Lair is way better than the average reviewer out there made you believe.
It's just you have to master it.
About Turrican: more than an FPS, I think a Gear/God of War TPS with a little stress on the "platform" factor instead of "shooter" one could be a nice thing. IMHO! ;D
Back on topic: yeah, let's hope somebody will buy'em. They would be a perfect 1st/2nd party devteam for Sony!