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Lair bombs….

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1UP gave Lair 60/100 and the Internet went nuts. They started calling 1UP fanboys and the conspiracy theorists started revving their engines…

Well it seems that people were right to complain, 1UP seems to be alone in its rating of Lair, they rated it to highly. IGN gave Lair a terrible 49/100 and Gamespot gave Lair an awful 45/100…

Some of the quotes are priceless as well.

IGN “god-awful lock-on system”, “a mission worthy of swallowing the business end of a shotgun to avoid.”

Gamespot “beautiful disaster”, “one of the worst control schemes ever devised”

1UP “one of those games where you die or fail through no fault of your own”

So now who is happily going to put down R500+ on this now? At best it seems it may be mediocre… What an utter disappointment.

Metareview — Lair (PS3) – Joystiq

Last Updated: September 4, 2007

8 Comments

  1. ocelot

    September 4, 2007 at 10:30

    So were is the article about Blue Dragon (the key to unlocking Japan, who needs FF anyway) getting 5/10 from Eurogamer and other poor reviews?

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  2. papa-action

    September 4, 2007 at 10:36

    Yip, this is quite a disappointment. I was really looking forward to this game. The focus seems to be on the control system though so I’d still like to try it out for myself. I see that one of the reviewers actually referred to it as a “Sixaxis Suckfest” 🙂

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  3. LazySAGamer

    September 4, 2007 at 10:38

    http://www.lazygamer.co.za/xbox-360/egm-doesnt-rate-blue-dragon-either/ 😉

    I am more interested in Lair because the game looked awesome, I never had any interest in Blue Dragon.
    The Metareview score for Lair is 57/100 and for Blue Dragon it is 78..

    Metareview is generally the best place to get unbiased opinions as they take everyones opinion into account…

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  4. PillsburyDeeBoy

    September 4, 2007 at 11:02

    This is the problem the PS3 has right now. Seriously. Lair just COULDN’T drop the ball and it did. Heavenly Sword just COULDN’T drop the ball, and it didn’t but seemingly could have been better.

    UT3, Haze, Ratchet & Clank and Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune really need to be stellar or this Holiday season will easily be Microsoft and Mario’s. Seriously.

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  5. Ruslan

    September 4, 2007 at 12:16

    Hey, dont take Blue Dragon for a whipping simply coz Lair didnt leave to the hype. Besides, at least some honest reviews on the net can save you bucks for the few precious PS3 upcoming games… which hopefully will live to expectations. Sigh.

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  6. Ludwig Kietzmann

    September 4, 2007 at 22:03

    Just so you know, hotlinking an image from our servers is rather poor blog etiquette. 🙁

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  7. LazySAGamer

    September 5, 2007 at 00:19

    Ludwig, Seriously apologies I am having some system difficulties :(….

    Hey at least I linked back to the source :)…

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  8. doobiwan

    September 5, 2007 at 12:35

    Ludwig – are you the SA dude on the Joystiq podcast?

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