GDC 2008: Analog Control Patch For Lair
Remember that news story about Lair potentially returning with standard analog controls? Factor 5's president Julian Eggebrecht admitted they made a big mistake by not offering this as an option, and they were considering righting that wrong.
Well, according to IGN Blogger DugBuzz, he saw these revised controls on display at GDC 2008, and they'll be coming in "Q1." Obviously, this is going to be huge news, because if it hadn't been for the control issues, Lair could've been amazing. Here's what DugBuzz had to say after trying out the new analog controls-
"I played it and Holy sh**; Greg needs to give them a new score. It was kind of clear that Factor 5 put in the extra effort a little begrudgingly, but the results were amazing. This might push me over the edge into the “must buy PS3” territory.
I also mentioned Greg Miller’s name, and the Factor 5 guys burned a hole through my skull with their looks of hatred. I think they’ll be alright once the patch is out for a while though."
Yeah, he's referring to the IGN reviewer who gave Lair a very low 4.9, and he won't be the only critic who might have to write up a whole new review. Ours is far more realstic (in our humble opinion), but we'll probably have to do the same. It's definitely good news, though; when this control patch hits, Lair might finally be the "must-buy" title PS3 owners initially hoped it would be!
Related Game(s): Lair
2/21/2008 Ben Dutka