• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Aug 30, 2007
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  • Summary: In a world ravaged by endless conflict and natural disaster, a call for peace turns into a bloodbath of betrayal and deceit. Playing as a warrior riding a voracious dragon trained for deadly aerial and ground combat, and capable of scorching, clawing and smashing thousands of enemies, gamersIn a world ravaged by endless conflict and natural disaster, a call for peace turns into a bloodbath of betrayal and deceit. Playing as a warrior riding a voracious dragon trained for deadly aerial and ground combat, and capable of scorching, clawing and smashing thousands of enemies, gamers must defeat countless armies to save a civilization. Together, the gamer and the beast will attempt to change the destiny of a world on the brink of extinction. Engage in a struggle on an epic scale as your civilization repels the onslaught of an unrelenting army. A seamless combination of vast battles in air and on the ground, against other beasts, and armies of thousands. Unleash your might through large-scale battles that span both the sky and ground. Turn the tides of war with your ferocious dragon. Scorch the ground with flames and command the skies against vicious enemies. Immerse yourself in a living, breathing world of voracious beasts, a deep storyline and visceral gameplay. Fully supports the Playstation 3 motion sensitive controller. [SCEA] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 55
  2. Negative: 17 out of 55
  1. Play Magazine
    90
    Lair has come together beautifully... With its stunning visuals and incredible soundtrack, Lair may well be the single most powerful experience that a man can share with his $5,000 home theatre system. [Aug 2007, p.64]
  2. Without a workable control scheme (standard analog movement is not an option), I fear most people will find themselves flustered beyond belief with the game like I was.
  3. 62
    Ultimately, Lair is a game of two halves, one half is highly detailed with an imposing soundtrack that engulfs the player into the story (if you're a fan of mediaeval fantasy). The other half is full of predictable, repetitive missions that suffer from the control mechanism being too tricky to use in tight situations.
  4. Play UK
    52
    So pretty, yet so broken. [Issue#158, p.70]
  5. 50
    Lair is a largely average game.
  6. This tedious control system just turns the main focus of the game, the battles, into a task rather than an enjoyment. Not only does the SIXAXIS control scheme not feel comfortable or natural, it just doesn’t work. And the fact that you can’t even turn it off makes it even more of a burden.
  7. HD or no, Lair isn't a film to be watched, it's a game to be played. Therein lies the problem. Lair is nearly impossible to play.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 82
  2. Negative: 21 out of 82
  1. JadeC.
    Nov 16, 2007
    10
    Whats wrong with everyone? This game sheer scale is by far the best that has been portrayed on the PS3 and is definitely a worthwhile buy.
  2. SeanH.
    Sep 13, 2007
    9
    Almost perfect. From its show stopping visuals to its epic soundtrack LAIR would be the best game for the PS3 if not for 2 little gripes. Almost perfect. From its show stopping visuals to its epic soundtrack LAIR would be the best game for the PS3 if not for 2 little gripes. First the control take a bit to get used to but being familiar with motion sensing games on the Wii I found the dragon flight to be rather intuitive after a few hours, even if I do wish for analog stick control during some of the more hectic moments. The second gripe is that after all this time it feels like I am playing Rogue Squadron all over again but on a dragon instead of in an X-Wing. Even the post battle status screen and medal system is here. Apparently Factor 5 could not be bothered to do something different in this regard. The good stuff aside from the graphics include the stunning visuals, great 7.1 Surround sound, and a well told story. A lot of people are going to gripe about the controls and it is warranted but from what I can see is you either love this one or hate it. Maybe if enough people complain or they see sales lagging they will release a software update that allows for stick controlled dragon flight. Expand
  3. Jul 28, 2012
    9
    I want to start off by stating this review is based on the game with the patch controls. For me I enjoyed this game a lot. The action isI want to start off by stating this review is based on the game with the patch controls. For me I enjoyed this game a lot. The action is insane, killer sound, a killer story, and the controls are great with the patch. I don Expand
  4. RobboD.
    Oct 4, 2007
    8
    I'd like to start by saying, I play warhark with the sixaxis and have a little hobby of flying my remote control chopper around. So with I'd like to start by saying, I play warhark with the sixaxis and have a little hobby of flying my remote control chopper around. So with that in mind, I found the controls in lair quite good. Instead of making sharp and hard turns with your controller (which is a common thing peeps do), just make small controlled motions. Frame rate slows a little during big battles, and there's some tiling in the textures here and there. But looking back over the game now I've finished I realize I have some fond gameplay memories. Expand
  5. AnthonyL
    Aug 3, 2009
    7
    okay - I didn't let the reviews scare me off this one, and yes there are truth in the reviews but there is alot to be seen in LAIR. Lairokay - I didn't let the reviews scare me off this one, and yes there are truth in the reviews but there is alot to be seen in LAIR. Lair performs very well in the sound department with effects and composed music, and graphics. The controls are however mostly unresponsive but nothing that becomes inpossible to play. IF a little more attnetion was put towards the gameplay this could have been much better, but nevertheless a decent playthrough. Expand
  6. Jun 26, 2020
    4
    Lo odio, insulso, pesado, la mierda del Sisaxis que era aburrido... un desastre. Por culpa de juegos como éste vendí mi PS3 Fat, aunque porLo odio, insulso, pesado, la mierda del Sisaxis que era aburrido... un desastre. Por culpa de juegos como éste vendí mi PS3 Fat, aunque por suerte volví con una Slim años más tarde... Expand
  7. GregoryG.
    Sep 4, 2007
    0
    The whole concept of the controls are terrible. While it makes sense the whole pulling of the reigns thing actually works but it's just The whole concept of the controls are terrible. While it makes sense the whole pulling of the reigns thing actually works but it's just not intuitive nor is it any fun. Expand

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