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LocoRoco Cocoreccho will arrive next week for £1.99 which is about $4. The reason it’s so cheap is because it’s not a full game really, just a interactive screensaver. You control the game with the Sixaxis tilt function, it works basically the same as the PSP version though. I’ll be buying it
Now I don’t have Lair, so I haven’t been able to test it out yet. But what a nice feature. Obviously you’ll need a decent connection to use remote play effectively. It wouldn’t work well for fighting games or FPS because of the lag at times. But it would be great for other games that don’t need twitch reflexes. Then there is the issue of the missing analog stick and the second shoulder buttons. But as long as they could modify it for PSP use, it should be fine.
Right now I use remote play on Thursdays when the PlayStation Store updates are out to download the new stuff from work. But I think it has huge potential. For example, another recent update to remote play is the ability to access Folding@Home via remote play. Once Sony showed us the option of having the PSP as a rear view mirror in racing games, which is boring if you ask me. How about controlling the MKII with your PSP to scout out the area in MGS4. That would be fun
In their latest episode, GamerTV gives Lair 3/5 mostly, it seems, because of missions that are lacking in creativity, and the total lack of any multiplayer. Other than that, they seemed to like it. If you’re at all interested in TimeSplitters 4, you might want to check out the video because there’s some footage of the game. Plus there’s a tiny tiny tiny little bit on Haze.
Some early review scores:
EGM: 6.0, 5.5, 5.0 out of 10
Play: 9.0 out of 10
GAMEPRO: 3.75/5 (7.5 out of 10)
That’s not a good sign. That Play score is good, but I’ve never even heard of Play. I wouldn’t be surprised if that EGM score is a little low since they did give low scores to other big name PS3 exclusives such as Resistance and Motorstorm (85 and 75 respectively), but now I’m expecting a 7.5 game, where before I was expecting an 8.5+.
I’m honestly disappointed that this would score so much lower than Level 5′s Rogue Squadron games. The flight effects still look amazing and the orchestral soundtrack sounds spectacular. I wonder if there were some serious game flaws (in a similar vein to The Getaway).
Obviously, I’m still waiting on more review scores, and ultimately, my own actual impressions when I finally get the chance to play it.
Edit by Gary: I thought you might be interested in this cool Lair video, taken from Sony’s presentation in Taipie:
That’s Aug 14th in North America but there’s still some localization to be done for Europe, Japan and Korea etc, so who knows when the rest of the worl will see it. No mention of a demo and the question was asked loads of times in the comments section on the blog. Maybe there isn’t going to be a demo.