The numbers say it all: Blue Dragon: 6.5, 7.5, 6.5 Lair: 6.0, 5.5, 5.0 Get ready for some tremendously disappointed gamers...Hit the jump for more (low) scores.
Changed to rumor as the EGM September issue is not out yet.
I would like to read why they gave Blue Dragon and Lair such bad scores. I was looking forward to both.
Dan Hsu, one of the EGM reviewers, is KNOWN to be a XBOX fanboy, and he ALWAYS criticizes anything SONY. No wonder LAIR go so low. Blue Dragon never looked great to me. I saw a lot of gameplay videos, and the environment detail looks like it can be done on the PS2. The difference is how "fluid" the animations are. Lost Oddysey looks way better (and their both done by the same developer).
FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE no proof whatsoever, a forum post no scans, pics nothing. and for some reason this guy is the only person that got the magazine 10 days before its released. We can totally believe him. but we don't know yet so this should be titled as RUMOR
need I say more??? FAKE
Even if its not fake, I dont think I trust their opinion (which is all a review is). One of the posts claim Lair got 6 for graphics so straight away its fishy. I'd give the graphics at least 8.5 based just on video let alone waiting to see the full game at 1080p. Not creditable at all. I dont mind that stuff like this gets posted like some other people, but shouldn't it have a question mark and be presented as a rumour?
Its is FAKE for God sake, where is proof? just some forum post, i am in awe that this "so called article", actually forum post is made into an article and than posted here. Give me a brake!
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I just checked into the egm/1up.com website and couldn't find any Lair review. So where in the devil's name were they getting this so-called EGM review score information? Unless...
random forum posts should not count as "rumors", let alone "news"
I played the demo of blue dragon... and let me tell you, what 1.2 said about the environment looking like it could have been done on the PS2 is 100% correct. And from what I can tell, the overall gameplay is even less enjoyable than Final Fantasy. I did only get to spend an hour playing it, hoping it would get better- but it never did. LAME. That is the score I would give it based on the demo. And as far as Lair getting a bad score, I kinda figured it would be mediocre. Sure, it looks great. Sure, you can do some fancy tricks in the air. But it is basically nothing but Dynasty Warriors with dragons to fly on. It doesn't seem to have much of a story. And the few gameplay gimmicks it has are not enough to make up for the lack of overall depth to the game.
And I was anticipating both
they have horrible history of poor reviewing games. no one care about GGM . i am getting LAIR on the 14th no doubt. see the new gameplay footages of LAIR posted at N4G on the 1st place
Can't believe it...always next month I suppose =)
don't be a p*ssy. are u going to let one review effect you or your purchasing decisions so much? wait until the other reviews come out (ign.com, gametrailers.com...if they have one, and only as a last resort gamespot.com). wait until the other reviews come out and make your own decision. egm sucks anyways, their best days are behind them.
I had high hope for both titles, especially Blue Dragon. I have to admit, the demo was kind of meh, load times were ridiculous just to enter battles.
when i say the 360 is underpowered?
they argue cause you have no idea what your talking bout and the 360 being underpowered sure as hell is outselling ps3, gas more and better games..
can somebody help me here right now
what you need ken? haha
blue dragon hah your kiding me right,never liked jrpgs but lair got lower geez thats sad if true.
It was supposed to be awesome. Anyways, persona 3 is a really good jrpg.
well that would be in japanese terms not U.S
its awesome, i love that game so much and cant wait to buy it on day one, and to the person who said it could be doen on ps2...dont be an egg the graphics look like a cgi movie and is a blast to play, who needs reviews when you can play the demo and see how good it really is
I thought it was a little too blue and more like an entry level style rpg with turn based combat. From what i've read the story seems to be kool but the demo didn't do much for me. Maybe it would of gripped me more if it was out a few years ago. On to lair. If they/he don't like it then thats his opinion. I haven't played any part of it to judge his judgement but that graphics score seems a bit strange as was mentioned above and below by a few people. Ill wait and see or at least for a few more real reviews from people whom I feel like the same type of stuff I do
I don't care for either. Blue dragon has that traditional japanese gameplay I don't care for. And the little chubby kid, turn based fighting big head and eyes gameplay is a style done to death. And lair looks like it is chock full of extremely repetitive gameplay.
Agreed. I played the Blue Dragon demo for about one minute, and I knew that it wasn't for me. I just don't get Japanese gamers. I've always thought that many games that they like were mediocre at best. Turn-based fighting? LAME. I'm not a Sony fan, but Lair looked great. Should score high in the graphics department, but as we all know great graphics doesn't always equal great game.
who cares what they say.. if you want them buy them. Can't believe how people are dependant on reviewers for any system. I'm still buying Lair and I'll find out for myself.
When does the magazine come out?
...Well they've given bad scored to good games before like: Onimusha Dawn of Dreams got like 6/10, Leisure Suit Larry: MCL got 2.5... Grandia 2 got 4.0 (resident evil survivor beat it!), Atelier Iris 4.8/10... and so on. I just think they've gotten pretty bored of the turn based RPGs and... well I dunno bout Lair, but they have a lot of mixed reviews, so i'll wait for other reviews first.
that game way sooo long and soo good. I love the series and hope that they make another one for the PS3. I don't read reviews. Everyone is different so I'll rent before I buy.
gave Blue Dragon 37/40. As for lair I don't know. But Factor 5 is a good developer.
Is EGM insane??? Both Blue Dragon and Lair have gotten INCREDIBLE reviews from EVERYONE but EGM. What makes them hate these games? That's like one magazine that gave RE4 a 5/10. We can all just laugh in their faces... I believe Blue Dragon is a great game. I just think Lair will be the better game because according to anyone, including Adam Sessler, that's played it...it's the first GREAT dragon-based game. I can't wait to play it!
EGM sucks. seriously, only an idiot would pay for a video game magazine when you can get 10x the content for free online.
Maybe so but you can hardly compare a dragon fighting game with a turn based rpg. Their 2 different games.
but then this isn't the first time this mag reviewed pretty good games and gave them scores. Lair my hype for this game is as high as ever, and i'll probably be playing the hell out of blue dragon as well. key thing 1up may be connected to egm but i've seen we're they both score the same game differently.