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* Some utterly fantastic and thrilling set-piece battles
* Co-op support for up to four players makes the campaign more entertaining
* Most of the weapons feel right and are fun to shoot.
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* Abysmal storytelling and voice acting squander the interesting premise
* Stupid artificial "intelligence"
* Multiplayer is uninspiring and unbalanced.
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This madly inconsistent shooter offsets a number of thrilling moments with terrible artificial intelligence and an awful story.

6.0
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If you played any given 10-minute chunk of Haze, depending on what part of this futuristic first-person shooter you chose, you would be convinced that it was either incredibly exciting or simply dreadful. Dim-witted artificial intelligence and deeply embarrassing storytelling are mixed with some breathtaking action sequences and thoughtful map design into an awkward and messy hodgepodge of shooting and driving that alternates between the entertaining and the downright unpleasant. It's fitting that Haze's gameplay would embrace such extremes, because its entire fiction is built around shallow absolutes. One faction embodies unlikeable and unredeeming lowbrow sensibilities without a hint of irony; the other embraces its ethical, sympathetic cause with angelically high morals. This is a shooter both easy to love and easy to hate, and you'll probably find yourself feeling both emotions within moments of each other.
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To be honest, I never even got into the Haze hype. I never really saw anything in it. Now, I'm not gonna lie and say I saw this comming - I thought Haze would've turned out to be an OK game.
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just read the reveiw on teletext digitiser.they gave it 3 out of 10 stating horrible game.
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* Most of the weapons feel right and are fun to shoot.


Is this what we can expect from gamespot reviewers now?
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Why am I not surprised that this game sucked?
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in a world full of FPS games theres just no way a game like this could make it anyway. It doesnt rise above the mark. It just blends in with everything else we've ever played. I was hoping this would be another flagship game for the PS3 but my hopes were let down about a year ago when I realised how unspecial it was going to be.. now we wait for resistance 2 and killzone 2..
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Hmmm... seems that anymore you are gonna need something that looks better than Crysis with a storyline and gameplay better than almost anything huh?

Well, what can you say? FPS's are VERY simple in concept. Run around and shoot someone with a gun. No matter how you look at it that is what they are. You really need a FEW revolutionary ideas in a game to make it that great anymore.
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Hmmm, I'll probably rent it and see if I feel the same way, first. I actually thought it looked like it might be really cool.
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this game failed at the demo for me, was really dissapointed....i never really got into the hype but i wasnt expecting somthing this bad
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Hmmm... seems that anymore you are gonna need something that looks better than Crysis with a storyline and gameplay better than almost anything huh?

Well, what can you say? FPS's are VERY simple in concept. Run around and shoot someone with a gun. No matter how you look at it that is what they are. You really need a FEW revolutionary ideas in a game to make it that great anymore.
QFT. I was watching an interview with one of the guys from Bungie and he basicly said a good FPS is 10sec of fun repeated over and over again.
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