Okay, so this is a game i completed a while ago, and never got around to writing my review on, be it laziness, forgetfulness, or a busy schedule to maintain, but what’s important is that it’s here now
We’re gonna be dropped into France, dressed as civilians. And once we’re in enemy territory, as a bushwhackin’ guerrilla army, we’re gonna be doin’ one thing and one thing only… killin’ Nazis.
Lt. Aldo Raine – Inglorious Basterds
Okay, so the quote may not be entirely accurate, however, it’s not exactly far off. The game is set in 1940 (plus several flashback moments) around Sean Devlin (your first person character, and the story’s protagonist), and the outbreak of the second world war.
You play a character (Sean) who has left Ireland because of troubles, implied to have been related to ireputable gentlemen, and the story doesn’t give too much else away. You are found drinking in a bar one night by a Gentleman (Luc) that goes to start the formation of a Parisian resistance.
It’s a truly novel idea for a game, something that hadn’t been attempted before, or at least not to be the basis of a game. It see’s you running round a fairly true representation of Northern France, and even ducking the border into Germany occasionally, defending civilians, rescuing French resistance, destroying Nazi installations, and restoring France to it’s once former glory. Something it excelled at, when you liberate an area of France the previously monochrome environment returns to life and colour. An effect it won Inside Gaming – Best Art Award 2009, in quite a tough category, also containing;
- Muramasa: The Demon Blade
- Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Assassin’s Creed 2
This is one game i thoroughly enjoyed playing through till completion achieving the full 1000 Gamer Score xD
It included, fast cars, races, guns, explosives, fist fights, black ops like stealth, disguises, a burlesque club, and a few hundred thousand Nazi’s, oh and did i mention with an expansion pack (which came a standard with my copy of the game) called the midnight show, which uncensored all of the female scantily clad dancers.
It isn’t for everybody however, and there have been a great many people give up on the game, consider this for a second, there are 1300 free play targets that you need to destroy… Long.