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Lair - PlayStation 3

Model: 98112SKU: 8384152

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Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars with 40 reviews

73%
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lair

    Posted
    PCplayer

    I purchased this game three days ago after reading all the negative commentary about the new control style this game utilizes. I have to say the gameplay is a bit different using the SIXAXCIS controls but once you get used to them it will be second nature and it DOES NOT EFFECT THE OVERALL GAMEPLAY. I think these comments were written by disgruntal 360 owners or gaming magazines that werent paid off enough to promote the hype...Basically if you can pass all the tutorials in the begining of the game you will be strong enough to beat the game. You just need to anticipate a little more than most typical flying games i.e. start turning before you run into the wall... Overall the graphics are the best I have seen in a consol system with minimal terrian flicker and lag. The cut scenes are movie quality with a great storyline. Being a hardcore gamer I beat the this game with a silver/bronze on every level in a day 14hours but this is expected from a consol of this type...The trick now for me atleast would be to unlock all those secret dragons and get the gold medals which probably will take a little longer...My two cents buy the game probably a little short but the genera/cinematics/graphics make up for it... 4.5/5

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Critics are not you.

    Posted
    Linkamus

    So I bought this game yesterday. And IGN is extremely exaggerating. The one main thing I can find a an issue with control wise is simply the 180 degree turn. It works about 75% of the time. Other then that the flying is fine... its not spectacular, but it fine. The lock on system... works about 99% of the time or more for me. Maybe the people at IGN were trying to lock on from like a mile away, where at that point, any enemy object on your screen is a potential lock point. Seriously, it works fine. The story is pretty good, the acting and music are fantastic. I am about 3/4 of the way through the game and I have enjoyed it alot actually. The visuals are breath taking and sound is delivered in 7.1 DD or downscaled 5.1 DD for most systems. If I had to grade it on what I have played so far... (1 to 10 scale) Graphics: 10 Story: 9 Gameplay: 7 Music: 10 Replay: 7 Overall: 7.5 - 8.0 roughly (not AVG) The game is good... much better then a 4.9/10 or 5.1/10 given to it by so called "Game Experts". If you have a PS3, buy it or rent it, I am glad I did. Seriously, there are games that have had much worse control issues then this game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    All hype, no game

    Posted
    MikeG

    This supposed talk about the game handling better since the firmware update on the PS3 doesn't change the fact that the game has VERY poor controls. Sony has stated that the game was designed for the "casual" gamer... shaking the controller for 2 minutes straight is not casual, and it's not a game at that point. Among my family, none of us (mother, two brothers and a sister) were able to consistently get the dragon to speed up without suddenly turning 180 degrees the wrong way... exactly what we DIDN'T want to do. That game is pretty, and honestly does a good job with the storyline, for the type of game that it is. However, there is no excuse for shipping a broken game. They shouldn't have to make a patch for the game (and have that patch come out a week later) for it to work better; honestly, we still can't tell the difference between before the firmware update and after the firmware update: the game still controlls horribly. Bottom line: pretty game that is frustrating to play, if you want your controller actions to actually affect what's happening on the screen.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    L A I R

    Posted
    Kobesquall

    Ok...LAIR isn't the best game out there but it is a pretty decent one. Graphics are really nice, believe me, music is outstanding, it's probably the best feature of the game besides Dragons!! And Cinematics look really cool and the voice acting is pretty good as well. Now...you have no choice on the controls...it's either using the SIXAXIS or...using it....and that gives the game an add on in difficulty, si it's gonna be quite hard to be flying on your dragon with the SIXAXIS. People say there's gonna be an update for the game so that you can get the option of changing your control configuration to Analog...but we'll have to wait and see to believe.... Overall, nice game, entertaining and fun, but it may get boring sometimes cause there are just too many cut scenes during gameplay, but other than that, if you are willing to give the SIXAXIS a shot, you'll find this game quite good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A high-quality game

    Posted
    XAvenger
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    This is one of the best games I've played on any console! The graphics are astounding even on a standard defenition TV, the music is worthy of being played in the world's best symphony halls and the story is deep and compelling (and draws parallels to Europe during the Black Plauge). Gameplay is fast and intense. You quickly lose track of time as you soar over amazingly detailed battlefields and the action does not let up. The use of the SIXAXIS controller does present a learning curve. But after a few minutes of playing I found the control setup made perfect sense and in a short while becomes intuitive. I am not using the 1.92 system, but after a few minutes of gameplay I was able to make my dragon do what I wanted when I wanted with few if any problems. Great graphics, lots of action, outstanding music, and an innovative control set-up. A brilliant game!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't make the same mistake!

    Posted
    Quicksand

    It received a lot of hype prior to its debut, and it certainly looked impressive from the trailers, but the game itself fails to deliver in almost every regard. I wanted to like this game. I wanted to relive the days I spent playing 'Panzer Dragoon' on my Saturn, but 'Lair' is no "Panzer Dragoon.' Slow, unforgiving controls, boring level design, and far, FAR too many cut scenes take away any joy I could've had playing this game. On a positive note, the graphics are quite impressive, as is the animation for the dragons in combat. The music is well composed, and fits the tone of the battles very well. It's just that other part - the game itself - that fails to impress or entertain.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Stick With IT

    Posted
    JeepSafari

    This is a game that at first I thought was going to be a complete dud. I purchased this when it was released and found the six access controls to be difficult to master. After putting the game away for almost a year, I tried it again and found that with a little effort the game controls become very natural and you can control the dragon as if you were holding the reigns in your hands. If you think about it this way, it is much easier to visualize and thus easier to control. In the end, I think this game is worth purchasing if you have an interest in the genre and have played other games by Factor 5, such as the Rogue Squadron series on the Nintendo platforms.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Worth a rent

    Posted
    PS3guy01

    I agree with a previous review that there is way to many cut scenes, I would be getting into one of the battles and then comes another cutscene. The cutscenes before and after the actual mission look absolutely amazing though. Some people say that the missions are repetative, which they kind of are, but they do keep you interested in what is going on. Controls have also been debated about and once you get the hang of it, they arent so bad (especially with the help of the new firmware update, 1.92). All in all, it was a great idea but didnt completely impress or satisfy me the way I thought it would. Worth the rent though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Either Or...

    Posted
    Absolution

    This is a game that you will either love or hate entirely. Personally, I thought this was an awesome game. The only issue I have with it was that it never did a 180 degree turn when I wanted it to (so I had to fly in a circle haha). Other than that, I rather enjoyed it and loved the story plot. The thing I don't understand is why are people complaining that you can only fly and nothing else-the game was meant to just fly on a dragon that's what you are critiquing. If you don't like to play flying games, then you definitely won't like this game so don't even bother buying it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun Game

    Posted
    pittfan

    This is a cool game with great graphics and and awesome dragons to fly. The only thing that I didn't like was the fact that you had to use six-axis controll for the dragon. It's very difficult to get used to. Tendency to overcorrect with turning etc. Not very accurate. But as I write this review, I believe they have an upgrade for analog use that you can download at the playstation store for a small fee. I haven't played the game in a long time due to the fact you had to use the six-axis controller. But I will now look into downloading the patch for analog controll.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    really horrible game

    Posted
    630gamegeek

    this is i think the most horrible game you could ever get form the ps3. first, all you could do is fly everywhere which gets pretty dull. you could go to the ground and eat some guys, but its pretty useless. sixaxis is really horrble and bad ideas. but graphic s are really cool, but thats all i have to say that's good. i wish the'yd at least make it so you could get off the dragon and fight! levels are pretty much no different than the others and you always have to fight dragons which get boring. this is the #1 one game that you never want to get.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Kind of Repetitive

    Posted
    snowgoon

    This is really quite a good game, but it has its flaws. First of all, it does get a bit repetitive some of the time. And also, the six-axes is not as good (to me at-least, others like it) as I could have hoped. But aside from those, the game is really quite fun and I would definatly recomend it for a person who really likes games with dragons and a "unique" fighting style such as is present in Lair. In conclusion, you should get this game, but don't expect it to be perfect. Also, it was kind of easy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No breath mints needed

    Posted
    emoney

    This game is loads of fun and the sixaxis controls make you feel like you're there. I'll admit the controls are a bit weird at first, but once you complete the training missions a few times you really get the hang of it and love it. The graphics are sick @ 1080 HD resolution and the sound is amazing. Personally I think the ground attacks are the most fun where you can put an entire legion on fire, slap 'em around, and feed on soliders in slow motion. Get this game!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    one of the better PS3 titles yet

    Posted
    CasualGamer19

    Great graphics, great sound, solid story line, solid game. The controls of this game take time to become accustomed too, so be patient. I found myself trying to use the analog stick/s several times. I would recommend not only playing through all of the training ground options, but also replaying one or two of the first few mission several times (training and battle missions differ greatly). Once you get the feel for the Sixaxis the game is increasingly enjoyable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cool Game

    Posted
    dan711

    I like the game its something different and fresh; however, the controls are pretty difficult, yet it takes some practice of getting use to. The only con about the game is when locking on to an enemy and its usually uncontrollable because it doesn't lock on the enemy you wish to attack. Other than saying that, the graphics are realistic and awesome, great background music, very good audio and storyline. Its one of those great games that i would recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Major disappointment

    Posted
    Jasebbi

    I was excited for the release of this game moreso than any game yet. However, when I popped the game in my console, I was very disappointed. As mentioned earlier, the controls are very poor and it is extremely difficult to control your dragon. In addition, the scenarios seem to be the same thing over and over. With as much hype as this game received, it bombed bigtime...they should've delayed the release even longer as this game had alot of potential.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    I waited for this?

    Posted
    tyowen

    I was truly disappointed by this game. I preordered Lair based on the hype surrounding it and the prospect of flying a fire-breathing, enemy-chomping, carnage-laying dragon! It's an OK game, but I was just very dissapointed cuz I was expecting a better gameplay experience. Makes me mad that they kept delaying the release, only to come out with a game that I would not have bought if I'd known what it would turn out like. Oh well, such is life.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bad Rap

    Posted
    wayaroundit

    This game got a bad rap from the get go.....Game Spot shot it down right out the gate. I found it a good game Stunning graphics and sound. The sixaxus was a bit slow to respond but Is going to be the future of gaming. Game Spot is Pro Xbox and sixaxus is something it doesn't have. For a first go at it the game was good and follows a story line well. I found it challenging and fun so it well worth the bucks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My favorite game for the PS3

    Posted
    robertorobot

    This game is my favorite on the PS3. The missions vary alot, so you get to practice flying maneuvers to get through a level, or maybe landing maneuvers and ground combat, or just shooting and attacking while in the air. Whatever it is this game has it all. I know alot of people had problems with the sixaxis controls but seriously if you just practice and learn them you'll really be happy with them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great graphics/sound

    Posted
    Poder

    This game uses the sixaxis controller for all movement...but overall the game is really boring...Same type of missions over and over again...The only thing that makes this worthwhile is that the graphics and sound are absolutely amazing for one who has a 1080p TV and 7.1 surround sound...other than that...there are better games out there. If you like monotony then this game is for you....

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend