Summary: We’re also digging the improved multiplayer support Capcom is providing with the game. While there’s no crossplatform play here, PC-exclusive maps and models are available for download. Little extras like this add welcome value to an already enjoyable game; Lost Planet sets a great example of how console games can be successfully ported to the PC.
Pros: Fast-paced and visually gratifying action both offline and online.
Cons: All-too-brief campaign that's hastened by a minor faulty gameplay mechanic.
Excerpt: Graphics & Sound: I first had the opportunity to touch Lost Planet: Extreme Condition when it was available for demo on XBOX Live. I had such high hopes for the game, but I never got a copy of it on the XBOX 360. So, when I had the opportunity to get my hands on the PC version, I had the same high hopes and expectations. My hopes grew cold quickly.
The graphics were beautiful, just as they were on the console version.
Excerpt: Lost Planet became one of the most successful Xbox 360 titles when it launched early in 2007, but it wasn't without problems. Some solid if not spectacular reviews didn't seem to hurt sales though, and now PC gamers can enter Capcom's icy world to take down giant bugs and pilot nimble mechs.
Conclusion: On its own merits the game is rather shallow and the story is lacking with poor voice-acting but that doesn’t stop Lost Planet: EC from being a fun game to play, to an extent. The game itself becomes very monotonous and you quickly find yourself performing the same motions over and over again. The entire time spent with this game had me feeling like I should playing it on a console.
Summary: Lost Planet is a sci-fi action shooter set within the merciless frozen tundra of a hostile planet, humans struggle for survival as conflicts arise between man, the surrounding indigenous creatures and the monstrous beings that have invaded. The PC version will feature optimized gfx, DirectX9/10 support, better multiplayer lobby, etc.
Excerpt: Former exclusive console games making the jump to PC is becoming a trend lately. While it’s arguable if either platforms’ version is superior to each other, there are certain game mechanics that are different between PC and consoles. Of course, if these gameplay mechanics are poorly translated during the transition, then the port tanks. On the flipside, if the transition is smooth, then the port will be great! So in comes Capcom’s Lost Planet: Extreme Condition.
Excerpt: Lost Planet: Extreme Condition first made its debut on the Xbox 360 January this year and proved to be a solid game. Now, six months later, it has been released onto the PC for all those computer gamers out there who were looking forward to trudging through those glistening snow fields for themselves.
Conclusion: In closing, even though the game may feel slightly repetitive, and the mouse lag and other minor cases of "consolitis" (performance on some systems) may annoy some gamers, the quality of the action itself and the sheer magnificence of some scenes, should prove a good enough reason to play this one. I for one am really glad I got the chance to enjoy both the action and the storyline (tacky at some instances, but endearing nonetheless).
Pros: Great action, the boss fights alone are worth the price of admission, stunning effects, in-engine cinematics;
Cons: It all gets a bit repetitive after a while, low replay value for the single-player campaign, porting issues, performance on some systems.