Excerpt: I look back on Lost Planet quite fondly. I remember the great boss battles, the stunning visuals and the cool use of mechs. It's funny, though; at the time the fact that it was rock hard (unfairly so at points) had a terrible save system, a crap grappling hook and a cheesy plot were all enough to make me want to tear my hair out.
Summary: If you want a good third person shooter you’ll be better off going for a Gears of War title. Lost Planet 2 is filled with graphical glitches, instant kills and hair pulling frustration. The time commitment that needs to be put into a level if you’re stuck is ridiculous. The game is meant for multiplayer, so if you have some friends that want to try it then it might not be that bad of an idea. Rent it, don’t buy it.
Conclusion: I enjoyed every second of my time with God of War: Ghost of Sparta , and can’t believe that this is the fifth entry into this treasured franchise. I can count on one hand the number of games that have accumulated five entries that have each been picture perfect. With ridiculously over-the-top production value that has been polished to a blinding sheen, God of War: Ghost of Sparta not only stands as the finest action adventure experience on the PSP but also as one of the...
Summary: Lost Planet 2 could be the most changed sequel in all of video game history. No characters return, snow only makes a very limited appearance, and it’s all about co-op this time around. The story doesn’t matter a bit, but I’ll take any plotline that takes me to outrageously realized locations like zero-G outer space bases, underwater caverns filled with massive sea snakes, and speeding mechanical sand ships battling each other like high tech pirates.
Excerpt: Sequels are supposed to take a game franchise forward, building on their predecessors' strengths, shoring up their weaknesses, and adding new features to enhance the gameplay. Unfortunately, that's not the case with Lost Planet 2, a sequel that manages to be a step backward from the original game. In fact, if Lost Planet 2 was the first game in the franchise, then there probably would never have been a sequel.
Excerpt: Lost Planet 2 is a large, straightforward arcade style action game and should be accepted as such. Having not addressed much of the criticism of the first game, Capcom clearly makes no apologies, believing this is how the game should be. Those players who've been spoiled by checkpoints every thirty seconds and have adapted the "if I die more than twice this game sucks" mantra may want stay clear of Lost Planet 2.
Conclusion: Lost Planet 2 is an ambitious and enthusiastic title that is sadly lacking in focus, with a single player experience that falls some way short of the competition and a multiplayer campaign that is diminished by unconvincing AI opponents. And yet…it still manages to be strangely endearing – never knowing where you’ll end up next or what bizarre creatures lie in wait proves enough incentive to put up with the many flaws.