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: T-ENG drops insanely fast, enemies deal out massive damage on almost every hit, and the target marks are so out of the way and hidden that it's a challenge to even get to each of them without going through at least 3000 T-ENG. There's challenging hard and so frustratingly hard it makes you want to sell your Xbox and buy a Wii U. This game falls into the latter category, right next to Vampire Rain. I don't know how this game got a re-release and 2 sequels.
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: In short, there's little bad to speak of in this game, aside from a so-so story line and some brief texture flicker (at the edge of draw distance, if looked at through the sniper rifle scope), but we can only recall seeing it once. Unless you have a direct aversion to sci-fi or shooters, it's well worth picking up at the moment. The Xbox 360 does not have a huge catalogue of 'must haves', but it looks to be increasing, and this is one of them.
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?