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Haze (PS3)

by Ubisoft
PlayStation 3
 Ages 18 and Over
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
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  • Impeccable FPS credentials from the developers of the critically acclaimed TimeSplitters series and the publishers of Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter and Far Cry.
  • lay both sides of the same war: Evolve from a ruthless high-tech Mantel Trooper to a cunning Promise Hand rebel
  • ou'll be equipped with the most advanced gear and deadliest weapons and empowered by Nectar
  • xpose the truth, switch sides, and break away from Mantel�s control. Join up with your former enemies, and lead the rebels against the Mantel army.
  • utting-edge gaming technology exclusively developed for the PLAYSTATION 3
  • entirely streaming experience and the groundbreaking Conspire AI System, in which all enemy behaviors are entirely dynamic
  • ire up your console for online battles and choose from a variety of online modes
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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation 3
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 15 years and over Suitable for 15 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 15. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 15 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • Item Weight: 23 g
  • Release Date: 23 May 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,886 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Amazon.co.uk Review

One of the reasons Rare are such a controversial developer nowadays (apart from the whole Nintendo selling them to Microsoft thing) is the fact that a lot of people associated with GoldenEye and Perfect Dark left the company a long time ago. Many of them ended up at Free Radical Design, where they created the love-it-or-loathe-it TimeSpliters series and the underappreciated Second Sight. Haze ditches the stylised look of their older games though, with a game set in a future world dominated by mega global corporation Mantel - where you’re cast as one of their soldiers fighting rebels in South America.

Like all fictional global corporations Mantel is up to no good and it turns out their drug NECTAR is doing more than just making you a super soldier with increased speed, strength and accuracy. Highlighting enemies under cover from you, as well as grenades and bobby traps is all very good but the downside is it also turns you (and your teammates) psychotic if you use it too much. Worse it seems to sanitise the world around you, making corpses invisible and even obscuring the true nature of the landscape around you…

Rebel soldiers are able to take advantage of the reality bending powers of NECTAR, such as playing dead to regain their health or using a special "weapons steal" move to make up for their lack of hardware (both of which moves work great in multiplayer). With arguably the most interesting storyline in any current first person shooter and a custom made graphics engine Haze’s future looks crystal clear.

Harrison Dent

Product Description

(Region free, Full English language, will play on any PS3 console system)

Set in the year 2048 in a world where governments have outsourced military operations to private military corporations (PMCs), you play as Shane Carpenter, a newly enlisted soldier seeking fulfillment and thrills by fighting for a good cause. As the leading PMC, Mantel Global Industries offers an array of cutting-edge military equipment, including a high-tech arsenal of vehicles, deadly weaponry, and the performance-enhancing drug Nectar.
Your conflict begins in a war-torn country where you have been sent to fight a vicious rebel faction, the Promise Hand. At first all is well, but things quickly begin to look a little strange.

Expose the truth, switch sides, and break away from Mantel.

Evolve from a ruthless high-tech Mantel Trooper to a cunning Promise Hand rebel.

Uncover the truth, switch sides, and break away from Mantel’s manipulative grip when you join your former enemies, the Promise Hand.

Impeccable FPS (first-person shooter) credentials
From the developers of the critically acclaimed TimeSplitters series and the publishers of Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter and Far Cry.

Play both sides of the war
Evolve from a ruthless high-tech Mantel Trooper to a cunning Promise Hand rebel, each featuring distinct game systems, weaponry, and abilities.

You`ll be equipped with the most advanced gear and deadliest weapons.

Under the influence, a Mantel trooper is empowered by Nectar.

  • Experience the power of a Mantel Trooper
  • You`ll be equipped with the most advanced gear and deadliest weapons and empowered by Nectar, Mantel’s battlefield-optimized performance-enhancing medication that lets you boost your fighting abilities and experience the highs and lows of drug-laden warfare. Perform fighting abilities such as Nectar Foc

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Average..Reviewed upon completion.. 11 Oct 2008
By Tortuga
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
Okay so hugely disappointing for so many reasons. The game starts off reasonably well but the first thing that stands out for me is that the three typical visual effects (cinematics, cutscenes and in game play) are massivley different in quality. The cinematics are exceptional and much like in Army of Two they are so far beyond the in game play graphics - photo film quality. Then there is the middle ground of cutscences, which look basic and blocky. Why oh why do developers do this?

The game itself is based on you starting life as a Mantel Trooper but unlike the other members of your army, you have broken the hold of the nectar drug and have started thinking for yourself. You then defect to fight for the rebels. thats the plot in a nut shell and it should have been far more interesting as you apparently gain all these different skills as you defect to being a a rebel.

The problem with the game is it just doesnt do itself justice in anyway shape or form. As a Mantel Trooper, you can use a pistol, assault rifle, sniper rifle, flame thrower, shot gun etc which have yellow bits on them so you know which army they belong to. As a rebel you get all of the above with red bits on. Given that the rebels are rag tag and were formed only to fight Mantel, you wonder how and why they have the same kind of fire power and why there arent variations on the theme. hand made weapons etc. A Mantel trooper uses nectare to highten senses and this literally highlights the rebels for easier kills. (should be cool but it isnt) Rebels can use nectare bombs to OD the troopers so they kill each other (should be cool but guess what - it isnt).
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars This game has surely been released unfinished. 2 Jun 2008
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
I cant believe this is a title that Sony want to market as a PS3 saviour.

I completed this game within a few hours, it's very short...and very dull.
The actual premise seems quite a good one and I do like story based FPS, but this undelivers in so many ways.
Having recently bought a PS3 after selling my 360, I was looking forward to the exclusive titles due out soon. Drakes Fortune was amazing, so I thought that Haze would be visually stunning with a firm story and a solid multiplayer too.
I had watched a programme about Haze on satellite a while back and thought it was going to be immense. I steered clear of any reviews and I was aware of the previous titles the programmers had been involved in.
Once I started playing, I was completely underwhelmed by the graphics, they were simply dull. Textures were uninteresting; the passing jungle was blurry with no definition... it looked very shabby.
The gameplay wasnt up to much either; enemies seemed to be just sitting and waiting for you; your own team gets in the way all the time; if you leave them behind they miraculously appear from midair right infront of you! How very amatuerish for a game with this much investment.
Quite often when I got killed by Mantel the last save would loadup placing my character suspended in midair as the ground had disappeared.
When playing against Mantel the rebels shout the same annoying phrase every couple of seconds "remember your promise to Merrino" god it was infuriating!
Even the set pieces were uninspiring. A waste of good money.
It gets 2 stars because hidden behind all the shabby programming a half decent game exists, but in no way shape or form is this a next generation game. Save your money, no doubt the shops will already be flooded by second hand games, but certainly dont pay full price for it.
Lets hope MGS takes advantage of the power available inside the PS3.
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27 of 32 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars 2008's Biggest Disappointment 22 Jun 2008
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Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
Early previews of Haze, (the once promising but heavily delayed PS3 exclusive) seemed to give away all its secrets. Sadly there are no twists or surprises for anyone that has paid attention to Hazes excessive previews. The much publicised defection to the rebels; Promise Hand would have been far more enjoyable without prior knowledge. The twists following are non-existent, with only a discovery in a cargo container providing any highlight for lead Shane Carpenter.

From the opening moment, Hazes visuals are disappointingly shoddy; the jungles look weak, especially when compared to Uncharted: Drakes Fortune. Its laughable this is the best Free Radical could manage. There is nothing here, apart from a few fancy, ultimately pointless effects that couldn't have been done on the previous generation. Animation is also a joke, especially when reviving a fallen comrade. Bodies also levitate in mid air. Vehicle sections are just awful, so broken they should have been left out entirely. In fact only the shooting is solid throughout; and in parts above average. But surely this is to be expected from the makers of TimeSplitters. Strangely, Haze doesent have a very large weapon selection.

The whole game would be seamless if it wasn't for split second blackouts that occur after every "cut scene". This is one of Hazes most frustrating elements and clearly used to hide loading times. Rather than use cut scenes to set up the story, Haze insists on telling every scrap of narrative from Shane Carpenters eyes. This can work, as Half Life 2 proved. But the plot is clunky and amateurish at best, the half second blackouts completely ruining any immersion this approach so desperately tries to create. There are too many moments where a cut scene would have worked better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 month ago by Dave
4.0 out of 5 stars surprising
This game is actually surprisingly good. if you are an FPS fan, give this a go. People compare it to COD or Halo, and it is not as good as those. Read more
Published 1 month ago by J A Lawson
2.0 out of 5 stars Huge Hype, Massive letdown
6 years after playing this game, and it is still THE WORST game I have ever played.

It had a very unique fighting style, a good story line, and some OK graphics, but the... Read more
Published 3 months ago by J-Man
4.0 out of 5 stars Haze. X-box 360 game.
I bought this as a gift and apparently it was well received and found to be good and enjoyable game.
Published 6 months ago by Mrs. D. Yuill
3.0 out of 5 stars Meh
to be completely honest. its a normal shooter, with okayish graphics... its not worth more than 5 to be honest...
Published 6 months ago by Ali
3.0 out of 5 stars haze
decent game , not the best ive played , but its buyable and was good price , would recomend if you have a budget
Published 9 months ago by Vito Russo
5.0 out of 5 stars There needs to be a Haze 2
I love this game. It has a great storyline, great gaming engine and the graphics are smooth. If your a shooter fan give it a try.
Published 10 months ago by Stooge
5.0 out of 5 stars Ignore the negative reviews
Some of these reviewers seem to think they are working for IGN and this is the latest COD or Assassins Creed

This is not the greatest game of all time but for this price... Read more
Published 14 months ago by justgeorgeb
1.0 out of 5 stars Where's my thesaurus....
I bought this game because it was cheap and I thought it would pass the time. It didn't. It is the most egregious, appallingly awful, diabolically poor piece of detritus I have... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Dyspeptic Spirit
1.0 out of 5 stars A poor game
Crap crap crap crap crap never buy this boring short game it's like being in a traffic jam in a tiny car with nothing to do but stare out the window. BORING SO NEVER BUY!
Published 18 months ago by 5star.com
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