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Warhawk pushed back in Europe, but don't start crying just yet

While technically this can hardly be called a delay, Warhawk has been pushed back slightly in PAL territories. ThreeSpeech has declared that we can expect the game to grace the European PSN Store on August 30th, not the 28th as previously stated. The reason for this is simple. Sony have always updated the European PSN Store on Thursdays, not Tuesdays. Why break the habit of a lifetime few months and update it a couple of days early?

We can see the same thing happening with the release of Heavenly Sword. The UK release for which is September 14th, two days after the American release on the 12th. Retail games come out on Fridays here, that's just the way it goes. But wait a second, didn't we just get a PSN update on a Wednesday? We wonder if those extra two days the yanks get to play with give them the edge. With worldwide servers available on day one, we'll no doubt soon find out.

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1. Us beta participants already have the edge, there will always be a bigger fish..

Posted at 4:16AM on Aug 25th 2007 by Hito

2. I hope they didnt change the spots of the binocs in the game, so i can steal them before anyone else gets there =D

Posted at 4:21AM on Aug 25th 2007 by Toby

3. Yeah, the beta guys will be way ahead of us anyway... I doubt the two days is going to be as much of an advantage as the two weeks that we'll get over people holding out for the Blu-Ray edition will be

Posted at 5:08AM on Aug 25th 2007 by Octaeder

4. I wish warhawk had a demo of some sort, I was all about getting it on day one until I read a so-so review of it in psm, now I'm on the fence about it. At least lair I can try out for myself and just ignore the reviews.

Posted at 5:19AM on Aug 25th 2007 by Josh

5. Bah wouldn't affect me ether way i can not stand the flight (dragons or planes :P) Games.

@4 There are different time zone you know.

Posted at 5:23AM on Aug 25th 2007 by John

6. Josh, make sure you take into consideration that the "newly inserted" reviewer for Warhawk just came fresh from being an editor, I think, at the offical xbox magazine.

Posted at 5:28AM on Aug 25th 2007 by secret

7. But wait a minute, dosen't the US store also get updated on Thursdays? And their version is STILL coming out on the 28th?

Posted at 6:11AM on Aug 25th 2007 by Yaster

8. I had a great time with the beta. I'm genuinely confused as to how a critic can rave against the game.

Seems a lot of early reviews aren't giving much time for depth or even basic things like learning curves. The games are put on this pedastal that completely defies reality, and is docked off for not being that mind-blowing. The Heavenly Sword reviews on IGN were a pretty good example; contradictory with a dash of determination to be unimpressed.

But I digress. Warhawk is easily worth the money with a few friends, or if you're just into the Online competition thing.

Posted at 6:23AM on Aug 25th 2007 by JKPierce

9. @ Secret (been seeing to much of you for my taste :P)Do you have a website in which you received this info Of the reviewer being fresh from the Xbox mag?

Ill certainly try the demo but im just not a flying kinda guy. ;) Still if i read that lair is doing good i might give it a rent....Not likely...To many games coming out this fall. (for all consoles)

Posted at 6:37AM on Aug 25th 2007 by John

10. I am not bothered with this game's delay as the U.S retail version I ordered from VG+ is going to be about 1-2 days anyway.

But a friend allowed me to download the beta and I can say its fucking worth the money. Damn right fun, and I'm glad in a way theres no bots in the online mode but I would only approve bots in offline mode because I like my Online Multiplayer games with real people as I like to be tested by gamers with all sorts of skills *even though I get pwned at Counter Strike lol*

But those in doubt, this is kick ass. I was hooked day by day when I got the beta version! I can't wait til it arrives in a few days!

PSN:rockmanjoey

Posted at 7:02AM on Aug 25th 2007 by rockmanjoey

11. My biggest gripe about the Warhawk review in PSM was that he constantly harped on the fact that the Warhawk was so easy to take down, and should be more tough than say, a tank. He called it, unbalanced. If this guy was familiar with aircraft, he'd know that something as trivial as a stray bolt can blow an engine. It makes sense to me that a Warhawk would be as such. What does everyone else say?

Posted at 7:04AM on Aug 25th 2007 by Farmz

12. @12
I did get taken down flying them pretty fast. At first it seemed the same to me but after playing a while in the beta it seems people did get really good at flying. I liked ground action and trying to take them down with shoulder launched missles. I think if you couldnt get them down that fast when in your area then it would be unballanced in favor of them. You can die, and get back in one and back to your battle area so fast I dont think there is any other option but to get the defensive position the ability to take them down as they do. You might go down alot in them but you can get back in them fighting so fast it probably is overall pretty even. You can fly forever if yo ustay in your area so it only makes sence that flying in unfriendly space is very dangerous.

Posted at 8:42AM on Aug 25th 2007 by wonway01

13. @wonway01
Yeah, i think the fact that you're THAT vulnerable in the cockpit is gonna foster some really good tactics when it comes to flying. Not to mention, coordination with infantry. I can't wait to see for myself!

Watch for me! PSN: Farmz

Posted at 8:58AM on Aug 25th 2007 by Farmz

14. Warhawk ended up being a disappointment in the reviews.



Warhawk was rated only a 6.5 out of 10 by PSM magazine. Warhawk is called, "A third person shooter that never gets off the ground."



This is NOT a surprise, because Warhawk REQUIRES at least two people to play, and there is NO MODE where Bots can be used in the place of people!!! THAT SUCKS!!!



In Warhawk, the final version of the game ended up where machine guns from people on the ground can actually shoot down the Warhawk... That SUCKS!!! And men on the ground with rocket launchers can shoot the Warhawk out of the sky in one shot... That SUCKS!!! That is why Warhawk is rated so poorly.



That's still better than Lair. Lair only got a rating of 5 out of 10 from PSM, and only 5.5 out of 10 from EGM.



Heavenly Sword is another game that is receiving very "Mixed Reviews."



Heavenly Sword received a rating of only 6 out of 10 from Edge.



Heavenly Sword received a rating of 7 out of 10 IGN, and other 7 out of 10 from IGN UK.



The 6 out of 10 from Edge is a REALLY BIG DISAPPOINTMENT.

Posted at 9:33AM on Aug 25th 2007 by Smith

15. @15

Dude, you're a 6 out of 10. Way to class up the forum.

Posted at 9:41AM on Aug 25th 2007 by Farmz

16. Sorry for the spaces in between paragraphs. Don't know why it did it like that.I am just really upset that Warhawk, Lair, and Heavenly Sword ended up being disappointing games.

Posted at 9:55AM on Aug 25th 2007 by Smith

17. @Smith
They've yet to be disappointing. They've just been given early reviews from, in my opinion, questionable sources. Even though they make their bread from reviewing, it doesn't give them the last word. We can just wait, and see for ourselves when the gaming community gets them. Have some faith, man!

Posted at 10:06AM on Aug 25th 2007 by Farmz

18. #17: Don't forget to reserve judgment for yourself. The competitor in this console war is playing very, very dirty, so don't judge games by what reviewers say, rent and try.

Posted at 10:10AM on Aug 25th 2007 by Popfrogs

19. "While technically this can hardly be called a delay..."

I don't know what else you would call it, technically or otherwise. If the game was scheduled for release on August 28th, and now it won't be released until the 30th, that is what is often referred to as a "delay". Doesn't matter if it is two days later or two months later, it is still getting delayed. Again.

When the release date of August 28th was announced did'nt anyone realise that was a day of the week that is for updating the PSN? And even so, why can't Sony release Warhawk for download the same day it updates the PSN? It's the small things like this that make me wonder about Sony. Small problems like this should not be occuring. Someone at Sony has a job that should be taking things like this into account. It tells me that the different divisions at Sony don't communicate very well. Three AAA titles scheduled for August release have all gotten pushed back. Not by months, but by weeks, or in the case of Warhawk 48 hrs. That seems to say that the problems needing fixing are minor and possible something someone forgot to do, like checking to see if an online release conflicts with an online update. Stranglehold got pushed back for the PS3, and now the 360 version got pushed back as well. But only by a few weeks, not months and months. Another problem caught in the 11th hour, and needs to be fixed, but not a major flaw that could take months.

More and more big AAA titles that have solid release dates are getting delayed due to technical issues. GTAIV had a release date that the developer said was set in stone. Now it has been pushed back to next year. How many more AAA titles that are scheduled for this fall/holiday season are going to be delayed to next year? I'm willing to bet quite a few.

Posted at 11:07AM on Aug 25th 2007 by coalhalo

20. Question to those who have played warhawk, are there servers populated by skill ?

Seems to me that those who beta'd are going to own everyone who starts this game new, which would just mean it would take a while to get to their level of skill, but am just interested how this will work.

I can't wait for this game, a definate buy for me.

Posted at 11:30AM on Aug 25th 2007 by EDGE

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