Playing Lair this week was the first time that I can say the gameplay actually was good enough to stand up next to its graphical dominance. Every other time I've played the game, the SIXAXIS controls and chaos of Lair made the title damn near impossible to play.
Now, however, I found myself gliding through the air with ease and taking out enemies and ships with no problem whatsoever. While others at Sony's Gamers Day complained of issues with a tracking arrow and control problems, I actually had no problem picking up and playing the game.
And, as far as the good looks of Lair are concerned, I've never seen the game look better. The water and environment effects were nothing short of the most stunning video game graphics to date.
I was just happy to see the gameplay had finally caught up with the eye candy.
In a world ravaged by endless conflict and natural disaster, a call for peace turns into a bloodbath of betrayal and deceit in Lair for the PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system. Playing as a warrior named Rohn who rides a voracious dragon trained for deadly aerial and ground combat, gamers must defeat the war-hungry Mokai to save the Asylian civilization. Together, Rohn and his dragon will attempt to change the destiny of a world on the brink of extinction by scorching, clawing and smashing through thousands of enemies and their war-trained beasts.KEY FEATURES
Epic Storyline: With over 60 minutes of beautifully rendered cinematics and professional voice-overs, Lair weaves the tale of a heroic struggle in a world of savage beasts as civilization repels the onslaught of an unrelenting army.
Upgrades, Medals, and Leaderboards: Gain abilities and upgrades rewarded for completing missions and for achieving medals based on performance. Then compare your statistics against other gamers via the online leaderboards and chat about how to get better scores on the online forums.
PSP fire may have been caused by third party charger (not the fires of puberty)
4:54 PM on 02.26.2008