Conclusion: On your road to 100% you will tackle a few collectible achievements, achievements for upgrading your gear and RIG, creating a bestiary, and a good chunk of multiplayer achievements. Pretty standard issue stuff...
Summary: In case you didn't know, Lost Planet 3, the latest installment in the Lost Planet franchise is a prequel. LP3 takes place decades before the events of Lost Planet: Extreme Condition. Earth is in the middle of an energy crisis- resources are scarce and the future of humanity is uncertain.
Conclusion: Lost Planet 3 pulls off some genuinely interesting and entertaining things with its story and exploratory nature, but that potential is all but covered up by its middling action. It lies somewhere between the wants of series fans and the needs of those who have been playing these kinds of games for...
Conclusion: Lost Planet 3 is a bit of a wasted opportunity, but still a journey worth taking if you’re into some solid action and pretty visuals. Sci-fi fans will surely get their fix, assuming they're prepared to take a dose of boredom with their action.
Pros: Convincing and well-written main protagonist, the on-foot segments are fun, top-notch graphics;
Cons: Monotonous, the story is underdeveloped and unfolds too slowly, larger and more varied environments would have spiced things up.
Conclusion: A good friend of mine once posed perhaps the most intelligent question I’ve ever heard him utter: “Is Capcom an American company with Japanese influence, or a Japanese company with an American influence?
Conclusion: Lost Planet 3 is competent, but lacks any real soul. The Rig is a cool idea, and adds an interesting perspective to what is an otherwise pretty standard third-person shooter where waves of enemies come at you again and again, but even that brightest spark falls apart in execution.
Banish This Franchise To The Outer Reaches Of Space
27 August 2013
Conclusion: Concept: Capcom upends the Lost Planet franchise once again
Graphics: Constant texture pop-in, loading, and repetitive environments do not make a pretty game
Sound: The voice acting is decent enough, but the script isn’t interesting
Playability: Poor rig controls and slow on-foot traversal wear on...
Summary: In the third iteration of the Lost Planet series, some things are gained, and some are, appropriately enough, lost. Lost Planet 2 was a frustrating and beautiful concoction, loaded with grand ideas that all too often sacrificed basic playability.
Pros: Great story that focuses on ordinary people in an unfriendly circumstance, Akrid Survival mode is tense and exciting
Cons: Repetitive encounters in repetitive environments, Execution stumbles dampen the action, Loses what made the series unique, both online and off