VG247: According to British press sources, online Haze reviews in the UK are being strictly embargoed until May 23, the game's release date.
Another sign the game is God awful. Reviews are being held back. If you're in America, pick up Singstar. If you're in Europe, Call of Duty 4 GOTY Edition.
Or wait for Race Driver: Grid the following week, it's not all FPS on PS3 you know
Considering the internet circumvents this "review embargo". I'm having a hard time wondering how Rob Yescombe still receives a paycheck from FR. The absolute worst script and voice acting ever in a military video game. Maybe he should apply to KOEI.
Exactly what I was wondering. How does this Rob hack even have a job?
"Another sign the game is God awful. " Bzzzztttt!!! Ubisoft should have done this for all reviews and just let the gameplay footage and demo speak for themselves. They were naive in not recognizing the fanboy hate for the game being a PS3 exclusive that was canceled for the 360. Their marketing types, if they had been doing their jobs, should have long ago seen the giant red flags of the 360 fan rage against the game and desperate desire to see the game fail as revenge for Ubisoft snubbing their platform.
The fact that IGN gave this game a 4.5 proves again that no reviewing site is perfect. I truely believe that the reviewing process at big shot web sites like IGN and gamespot should be done by more than one person. Also, i think the final score must be approved by a manager or something. Game reviewing is not a joke anymore, this is not 2-4 years ago and IGN and the rest of the gang should act responsibly.
Lol i really can't believe this game is that bad
Yu guys can try to blame 360 fans for the bad reviews, but you can't tell me that this game isn't doo-doo after seeing that terrible actual in game footage. Craptastic! This game is bad, really bad. But hey, buy it and find out for yourself that you just wasted 60 bucks. Sorry to you folks, but there is no real innovation here. This game is like FarCry leftovers.
I say it will fair better in the UK as this shooter seems to have multiply layers of understanding which Europeans get more than the US does.
Lol ye ive got an american mate and i told him this joke. What do u call a man with no shins? Tony and he didnt get it.
Im american, got that in a second (toe-knee). generalizing a nation makes you sound no smarter
Lucreto...or maybe people in the UK are more tolerant and more willing to play crappy games. Enjoy.
Lol BeaArthur... I can tell you, I'm from the UK, and I'm not sure there's any nation full of as many moaners as us... if anything, we're far pickier than you guys (both a good and bas thing, for both nations). I don't think what Lucreto's saying is true either, though. I think the degree of "understanding" Haze would garner from the player is more dependant on the individual, rather than their nationality.
Well, not jumping the gun here. But I get the feeling, for the US market this goes a bit against the political correctness here (or maybe not). But using drugs and then switch sides to team up with the rebels ( = terrorists ?) - and they even speak spanish, quel misere! - is something which will have a hard time to be marketed in the US in these times around. And, well, in addition it isn't hyped (and not on the level) like say Resistance, MGS or KZ2. That doesn't help either. That said, I haven't seen any good European reviews, either (except the Italian PSN one).
the ign review alerday made me make up my mind about the game, ign gives good scores to good games and bad scores to bad games, check their review list and u will see what i mean,....not every exlusive is going to be good, but still i bet haze is nothin more than an average fps, il say 6.5 or 7/10 overall.
IGN gave Godhand a 3.0. They arent always accurate. Besides, it's entirely based on one persons opinion.
what?! Godhand was a blast to play, the first i played it was in japanese and didn't understand what the heck is going on yet i had a wonderful time with it... reviews are becoming more like pieces of opinions and fanboys rants update: yeah you're right, they were the only tards to give it a 3 http://www.gamerankings.com... it was a very decent game, it deserved an 8
God Hand an 8? No... God Hand is the pinnacle of fighting games last gen. Maybe it should have gotten 9.5s instead of 10/10s for the austere graphics. Asking someone their opinion on God Hand is the quick and easiest way of separating the true fighting fans from the pretenders.
yeah maybe you're right, maybe it deserves a nine or a ten(depending on the ratings standards: 10 doesn't equal not perfect but equals must buy) , but my only problems with it were that i played it for the first time in japanese and some obvious texture tearing every now and then, but it was a blast to play nonetheless
Same happened too GTA IV, was that a bad game. Exactly no.
ahaHAHhahaa Haze sucks!!! 4.5
face it..the game sucks...the ps3 is a bust.
Sad, sad xbabies. They have to go that low as to use a bad game as a way to bash the PS3. 'Oh noes, the PS3 has one bad shooter so now it must be a really baaaaaaad console! All of our shootas are perfect!~111' How sad indeed.
This, unfortunalty, is S.O.P for Ubisoft. Many would arugue that reveiws don't entirly matter on such things. If they didn't, then publishers such as Ubisoft and Take-Two wouldn't place embargos on what they believe are "less favorable" reveiws. This saddens me.
Uh-boy. Now my pre-order really lost its sex-appeal!!! Man, what the heck? The demo, gameplay vids and previews all made this thing sound like a solid shooter....what's going on Free Radical?
this is crazy, it is clear that this game is going to be a huge dud, last thing PS3 needs is yet another bland FPS, and that is what this will be.
Oh boy this is not good... I feel kinda sad for the team. I just hope it doesn't stop them from making Timesplitters 4
I don't know but WTF were they thinking? IGN's 4/10 is already OUT! This move only makes matters worse because people looking for online reviews will only find IGN's 4.5/10 and that's definitly not really good for the game.
good point, on metacritic there are only 3 reviews ; 65, 58, and 45. no bueno !
Yeah and with IGN and their 4.8/10 being one of the 3 available ones... It seems that they finally understood how dumb their move and have lifted the embargo.
thats not good. oftopic good lord, there are so many haze ads on n4g. xoxoxox xtina
I smell pu55y... is that you HAZE?
......pu55y with a dingleberry suprise XP
This just keeps getting sadder and sadder.
That's a pretty shifty thing to do. Makes it look like Ubisoft is trying to cover up something. In the end Free Radical has had plenty of time to make this game good, and considering their history they should have been able to deliver a gem. Looks like this went from a buy to a rental for me.
Imagine 2 years of hard work and money and it ends up with 4.5/10... They must feel pretty down today
Hard Work? you call that voice acting hard work? Haze has been pushed back several times and the result is this. I think free Rad is on Nectar and it caused them to slack off.
*sigh* I feel bad for them, but this makes matters even worse for them.
... only one reason why someone wouldn't want you to see the reviews.
And the funny thing is that one of the most important reviews is already out. IGN's. And that's a 4.5/10. This has got to be the dumbest tactial move by any publishers. Seriously, when a negative and international 4/10 from a respected site like IGN is out, whats the point of this move?
lair flops haze flops HS flops and drake flops lol DAM WHATS NEXT??
Drake flops? 1mil sales- check best console graphics so far- check 89 meta- check HS was great too
Can keep this game I don't want it to show up on the 360 now after all this negative reviews I knew it just by playing the demo at my friends house it's a little average FPS.
ok and what makes it average, compared to games like halo ??
PLAYSTATION 3 LOL! don't worry I'm still getting a PS3 okay So THEIR IM NOT A FANBOY LOL!
made the mistake of releasing this on the wrong side of COD4. idiots!
Not a good sign. Movies do the same thing when they are crap. No advanced screenings.
this game has been. From the first previews back in 2007 to the dissapointing demo and now the crappy reviews , looks like this game was bound to fail from the start. They should have kept it multiplat for the sales and moreover it just makes the ps3 look bad when it comes to games and that is NOT what the ps3 needs so far this gen.
How will this effect the ps3? If its a crap game its a crap game, every console has them, and dont forget ign are fanboys which noone should trust. Before making up your minds on this game wait until 23rd when you can see some more reviews.
How many flops can the ps3 take? I admit mines is only for bluray now.
I am not sure why the "embargo" actually deserves a headline for Haze. Basically every game has an reviewers publishing embargo upon release, not just Haze. Is nobody surprised the no big site has yet reviewed or published a review yet ? Only IGN, all others are small "blog sites". And this is usually the case with most if not all other games as well. There are always a couple of site who try to push ahead and break release dates, but in general that's what it is.
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