Here is 3 minutes of Lair gameplay hosted by Gamevideos.com
it is a new one people
oh, see it helps sometimes when you can see who posted it, definitely new
deepbrown- on a role
Remember all this game has epic music by the Hollywood composer John Debney...and the music is also dynamic...so join that with this footage and WOW.
Danny Elfman made Fable so much better because of the ambiance he was able to create. It's nice to hear of a fellow gamer who appreciates a quality soundtrack.
looks better and better. This just means more personal projects around the house pushed to the back of the line while my electricity bills increase. Oh well!
I hope this game has some sort of Multiplayer mode where we could have dogfights, excuse me dragonfights online. That would a nice add on news.
They don't. In the Lair interview with IGN, he says hows there is no multiplayer aspect in the video game. He said they wanted to make sure they could make the best single-player version they could.
But he did say that depending on how well Lair is received and what the community thinks, it's a definite possibility that if there is a Lair 2, it could have multiplayer.
This game has some pretty cool ideas but that is about all. How much longer till this game comes out? Because it needs allot of work from this and other videos I have seen. I have seen: Lot's of pop in scenery and jaggies. When the dragon lands notice all of the men not only look the same but move the same and at the same time. The Dragon control on the ground sure looks jerky. The fire effects look horrible as do the particle effects. Look at the smoke it looks like something rendered from the gamecube. Backgrounds look pretty bland also. It does look like some of the action sequences will be fun but get old quick.
I expected allot more from such a powerful and expensive machine.
Should have been a game console first.
That was a pretty good attempt at being unbiased. Try again.
You know, when it comes out (slated June), it will have been 6 months since the PS3 came out.
I mean, would you really expect a graduating college basketball MVP to do as well or better in the pros? Dude... come on...
I for one think this is a very impressive game coming out only half a year after the console's release. And you only point out the negatives. What about: The number of dragons on screen at one time (all doing something independently of each other), the water effects, the God-Of-War-esqe finishing kills, the mix of non-linear and linear levels (I guess we'll have to see about that one).
Whatever, I'm impressed.
...bashing of the PS3 in the later part of your comment, I have to agree. I was not impressed and could see this game becoming stale very quickly. I certainly did not see anything in this video that made Lair look like it could only be achieved on a PS3. However...the game still has time to be tweaked and no doubt will look several times better playing on a 40" Hi-Def plasma or LCD.
Mind you, even if it does look better I can't see this being the console shifting title everyone seems to think it will be. Sure, it may open a few eyes and have some of that "wow" factor, but I don't think its going to move a million plus consoles. The gameplay just won't appeal to a wide enough audience.
For the record, I know this is not a finished product.
BUT, I hope they clean up the charging at other dragons (it's weird if you look at it. They run into the other dragons and then it like, "resets" into hand-to-hand combat).
As well as the shading and colors of the ground troops. They were all a brilliant silver when you go on the ground. You'd think they'd be a little bit dirtier being in a war and all.
Well according to sony it should blow the doors off every console to date from the gate (a year late to the next gen party). So did you ask sony when the next gen is going to start for them? They said "The next gen don't start till we say" My next gen started when Project Gotham 3 and Ghost recon came out for the 360. Don't worry your's should start soon.
Nope, still finding it hard to find where anyone at Sony said "Games on the PS3 will be better than any other platform from release"....I'd love to have a quote, really.
All i have ever heard them say is "PS3 games will be better than the competition". They didnt say when, and they certainly didn't say from the get go.
I do remember them showing some impressive footage that was meant to convince everyone at E3. Motorstorm...out. Very good, not like the trailer though. Killzone, not out. Heavenly Sword, not out. Uncharted, not out. Lair, not out.
So how can you say that they said their games will look better, when the games they said will look better aren't even out? Absurd.
if you call "Project Gotham 3 and Ghost recon" next-gen - games with better graphics...then you have very low expectations for next-gen. For me next-gen is better graphics, AI, animation, physics, experience...everything. Not just a last-gen games with pretty graphics. Your next gen started with Gears of War.
I think both Call of Duty 2 and Kameo were great examples of next-gen. The overall cinematics, the AI and number of enemies on screen is something I've never experienced on a console until the 360. Also, Rainbow Six Vegas was another that came before Gears. But still, this is not another 360 vs PS3 thread so lets just enjoy this great game..
Ok my bad...but you do prove my point by starting with two games that aren't Ghost Recon and PGR.
I still expect more than what you said. I have only seen next-gen in Gears...and the next time I will see it is in games like Lair, Mass Effect, Heavenly Sword, Bioshock and Uncharted.
You are totaly right. danm right!
Back to hte Topic:
This game looks pretty good. I'm not a fan, but im just gonna wait till it comes out, then i will say if i like it or not. But it looks cool though.
The opening sequence with the dragon is excellent! That water looks amazing!! As well as the debris flying all around when you blow something up. I also like the "cord thingy" where you can split the dragon in half.. Cool stuff.. I do agree that when you are on the ground some of the surface textures could be better and I'm sure they will be once the game hits retail. I'm picking it up that's for sure.
however saw it on gametrailers,
yep, Lair is the BiG one Game =)
It's just like an old version of Warhawk but with a Dragon instead of a fighter. Puuuhleeease! The combat scenes on the ground were a yawn. There should be some trolls who could take on the dragon, instead of it simply slaughering the troops. And the troops pinning down the dragon with grappling hooks would be great. I hope you can dismount the dragon and fight troops, trolls, dragons on terrafirma with wide range of weapons. Now that would make the game rock.
water looks nice... would have been great with a multiplayer mode. Its one of those games that I will rent eventually when I buy a PS3, but it does not have me WANTING a PS3 yet... looks good though. Solid game for the current PS3 owners
I finally bought myself an PS3. I got motorstorm an im downloading the RFOM demo. I 'll give my impressions of the PS3 later!!
ALMOST as bad as HALO 3.
Wow now thats a good way to get both the Sony and MS Fanboys to gang up on u. Nice job. two thumbs up man. lol
looks like ps2 game. Halo3 also dissapointed me. GOW has set quite a high bar. Also recently finished GRAW2 so anything below that level of eye candy is a no no .
Don't mean to tick off fannyboys or anything........
it's just my opinion.
tom I urge you to go and watch the dev interview videos I've just posted...most impressive Lair stuff so far :)
Tom all this urging is a bit...well disturbing. Anyway, no really I've seen the tech and the graphics of this alpha build and I'm amazed. Really I am. I didn't think this would be possible in this stage of a consoles life. It's crazy to me. I'm convinced.
Tom's in the minority after those vids. "Holy sh*t... the dev walkthrough part 2 is just awesome. The most impressive stuff I´ve seen on nextgen until now. So ****ing awesome ! 1080p with som many things going on on the screen at the same time... wow."
"ok just watched the developer walkthrough and wow, this game f*ing screams "Next Gen am here and at full HD"... not bad for 1st gen PS3 software, not bad at all. Cell living up to the hype? yup."
If you want realism...there's one console game for you...UNCHARTED. You will not believe your eyes ;)
@ Deep, take of your sonyfan glasses and watch the last years vid and the actual gameplay vid. What happned to cgi quality dragons and translucent wings where u cud also see the membranes. The grass looked like it was done on Amiga 500 way back in the 90s.
SO this is your AAA title which will sell systems along with MIA Killzone 2, MGS4 etc. Be prepared to be disappointed my friend.
EDIT: Lost a bubble..Thnx to FONYBOIS
I watched,and I still feel the PS3 should have yielded(along with 360)
better graphics this gen.
Deepbrown,I urge you though,to consider, if your trying to convince me
that Lair is really any good,or yourself.
just you wath this
Developer Walkthrough Pt. 1 & 2
http://www.gametrailers.com... and you will be AMAZED!
I think DB & Crazy man really want people to believe this game is great.
Sorry fellas.It looks GOOD but great....NOT.
Ps3 was suppoosed to show games in the 4D!!
Hell,360 can do this crap.BITE ME
HAHA....naw, I'm just kiddin fellas!
We need all systems ta do well,I just hoped for this gen to be closer to real life graphics.Maybe next gen?
It's just an ordinary game. However...as much as I'm a Sony/Linux Fan and absolute hater of Micro$oft, Halo 3 pawns this game anyday and will be a major hit - especially with its game and multiplayer net play. If only Sony had discovered Bungie first. Dammit! Dammit to hell!
It'll be another two years before PS3 developers master the system and produce eye watering candy. Killzone 2 won't look as good as the trailer but Killzone 3 will - can't wait for either.
The graphics are coming but the developers really have to work on gameplay. The Halo & Forza franchise as well as Gears of War are showing how it should be done. There's nothing brilliant in what those games have. simply obvious stuff.
So PS developers: KISS and get back to basics. Win the heart of the gamer.
The gameplay is not at all impressive to me at all. It seems that it will get boring and repetitive in about 2 hours. The ground combat looks horrific. All the guys look the same and they all do the same animation at once.
The flying doesn't look the responsive and the turns are so wide. If they are planning on using the tilt sensitivity, the need to really work on the responsiveness. Flight games need a way to turn on a dime.
The water look amazing but everything else has a bad case of the jaggies.
Oh well thats my opinion. They have a few things to fix before this game releases. If the can get the controls right. This might be a pretty good experience.
I thought the game looked great....should be fun, although it might be a little repetitive, overall I think the game just needs some tweaks here and there like, I hope they will put some work in the ground enemies AI, they seem to just stand around when the Dragon lands, then they should "go crazy" when set afire and I like to see the bodies fly more realisticly when the dragon takes a swipe instead of like they are stuck together in small groups. -But other than those few critiques, and keeping in mind that the dev's are still working on this game.....I have to say that its looking pretty damm good so far.
From QA session with Factor 5...
Q: Do you note some things that are good about Lair that we haven’t seen in a PS 3 title yet? Launch titles always make some compromises.
A: Yes. Lair basically is the only game out there which gives you a 20,000 feet view as well as the one meter level view at pretty much the same detail level. Lair is also the only game which does all of its light in real time, and the atmospheric calculations. That gives us the day and nights cycle, the fluid dynamic simulations in the water. That wouldn’t have been possible half a year ago. We needed more time for that. You need the SPUs for that. Extensive streaming. Ted Price mentioned in an interview that Ratchet is now the first one where they start to stream. I can understand why they didn’t do it for Resistance. With Lair, you have to do it or you cannot manage the detail level and the expectations for the detail level and at the same time move around this world.
Now the question only refers the PS3, but I want to stretch this to other gaming machines. Referring to the jaggies ... yes I hate them to ... but I don't think I'll be seeing them when I play the game in 1080P.
View the developer walkthroughs @ Gametrailers, it will open up your eyes a bit more than jumping to conclusions based on a video of gameplay.
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