Excerpt: If you’ve ever had that dream where all the awesome things you love are in one place, but everything is a little hazy and it all ends too soon when you wake up, you’ll have a good idea what playing Lost Planet is like. This ported Xbox 360 game is packed to the brim with enough giant insects, killer worms, armored mechs, and glorious explosions to enthrall any science-fiction geek.
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.
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.
Summary: Capcom has opted to bring Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, its exciting Xbox 360 shooter, to the PC, complete with DX10 support. But all is not well with this port. Right off the bat, you'll detect signs of platform translation. The pop-up tutorials all refer to the Xbox 360 controller, leaving equivalent keyboard commands completely out of the equation--and if you're a keyboard jockey, the correspondingly awkward menu navigation will be the first thing you notice.
Pros: Stunning environments and creature designs, Enjoyable boss encounters, Firefights against enormous bugs are fun and exhilarating
Cons: Broken netcode may or may not let you into a multiplayer game, Various technical and porting issues get in the way of the enjoyment, Short single-player campaign is relatively easy
Excerpt: PC gamers are generally very biased when it comes to console ports. No surprises here, as the vast majority of ports end up being stinking piles of dog doodoo. Because of that even the games that would deserve the attention often get overlooked or worse, criticized regardless of their quality. Lost Planet aims to break this tradition, as it not only is a port of a next-gen game that has been optimized for the PC, but instead raises the graphical bar a few notches higher.