Conclusion: Ray version. And so did a lot of memories of standing in a 7-11 in the middle of summer with friends. Levels I hadn’t thought of since 1991 suddenly appeared on-screen and like some kind of robot I navigated my way through without dying. (The Garden of Eden? I’d completely forgot!) Ask me what I learned in school or a book I read that year and I couldn’t tell you; it’s an indication of how deeply I understood the game.
Conclusion: Dragon’s Lair II: Time Warp is a classic. While these types of games may not be for everyone, they should be experienced by all. Given the relatively low price of the disc and sheer amount of quirky fun, I give the game my full recommendation. I know my bias shows a little, but you’d understand why if you try the game. Remember, don’t just pick up Time Warp . Dragon’s Lair and Space Ace are also legendary fun for the family.
Summary: Lair is definitely a stupendous game with astonishing gameplay, beautiful graphics, and a soothing soundtrack. The only thing that dents Lair from becoming all that it potentially could have been is definitely the temperate replayability that arises from the linear gameplay. Despite all these issues, the game inculcates a sense of visceral excitement to anyone who gets his/her hands on it.
Pros: Unparalleled graphics, Astonishing storyline and incredible soundtrack, Great Sixaxis controls and precision aiming
Cons: Linear gameplay makes for a slight tease, FMV's instead of live real-time cinematics, Moderate replayability
Bungled controls ruin fantasy hack-'n'-slash game.
Common Sense Media
29 May 2008
Summary: Parents need to know that this game has its share of violence and gore, as you ride the back of a dragon and attack other beasts and soldiers with dragon fire or claws. When on foot, players will engage in hacking and slashing with a sword, leaving your enemies slain -- by the thousands. The game also suffers from a very bad control system that may lead frustrated players to just give up.
Excerpt: I really wanted Lair to be good. Not only is the PS3 in desperate need of a strong exclusive title, but I've long been a fan of Factor 5, the developers behind the Rogue Squadron series. The fact that the game features dragons and looks stunning only make it that much more exciting. But, then I played the game and well... read on. Giving Lair its due, it is a great looking game.
Excerpt: Once upon a time in an arcade far, far away, there was a classic game franchise known as Dragon's Lair . It was the ultimate quarter muncher that tested dexterity, as well as commitment to learning patterns. It was also the best looking arcade game ever devised because it was entirely hand drawn animation from Don Bluth, the man behind The Secret of NIMH and Anastasia .
Excerpt: Sony's dragon riding fantasy epic Lair is a game that held so much hope. When it first emerged some dazzling screenshots made enchanted gamers catch their breath, and early optimism across the industry tagged it as a great hope for the late blossoming of the then underwhelming PlayStation 3.