Excerpt: The Lost in Blue franchise has interested me for a long time. I finally remembered to put Lost in Blue 3 on our purchase list, and when the funds came in - purchased it. This game (editor: and franchise) is all about survival. You get washed up on a beach, and must survive. Of course finding a companion along the way is a wonderful help. Otherwise the player may get lonely.
Summary: Parents need to know that in this survival sim game, shipwreck victims stranded on an island must gather resources to survive - if they don't receive enough sustenance they will collapse and the game will end. Weapons like bows and spears can be crafted and used to hunt animals like fish and chickens to eat.
Conclusion: Unfortunately, the “plot” element introduced in this installment is lazy and derivative, and largely unnecessary. I would have much rather seen some real improvements in gameplay, such as NPC’s who can figure out how to walk to the river a few yards outside your cave in order to keep themselves hydrated. Really I’d like to see more independence by the NPC’s in general, kinda like in the Sims. In fact, I’d like to see the LiB series incorporate even more Sims elements.
Excerpt: With the extreme popularity of the Lost TV show, society has rekindled the relationship it built with Gilligan and crew decades ago. Thus the deserted island video game like Lost in Blue was spawned. Konami cranked out the second installment with no time to address criticisms leveled against the first, and it looks like that’s the case once again with Lost in Blue 3.
Excerpt: Surviving on a deserted island can be tough work. Just watch any movie or show such as Castaway or Lost and you’ll get the idea. But, despite what the movies tell you, doing so in real life is even more difficult. If you don’t have the correct knowledge or skills to make tools, find food, and create a shelter, you’re in bad shape.
Excerpt: There was just something so delightfully endearing about the first Lost in Blue game for the Nintendo DS. Konami brought us an original and involving game about two lost souls on a deserted tropical island just trying to survive while awaiting rescue. Perhaps it’s how the other character (you can play as a girl or a boy) depends on the other to live or how sweet it was to explore unknown territory hand-in-hand.
Excerpt: Lost in Blue 3 is the third in Konami's survival adventure series and maintains the franchise's traditional premise, casting you as either a male or female character stranded on an island after the mysterious sinking of a cruise ship. After you've washed ashore and regained a few memories you'll run into your partner, another miraculous survivor, at which point you must keep each other alive until you're rescued or manage to escape.
Pros: More characters than in the previous games, Some fun exploration, Alternative endings
Cons: Lot of recycled material, Micromanaging gets irritating, Some finicky minigames, Tedious backtracking