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May 23 Embargo For Haze UK Reviews, Early Scores Low

If you've read our hands-on preview of Haze, you already know that we're not too impressed with that demo. In fact, from what we've seen we're not really surprised to see the early negative feedback.

Oddly enough, it seems the game has a review embargo of May 23 for the UK, but there is no such limitation for North America. IGN already has their review up - 4.5 out of 10; ouch - and we expect other US sources to follow suit shortly. Besides, at this point, is there really any point to delaying what seems to be the inevitable? Free Radical muffed this one, despite a few high scores from lesser sources. Earlier this year, it was on every PS3 owner's "most anticipated" list, but the mediocre demo and other reactions from industry professionals around the world quickly cooled our enthusiasm. Perhaps it was just too much to hope for...we already have the best game of the generation so far in GTAIV, and in only three weeks time, we'll have another title that vies for that top slot. Guess the trifecta isn't going to happen.

Stay tuned for our Haze review, but while we never give anything away early, we kinda already did with that demo preview. I'd say you shouldn't expect too much.

Related Game(s): Haze

5/20/2008 Ben Dutka

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 11:32:47 AM

im sad to say i saw this one coming

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 11:45:22 AM

I hate to say this, but i cant see why so many people were eagerly waiting for this game, it just seemed like any other fps with a gimmick named nectar. Ok, now on to TS4 please

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 11:59:31 AM

Yes, not surprised. I commented similarly after playing the demo. I have hope though, after seeing the latest clips of Killzone2, we may get an experience worthy of the definition NEXT GEN. Let the hype machine roll on...


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karneli lll
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 4:59:55 PM

I was ready to buy haze,that is ,until i played the demo. It seems all those delays couldnt make the game better.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 5:44:52 PM

Yeah, sadly this game is a no buy in my book, maybe i'll rent it sometime but for the time being Crisis Core is keeping me all too occupied :-P

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 6:01:25 PM

Canceled my preorder after playing the demo. They really lost it. They went too much into these gimmick ideas and ended up letting it adversely effect the quality of what makes an FPS good.
The "weapon steal" idea is a good example of this. Interesting concept that Nectar makes the Troopers to arrogant that they don't expect a rebel to just walk up and steal their gun out of their hands. But is anyone really gonna be thinking about that during gameplay? Of course not. If it's not directly displayed through the gameplay itself then the concept doesn't exist.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 6:54:01 PM

I bet there were too many changes in the development that caused all the delays and not that they needed more time to enhance the quality. I can't understand why its not even in HD? the visuals are alright but there not mind blowing.

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