When I started reading Jim Sterling's review of the saboteur I entered with some trepidation. Firstly I know how Jim is. He's cantankerous. Often doing things for the sake of doing them. The game he was reviewing could be potential for some interesting material, but my first impression before the jump was rather impartial. If you want to know my review on Jim Sterling's review of the Sabatour, read on. Subject: Review of The Saboteur (PC, PS3, Xbox 360 [reviewed]) Auther: James Sterling Publisher: Destructoid Released: December 5, 2009 MSRP: FREE
First off describing the plot as not nearly high brow seems low brow and juvenile to me. Clearly he could have sold it a little better saying things like fun or light hearted. It seems like a knock against the storyline saying it like this. He's clearly enjoyed the game, but to read that makes it seem like its "not exactly high brow."
One very big thing you'll notice he's done is clearly compare it to other games everyone has played. Grand Theft Auto
being in italics really makes those words stand out. I mean we've all played it, we know it, so the comparisson makes sense in a logical context. I mean this is a video game. By Pandemic. It's like they've never made anything that wasn't Grand Theft Auto like. He could have compared it to a sandbox or open world instead. I think that would have made more sense to me.
Another paragraph after a screenshot that really stood out it to me starts with the phrase "Sean has a number of skills at his disposal." Skills at his disposal? He can dispose these skills can he? I should sure hope a video game character would have skills. One again he points to another game that is like, Assassins Creed, with the hope that someone will make the connection between the two having similar game mechanics.
While I did enjoy his review I can't help but feel confused as to what the video game is actually like. Is it one of the Mercenaries or that Not-Jack Nicholson alien game pandemic games? Is it structured any better? He did seem to positively convey emotions about the game itself. I fear too many reviewers like Jeff Gertsman
never do that. I found it to be insightful and recommend you read his review of this game. Overall I am mostly critical of his posting the article on a Saturday. No one wants to read game reviews on a Saturday. Alls I know is
, that's how we do things in America.
SCORE: 7.5 -- Good (7s are solid games that definitely have an audience. Might lack replay value, could be too short or there are some hard-to-ignore faults, but the experience is fun.)
Taken from the comments of The Sabatour review.
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