Summary: Lost Planet is in essence Monster Hunter with guns. The gameplay consists of fighting giant alien creatures, shooting the orange spots on them in order to do damage. The game is alright except for the fact that it included a timer mechanic disguised as "thermal energy". This not only adds artifical difficulty but also creates unnecessary tension. The game would much benefit if there were bigger levels to explore, over the linear level design with mediocre bosses.
Summary: I bought this game for my 10 year old son. He wanted Lost Planet 2 but that game doesn't come out until May. I told him to try the first one to see how he likes it. He liked the action and some of the graphics. He didn't care for one of the aliens in the game. I know my son doesn't watch scary movies, but I didn't think aliens in a video game would scare him. He only plays with it occasionally because of the aliens. If your child is afraid of aliens, I do not recommend.