Factor 5 President tries to explain LAIR reviews
- Posted September 5th, 2007 at 21:15 EDT by
- 17 Comments
According to Factor 5, many reviewers out there became a little upset at Lair for its controls, and gave the game low scores because of it. "That is exactly the kick of creating a first-year game: exploring the not-yet-finished hardware and growing the technology while the hardware is coming together," stated Julian Eggebrecht, Lairs lead director, on MTV's GameFile.
He further stated that for an early title, Lair accomplishes what some other titles don't reach until well into the consoles second generation of games. "I think both Rogue Leader and Lair gave a good stab at poking into the depths of the systems for such early titles, and from that you have a second-generation growth opportunity that surpasses most developers that jump onto the bandwagon later."
As for the controls, Eggebrecht states "The Sixaxis motion control itself feels a lot more organic and free-form than the rigid controls of other flight games and does much better for casual players, as we saw in focus tests. It does seem to alienate some reviewers who are at the top of the hard-core crowd and seem to have a passionate hate for all things motion."
It's interesting to note that while the Wii doesn't stop these same negative reviewers from giving it an amazing review, the PS3 gets harshly slammed on the controls that some reviewers fail to grasp at all and end up blaming the game on. The idea that hardcore gamers hate motion is one issue, but whether or not they can handle this motion is another.
- 4:26pm EDT - September 5th, 2007
lair isnt a bad game i dont give a s*hit what the reviewers say i own it and its a good game id give it 8.5 out of 10 but the controls are prolly the worst part of the game......but there not as abd as otehrs make it out to be
XSpike_SpiegelC | XSpike_SpiegelC
- 4:36pm EDT - September 5th, 2007
So, warhawk does not have these poblems....and it is WAY mroe advanced than Lair. I really liked this game, until i had to actually play it......
- 4:43pm EDT - September 5th, 2007
Game reviewrs are giving Lair its props on its storyline and graphics, but when it all comes down to it gameplay is what really matters and thats where this game failed!!! Julian can't make up for that no matter what he says.
- 4:45pm EDT - September 5th, 2007
It is perspective. People embraced the wii and therefore excuse all the crappy games that have been on the system. Here comes lair and because of people being inept they blame it on the game. Youtube is now floded with people playing the game, debunking claims that the game is hard to control, has choppy framerates all the time and has poor looking water/physics effects.
- 4:46pm EDT - September 5th, 2007
I would buy Lair in a sec. despite bad reviews if I had any money.
- 5:04pm EDT - September 5th, 2007
lol faizal. go man go i m with u. chal ja k bund marey in ki.
- 5:11pm EDT - September 5th, 2007
never played it
- 6:13pm EDT - September 5th, 2007
fact is, the motion sensing shouldve been optional. Default. ok fine. but optional
- 6:49pm EDT - September 5th, 2007
Y'know what pablo if they were optional I do not think anyone would have played with it. I know I probably wouldn't. I would have used it for a sec, thought cool and then go back to what I am familiar with. Because there was no option I was forced out of my comfort zone and ended up having a blast. The game is fun and I have a sneaky suspicion that if I had the ability to use an analog stick the game would have been "too" easy. And as far as I am concerned that would kill a game for me.
- 10:10pm EDT - September 5th, 2007
Why is the Wii issue so surprising? Nintendo gets a free pass on everything from online gaming to friend codes to lack of games Nintendo can do no wrong so it should be no suprise.
- 10:46pm EDT - September 5th, 2007
This game is epic, 9-10 without a boudt AAA just like Warhawk.
top notch graphics and musik with innovative gameplay this is only possible on PS3.
- 11:08pm EDT - September 5th, 2007
I'm with shaka, great game, Warhawk just as fun...
dragon1989 | abdesalam
- 2:21am EDT - September 6th, 2007
i will buy this game even if u have to play with the real dragon because this game rock
- 2:40am EDT - September 6th, 2007
Ima get Heavenly Sword 1st then I'll check out Lair..
- 9:04am EDT - September 6th, 2007
psn id: gingo... i'll probably still buy this game because i trust my friends who have it and their opinion rather than a websites opinion who most of hate the ps3 anyway
- 2:23pm EDT - September 6th, 2007
its not the size of the boat its the motion in the ocean you would have had to have sex to understand this and use lair controls so pppppbbbbbbblllllttttttttt virgins!
- 3:20am EDT - September 19th, 2007
what do you girls want? lasers? the controls are fine and the action is superb. go play your lame shooters for all i care
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