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.
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.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is The first Lost Planet was as on and off as it gets. The series did how ever show potential. The level design was awesome and the enemies came in all sizes and shapes. The multiplayer game was also interesting enough for people to try out and Capcom all of the sudden had a new franchise on their hands.
Excerpt: Lost Planet 2 is a divisive game. When I write that, I don’t mean that it divides players in any way. I’m using the term to describe the very ideas at the game’score. The game feels like two schools of game design are at war with each other and when the dust settles, what’s left is a game that has moments of brilliance and pure enjoyment, but is hampered by an old way of thinking and numerous technical issues resulting from that.
Excerpt: Lost Planet: Extreme Condition was a game that nearly had it all. Designed as a flagship title for the Xbox 360, Capcom's game was a conscious effort to marry the dynamics of a Western shooter with the style of a Japanese action game, meaning that on top of the usual blasting, sniping and grenade-lobbing, we got giant robot suits, gruesome insectoid monsters and a grappling hook thrown in.
Pros: Great boss battles, great co-op action
Cons: AI can forget about teamwork, not great playing single player
Summary: Lost Planet: Extreme Condition was twee jaar geleden een verrassende en uiterst vermakelijke game. De game werd geroemd om de enorme eindbazen, het vechten in Mechs en haar prachtige graphics. De sneeuwplaneet EDN III en het broodnodige energiegoedje Thermal Energy zorgden voor een originele insteek. Met deel 2 wil Capcom het succes van het origineel , maar ondanks dat Lost Planet 2 een leuke co-op game is geworden, ben ik toch enigszins teleurgesteld.
Pros: Prachtige graphics, Grootschalige gevechten, Co-op werkt goed
Cons: Slap verhaal, Repetitieve missiestructuur, Slechte AI teamgenoten, Battle Gauge systeem frustreert, Thermal Energy nauwelijks meer belangrijk