There have even been positive impressions at several game conferences for this beast and yet the final release is one of the largest steaming piles gamers have ever had to endure.
"I headed to the bathroom for some relief only to realize that my latest bowel movement was more fun than the “game” I had been playing." then look at the whole review.
Some of the quotes in the review are pretty funny: "Yes I know they're good at making trailers..." "Maybe they should repackage Lair as a straight to Blu-Ray epic CG movie?"
The bad reviews on this one just keep coming in, its like the polar opposite of Bioshock. I guess I may rent it just to look at it and put my PS3 to use, but man this is definitely not a buy at this point.
that you need gameplay as well as excellent graphics! Lair looks superb, but plays like a piece of crap (from the 5-6 reviews I've read). People can slate Halo 3 and Bioshock for not matching the graphical power of Heavenly Sword, Lair, Gears of War etc.....but they play like a dream, which in the end matters the most! You can have the most graphically advanced game in the world, but if it plays like a piece of sh1t, then why bother!!
that you need gameplay as well as excellent graphics! Lair looks superb, but plays like a piece of crap (from the 5-6 reviews I've read). People can slate Halo 3 and Bioshock for not matching the graphical power of Heavenly Sword, Lair, Gears of War etc.....but they play like a dream, which in the end matters the most! You can have the most graphically advanced game in the world, but if it plays like a piece of sh1t, then why bother!! *EDIT* - For the people who are disagring, does that mean you like playing games that play like crap but look beautiful??? Come on, no one likes to play a crappy game!
Pros: + Cinematics Cons - Sixaxis gameplay is horrible - Targetting is worthless - Slowdown happens a lot - Missions are boring for the most part
Oh yes...the power of the cell and bluray! ;)
Leave the dead be.
that Factor 5 claimed this game "couldn't be done" on the XBOX 360. I guess unleashing the true power of the cell can be disastrous at times. If these are the types of games that can only be done on PS3 you guys can keep them.
Maybe they meant the game this crappy couldn't be done on the Xbox 360. ;) Nah, just kidding, the 360 also has its fair share of stinkers. Still, the whole "couldn't be done on the 360" shtick you hear from so many PS3 developers is just a desperate marketing ploy that in the end means absolutely nothing.
It's only news if Lair gets a good review.
If Mass Effect is a bust, they will be posting every single bad review and bad word spoken about it, it will be top news for a month, so no deal, I want to see every lousy review of Lair plastered across the front page.
If we only report and approve only positive news for Lair, that will give people the wrong impression that Lair is getting only good reviews and good scores, which is completely untrue. If that happens, N4G will be doing a disservice to readers who are thinking about buying this game or PS3 based on this game -- because they will be deceived into reading ONLY good reviews and thinking that this game is good and worth the money when it really is not.
was that since every review of Lair is bad, it would only be news if it somehow miraculously got a good review. I was kinda making a joke.
that there are so many mixed reactions to the whole sixaxis thingie... Some reviewers have claimed that it sucks, which understandably makes the game kind of boring to play. Others say that the controls are great once you have taken the time to really learn them instead of just giving up. I really think that what you think of Lair mostly depends on how quickly you adapt to the controller, just like it is with all the Wii-games.
is tacked on crap, it is a gimmick added to try and make up for the loss of rumble. I know I own a PS3, it is an insult to my intelligence to even offer me a game with this crap thrown in as if it were a real and desirable feature worth having. Im not stupid Sony I know this crap was a after thought.
The 1UP review is also coming out, and it's saying pretty much the same thing; 1UP gives Lair a sympathetic 6.0 out of 10. However, the submission for that review has gotten pulled for some reason.
This is gonna sound crazy but... Im going to buy it, simply because Lair will support trophies in the Home trophies/ hall of fame system.
I played crappy games sometimes just for the achievement points. But I would just rent them...not buy them.
yeah has anyone else noticed GAMESTOP has broken the street date on their site for this game?
Gamestop got permission approx 6pm CST to sell early.
Looks like lair is the phantom menace of ps3 games.. amazing trailers but a crappy product. Its a shame, it was really looking forward to it.
oh well looks like amazon will have to uncancel my £14.95 order for this just to shift some units! (sorry I just couldn't resist!)
... to see one of the most potential games fall like this! i wonder if they will postpone the game and at least work on the control... that seems to be the biggest grudge on everyones lips.
EBGames and GameStop have already broken the street date and started selling the game.
i think someone is either trying to say: 1. no it's not late.. 2. no EBGames/Gamestop are not selling the games. i wish they would list the disagreers names. everyday there one idiot clicking on that button! )x
another one! looks like it is really poor. Not really fussed as this wasnt really one I wanted, it just didnt "grab" me - like bioshock on pc (although I will still pursue that one due to loving system shock 2 and deus ex), but it IS a slap in the face for all the people saying "just wait for lair"!
well it seems like this game sucks... I really had my hopes up for this one :(... let's hope enough kiddies buy the "dragon game" so that they can start working on a second, better version? PS3 will be victorious by 2012! :p *fingers crossed*
Sony fandroids : Admit that LAIR sucks, and get on with your lives. it's not the end of the world if a game u overhyped for months, and cost ur favorite company millions of dollars, turned out to be a suck-fest. Really, i understand that 1 or 2 websites might be conspiring against sony, but when every website on the friggin internet is giving Lair no more than 5/10 .. that means the game is CRAP !
Ain't it funny Lair hyped to be AAA, average rating what, 5 out of 10 maybe? (even by only the trusted sites like IGN, EGM and Edge Heavenly Sword hyped to be AAA, average rating from those same trusted sites what, 7 to 8 max. No AAA Warhawk, that one surprised me a bit, after the first 6.5 review, it jumped up a bit and seems to have an average of a solid 8 by the trusted reviewers. But still no AAA. I think I was right on saying only Uncharted as a PS3 exclusive this year could become AAA. I am sticking by that prediction. Another few predictions: Haze: 7 to 8 UT3 multiplatform AAA: about 9.4 average
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And we are still waiting for the ps3 that is. For months all that we have heard it, just wait for lair and warhawk etc and so we have it.....
Next gen doesn't start until "We put a time limit". A time limit in a huge game like this. WTF?
Lets leave it at that and get NEWS we all want to read! Unless of course, reading reviews of crap games is somehow important to you.
It doesn't mean the console is crap, I've seen posts taking jabs at blu ray, and cell This game doesn't define the power and specifications of hardware, that just doesn't make sense. Instead, and I hate to say this, but the developer just lacked the foresight to see the issues that would come up. More testing, and listening to critics would have aided them more. One thing that troubles me is that, the Developer seemed to let people demo portions of the game that were easier so as to avoid the sections that needed tighter controls. (read IGN review) thus, making everyone who previewed the game, think it was the next best thing under the sun. Then when the reviewers get the final build, the game toppled under its own hype. I don't understand why the Dev. would set themselves up for failure. sorry for the babble peace
I guess you'll only know how good or bad this game is once you've played it. From what i've heard of the timeshift demo from 360 owners, is that its the biggest pile of crap they've ever played. But again, try it yourself.
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