Excerpt: Timing’s a funny thing in gaming world. Sometimes there’s a near mystical convergence of time, quality and luck that leads to the release of a game that marks a new console with particular levels of quality and brilliance.
Excerpt: It doesn’t take long to realise that Haze has a problem. And at the risk of sounding obtuse, it has an embarrassing amount. At no point does the game offer anything of significant satisfaction and accomplishment in either the shamelessly brief single player campaign, the lifeless co-op mode, or even...
Conclusion: Don't let the namesake of this game fool you; Haze is a game you shouldn't bother with. Free Radical and Ubisoft missed quite a few things in the quality assurance department with this one and it would seem that the project was rushed somewhere along the line.
Excerpt: Within minutes of the first mission and within seconds of your first gunshot, hordes of renegade soldiers will become food for vultures. Though snipers lurk in the bushes, your armor-covered comrades follow without fear, bringing rifles and rocket launchers to the dinner party.
Conclusion: Ubisoft and Free Radical should have taken the loss and just released the game without trying to up the ante, because they ended up adding only offensiveness. Yes, the PS3 is starved for exclusives, but this I could have really done without.
Excerpt: If you were expecting a Timesplitters game, prepare to be disappointed Many Playstation 3 exclusive First-Person Shooters such as Killzone and Resistance raised the bar for the genre and just last year, many people were looking forward to a game called HAZE.
Pros: Co-op support for up to four players makes the campaign more entertaining, Most of the weapons feel right.
Cons: Abysmal storytelling and voice acting squander the interesting premise, Stupid artificial “intelligence”, Bad visuals and textures, Multiplayer is uninspiring and unbalanced.
Excerpt: FPS/Action ‘Scuse me, whilst I piss myself. Free Radical are basically the people who left Rare to go their own way and make games, probably most renowned for the Timesplitters series, and also the fact the head of the company is actually a Scientist in Goldeneye.
Excerpt: Video games, particularly shooters, have to open with a bang these days. It can be a man in a green suit shooting down from the sky, a dash through a sinking, swaying, tilting frigate, or the one free man’s first person journey through a beautiful locale.