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Ubisoft On Haze: "Try It For Yourself"

Well, as most of you are already well aware, Haze has not turned out to be the critical success we had anticipated. The reviews have been ranging from a low 4.5 from IGN to a 34/40 from Famitsu and a 9/10 from PlayStation Magazine of Italy, but for the most part, the average score isn't encouraging.

Not surprisingly, Ubisoft has taken a damage control stance on this one, urging gamers to "judge the game for themselves."

“One thing I can already tell about the reviews is that most of the time they are the opinion of only one person and may not reflect the way you will see the game: you have to make your own judgment,” said Ubisoft community developer, Wuzzi.

GameSpot just gave the game a boring 6.0, and gamers are mostly disappointed with the result. Wuzzi brought up the Famitsu review in an attempt to defend Haze, but most consumers probably won't buy into his "try it for yourself" encouragement. It may only be the "opinion of one person," but gamers often use reviews as a guideline for their purchasing behavior. That's the way of this industry, and Ubisoft may as well accept the fact that Haze probably won't sell a huge number of copies.

However, we are big supporters of the "try it yourself" philosophy. After all, this really is all about entertainment, and if you're convinced you'll have fun with a certain game, to hell with what we anal critics say. ;)

Related Game(s): Haze

5/20/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (17 posts)

Ed_Wayne
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 10:19:55 PM
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I did try it myself. I tried the demo and it sucked. If it wasn't an up to date build then that is their own damn fault. The demo was out, what, two weeks before release?

I guess I will rent it, anyway. I guess...

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Mystearica
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 10:21:47 PM
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Well ever since I discovered this site... GameSpot has been a 2ndary source for me really. However, GameSpot aside - after watching that last trailer I did go "hmmm". Eitherway, I'll just wait and see what the masses have to say about this.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 10:30:54 PM

Go back and recruit friends to come with you. PSXE is all you need. ;)

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ThePoetRazel
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 10:27:08 PM
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If they can't make a decent demo why should i believe they can make a game worth playing?
The best they can hope for now is it becoming a Backdoor Hit.

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Advent Child
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 @ 12:03:12 AM
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All I can ask is, Are you going to review it Ben?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 @ 12:50:11 AM

I think Arnold is, but I'll do it if he can't get around to it. Hopefully, we'll get it up soon.

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karneli lll
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 @ 12:19:34 AM
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Ubisoft have lost on this one,thank God for demos; i almost bought the game

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solid_ocelot
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 @ 1:21:03 AM
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lost.. they have. my brother liked the demo but as soon as I started to play i felt like I jumped in doc's delorean and was playing turok 64 or something. the demo like many other "next gen" games really let me down. if I wanted mediocre plot-less unrewarding game play I'd have bought an xbox.

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aaronisbla
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 @ 1:30:20 AM
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I dont know man, this game seems to be a huge let down to some, but i really wasnt expecting much from it to be honest. The nectar just seems like an added gimmick that shouldnt have been the main focus.

In like every article or ad about the game, the hype up nectar to be this amazing new gameplay addition.

I still think this is the year of the ps3 ( even with some awesome games for the 360 hitting too ) but i never once considered Haze to be one of the causes of it. With all the other good fps out now and some on the way ( resistance 2 and KZ 2 ) maybe it was just hard for me to really care about haze. The straw that broke the camels back was the demo for it.

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aaronisbla
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 @ 1:32:03 AM
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But, before i can say i hate this game, i must try out the whole game. Rentals FTW

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LegioN
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 @ 2:43:41 AM
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i nearly bought this game too, then i played the demo and saw how mediocre the single player was, and found out how weak the multiplayer is on their website. So i opted out.

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 @ 2:44:08 AM
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I have to say i wasn't impressed by the demo at all. The animation was bland. You could see the pixels straight away it was to the quality of a good Xbox 1 game! and it felt like your guns didnt really pack the punch. Ever since the demo i was put off & upset, i was looking to HAZE being one of the PS3 Titans of this year well i guess we'll be getting Ressistance 2 at the end of the year.

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karneli lll
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 @ 2:47:26 AM
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the whole game? u got guts al give you that!

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Qubex
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 @ 3:15:43 AM
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When playing it it just does not seem to have similar energy as CODIV or clips of Killzone2 as viewed. Quiet simply, a boring uninspiring game. Gamespot could be spot on with a 6... From the demo alone, I would probably go for a 5/10.

Q!

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Tim Speed24
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 @ 9:14:30 AM
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When you have shooters as good as Rainbow Six Vegas 2 and COD4 and even SOCOM, why would a game company put out such a lackluster title? They should have delayed Haze untill this was ready to compete in the Next-Gen.
The developer shot themselves in the foot on this one.

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Qubex
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 @ 9:29:36 AM

They sure did timster118!

Q!

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coolistic
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 @ 2:48:45 PM
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Here's a rewiew of Haze:

http://www.psx.is/greinar/haze-english-version-a78.html

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