Excerpt: Ahh, it’s a great time to be a gamer. I remember years ago when all I could do was read about the exciting new games that would soon (sometimes not so soon) be gracing my video game systems. Essentially, we would have to take the writers words for just how great the game is. Those times have changed however, with the rise of online gaming and the internet, the very same demos that wow crowds in LA are also on your TV screen.
Conclusion: Lost Planet Extreme Condition was a fine release for the 360 in early 2007, and eighteen months later with more content and a lowered price, it's still something all 360 gamers should consider if they haven't already. Those of us who played it back then may not see enough new content here to warrant another purchase, but hardcore fans and newcomers should give it a close look.
Conclusion: If you can beat the game on Extreme Mode (150 points on offer) you are truly a gaming god - it's one of the hardest challenge I've come across on the 360 so far. Multiplayer is surprising good fun with enough variety in gameplay to keep you interested although I suspect the new Colonies edition will receive more support these days.
Excerpt: It's hard to remember a console game that's been so publicly playable for such a long period prior to its release. Lost Planet: Extreme Condition received a single-player demo way back in May last year and a multiplayer demo towards the tail end of 2006, meaning anyone with an Xbox 360 and an internet connection could sample the game well before it hit stores.
Summary: Parents need to know that this gory, violent game is about taking on nasty aliens that resemble giant insects using many weapons, including machine guns, grenades, and shotguns. When you shoot aliens, they scream and explode, spewing body parts and yellow-green goo. Language that may offend some include lines such as, "Damn you, sons of bitches!" and, "Now you will die like dogs!
Conclusion: Lost Planet is still a very good game, maybe not as great as it was back then but still a very enjoyable experience. With only a month to go until GTA IV and if you’ve got some money burning in your pocket then you’ll get some fun out of this for sure.
Excerpt: As I felt the controller rumble and watched as a hundred feet of worm crawled its way out of the ice, bellowing madly and flailing about, I didn't pause to marvel at the fantastic creature design. I just started blasting away without a second thought. At its best moments, Lost Planet creates something really special that only the best arcade games ever managed—an adrenaline-charged state of hyperviolence where pulling a trigger becomes every bit as much a natural process...
Excerpt: Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (Lost Planet for short) is the first big release for the Xbox 360 in 2007. In the months leading up to the release of the game, much anticipation was generated as Lost Planet was previewed on all the major gaming websites, magazines and TV shows. Capcom must have spent a lot of dollars on marketing and it certainly showed with some of the initial sales figures. Does Lost Planet live up to the hype?
Summary: This is a great game that anyone who owns a 360 should play but it could have been so much better with a few noticeable design changes. However it looks great and for the most part plays very well too. Next time a good story and some more depth could make a sequel into one of the best games Capcom have ever released but in the mean time this will keep anyone looking for a little slice of alien shooting heaven happy.