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The IGN review is sad for the game. Not that I'm saying the IGN review is bad, but that they seemed really enjoyed the graphics, storyline, and sounds and the thing throwing it all off was the control scheme. In IGN's case, it was mainly the lock-on system and unresponsive controls.

That's sad for the game because the controls look like they are holding back a decent game. I'll have to see if I can rent it tomorrow before while I'm still at home for the weekend.



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i guess i didn't really understand why people were so excited about lair to begin with. they only thing they saw is graphics, and being a new IP, expectations had no basis.

sounds like between warhawk, heavenly sword, lair, it's warhawk, the least hyped game, that'll do the best, both sales-wise and quality-wise.

and for all those who think a simple patch would fix things... if it's that simple, it would have been part of the game.



the Wii is an epidemic.

Lingyis said:
i guess i didn't really understand why people were so excited about lair to begin with. they only thing they saw is graphics, and being a new IP, expectations had no basis.


I think that's a little harsher than it ought to be. Apart from the lasting appeal, where it's pretty much only the medals/leaderboards, the controls are what kills the game. Everthing else about the game is what had me excited for it, but the control scheme wasn't good enough. Take a look at IGN's review at the end, graphics, sound, and presentation scored fairly well (8.0, 7.5, and 8.0). That's what excites me about the game, a fresh IP with a new story and look. 

IGN looked like they would have loved to play the game but were totally frustrated by the controls, as noted in the video review. I'm obviously not expecting an amazing score with different controls, but if it wasn't for the controls, the game looks like it'd be around a 7-8. 



Lingyis said:
i guess i didn't really understand why people were so excited about lair to begin with. they only thing they saw is graphics, and being a new IP, expectations had no basis.

It had Factor 5, which has made some great games in the past, and is very technically proficient.  People thought, look what these guys did on the Gamecube when it launched, imagine what they can do on the PS3 with a huge budget.  It's too bad it didn't work out better for them.

One thing I'll say about the controls (and I haven't played Lair, but this is what I gather from reviews) is that any problems will be greatly exacerbated by a low framerate, which is a problem in Lair.  The same is true of Red Steel on the Wii -- it's not that the controls are terrible, which I don't think they are, it's that the framerate is so awful that you can't smoothly control the game.  To be honest, there's only subtle differences between the controls in Red Steel and the controls in Metroid Prime 3.  The difference is that one game runs at 15-20 fps and the other runs at a rock solid 60 fps.  Which do you think will be easier to control? 



Hus said:
Ok the reviews are retarded.

The controls are really good, so i dont know where the hell the complaints about sixaxixs are comiong from. After 2 hours i can honestly say Lair motion controls are better then Warhawks hows that for a wtf moment.

Are peope such trash that they are giving it a low scores only because it has no option for analog ? it looks like they are, just sixaxis hate.

There are a few issues but surprisingly its not the motion controls so WTF.

 No offense Hus, but you're one of the last people I would trust to give me a review of a game.



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IllegalPaladin said:
Lingyis said:
i guess i didn't really understand why people were so excited about lair to begin with. they only thing they saw is graphics, and being a new IP, expectations had no basis.


I think that's a little harsher than it ought to be. Apart from the lasting appeal, where it's pretty much only the medals/leaderboards, the controls are what kills the game. Everthing else about the game is what had me excited for it, but the control scheme wasn't good enough. Take a look at IGN's review at the end, graphics, sound, and presentation scored fairly well (8.0, 7.5, and 8.0). That's what excites me about the game, a fresh IP with a new story and look.

IGN looked like they would have loved to play the game but were totally frustrated by the controls, as noted in the video review. I'm obviously not expecting an amazing score with different controls, but if it wasn't for the controls, the game looks like it'd be around a 7-8.


 I asked Greg (IGN Editor) why the low score, it was the controls that killed it mainly, the framerate and the other minor issues didnt help. 



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twesterm said:
Hus said:
Ok the reviews are retarded.

The controls are really good, so i dont know where the hell the complaints about sixaxixs are comiong from. After 2 hours i can honestly say Lair motion controls are better then Warhawks hows that for a wtf moment.

Are peope such trash that they are giving it a low scores only because it has no option for analog ? it looks like they are, just sixaxis hate.

There are a few issues but surprisingly its not the motion controls so WTF.

No offense Hus, but you're one of the last people I would trust to give me a review of a game.


Thing is iam as creadabie as the reviews, sad aint it ?

For all of Lair problems, motion controls are not it.  I could write a letter on what are th eprobels and how to fix them, the are qiute siple actually. 



dtewi said:
So Warhawk sucks and lair is great?

 Some good trolling, like always.

 



Hus said:
twesterm said:
Hus said:
Ok the reviews are retarded.

The controls are really good, so i dont know where the hell the complaints about sixaxixs are comiong from. After 2 hours i can honestly say Lair motion controls are better then Warhawks hows that for a wtf moment.

Are peope such trash that they are giving it a low scores only because it has no option for analog ? it looks like they are, just sixaxis hate.

There are a few issues but surprisingly its not the motion controls so WTF.

No offense Hus, but you're one of the last people I would trust to give me a review of a game.


Thing is iam as creadabie as the reviews, sad aint it ?

For all of Lair problems, motion controls are not it. I could write a letter on what are th eprobels and how to fix them, the are qiute siple actually.


Um, no. If anything, reviewers at least can write at a 5th grade level.

Beyond that, I'm sorry to tell you this, but you are beyond biased. You can scream at the top of every mountain that you love this game or whatever game, I don't care, that's your own opinion, but just taking every post you've made into account you cannot give any kind of fair review.

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And after looking at your above post and seeing this in your sig:

Intelligence is fast becoming a precious commodity

Pure comedy gold. I guess we're not strangers anymore.



what was the budget on lair?