Canoe WHAM! Gaming previews Haze. The verdict: "Outlook not so good."
Let's see, this person said the demo was a mess because:
1 - He didn't like the time chosen to explain nectar tactics
2 - He didn't see the benefits of nectar as he felt it was easy to win (a benefit of nectar)
3 - He didn't get a chance to check out multiplayer.
Hmmmm if that is his idea of a mess then he is an idiot.
I think calling a demo a mess has nothing to do with the actual game being one. Tutorials in demos usually don't work so well especially if its a built-in tutorial that is part of the campaign if it doesn't want to spoil any plots. The balancing is a tweaking issue that can still be fixed before the game itself goes gold. The lack of a functionality of a demo has nothing to do with the actual game.
I'll wait until the actual come out and I go buy then play it before I make my call, since reviewers are just gamers like us, in which one man's poison is another's itch.
Seriously this reaks of M$ paying off people...
Horrible review. Personally unles this douche provides photos of this so called demo i say this is 100% fake and brought to you by M$.
We all know there line up is just about over. Gears when its all said and done is the only thing that console had, and frankly its better on PC now anyway.
ooooh yeah.... that's a good idea. Oh, wait, this game's only a timed exclusive. Bugger.
Last line of this review: "Since Haze attempts to give us a horrifying vision of the future, I’ve decided to render my verdict with the help of my trusty magic eight ball."
I hate those magic eight balls! Seriously, at least he was honest since you could not consider this a review.
Let see: first, cut and paste the story line from any web site. Here we go, half the review is done. (Like nobody know the story line by now...) Seriously, half the review IS the story line!!!
Then one line about the fact the game waited a bit before the tutorial and two lines about the nectar usage. Must have been tired by then. He wrote three lines in a row!
And then one more line about the fact that he hasn't played it in multiplayer...
I sincerly hope he is not paid $100,000 a year to do 3 lines reviews like that : )
No wonder he had to use the magic 8 ball : )
Time to use my magic 8 ball:
Is this reviewer good? NO
Is this review any good? NO
Is this flamebait material, even if it's just a three line review? YES
Hey, don't blame me, it's my magic 8 ball who said so, not me : )
FREE RADCAL !!!!!!! what did they do .Golden Eye(was made by Rare.
TimeSplitter= come on kid !!
this game never was in my Rader, even when i heard UT3 will be pushed back in 2008.
uhmm lets see oh TimeSplitters!
now to the game while i don`t really like it,neither will buy it(no my type of game) i think it will get good reviews of 8 points and up.
Yeah and on top of that he said Haze was an answer to Halo. What a noob. No one ever said that
For me that review was over after the "Asininely left-wing, derivative dystopian storyline aside" comment. Somebody takes some things way to serious here.
oh yes, that's all you have is blame it on MS, right. hahaha Haze sucks get over it. The story is one of the most stupid a$$ things I've ever heard in my life. Free radical are a bunch of homo's.
As if M$ needed to review Haze poorly. M$ needs to hurt S$ny's line up why? As if the 360 didn't already have the best titles, as if 360 wasn't getting this title anyway. Notice we all know that once Haze does sh!tty on PS3 that their gonna try and use 360 owners to recoup their losses. I haven't heard one 360 owner talk about Haze yet. Keep believing in White Elephants. If it weren't for the straight up delusions PS3 enthusiasts have this Flaming stuff would be no fun at all, but they make it so easy!!
He is under the effect of nectar. He got no idea what he is saying.
Rather than come to the conclusion that the website is biased or the game is bad, why don't we reserve our judgment on the final game. There are so many good games coming out for the holiday...there is no reason to cry if this one is a dud. This story is the kind of fanbait that doesn't belong on N4G.
If Haze is considered a mess i dont even wanna imagine what halo 3 is considered...
Halo Demo and not this game?...haha
This game will FLOP remember my name.
Do you kids even know what the word review means? This is what you call a preview. When Haze comes out what will you kids be saying if it gets an 8. You will be saying MS pays off all the review sites and that scores don't really matter right?
hatchet force is right actually however he is simply previewing the demo. The guy is wrong for callin it a mess jst point out the points he didnt like about the game.
From what i have seen frm haze i dnt expect it to be as ground breaking as ps3 owners want it to be. The graphics are hardly mind boggling cnt comment on the gameplay since i havnt played it but i have to say the success on this game will lean heavily on the whole nectar concept. If it works out for them well the game will be a success if not then it will end up with low 8 scores. The game is gonna lean mostly on the online multiplayer and how the play dead the weapon disarm and the nectar gameplay rebels vs mantel troops online will be the pinnacle of the online gameplay. It really is to soon to tell but we will see in less than a month
been reported as fake. This website has no creditability what so ever and shouldn't have been approved. Who knows who could have made this crap up.
He was being nice. I'm sure other reviews will reflect his comments.
"A strong, continuous singleplayer experience with good-looking multiplayer and and hot-swap co-op? Gee, it's starting to look like Haze has got it all.
Are there any criticisms at all then, anything to be wary or worried over? Well, no, not really. I did run into a few problems with the vehicles and it there were a few bugs about having to enter the vehicle from the front-on only, but this is something the team was obviously aware of and working on fixing."
"If that all sounds complicated then, well, it kind of is. It took awhile to get used to, but near the end of the demo I started to get the hang of it. Once you reach that point though, you start to see the game’s strong points really shine. If all the special abilities remain intact for the multiplayer, then I could see this becoming a great online game. There are few things more satisfying than lobbing a Nectar-gas grenade at a group of soldiers and watching them just start killing each other off."
"Among a handful of third-party exclusives coming to PlayStation 3 this fall Haze easily tops the list. Free Radical Design is crafting a groundbreaking first-person shooter that looks great and plays even better. In our time with the game, we couldn't outline a single flaw. Let's hope it makes it out the door in the same fashion this fall."
"While Haze will have to work hard to survive in a genre as busy as the FPS, it looks set to win the hearts of GoldenEye and Timesplitters fans. With a dose more attention graphically, Free Radical's latest shooter has every chance of making the same dent on the market as its predecessors. Appearing solely on the PS3 for the foreseeable future, it's also a game that doesn't have to worry about Halo 3 gobbling up all FPS sales."
By now you are a certified dumbass:
Just read it.
EDIT: Just so you know, saying "other reviews" carries the implication his article was a review. It wasn't since reviews are not possible on a beta version that hasn't been released and certainly not on a demo. It wasn't even a preview since the quality was that of some 14 year old's impressions of a game he spent 5 minutes with at Walmart.
I also like how this clown fails to identify when and how he had a hands on. Laughable. Credibility = 0. Credibility of the person that tipped it = 0. Credibility of the Contributor = 0. I'll stick with a credible site.
Dont u think we shud hold judgement until its released?? Just so we dont sound like desperate fanboys.
its gonna take you some time to take your foot outta Pegg's @ss
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its gonna take you some time to get laid.
People who take the time to research and INFORM deserve credibility in this forum, rather than PoG's feeble attempts to ridicule.
This guy is calling the whole demo a mess because he didn't think the tutorial was well placed?
I suppose it's entirely possible that the demo did suck, but it would have been nice if he had explained exactly why he thought it did. He doesn't really say a damn thing about the game except that it's easy...in the first level...and he doesn't like that they don't throw a tutorial at you right away.
Pretty useless impressions if you ask me. And why does he bring up Halo? What's that got to do with anything? Helmets? Okay.
Didn't IGN and Gamespot enjoy the game in their hands on? I remember reading how much fun they had playing this game and what not.
so this guy didn't like it because the tutorial of the demo was late wtf? his didn't even explained why he didn't like it. this is just more fanboyisy [email protected]
people how about when you disagree tell that person why your disagree with them lol.
The girl on 1up said the pc version was better than the ps3 version. However they all still agreed that the ps3 version was good. That's not fanboyism.
where did they say that?
As far as I know the only version has been seen is the PS3 version.
Haze Becomes Full PlayStation 3 Exclusive?
Xbox 360 and PC versions still possible, but not in development.
By Andrew Hayward, 08/31/2007
"Ubisoft confirmed to GameSpot UK today that Free Radical's upcoming first-person shooter, Haze, is currently only in development for the PlayStation 3. Previously announced as a timed exclusive for the holiday season (with Xbox 360 and PC versions to follow in 2008), this confirmation makes Haze a full PlayStation 3 exclusive -- at least for the time being."
shankle that was the ut 3 video
It is really hard to compare any console game to the PC version. It all depends on what kind of computer you have. Not everyone can afford the top of the line computer just for gaming. It is much cheaper to buy a PS3 considering how much it would cost to get the same gaming experience on a PC. If you do not have a great gaming PC then it is probably better on the PS3. If you have a top of the line gaming PC then it might be better than the PS3's version.
While I am still spanking your stupid ass:
"...Kicking off our multiplayer hands-on, we jumped straight into the Mantel levels, getting a taste for Nectar and a feel for being a high-tech trooper. The high-tech aspect is immediately noticeable thanks to the futuristic HUD that surrounds the screen. The view of a Mantel soldier includes flashing health bars and your Nectar reserves - but we'll have more on that later. Throw in sufficiently futuristic-looking weaponry, plus drop ships that look like they've come straight out of Star Wars, and you definitely feel like you're fighting in 2048.
Needless to say, thanks to all this cutting edge equipment, when playing as a Mantel soldier the action comes thick and fast. Our first mission provided us with an introduction to combat, going through the basics of Nectar use. This took place in the jungle level that's been seen a lot since Free Radical began demoing Haze to the world. However, what doesn't come across in screens or even videos is how beautiful and lush the environment is. Poppies are dotted around grassy fields (which billow as you run through them) and mildew-encrusted rocks provide handy cover during fire-fights. Plus, the explosions that send clouds of black smoke billowing into the air look amazingly realistic. The guys at Free Radical were keen to point out that Haze doesn't just take place in a jungle but, after playing through several levels in the rainforest, we're certainly not complaining if the rest of the game looks this gorgeous.
Anyway, enough talk of flowers and smoke - onto the fighting. During Mantel sections, an icon at the top of the screen (shaped like the Mantel logo) indicates the direction of your next objective. Initially, this doesn't come into play too much, given the linearity of the jungle. However, this should be handy for later levels featuring multiple objectives. Alongside this, during co-op, other icons appear display the position of your team-mates - you'll also have these when playing as a rebel warrior. These are especially useful when planning flanking attacks against foes, making quick tactical strikes beautifully simple.
Admittedly, as an early stage in the game, there wasn't a great need for tactics. However, we did get to experience the excellent gunplay: aiming feels extremely tight and sweeping over enemies to pepper them with ammo is a doddle thanks to the responsive controls. What's more, despite the rumble-less PlayStation 3, each weapon manages to convey a real sense of force and you can practically feel each round making impact with your target. In another nice, subtle, touch, all guns are weighted meaning you can see them physically lean as you change your direction. It's extra layers of polish like this that really add to the overall Haze experience..."
And the conclusion:
"Ultimately though, there's no denying Haze is shaping up to be something special. Not only do both contrasting halves of the game hold up well on their own, the four-player co-op mode is instantly gratifying - it feels great to be backed up by a squad of people, rather than AI-controlled bots. Free Radical has a long history of creating great shooters and it looks like Haze could even go one step further than the developer's previous titles."
Now THAT'S how you leave a detailed reply.
Plus bubble for you.
you realize that thats not his reply, but a quoted article from IGN... haha
but none the less, its nice to hear positive news from a credible site.
Why even write more then a few words about this. The game is still 3 weeks away. Remember the score that one mag gave Warhawk, 6.5!
just wait and see. Wont matter much anyway with COD4 coming out.
Actually I think it matters all the more with COD4 coming out. We need to find out which is a better game so we can decide where best to invest our time and money.
Come on people who didnt know this free radical ? haha who are they no1s inth egame industry not because the made timesplitter which was a ok game not gr8 time splitter 2was garbage of haze wud suck free radical are not gre8 game makers.
My god why does this site allow people like you to post?
Learn how to type, and spell.
happened to make golden eye and perfect dark for nintendo 64. but those weren't great games right?
Did you hate Goldeneye or Perfect Dark for the N64? Because most of the team at free radical worked on those games.
golden eye on n64 was made by RARE
WTF is dis guy talking about?? Does he live in a different dimension wer Free Radical didnt make great games like, Golden Eye and PD for the N64(most of FR were once the original devs from Rare back in the days of the N64)or the Timesplitters franchise??? Jezz the things i hear come out of ignorant fanboys nowadays.
Ugh you fools! Most of the development team split off from rare and made free radical. So while technically free radical didn't create goldeneye and perfect dark, the people IN free radical did.
there is still a game company called rare the ppl that split and made free radical have no say in games like golden eye as they were no 1s .
I am still trying to decipher this post.
Someone bring in the kid from Mercury Rising!
This is what the MS fanboy wouldve said if HAZE was a 360 exclusive:
Omfg this game is sooo good!!! i love how they give you the tutorial on using nectar in the middle of the battle...its perfect timing.Who cares if i didnt play multiplayer I STILL LOVE IT!!! The fact that the demo was easy really TURNED ME ON i loved killing the enemies easily!!!
"HAZE made our Most Anticipated First-Person Shooters of 2007 for a very specific reason: It’s the closest thing to a potential “Halo killer” that we know of."
"This game is simply poetry in motion (best. Water effects. Ever) running on whatever-spec hardware happened to be crammed into the PC. If the Xbox 360 version looks as good, expect HAZE to be one of the best looking FPS’ of the year."
And just so people dont come out and say Well it was running on the X360.. heres this part of it..
"Four PC’s running PS3-spec code (yeah, we’re a little fuzzy on what’s going on with the Xbox 360 version) were networked together..."
searches the internet for bad ps3 news no news too small or obscure no source too flimsy no opinion too unsubstantiated and yet again success, later with help of mesh1's opinion and that of the many microsoft alliance members, it must be true.
take that evil playstation three players.
what would microsoft do without round peg and bloodmask?
They would at least be able to open thier mail without finding underwear and nude photos of the two and their 360.
but im more excited for infamous.
All i'm saying is that i'm picking up this game when it drops.
Actually... I was falling asleep yesterday I didn't it notice the comment as PRICE DROP or something. by the way I want this game on November when get launch :). So is a launch day buy SERIOUSLY!.
whoeva said this was sonys ansa to halo? people really do chat dum sumtimes thats the 1st iv eva heard that.people like to put a spin on things to start flame wars and this is a perfect example any xbox owner or ps3 owner eva heard that this was sonys ansa to halo? na me neither dnt fall into the bait!!
haze hasnt even been on my radar,cod4 has and unreal tournament and obviously the 2nd commin which is killzone,which is gona be a ps3 seller and i turly bleve be a definin moment in fps's.
xbox owners have a very good game in halo not a genre definin game as halo1 but a good game which they should be proud of so props to them.
You lose a bubble for spelling so bad it made my eyes hurt.
Wtf is this crap please don't approve stories done by these guys anymore..Thanks. Canoe wham is pretty stupid also lol.
maybe if I played the demo as well I would have more to say on this. but really Im still excited for Haze the article didnt tarnish anything as far as Im concerned.
just another opinion
Haze is still high in top of my wishlist come next month. I mean lets not forget how much people wer bashing the Halo 3 beta for being a high res Halo 2, n things worked out fine.
I have to admit, it looks like crap. The concept of Nectar is a nice touch but it just doesn't scream anything revolutionary.
Sigh*...every game on the PS3 HAS to be "revolutionary", but other systems can have simple FPSs and non-revolutionary games and get perfect scores...right?
No I agree other FPS games (Halo3) aren't revolutionary neither. But seriously Haze looks horrible. Note that I said "LOOKS" it can change once I play. I mean I was ITCHING to play Jericho because it looked awesome but when the demo came out it well...if the game is going to be like that then it's a total failure. The animations are poor, it's too damn dark in certain areas. The concept of a 5 man team is cool but again, it doesn't work. Clive Barker will not be getting any of my money and HAZE doesn't look like they are neither. Why do you care? I'm a PS fan, never had an XBOX. But you have to admit when a game looks bad, it looks bad. Maybe not to you but to me it does. I'm not a fanboy I can admit things.
I guess I'm not as hard as games on graphics as you are. Crysis looks amazing...compared to that, the game looks decent..but I wouldnt say the game is "horrible". That's just too harsh...looking boring and generic because it's a FPS and has the little nectar feature then maybe, but graphics-wise I've seen alot worse in recent games. The only reason I care, and you didnt have to add what kind of fan you are...but you sound like any other critic of a PS3 game. If the game doesn't look like Killzone 2 then it's a flop. If this game looks horrible, I really want to know what makes a game looks even average to some people..
Actually, I was pretty surprised by the Jericho demo. Its not my genre, but I had fun to play the demo. It was surprisingly good, IMO. I had some trouble with the other team members (so, no comment on game play), but the character "mechanic" was OK, visuals, too. Quality of animations and visuals also (fluid and nicely rendered with nice light effects). Sometimes a demo can make an impression.
I haven't played Haze, yet. The videos and screenshots look promising. Eventually the hands on will let me decide (either a demo or a rent-to-keep).
Seriously though, this is one persons opinion. He's entitled to it like other people are entitled to say its mind blowing.
edit. so people disagree that people should have a opinion? twats
They use others opinions, so they don't understand when someone has one of their own.