A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Violence & Scariness
Plenty of violence and gore: When your character is on a dragon's back you can attack other beasts and soldiers with dragon fire or claws. On foot, players will engage in hacking and slashing with a sword, leaving your enemies slain -- by the thousands.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this game has its share of violence and gore, as you ride the back of a dragon and attack other beasts and soldiers with dragon fire or claws. When on foot, players will engage in hacking and slashing with a sword, leaving your enemies slain -- by the thousands. The game also suffers from a very bad control system that may lead frustrated players to just give up.
Is It Any Good?
Sound like fun? Unfortunately it isn't, because maneuvering your dragon and targeting enemies has a steep learning curve -- and even once you get used to it, it still doesn't feel natural. While Nintendo's wireless motion-sensing Wii remote controller is so intuitive a child can perform the action, Lair on the PS3 is a bungled mess. And you can't choose to turn this feature off.
Visually, the game is spectacular. This is one of the first 1080p-supported games, so all 1,080 lines of resolution are displayed at once on a compatible HDTV, resulting in a rich and colorful picture. The cut scene sequences, where you'll learn more about these warring cultures and Rohn's character, also look gorgeous. The sad truth is that there seems to be a very good game buried in Lair, but the difficult controls will prevent many players from finding it.
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