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Haze (PS3)

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By Marc Saltzman for Crispy Gamer on 22/MAY/08

My head is still spinning from playing Haze -- and that's not a good thing.What was built up to be an intense, gorgeous and smart 3-D shooter for the PlayStation 3 has proven to be anything but -- in all three respects. OK, so the game has a few interesting moments, including somewhat memorable level design and cool multiplayer maps, but just when you think the game is about to get better, along comes the ridiculous dialogue and stupid artificial intelligence, not to mention an inconsistent visual experience that hurts its overall appeal. Halo for the PS3 this is not. Heck, it's not even on par with the recent Turok.Designed by Free Radical, creators of the TimeSplitters series, Haze takes place 40 years in the future, where governments hire private military corporations to do their dirty work. You play as the young Sergeant Shane Carpenter, an employee of Mantel Global Industries, called into the Boa region of South America to put an end to a guerilla faction called The Promise Hand. ...


Haze (PS3)

Genre/Style: Shooter/First-Person Shooter
Release Date: 20/MAY/08
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What's Hot: Decent level design; "Nectar" concept is cool; Multiplayer modes are good

What's Not: Annoying characters and dialogue; Less than intelligent AI; Inconsistent graphics; Have to wait to install game to hard drive and still many load screens

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