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: The third Lost Planet felt like a last chance to save the series, but it just never lives up to anything and is dull in comparison to other shooters on the market. The combat is average, the story isn’t that bad but standard overall and the multiplayer isn’t anything new.
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.
Summary: While the original Lost Planet marked Capcom’s entrance into "next-gen" when it came out six years ago, 2010’s follow up failed to keep up the series’ momentum. With that, Capcom handed the keys to the snow-bound kingdom to California-based developer Spark Unlimited.