NeoGAF member pswii60 posts:
"Got my latest Official Playstation Magazine UK.
Lair - 6
Heavenly Sword - 7
Stuntman Ignition - 7
The Stranglehold score is nice, the rest of the reviews aren't surprising
Agreed. I was expecting a 7 or something but it is great news for me. Big fan of Strangehold and John Woo.
i was gonna get stranglehold collectors edition the one with the blu ray but then i played the demo on xbox live. I think the game is rubbish. Gameplay is extremely repetitive and if a game like heavenly sword can get a 7 so should stranglhold. I am extremely dissapointed at the poor heavenly sword reviews. Puzzles are apparently lame which is something i seriously look forward 2 in games like this, then they have like only 5 differnt types of bad guys. Good to see warhawk do good though. I am still waiting on a lair demo before i purchase the game so factor 5 better deliver that demo and hope it convinces or am not buying. back 2 warhawk
Gives PS3's 3 "Big Hitter" games a dismal average of 7.3?
Bwa ha ha ha ha.
Keep waiting for a decent Bioshock or Halo grade title there Sony fanbois.
Warhawk is a PS3 "Big Hitter" and recieved 9. Not to mention dozens of other high scores from other sites.
Keep playing the same crappy halo. And yer Bioshock is great on my PC ahahahahahahaha! Oh wait and my 360. ahahahaha LOL. Who's the arse?
360 fanboys complain about Sony fanboys, but the truth is that they are no better than the people they bash and vice versa.
Did i mention i am playing Bioshock on My Sony Vaio PC
Hehe, have you read the article abou fanboys anatomy?
Sad scores for Lair and HS but hey, at least Warhawk and SingStar got 9/10 plus Stranglehold got 8 which isn't that bad.
Microsoft paid OPM with tons of opium
Took the Warhawk plunge, and at 39$, why not!
See you out there on the battlefield
i cant believe heavenly sword is not doing very well and i know lair is going to suck ass anyway i mean wtf u just fly around and shoots fire ball but warhawk is the real deal.
where's the fandroids saying "I heard that UK OPM was run by xbots and payed by M$ to write bad reviews, because Heavenly Sword and Lair just couldn't be average games right?"
you cant get a more ps3 biased source than an official magazine, from the horses mouth Heavenly Sword and Lair disappoint, things are looking bad for PS3 owners in 2007 two "AAA Killer app" titles that Sony was relying on turned out to be duds.
Ratchet and Clank and Warhawk will be the only games worth purchasing this year
Heavenly Sword is far from a disappointment. Besides, i'm going to rent both of these games to see if they are as "crappy" as everyone is saying they are. You see that? I'm going to make up my own mind on whether I will like a game or not by actually playing them.
For some reason, that seems to be a hard concept to grasp with most "gamers" nowadays...
Oh, and you also left out at least 6 other games besides the two you just listed, so your statement is a little off.
Uncharted, I still have high hopes for that game!
And also I agree with 7.1. Heavenly Sword is still a "Must have" for me!
Since your talking about this year than what about UT3, Haze and as blusoops said, Uncharted.
And no matter what, Lair and Heavenly Sword are AAA games for me.
What other choices do you have?...Lair?......
It isn't a matter of choice.....Its a need....
Well, atleast you got WarHawk as a Fallback....
lair still rocks in my eyes and the single player will; be better than halo 3
Lair, Heavenly Sword, Warhawk, and Uncharted all appeal to me so magazines giving reviews that don't give the games i like scores I believe it deserves is okay.
If Warhawk is fun for me and I play it for hours, days, years than it's a 10 right?
I still play Halo 2 with all it's lag and cheating issues. As long as it's fun then that's what's important to me.
Disclaimer: I'll accept no more lag and cheating on Halo 3 (Staring at you Bungie and Microsoft)
All PS3 owners should be too busy right now blowing stuff up on Warhawk.
And all 360 owners should be ripping apart little sisters in Bioshock.
Enough arguing about which is better..let's play some games!
I for one am happy to see Stranglehold get a good score I was afraid that it might not be good and I would have to pass on getting Hardboiled. So this is good news. I for one was thinking it might be lower but am happy to see it is not.
Sounding Conspiracy Theory....
My bet is on WaggleLoL...he always comes up with the best.
Its funny how things turn out, it looks like warhawk is the must have ps3 game rather than lair or heavenly sword.
Strange indeed my friend. I probably will pass on Lair but I still am going to get HS. I absolutely love what I have seen on Uncharted. I probably will pick it day one. Ofcourse there is Halo. DAMN. All of these games are taking a big sh1t on my wallet. Anyway, Happy Gaming..just be sure to buy groceries first!
Meat have you tried warhawk yet? I am thinking about picking it up but i was wondering do you know if it has split screen?
I picked it up about 2 days ago and it is pretty fun. My first 20 min, I was frustrated because I did not understand the missle locking system. After playing it a while now, it is pretty fun and I am enjoying it. I do believe that 30 would of been a better deal for what you get but I love the game and I am glad I downloaded it. As for splitscreen I am not sure(The wife would rather be punched in the taint than play it).
it has splitscreen up to 4 ppl!
I am still getting Heavenly Sword ( I just had too much fun w/demo)
I won't be gettin Lair (Too may bad reviews,and NO demo
Hs should hold me untill Ratchet, and Uncharted, and Assasins Creed drop.
I don't know why everyone is making a big deal about lair as if Sony put all there horses into one basket. I wanted the game to be good too, but Now only a Demo, or rental can convince me to purchase.
I played Heavenly Sword, I like it, despite what the reviewers say. So I know I will have fun with this title.
well I need to play a demo of Lair before I decide to buy or not. Warhawk could seriously hold me over until 2008... but I think i will rent HS and make up my own mind. Warhawk, Uncharted and Rachet for me i guess... back to warhawk now...
Well rent if for you and me both bud. And if you could be so kind to PM me what you thought about the game I would greatly appreciate it.
All thes "negative reveiws" trying to deflate the newfound upswing on the PS3, does not phase me one bit. It is a little disappointing, but we have so many other titles to look foward too, it just makes me look foward to them all the more.
Oh yea...cause the games will NEED PooRay. Oh well, at least you can watch movies on it.
And Heavenly Sword is still getting Gravely Reviews. And you guys were so outraged when the DoA dude dissed the game.
What's his name again? Ita-phuk-u!!
I can't remember what group it is but Sony has no influence on any of the scores, they also do xbox 360 magazines and PC ones, i'll pick up my copy tommoz and see what they have to say...
I'm still buying both heavenly Sword and LAIR, i like the motion control's and heavenly sword is my type of genre so it's all good, they can go along side Motorstorm and Resistane that both got good reviews...
I like how some so call "GAMERS" come here and talk about the Playstation... no AAA title for 07, blah blah....
Can you guys remind what game was sooooooo good, triple AAA good (don't give me Call of Duty) in the 360's first 9 months of it's birth? KING KONG MAYBE....
Here it is 8 months since the ps has been released and just the concepts of the games are more appealing in it's first year then what the 360 had to offer(face it Lair may not be a good game, but some thought was put into, not just another recycled FPS). Gears of wars, which I consider a AAA came a complete year after the 360 came out....
Titles like Uncharted, Little Big Planet, Folklore, are still slated to come out this year. "things" still look good to me
Why are things looking bad? oh yea, ratched and clank, uncharted, ut3 gt5 prologue. yep i see what you mean awful.
geez i could say the same to you about 2008 moron
Funny how the bashers of heavenly sword are so quick to talk when they see a score below 8 but when game informer, gamepro, egm, gamestats, and others gave their review of heavenly sword, the fools were nonexistant. Heavenly sword is an awesome edition to the ps3's needing library of good games no matter how much any sort of fanboy wants to twist it as it isn't.
The good scores outweigh the bad scores by a longshot, and 7 isn't even in the "bad score" range. people just want to "fanboy" for no damn reason. Zhuk, pog, mart, bladestar, dragunball, firstknight, etc. Just ignorant.
according to one of the posters, they gave Resistance a 7/10.
i'm sorry, it just seems like me and those in the UK just *AREN'T on the same page when it comes to what makes a game an 8/10-9/10 and what makes a game a 7/10.
i mean, they gave *SINGSTAR a *NINE/TEN!!
different strokes for different folks.
Warhawk, is universally fun. you'd have to not have a pulse to find that game fun.
Lair, has always struck me as a 7/10 game.
after playing the demo of Heavenly Sword, it's easily in the 8/10 range, at the *LEAST.
i absolutely *LOVE the action/adventure genre, whereas it seems that some of these folks just can't judge a game for what it *IS.
without reading their *REASONING for rating the game a 7/10, i can't, and won't look at the score at face value.
i mean, ign also gave the game a 7/10, despite it's score average as being a 7.8 (closer to an 8/10), but i didn't think the reviewers *REASONS matched up to a 7/10 score.
all this shows, like we've known all along, is that *NOBODY has the same tastes, and those that are basing their buying decisions off of someone else's opinion should be *ASHAMED of themselves.
i understand panning a game like Enter The Matrix, because it's fundamentally flawed in the gameplay area, but what i don't understand, is that, across the board, whether it be a 7/10, or an 9/10, *EVERY SINGLE REVIEWER, has stated these three things:
1.) The graphics are beautiful
2.) The voice-acting/direction/product ion values, are stunning
3.) The combat system(read: gameplay) is fun as hell, and well executed, if a bit repetitious.
well, um, isn't that the *POINT of a game? to have fun gameplay?
it seems to me that Heavenly Sword *NAILS the fundamentals, but isn't perfect in the way it handles everything.
the game is also short, but i don't expect a 40-100 hour experience from an action/adventure game. 10-15 hours is generous. i expect, at least, 9-10 hours of gameplay for Heavenly Sword.
but what matters to me is if i'm actually *ENJOYING MYSELF for *HOWEVER long i may be playing.
yes, games are $60 now, but look, when i was a boy, we paid $50 for a game that was, essentially, 30 *MINUTES (when you got good at a game like Contra, you could clear it in 20-30 minutes, tops), and you spoiled young people b*tch about a game that's 8 *HOURS or more. sheesh.
get some damn perspective, people.
anyway, before my tangent, i just want to say that i won't let the opinions of those that have drastically different tastes than i do dictate my buying decisions. if i'm interested in a game. i will buy it. end of story.
I just want to play the game to see if Nariko dies from the Heavenly Sword. Cause I want her to be in the sequel.
So Uncharted, GT5: Prologue, Haze, UT III, Folklore, WipEout HD, Socom: Confrontation, etc. won't be good enough?
Fine then.... lol
Pathetic really. This fanboy epidemic is the worst thing that has happened to gaming in recent years. Before ppl just liked to say their console was better or had better games, they didn't worry about bashing other games and consoles. At least not so much. I guess this is what you get when you give 12 year-olds and retards a chance to voice their opinion.
Not to mention in the 16 bit days, the internet wasnt as prevalent as it is now. The fanboys and the system bashing was there, there was just no way to vocally express your disdain for said console.
Not suprised, Lair sucks you can see it from the videos. Heavenly sword demo was underwhelming and £40 for a 5 hour long single player game doesnt go down well with me. Suprised with warhawk but its nice we get 1 good game this month.
with bashing on the length of heavenly sword? The devs have said it is around 10-12 hours. The xbot fanboys started bringing that down to eight, then seven or six, and now FIVE HOURS???? Come on give me a break. By the time it is released (which is when we will truly know how long it is), xbots will be claiming it lasts TEN MINUTES! Come on get REAL!!
I read in a review somehwere it was 5-6 hours...
Gears of war wasnt that long either... .should commence to bash that too
gears had multiplayer, and a good one at that.
the DEVS have said 10 to 12 hours. I would imagine it would be longer on extreme difficulty. That is fine for me. I have children and a demanding job. I cant put the hours into games that I used to, so, a top quality story which is well told is a good thing for a change. I have only so far completed 2 ps3 games due to lack of time. Not everyone minds a shorter game once in a while
Microsoft bribed OPM *rolls eyes*
/cold hard truth
Yes MS bribes everyone, everytime a game for the 360 gets a high score and everytime a Sony games gets a low score. [sarcasm]
If the game is bad then its bad, if its average then its average, if its great then its great.
It's edited by 1up, aka the same crew that is behind EGM. So the ratings aren't that surprising. Frankly I expected better scores.
I think this review pretty much sums up all the reviews. Lair is a flop. Heavenly Sword is okay. And Warhawk is good. Funny how a game that can fit on a CD is the one that comes out on top for Sony. It's the Blair Witch of gaming.
with my copy of warhawk, so lets see how it is. I also disagree with the low scores they are giving to HS, to me its an awesome game and no matter what the scores are im going to buy it: peace.(not really)
What are the 360 trolls doing here?
Lex Luthor, zonetrooper5, FirstknighT, rusgreim, Do you guys own a ps3? or are you here to bash at it as a fanboy?
Why am I here? Cuz I can BIATCH!
You know that bruce banner plays ps3 ;-)
@ 34.1..... Idiot.
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