Excerpt: It's dark, cold and damp. Every footstep rings hollow on the metallic floor, each breath condensing a cloud that hangs in the air that can be barely seen by the inhabitants. The room is dimly lit and gloomy, many areas of the environment obscured by feeble amounts of fluorescent lighting.
Conclusion: It's a shame that the ominous atmosphere and touching story aren't backed up with quality gameplay. Lost Planet 3 takes the series in a whole new direction but unfortunately it doesn't head down a unique path.
Excerpt: Lost Planet 3 is, at the end of the day, an unremarkable if competently made third-person shooter. It doesn’t really innovate on the formula and unless you’re new to the hobby, you should be able to draw a straight line between it and its obvious influences.
Summary: Better off lost Farming out the development of a respected IP can work wonderfully. Just take a look at Dead Rising 2 , a solid attempt to follow-up an insanely popular zombie-fest with mostly positive results.
Excerpt: The first Lost Planet game felt very much like what a classic 2D side scrolling action game would feel like if somebody made it in 3D. The story was hokey, the action was pretty hectic at times, and you killed the bigger bugs by shooting at the glowing red spot which identified their weak point.
Excerpt: Help wanted: Hardscrabble space engineer wanted for contract work on ice planet EDN (Eden) III. Must be able to operate a utility rig, fix just about anything with the press of a button, and fight off an unending torrent of enraged aliens.
Conclusion: "...[the] main antagonist feels underdeveloped, and the cliffhanger ending leaves you feeling unsatisfied." "At first there seems to be lots to do, but eventually it all boils down to performing tiresome, stale actions again and again." "..
Pros: Tight shooting mechanics, Alternating between driving the mech and exploring on foot
Cons: Walking through the same icy tunnel yet again, Fighting a boss that you've already faced before, The limited multiplayer offering
Excerpt: Lost Planet 3 has unfortunately "lost" its way in this harsh snow filled world of alien monsters, greed and space politics. Although reminiscent of the previous title, Lost Planet 3 sadly feels a little too generic, especially the gameplay and more importantly, the threats that you face.