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.
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: 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.
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.
Summary: Basically Monster Hunter for the 360 & PS3 under a different name, " Lost Planet 2 " is a decent game, but at the same time, a crushing disappointment. The single player could be good with some simple changes- the checkpointing and lack of drop-in/ drop-out co-op just ruin everything and make the game feel really quite dated. At least the multiplayer returns, and still feels pretty good, whilst it’s nice to see non-snow based maps.
Excerpt: Ten years after the events of the original game, Lost Planet 2 tells the story of the brutal conflict to collect life sustaining Thermal Energy on E.D.N III. Numerous factions fight to control the precious material, and are willing to do whatever it takes in order to survive. While the war is tiring on its own, the denizens of E.D.N. III must also contend with the Akrid, a ferocious insect-like life form that ravages the land in search of prey.