1UP reviews Lair: 6.0/10

Highlights from 1UP editor Crispin Boyer's review:

"Unfortunately, (Lair) will make you wonder what the hell's going on. Because along with the clash-of-thousands battles and Peter Jackson-esque production values comes strictly nonstick motion control and a confounding combat system.

The big idea here is that you ride your dragon... gripping the Sixaxis like reins and steering your beast with subtle leaning or quick gestures... It's all very cool in theory. It's too bad it doesn't always work... Lair is often a frustrating experience, one of those games where you die or fail through no fault of your own. Unfortunately -- unlike Warhawk -- Lair doesn't give you an option to play with the analog sticks.

Ultimately, Lair is a game that you'll want for its eye-popping experience rather than its gameplay. So buy it if you want to justify all the thousands you spent on your PS3 and that 1080p HDTV you can see from the International Space Station. Don't buy it if you want a dragon that does what it's damn well told."

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360RULEZ4098d ago (Edited 4098d ago )

I pity sony droids, having to buy this atrocity just because there's nothing else to play on their crappy console.

Meanwhile, Bioshock and Gears of War's multiplayer will keep me busy until HALO 3 is released.

But hey, Sony droids can still enjoy their 2/10 "system sellers".

chelcho4098d ago (Edited 4098d ago )


DARK WITNESS4098d ago (Edited 4098d ago )

Ouch !

( covers eyes with hands )..this is going to get really bloody !

so it looks to me like the only game i am going to be getting this year is warhawk.

just a re-cap, wasn't 1up the site that said all the ps3 games just had a more next gen feel about them, then everyone said they were pro sony. then they gave another game a bad review and everyone said they were pro 360.

i have a feeling all the fans are just to say they will get it anyway and its a 10/10 game in their book and they don't care what the reviews say anymore anyway.

r10004098d ago (Edited 4098d ago )

360Rulez, wow a whole 2 years later since the 360 has been out and you name two games that are good on the system... one which is pretty good

PS3 has resistance, motorstorm, warhawk, uncharted and little big planet, folklore, Haze, GT5 prologue all "UNDER" it's one year mark...

Yea you can reply back with the, madden, GRAW, RB6, The Darkness, etc...but don't bother the PS has those too.

Yea Lair may be a bad game, but visually it's on par if not better then Gears of War

Get a clue you teenager....

Red4098d ago (Edited 4098d ago )

Hey buddy, just a quick note. Most of the games you named aren't out yet. Also, as late as last week, you would have had Lair on that list as well. So don't count un-hatched chickens buddy. The juries are still out on most of those games. Besides, if you have to name unreleased games as a selling point, you are pretty much admitting your (current)PS3 library is lacking.

Back to Bioshock, Saints Row, Gears, Crackdown, Viva Pinata, DOA 4, PGR, Forza 2, yada yada yada..

Edit: That's cool, and I certainly see your point, but can you see the point I'm making. I was simply commenting on the futility of harping on the excellence of unreleased games.Any game can let down, Halo/Mass Effect/Fable included. BTW- In mine and a few other's opinions, both GRAW and Fight Night Rd 3 were AAA.

r10004098d ago

it's like the turtle and the hare trying to talk to xbox fans...

You really want to know what advantage the 360 has over the the ps3.... I'll tell you in one word.....


I mentioned those games that will be coming out (even if they are not out yet) WITHIN the ONE year mark of the PS3's life.

The PS3 has been out of 8 months people. Get the chip of your shoulder just cuz the 360 was released a whole year earlier and now your are getting a steady flow good games. Can you tell me what AAA game the PS2 had in it's 1st 8 months (we all know how the ps2 turned out), can you tell what AAA the "xbox 360" in it's 1st 8 months.

Gears of war, the 360's 1st AAA came out a complete year after the 360's launch.

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Bloodmask4098d ago (Edited 4098d ago )

I knew that Lair would never reach the legendary status of the Panzer Dragoon series.

If you want a truly breathtaking dragonriding experience. You should try Panzer Dragoon, Panzer Dragoon Zwei, or Panzer Dragoon Azel(RPG) for Sega Saturn. Also highly recommended is Panzer Dragoon Orta for XBOX1.

You can find them all on Ebay for quite reasonable prices.

HowarthsNJ4098d ago (Edited 4098d ago )

LAIR gives you a really good dragon flying experience.

I have all the dragon games for Xbox 1/Ps2 and Lair is the best of them all for the flight experience.

If you don't like dragon riding this game isn't for you. It's not an arcade-shooter at all.

Once you get used to the motion controls you can fly with slight hand movements. I over did it last night with big arm sweeping gestures and now my shoulders are a bit sore.

Same problems you have with the wii-mote until you realize that all that movement isn't needed.

MK_Red4098d ago

Awesome attachment of 1UP's score at the end of description The_Round_Peg. Good work and good find.
Now only GameSpot remains and judging from their latest scores (Lowest scores for BioShock and Metroid 3 compared to other sites) they may go with IGN's 4-5.

I'm still buying this game when I get my PS3 as a great member N4G said before, everyone is the best critic for themselves.

LeonSKennedy4Life4098d ago (Edited 4098d ago )

Are they still serious about these scores? Either I'm WAY better with a sixaxis, or someone got payed off. The controls are fantastic! Why all the complaints?

Seriously guys...the game is awesome.

360RULEZ - A system can't rule unless it has earned the respect of other companies...and not PAID for games to be on it. I'm not quite sure any of you xbox fans understand that. So, R:FOM, Motorstorm, and Warhawk can't keep US busy? Or are you suggesting that GOW's multi-player is less repetitious than Warhawk...because that's definitely not true. You're just scared because this week was the beginning of the PS3's big comeback. We've been warning you for the past year and none of you listened. You're all drunk!

EDIT: That pic was for a Project 86 promotion. Great band, if you don't know them. I'm actually quite non-gangsta. Trust me...I listen to metal and I don't have a man-stache. (those are so gross)

I'm not in denial. I'm just having a hard time understanding the problems with this game. I played through a lot of it yesterday and it was really good. The controls, graphics, storyline...the whole experience is just epic. You mean to tell me it's getting bad reviews?

"I tell you I'm not seein' it." ~Seinfeld


i would hardly call this a comeback.

yes, i have a ps3 and its nice that good games are starting to come out on it. but the scores have been all over the place and the games while good are not blowing stuff away the way most of the ps3 fans said they would.

finally getting off the ground, but not a comeback.

ShiftyLookingCow4098d ago

haha Project 86? those guys are as far from gangsters as you can get. They belong to "Christian Rock"(a lot of people hate this genre, with good reasons), though more implicit than explicit.

VirusE4098d ago

LeonSKennedy4Life i think its time to move on. The critics have spoken and what they are saying are not good. You are acting like a fanboy who is licking his wounds. It has gotten some of the worst scores of any high profile next gen game get over it.

The Real Joker4098d ago

Christian rock is the cause of all things bad in the world. It might be the worst genre of music ever to exist. I would rather be subjected to Japanese water torture.

VirusE4098d ago

What about David Haselhoffs music? :)

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rowdy 14098d ago

Using sixaxis and you're fine

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