I’ve often wondered what it’d be like to raise a child in this generation of gaming. Would they sneer at the blocky visuals of Final Fantasy VII, or the simple visuals of something like the first Contra? I think in most cases, yes - children couldn't care less for the games the rest of us grew up on. Would you, if the first title you got your tiny hands on was something like Dragon Age or Call of Duty? What would happen though, if you made a modern day child start their gaming career with titles from yesteryear? One father decided to find out in a lengthy experiment spanning several years.
Ever been on the receiving end of a tongue-lashing for playing way too many vidjeo gamez? At some point, we’ve all been told to get off the PC/console and to go outside and breath in some noxious fresh air, or even worse, get a J-O-B. And then you get this dad, who took things one step further.
Haze, despite itâ€™s pre-release hype was not a good game. Anybody who says anything contrary is blinded, bound and gagged by their inner fanboy. Mildly entertaining, the PS3 exclusive was pretty much universally panned â€“ the general reasons cited for itâ€™s lacklustre reception being poor writing, shoddy combat and unrealised badly-executed ambitions. According to the developers - then known as Free Radical - the problems with the game stem from problems with the PS3 itself.