Matthias Worch, Game Designer/Technical Art Director at Factor 5, gives his thoughts of finally finishing development on Lair and the positive and negative reviews it has received thus far:
"I'm aware of the reviews, of course. Some are very positive, some are not. The common complaint in those bad reviews seem to be the controls - putting the dragon steering on the motion-sensitive SIXAXIS controller doesn't sit well with some of the experienced gamers. First of all: try it out yourself, give it a chance!
And if you want my side of the story, I will share a simple anecdote: Victoria's family, lead by my 83-year old grandfather in law was able to pick up Lair in less than 5 minutes, fly around with the dragon and play the first mission of the game. That experience right there beats anything that the reviewers can say.
I enjoyed the experience and have tons of ideas on what to do next. In other words, I have already moved on to the next project... :)
P.S.: Hope you like the new vegetation in the final build :) "