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posted by Priex1 (ANDERSON, SC) Sep 4, 2007

Member since Jun 2006

Well ive played this game for 2 hours allready and until now the game has been pretty good, the graphics are excelent, overall i think the game is pretty good except the controls are hard to get use to since you are using the sixaxis controls. Specially for me because if i get frustrated i swing the control around but after you play for a while u get use to it.
Pretty much this is a good game, i wouldnt say its for everyone specially for people that have a hard time with controls. I thnk you should rent if first before buying it than see what u think about it.

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Shades of Panzer Dragoon

posted by gaminglife (SAN JOSE, CA) Sep 4, 2007

Member since Jun 2007

When I first read about L-A-I-R I was at first ready to spend all my money on a PS3 to get this. Then the reviews came in telling how the game was lacking in content and not actually that good. I was skeptical to say the least.

When I booted the game up I was instantly trying to figure out the controls. This portion of the game would be rated as a 2 because while the tutorial was alright for flying, it gave nothing in the way of the other controls of your Dragon. If controls are your thing and you need them to be solely analog stick this and that, this game isn't for you. If you like to learn new ways to play games then this is right up your alley.

Once the controls were mastered this game went from 2 - 8 in no time. The epic scale of this game really makes the difference in playing. I wont say it's a system seller, but it is right up there close. I think the reviews based the game solely on it's controls and not enough on its game play or epic scale.

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Above Average

Nobody knows how to properly use a "Rating Scale"

posted by P05TF03TU5 (NEWBURY PARK, CA) Sep 4, 2007

Member since Feb 2005

This game is not as horrible as the published reviews state it is. These are the same publications who gave "Prey" a 9.0 (how sad). The controls are intuitive as long as you don't go mental and overdramatize your movements. The only problem with the controls is making the dragon thrust forward or do a 180 (special moves should have been assigned to the right joystick like Warhawk). Also, you must be within a certain distance of your desired target to lock-on or the dragon will pick whatever is closest to him, which can throw the camera off.

The graphics look great for the most part (Dragons, Castles, Structures)
Each level/chapter is epic with their own narratives, and cutscenes
Controls are somewhat intuitive with little learning curve
You have multiple lives per level
You can unlock medals, dragons, and new moves
You can replay any level you beaten

The earth hues make the landscapes look muddy
Framerate drops at times and there is occasional pop-in
In game cutscenes suffer from tearing and transition poorly
Alot of animations look rough or unfinished like takedowns
Next-gen still can't get shadowing right (jagged, wavey)
Destination of threats and objectives can be unclear at times

In short, at least try the game to form your own impressions since nobody know's how to properly use a rating scale (ex. 5.0 is suppose to be average, but there's a false assumption that the rating scales works like a grading scale whereas 9-10 is a A, 8-9 is a B, 7-8 is a C and anything below 7.0 is considered garbage).

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