Excerpt: Sometimes, life can be very stressful indeed. After those hard days at school or work, you just want to switch off and play something simple and satisfying. Sometimes all you need is a room and a million enemies to shoot, a million little bits of revenge taken against your boss, your teachers or your peers. So why not try Robokill – Titan Prime ? Its a spin on the tried and tested Smash TV formula, with human opponents replaced by a variety of cyborg critters.
Excerpt: In the original Lost Planet: Extreme Conditions (LP:EC) , the icy, insectoid-monster ridden planet of EDN III was the home to a brutal conflict between the forces of the colonisation Company NEVEC and the Snow Pirates who lived on the surface. In the midst of the conflict an orphaned boy called Wayne Holden fought bravely to defeat both sides, a shedload of Akrids (giant insects) and begin the process of terraforming the ice-world into a habitable place.
Conclusion: Overall: This is one hell of a game. The achievement list is for crazy people, or for people who believe they can reach the #1 on a leaderboard. (I challenge all you UK people to beat my time on Advanced training 4-3!) It has great replay value and is very addicting, despite how simple it is when you think about it.
Summary: As a Single Player game, this game is awful - don't play this solo. With friends, however, things are a bit more bright on the planet of EDN III and it doesn't take long to realize that this is very much a Co-Op Only game.
Pros: Graphics, Co-Op experience
Cons: Awful single player campaign, clunky controls, horrible story
Excerpt: In no way is Lost Planet 2 a bad game, and I say that because I might initially make the game sound like it was utterly terrible. Well, it’s not, but it’s certainly plagued by some frustratingly large problems. First off the list is the inability to save. You might say that many games don’t give you the ability to save, to which I’ll reply yes, you are correct.
Excerpt: All Lost Planet 2 had to do was build off of the snowy, akrid-infested mech action that was its predecessor, and perhaps throw in a few “sequel must-haves” like online co-op or bigger bosses. It successfully managed the latter, but somehow the developers seem to have taken a few steps back; instead of the few issues we had with the original game they decided to introduce new ones. Big ones.
Excerpt: in 2007, I noted how derivative it all was. It welded a third-person shooter onto a story and setting that was grafted together from bits and pieces of John Carpenter’s "The Thing," "Alien," and "Starship Troopers" (not to mention a baker’s dozen of iconic games). It also had ludicrously bad voice acting and a forgettable plot; but for all of that, it looked great, and it was still pretty fun.
Conclusion: A great looking game which has an experience that depends on the ability to play with others. There are some brilliant segments and some truly amazing moments that will set pulses racing and draw players into the action. Like many of the best action movies, one that is best enjoyed with friends, alcohol, snacks and the intention to have a blast.
Summary: Looking to kill big, are we? Then welcome to a 4-player co-op styled kill-a-thon. Lost Planet 2 promises giant and epic boss battles alongside a huge array of weapons, mechs (VS) and deep character customisation. The Category G Akrid battles are what you play for and working out their various weak points is the goal. Of course, there are plenty of smaller Akrid and people to fight.
Pros: Killing Big feels amazing!, So much to unlock., Easy drop in co-op.
Cons: Co-op join restrictions., Maybe too hardcore., Lacking story.