Spong: Haze Preview

Spong writes: "Ubisoft has been teasing us about Haze for a while now. Far too long, if you ask me. All the way back on May 10th, 2006, back when the PS3 was just a twinkle in Kaz Hirai's eye (that had been under development for quite some time) an announcement told us, "Haze is scheduled for an early 2007 release for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and will also be available on Windows PC DVD-ROM." The Xbox 360 and PC versions have dropped from sight and it's early 2008 and the game still ain't sat on retailers shelves.

Graphically, I can't say that Haze is amazing when held up against the likes of Uncharted or MotorStorm. That said, it does look good. Especially when you consider that, once the game's underway, there are no load screens. The closest you get is the odd momentary blackout akin to a scene change on TV – and even that could be gone by the time the final build is finished.

From what I've seen, Haze is a thoroughly entertaining, rich and intelligent shooter. It's not without its flaws, but they are far outweighed by the game's many assets. This game is going to be a must for any shooter fan with a big buxom PS3 sat in front of their TV."

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games4fun3874d ago (Edited 3874d ago )

that there are going to be no loading screens for this game a plus in my book i might buy depending how good mp is also if you could use flying vehicles online that would push me to buy as well

Mr Pumblechook3873d ago

Cyrus. You did a bad thing. The point of N4G is to aggregate video game news from other websites. What you did was find an article, and change the title so it could potentially be more attractive to N4G members.

But in doing so you change the HONESTY of the article, you change the TRUTH of the article. Overall the article on Haze was very positive, but you emphasised the negative. This reeks of you having an F.B. agenda and does not represent journalism.


Utalkin2me3873d ago

If it doesnt look as good as motostorm, then it is in bad shape. I thought motostorm looked below average. So if haze looks worst then it, then i wont pick this title up for sure then.

ichimaru3874d ago

still hope it comes o the 360, it's story looks good

heyheyhey3874d ago (Edited 3874d ago )

Haze is one of my most anticipated games this year

it may look generic to the untrained eye, but if you look (and read) closely- you can tell its more FDR genius

and the story looks above average by FPS standard

the promising 4-player co-op is what seals the deal

first day buy


yeah man definitley

i already have some plans to get a couple mates round- some booze and play Haze throug-out the night

it will be interesting being drunk and *aherm*high*aherm*(drugs are bad kids) while using nectar in the game- a lot of fun im sure

ruibing3874d ago

It's the coop that gets to me too.

pswi603874d ago

Shooters don't necessarily need to be the most beautiful games...Halo 3 has good graphics, but what makes Halo 3 great is the smooth gameplay and great online multiplayer.

As long as Haze can stand up to Halo 3 graphically, and doesn't have framerate problems and still maintains a decent multiplayer experience without teleporting, etc, i think it will be worth a purchase.

I've been holding off on buying a shooter for my ps3 because i wan't an exclusive game such as Haze to fill that hole in my game library, because i'm very happy with the ps3 exclusives so far i.e warhawk and the other 2 games mentioned above.

BlaST_ProCesSiNG-3874d ago

Please stop comparing fps' to Halo. Halo's very overrated. FYI Resistance OWNZ Halo 3...

pswi603874d ago

please stop being a fanboy...i've beaten halo 3 and resistance, and halo 3 is hands down a better game.

now resistance 2 might be a different story...

BlaST_ProCesSiNG-3874d ago

No 1's being a fanboy. I've beaten both also. IMO Resistance OWNZ Halo 3. Ur in the minority of ppl who think Halo 3 is more enjoyable than Resistance.

pswi603874d ago (Edited 3874d ago )

i guess i'm in the minority of gamers who own a ps3 and a 360 and can think for myself...

oh and what is your profile name so i can check your halo 3 stats?

BlaST_ProCesSiNG-3873d ago

Wat do my stats have to do with anything? I only avidly played (mulitplayer) for about 2 months, till COD4 came out. So much for ur smart ass comments. I'm not brainwashed. I give reason to why Resistance is better than Halo 3...

TurdStationPee3873d ago

blast, you're a f*cking moron lol.

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Fishy Fingers3874d ago

Graphic's arent the be all and end all, although they have become the major selling point of any title. Haze look's like it will offer up a nice solid gameplay experience, and I'm sure will be enjoyed by those who give it the chance.

Personally, a demo wouldn't do any harm, it drops between some big titles, GTA/MGS, I probably wont buy it without a try, it's not like I'm going to be short for something to play and might not wanna risk wasting £40.

PS360PCROCKS3873d ago

Ha! Ya tell that to everyone who ragged on Forza 2 and Halo 3. Both awesome in my eyes.