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Saboteur: From Paris with love

Saboteur: From Paris with love

Pandemic took the time to send us these three new images of the very late Saboteur. They also launched an official website. Visually it looks gorgeous, even though we suspect some doctoring here and there. Anyway the game looks like the best effort in the world war II department since many years, so we'll close our eyes for once.


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Commented on 2009-04-01 21:14:47
The last screenshot looks especially good.

Doctoring indeed, is almost a given.
Commented on 2009-04-01 21:16:48
Pandemic... lets hope they make up for Mercs 2.
Commented on 2009-04-01 21:20:05
Paris + Openworld ? o.O

That sure sounds promising ! Looks as good as Mafia 2 imo.
Commented on 2009-04-01 21:40:12
Looks interesting, but I hate the black-and-white-environments-transforming-into-coloured-environments-thingy...(that's this game right?)
Commented on 2009-04-01 22:26:56
Been a while... I thought the game had been cancelled.
Commented on 2009-04-01 23:19:54
so glad more has been released about this, been interested since day one, wasnt sure if it was vapourware.
Commented on 2009-04-01 23:25:20
hmmm 2 years in the dark, and made by the guys that last brought us the broken ugly Mercs 2... if a developers only as good as their last game then theres already plenty of red flags all over this.
Commented on 2009-04-01 23:45:42 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
hmmm 2 years in the dark, and made by the guys that last brought us the broken ugly Mercs 2... if a developers only as good as their last game then theres already plenty of red flags all over this.
if developers where only as good as their last game....square enix would be fucked...lol
Commented on 2009-04-01 23:46:18
After the disasters that were Mercenaries 2 and LoTR: Conquest, I can't say I have a lot of confidence in Pandemic to deliver anything more than a mediocre title.

At least this is using a new in-house engine though.
Commented on 2009-04-01 23:57:11 In reply to OldSchoolGamer
Posted by OldSchoolGamer
The last screenshot looks especially good.

Doctoring indeed, is almost a given.
almost? :)
Commented on 2009-04-02 00:13:04
http://www.pandemicstudios.com/thesaboteur/sites/default/files/images/sab.preview.JPG

thats the box art, pretty nice i must say.

there are more screenies over at the official site too. not sure if they're old, but i aint seen em before.
Commented on 2009-04-02 00:22:28
Lovely, I was hoping for a video however.
Commented on 2009-04-02 05:41:16 In reply to Jato
Posted by Jato
Looks interesting, but I hate the black-and-white-environments-transforming-into-coloured-environments-thingy...(that's this game right?)
Nope, that's Velvet Assassin.
Commented on 2009-04-02 09:31:38 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
Nope, that's Velvet Assassin.
Nope, it's this game.

check the old trailer from 2007
Commented on 2009-04-02 10:09:15
I actually wish Pandemic would just revitalize Battlezone, this game does not look very fascinating to me, maybe because the period has been strip mined into barren oblivion. I would like to be proven wrong though, if it brings some really special new tricks to the stealth genre I might come around.
Commented on 2009-04-02 15:31:03 In reply to VGER2009
Posted by VGER2009
Nope, it's this game.

check the old trailer from 2007
Yeah, it's definitely this game. When there's little 'Resistance' in an area, it will be all black and white (apart from the red of the Nazis). Once you save an area and persuade its people to join the Resistance, the area will start to regain its colour.
Commented on 2009-04-02 17:33:49 In reply to blmbox
Posted by blmbox
Once you save an area and persuade its people to join the Resistance, the area will start to regain its colour.
Kinda silly if it doesn't have a deeper purpose to do it, like Schindler's List.
Commented on 2009-04-02 17:44:14 In reply to jesuschrist
Posted by jesuschrist
Kinda silly if it doesn't have a deeper purpose to do it, like Schindler's List.
it's a visual style, no more or less "silly" then a developer using cell shading.
Commented on 2009-04-02 19:29:04
I think the hostile area to "peace" area color style is very unique way of doing this, haven't seen it been done before.
I also like the fact it is a 3rd person game and not another nazi FPS shooter.

I don't mind the nazi era considering even Indiana Jones (I love the series) had that era, but because of the theme and style it was good, and somehow this reminds me of that, a bit.

I can't say more than this, I look forward to gameplay footages of this game.
It looks and seems to play in a interesting way for once so I am looking forward to it.
Commented on 2009-04-02 20:59:37 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
it's a visual style, no more or less "silly" then a developer using cell shading.
Wrong.
A visual style is using a Tech. aproach to all the game. See okami.

Using loss and gain of colour, like a gimmick to gameplay purposes, affects the visual quality of the game if it looks bad. They aren't showing B&W images there are they?
Commented on 2009-04-02 21:24:12
If it helps you sleep at night, the colour reflects the mood of each area.
Commented on 2009-04-02 21:44:13 In reply to jesuschrist
Posted by jesuschrist
Wrong.
A visual style is using a Tech. aproach to all the game. See okami.

Using loss and gain of colour, like a gimmick to gameplay purposes, affects the visual quality of the game if it looks bad. They aren't showing B&W images there are they?
i dont see how a game using the visual style of having black and white areas, is any different then a game like jet set radio being cell shaded. neither gains from the style they use from a gameplay standpoint. it is simply something more interesting to look at compared to the regular, more "realistic" rendering methods avaliable.

could the sabateur be full colour the whole game? sure

could jet set radio have realistic rendering? sure

i fail to see the difference. neither is any more "silly" an approach to their styling then the other.
Commented on 2009-04-03 02:47:22
Dark Sector did the B&W to colour transformation quite nicely, as a nod to Wizard of Oz.
Commented on 2009-04-03 10:29:19
It looks like a mix of MOH: Underground and Freedom Fighters.

good stuff
Commented on 2009-04-06 08:51:59
Now that it has passed the clout of "Turning point: Fall of Liberty" this game is going to stand nicely one it's own.
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