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Sony thinks Lair reviewers just don't get it

Filed under: PS3 | Sony
Posted by Lunabean on September 7, 2007 3:56 PM
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According to GameStats.com, the highly anticipated PS3 motion sensor dragon game, Lair, has received an average press score of 5.7 (the average includes, by the way, the 9.0 awarded to it by the Sony-backed Play Magazine). Apparently, this has put Sony and Factor 5 on damage control.

IGN, who smacked the title with a 4.9, is today reporting that they have received a "Lair reviewer's guide" from Sony. The 21 page guide includes 6 pages of controller explanation, and another 15 of Lair artwork and game details. Perhaps the pretty package and suggestion that the reviewers don't know how to do their jobs will earn Lair re-reviews with higher scores? Hmm.



Rumor has it that the people at Sony believe these reviewers are a little too "hardcore" to appreciate the motion sensor controls. For this reason, the reviewer's guide begins by asking reviewers to "open their minds".

Even if Sony has a valid point about reviewers and motion sensor controls, a 5.7 average speaks more to a piss poor game experience than it does a controller preference.

Oh, and while you're putting out fires Sony, you may want to deal with the one created by this little reviewer package, as those in the industry who are not offended by it seem to be laughing hysterically because of it.

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