Pony and trap
You can also create traps by holding r over a downed soldier, ripping their Nectar pack away and then strapping it to a grenade - creating a gas bomb that will confuse Mantel troops who inhale the fumes.
You can even bury them in the sand by looking down and holding r. We really liked these bits early on, but they never develop into anything more interesting and you can easily get by without ever using them. Similarly is the disarming move - hit i to melee, r to steal the gun and then u to blast the fool back to God. This is more of a show-boating move to humiliate foes with during online battles than an integral way to survive through the single-player campaign though.
So Haze, as a PS3 exclusive, is far from a reason to own a PS3. But there is a certain charm to it. Under the rough exterior there's an engine almost on a par with the perfect Call Of Duty 4 mechanics. It's just a shame that the other ingredients that make Free Radical's PS3 debut are poorly emphasised (Rebel skills), shallow (the story and lack of Nectar-fuelled hours) or damn ugly (just about anything you look at).
We don't doubt that 'Splitters 4 will be great - well, a tiny bit, but we're optimistic Free Radical will bounce back - but we just hope that the developers can match their mastery of core FPS mechanics with visuals to match. Haze's final twist is the cruellest of all: good things don't always come to those who wait.
Worth a look, but shabby visuals, unfulfilling plot and dull set-pieces mean it's not a classic.