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Best game that I have played in a long time
on December 20, 2009
First off, this game is a 4.5.
Am I the only one that didn't know this game came out? I never saw a single preview of it. Also, every site that I see just seems to describe it poorly, and I had no interest in it. Only after I saw a portion from Jess Chobot did I say that looks fairly interesting.
This game is basically GTA meets Assasins Creed I and Wolfenstein. It is sandbox like GTA, you get to climb around and do stealth kills like ACI, and it is a FPS where you kill Nazi ala the great Wolfenstein.
This is also a game where I dread Amazon's star system. Sure a 2.5 or 3.5 can be rounded up or down without much affect, but to me a 4.5 game is a 4.5 game. It is still a lot better than a 4, but not perfect like a 5.
Music - There is virtually no sound track. You have one in your car and in the cabaret. That is it. It is also pretty poor music. At first I thought, "Well, this does take place in the 40's, so it isn't like you can put Metallica in there." However, I absolutely loved Fallout 3's music, so that isn't really an excuse. I found myself singing the music to that game all the time when I was playing it.
Voice - I have seen some complaints about the main character. Most people have a problem with his voice and that he is a stereotypical Irishman. Maybe they have never actually heard an irishman talk. It is pretty good. There are a couple french people that aren't that good though. Anyway, not bad enough to detract from the game unless you are just looking for something to complain about.
Replay - Not really any replay value, but you do have a lot of extra goodies to pick up. There are over 1000. This would be a slight con.
Fun - This game is fun fun fun. Main missions and side missions are all fun.
Other - There are plenty of weapons and cars although you will find yourself just using one or two, so they could improve on this a bit. Plus all the cars you find laying around suck, so you have to use one of your own, but you can summon your own almost at anytime.
Perks - These are "achievment" like items that give your character bonuses, almost like a leveling system for RPG. They actually added more to the game than I thought they would.
Artistic Value - I can appreciate artisticness, but don't "need" it. When you start the game everything is black and white except for lights, and red. So, the nazi flags stand out. It is actually very beautiful. As you inspire the Parisians, those respective areas get their color back. It makes for a very beautiful and unique game. I actually enjoyed the black and white look. It also added to the time that this is in.
I look forward to the second one. They definitely left it open for one. His last words are I'm just gettin started! I think with some improvement on the perks along with some more stealth features and maybe some fighting features would be great. Add some more good cars to be found on the streets. Maybe an extra weapon or two. I would like to see a slight bit more emphasis on stealth too. Basically, I think with a little work, this game could be perfect.
Anyway, if you are looking for an absolute fun game to play, this is it. It is the best of most worlds game type. I have read a lot of reviews that it doesn't do this or that good. Well, it wasn't meant to be an FPS, so the weapons may be "arcadish", it isn't meant to be an RPG, so the leveling system isn't that complex. I will say that sometimes, climbing can be a chore. ACII is supposed to kill this on that aspect, but I thought it was pretty comparable to ACI. It also has a great storyline as well.
This is a great gift to any gamer, and now that the prices are dropping, it is worth the price as well.