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All mouth and no trousers,
This review is from: Haze (PS3) (Video Game)
Once again, PS3 players have been sent a curve ball. Free Radicals previous efforts have all offered something almost spectacular, so hopes were very high. Almost every magazine informed us about the plot, the graphics, the game modes and the abundance of other features we were to be treated to. However, it seems it was all hype. Comparison will be made to other platforms exclusives and other First Person Shooters in general. So lets compare exclusives first. I have played Halo on the M$ Xbox and found it to be acceptable at best and dull at worst. This offering on the PS3 is no better, but not really any worse either.
Maybe we have all been blinded by the beauty and majesty of Call of Duty 4, a multi-platform offering. This remains, in my view, the most complete FPS avaiable. Many features that you take for granted in CoD4 are absent from Haze. There is no ability to sprint, meaning you have to amble across firelines, it never feels as though the team are backing you up, weapon accuracy seems erratic at best and there is only a limited number of multiplayer modes. Visually the game is marginally better then Resistance, but that was a launch game, so 18 months down the line, you would expect significant improvements both in the graphics and the AI. Sadly, despite all the delays and promises, the game still lacks polish. My initial reaction at launch said "steer clear", but I went against my better judgement expecting a glorious, exclusive PS3 game. Maybe next time I will trust my instincts and not the hype. I suggest you do the same. If you want a FPS, get CoD4. If you want another FPS, wait for Resistance 2. But please, don't think this will be the mind-blowing experience we were told it would be. As I said before, it's simply an average FPS that has no stand-out features.