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 years, and I wouldn’t recommend you play it.
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. As far as I'm concerned, I'd like to see Jim return someday in a game that's less grindy and puts even more emphasis on its characters. Hear that Capcom?
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?” At the time, I thought he was just being a jerk about Resident Evil 5 involving a strong white man beating black people with a cattle prod, but it got me thinking.
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. There’s never any real horror or drama, as you’re just pushed from point to point, making even the most potentially tense moments feel humdrum.
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 you throughout the campaign
Entertainment: Keep your phone nearby to check email during frequent long loads and plodding mech travel
Conclusion: Lost Planet 3 seems like a game that does not understand its own fan base and never knows exactly what segment of the market it tries to attract. The second game in the series had a dedicated following, but they will find little to love in this third installment. The single-player is undercooked and never manages to grab the attention of the player despite the beauty of the game world and the presence of the rigs.
Excerpt: Lost Planet, un caso da studiare. La serie debutta con l’arrivo della nuova generazione, sotto l’occhio esperto di Keiji Inafune e la direzione di Kenji Oguro, coppia già al lavoro in precedenza su alcuni episodi di Onimusha. Al debutto di Xbox 360, Capcom è tra le poche etichette giapponesi che pare farsi trovare pronta, in forma, vogliosa di fare bene e con una manciata di idee interessanti.
Conclusion: Lost Planet 3 tem uma jogabilidade manjada num planeta sem novidades com gráficos nada dignos de fim de geração. Boa notícia é que não é necessário um PC top de linha pra rodar o game nas configurações máximas. Multiplayer até que é divertido. Pena que depois de umas horas jogando o modo campanha, o game se torna enjoativo. Leva classificação indicativa 14 anos, inclui legendas em português e é vendido via via download digital para PS3 via PSN e PC via Steam.