Got my PS3 back from the shop and finally fired up The Saboteur. It started by asking if I wanted to enter the game code to download a pack of more "adult" content, including nudity, violence, etc. It wouldn't let me connect (I think the PSN was undergoing maintenance last night, which would explain it), so I just started the game.
Despite the absence of the DLC, the initial image is of a dancer in pasties, pulling back to reveal a club full of them and laughing Nazi officers. Not far into gameplay, one discovers that the main character's best friend and sidekick drops more F-bombs than an NWA album.
My son was in the room when I started playing. Fortunately I paused it and got him out of there before the Mrs. came in.
The play mechanics are pretty standard for a third-person shooter, although the control isn't the best. There are a TON of driving sequences -- in fact, most of the first hour or so consists of driving. And Gran Turismo it ain't. But the game's shortcomings are barely noticeable behind the utter awesomeness of the storyline and production design. You're a badass Irish mechanic-turned-race-driver battling the Nazis in occupied France, continuously spouting brilliant goofery like "THIS IS HOW WE DO THINGS IN BELFAST, YA KRAUT BASTARDS!" And the shot of the Nazis marching into Paris naturally features a fleet of giant Uber-Art-Deco War Zeppelins cruising overhead.
Edited by Aaron Silverman, August 23 2013 - 11:25 AM.