Embedded are two new gameplay videos of Lair for the PS3. Visit the link for the HD versions.
this game looks F*CKING AWSOME. already on reserve :)
That's unfreakin believable, man! Now THAT'S a quality looking game.
I'm "stiiiiiiiiiill" on the fence about this game... those vids do look pretty good though...
Much better than the sh*tty vids IGN provided that everybody is flaming in the NEogaf threads. Looks epic.
I am definately convinced on buying this dragon game!!!! I was never interested in games like this, but after seeing these videos I will definately add this game to my library. The PS3 is a freakin beast machine and Sony will be coming out with tons of new INNOVATIVE games that just looks so AMAZING!!!!! The great part apart about it is that they are going to be EXCLUSIVE!!! I'm thinking maybe 150 to 200 brand new exclusives for the lifespan of the PS3!!!!! HOLY FREAKIN MOLY!!!!!
LOL.... Ok I am done being under excited.....LOL!!
Screw this.......... I cant wait any longer....I am about to rob Sony for there exclusives!!! The wait is over!!!!!
Who's riding with me????
If anyone can sell a dragon game it's factor 5 and sony...anyone else...hmmm. I can't believe I'm excited about a dragon game lol.
"Water and Zardoz and Rhino heads, Oh My."
These are better than IGN's they give you a good idea of how good it looks and gameplay element's, there's something really satisfying about smashing into all them troops...
wow...now those videos seriously changed me into wanting this bigtime
jaw drop, jaw drop, jaw drop, making in pants, making in pants, making in pants.
All i need is rumble back and I'm complete.
pretty good looking game.. im pretty impressesd. There were pretty much 2 things that sold me on this game, the slow motion sequences during battle, and the ripping off a rhino (toro) head and hurling it at ground troups.. thats nice
and it looks like you can direct it with the sixaxis...as the camera follwed it for a while...that'd be cool...drop it on some soldiers hehe
We need more hate in these comments. Where is everyone? ;)
(EDIT: Cheers, Raist!)
Lair sucks, lacks bald space marines'n'stuff
3more minutes right here. http://www.n4g.com/ps3/News...
Surely i deserve positive feedback. I'm providing a service here!
It looks good enough, but the soldiers are just fodder. They all die with the same animation and with zero ragdoll.
yeah the soldiers animation is a little stale, but it does look pretty awesome in slow motion, but I can see it get monotenous with the same types of animation, whether its 1 solider or 10 that i swipe away. But then I think i can fly in the air and spit fireballs at them or pick up sometihng and hurl it at them, and the boss fights, and in air battles with other dragons, the slow motion take over of a dragon while im pounding the pilot in the back of the head on the way down,
really, i guess ill watch again, but it looked like the they had the same legs and arm flailing moiton, they all looked pretty much identical, but ill check again.. I watched the other video, and i say breathing fired on the soldiers looks like fun
animation!? It is ragdoll...watch again
We haven't seen the Fire and Ice level's yet no doubt there going to look spectacular with this much detail!
The player controls a knight named Rohn, who belongs to a secret society known as "The Burners", all of whom fly dragons in combat. The story takes place on a continent inhabited by two main groups; the Asylians and the Mokai, with the player's knight belonging to the former. The world of Lair is suffering a global warming effect due to volcanic activity, and the Mokai, whose lands are arid and people desperate, attempt to steal from the Asylians, whose own lands are some of the few remaining fertile areas. The game begins with a sudden assault by the Mokai on the Asylian city, and the Burners mount their dragons to defend.
At TGS 2006, the developers declined to provide a launch date for Lair. They did confirm that they will not be supporting online multiplayer, though they would be interested in revisiting this decision in a sequel if Lair is successful.
Lair supports native full HD 1080p graphics and 7.1 uncompressed audio  and also takes advantage of the following technologies:
Progressive Mesh is a technique rendered by the Cell microprocessor, which allows for an intensive amount of detail to be placed upon vast number of objects, both up-close and far away.
High-Dynamic Range Lighting: All of the lights, shadows, reflections, and highlights in Lair are in HDR, and are rendered in real-time by the Cell and RSX, thus allowing the lighting scheme to completely change, just like the time of day does in-game, however, due to the advanced programming of the lighting system, it will be ever-changing, and rarely, if ever the same twice.
Real-time Dynamic Physics: Every second of gameplay, Lair renders hundreds of physics effects on everything from your dragon, down to the cloak on an enemy soldier. All enemies and allies have their own physics-driven animations, and have individually programmed ragdolls.
Real-time Fluid Dynamics: All of the water effects in Lair, such as waves, are run by real-time fluid dynamics on the Cell.
Parallax Shaders: Parallax shaders are used on almost every object in Lair, including fire and clouds.
Real-Time Renderings/Volumetric Effects: The fire in Lair is rendered in real-time, and has its own physics. All of the clouds, smoke, and fog effects are volumetric. Lava, rain, wind, fur, and more are also rendered in real-time.
Lair's design is heavily based on the features of the PS3 controller. Control of flight and several other abilities exclusively uses the motion-sensing capabilities of the SIXAXIS controller.
To flap the dragon's wings (allowing you to fly faster), simply press the X button.
You can also extend the dragon's wings (slowing you down).
To get a quick boost of speed, you can press the circle button.
To lock-on to enemy dragons and turrets, hold down the L1 and L2 buttons until the lock-on reticule turns red.
The face buttons are used for various long-range attacks such as firebreathing and fireballs.
If you are close enough to a dragon which you are locked-on, you can start to attack them physically.
Controlling both the movement and physical attacks of the dragon is done via the motion-sensing.
By tilting in a certain direction, the dragon will fly in that corresponding direction.
You can perform dives, sideswipes, etc. with the motion-sensing.
If you pull back very quickly, your dragon does a 180 degree turn.
When doing physical attacks in the air, you can aggressively move the controller into the direction of the enemy dragon, and slam into it.
Occasionally your dragons will grapple, and you can press a random combination of the face buttons to claw, slash, and even bite the other dragon.
Also, you will occasionally have the chance to jump off of your dragon, and land on an enemy's, where you can kill either them or their dragon, or even both. This is also executed via the face buttons.
On the ground, motion-sensing is also used for steering.
If you slam down the controller, you can cause your dragon to slam his feet down, causing shockwaves on the ground, which damage enemies.
Also, if you move it back and forth, you can slash at enemies, and even eat some of them to regenerate your health.
Fire-breathing is controlled via a face button, and you can aim the fire with the motion-sensing
wow it`s more than just flying with dragons plus there`s plenty of action involved.i`ll be getting this baby right here.
Game looks great but seems boring, flying around will get old real fast.
As opposed to driving around, or running around?
Lets all wait till the game comes out then play it instead of making an assumption.
All i can say is it looks great and looks fun too, can't wait for the demo!
I was not sure about what is this game about when I saw the trailer... but now I understand... not my style of game, but it sure interesting...
hmmm no rumble... who cares...
the way to control using sixaxis it sound challanging to me...
I think that these ingame vids really show that there can be a good dragon game! I will be looking forward to playing this.
Did that creature in the second video remind anyone else of Shadow of the Colossus? I mean that thing is huge. Anyways, these videos definitely do it justice, I was on the fence with the IGN videos but I think this game definitely has the potential to be invigorating, you know as long as they keep these battles fresh and interesting. As for the SIXAXIS, I think these games go hand in hand with the controller, just like Warhawk will. The good thing about the SIXAXIS is that you can leave the analog buttons for other uses, and especially with these flying games, they can make it effortless to maneuver the dragons around while doing other things, you know, your fingers are left free to press other buttons.
Awesome, I can't sum it up any better! What was that "Blue Dragon" or something game MS has? Lair would destroy that game!
Looking very good.. But, ARGH LOOK AT THE GRASS! NOOES! TFC! ARGH! I CAN'T TAKE TFC! IT'S TECHNOLOGY THEY USED IN TOMB RAIDER 1!!!
... And the sound of swords slicing through flesh.. Sounds just like how they where made, fruits being smashed. LOL!
So, some (major) tweaking in these areas and it's topdollar!
Killer, of all the things GRASS? LOL!
In case your wondering, I actually get the fruits being smashed statement. Veggie Abuse!!!
Touch up is all they need. Its quite true that gamers look at the little things.
its gonna suck. The graphics look horrible, and the water effects are cheesy. LAME!
We need GUNS, we NEED FPS's, we NEED HALO 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
nobody is flaming, don't do it for them. people complain about flaming, yet in a thread where no one is doing it, someone always questions why there is no flaming instead of just accepting it. if it's not happening, why start it yourself?
This game is going to totally rock. That monster in the second video was GIGANTIC! I can't wait to see what else awaits in this game. OMG ... and that torro head thing. Absolutely amazing.
Best part about these vids are that they are only in the ALPHA stage. They look that good in ALPHA.
MAN THIS GAME IS HOT CANT FIND WORDS TO PRAISE IT GRAPHICS ARE BETTER THE ALL THE HIGH END PC GAMES JUST WOW
Especially for only alpha.
Fire needs some work, though
Damn, I know that the lipsynching part is cut scene, but is obviously in-game and with that said It looks almost as good as the similar opening killzone footage totally smooth and spot on, OMG!!!!!
that sea monster looks insane
they breathe blue fire to avoid confusion between your allies (who breathe red fire) and the enemies (blue)
are you freaking kidding me?! that huge huge sea creature? shadow of the colossus anyone?
I'm probably going to get flamed, but I'll speak my mind none the less.
These vids have actually made me less interested in the game. seeing enemies on screen reminded me of N3 (in a not good way), and for God's sake, more bullet time? the graphics don't look all that impressive either (the grass...lol the grass...) but the sea does look amazing.
I would still like to see better quality footage (or better yet, play the game for myself)but this footage makes it look a bit average.
"FLAMED!" Get it? GET IT? Dragons! Flamed! Ha!
(Oh boy. Friday's getting to me. Time to leave work. ;)
How xbox, playstation, and nintendo fanboys have to barade the comments, and resort to bashing a game that looks amazing? I feel that hayabusa, and among others, who seem to be xbox fanboys, from their posts and negative comments toward any game, for no reason. It seems childish to see a game so blindly to not notice how everything has great mapping, and great graphics. And to cry about grass is just pathetic.
I am amazed that they actually found a flaw in this game. I have never seen such terrible behavior before.
Sorry, but I felt I had to say what was on my mind. It's not something I thought of while reading everybody's praise, it was what I felt while watching the video. I have to say my mind. I suppose by itself it is a good looking game, but so much has been said about how amazing this game will be, that to me, this footage simply didn't blow me away. I'm not saying the game will be crap, I'm still be interested in playing it, only that my expectations are somewhat lowered.
Yes, my preferrence is towards the 360, but I don't make negative comments about games just for the sake of it (unless I'm being sarcastic). Some people still have personal views and opinions and they don't all have to match yours.
H/d versions are there.
Nothing to have seizures over. Now Killzone PS3 will be.
got me interested in a flying game. Granted i thought the game could end up ok before, but after seeing this, it could become epic. The graphics, scale and water was great. The head-ripping made me laugh long and hard.
Perhaps the first game to use the sixaxis into a more meaningful experience way, than a last minute add-on addition too, even though it sounded like it could use some work according to ign. If they can the control spot on, the graphics rock-steady in 30fps and keep it enough varied to avoid a dynasty warriors comparison, i think it will be great. Not sure if a dragon game will sell all that well in the end regardless, but i guess if i can change, anyone can ;)
see this is why i dont want this game to be released in the same timne frame as HS... they are just too big of a game and one would definately over shadow the other. now on to the Juicy part.... OMG!!!!!!!! this Game rocks... it is amazing the graphics have gone another leap over... and you know what this trailers maybe from a November build just like the HS video we saw... recently!!! Man FACTOR 5.... what a developer. now it seems that the frame rate issues have been addressed and the textures have been vamped up for the 1080p support. absolutely stunning. wow!!! i think that the water looks amazing... quite fluid and feelable. the textures on everything looks so pausible... Man This game will be the next big reason to show off your ps3... i cant wait... this July ^^ OMG!!!!!!! this july i'll be eating humans and ripping the heads of Rihnos and flaming the hell out of rival dragons.... man this game is gonna look spectacular. and the best part is we haven't even seen the rest of this game yet. The cut scene from the first trailer was definately impressive... though nowhere as impressive as the kilzone ps3 trailer from 2005 it is pretty damn awesome... something atkin to Gears or MGS4 very beautiful and nice and seamless. very great graphic fidelity shown with the lip syncing. great stuff.. and the Voice acting was so epic and hard pounding all along with the music.... my system is gonna take a serious beating like it did when playing resistance... jeez... man this game will be another reason ps3 sales will fly through the rough this year and next.... now for the belly aching as much as the game looks amazing.... i still have some grips with that grass... lol!!! it almost looks copy and paste.... at least when you're moving around and stuff, when you stop moving it doesn't look that bad but could still be tweaked considerably.... though this build is definately an alpha build and was probably from Nov 2006 it safe to say that the Devs at factor 5 have addressed every little thing that would be of concern. especailly with it's release only 3 months away, as confirmed by sony... so i look forward to seeing a demo really sooon and even some new footage at E3 in july which should really serve to hype the game and the PS3 prior to Lair's Release shortly after...
and lets not forget about the next game that drops a month be for... NGS!!!! man.... i cant wait to sink my teeth into that exclusive Demo later this month ^^ My TV will surely get a kick out of that on april 27th ^^
yes Sony Yes!!!! bring it all where we want it... the games the features and the things that saw you to be so successful for 2 gens, lets do it again. the road may be rough and you may have stared on a not so good foot but if history for the playstation brand shows. things will pick up for you as you get the ball rolling... next Stop E3 and TGS07
i don't see anything special its expected form ps3 thats all
this is the game that sony needs to market to the public imo, cause theres nothing not to like....
liked these vids =)
the game is really Epic.. =)
it could easily become MMO, interesting, is there multiplayer support..
Well, the game is about a war.. so it could be like WoW almost, if they would add some character classes =)
Really some impressive visuals.. =)
and water looks nice, from that high. :)
Sony first party games are on a serious roll amazing game
lip syncing that would make final fantasy cry, be gone to the days of terrible lip syncing
At one pont I was looking forward to this game. Now that I have watched these videos ... it looks to be the same type of game as Lost Planet - half descent level design and oversized boss battles.
Only you have less options of how you are going to get past the 'boss' because you are stuck on a boss.
There is 2 new developer walkthrough videos that were shown. Looks even better then this.
All I can say is WOW! gameplay looks very fun. The men at the beginning looks real too. It shows what ps3 can do and there are more to come.
NOW THIS IS WHAT YOU CALL CELL RAW POWER MAKE IT SONY WE NEED MORE EXCLUSIVES THAT CAN SHOW PSTRIPLE"S POWER>> THIS IS WHAT WE PAID FOR YOUR BLACK MACHINE>>
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