, the dev didn't turn ont he 4xAA?

BldyShdw3150d ago

I think were starting to see the end of the so called "better" multiplatform games on 360, now their equal or better on PS3.

Crazy idea right? haha :)

Shotgun_Roamer3150d ago

*weeps* i really wanted pandemics last game to kick a 10/10. A man can dream....

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Digitaldude3150d ago

IGN are lazy and do 1 review for both consoles anyway.

robotnik3150d ago

I like the logo and the cover, a lot. Square Enix could learn from these guys.

YellowLightofDeath3150d ago

"7.5 Graphics
The graphics are a little jaggy, and there were a few frame-rate issues but, for the most part, this is a perfectly acceptable-looking game. Workmanlike, you might say"

Well no wonder there's jaggies, they reviewed this one on the PS3

GezForce3150d ago

but feels overshadowed by assassins creed 2 in every way.
review pretty much spot on. good but not awesome.

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