Conclusion: I'd be remiss if I didn't take note of the voice acting in Warriors Orochi. Now, while the series has never been known for its stellar English voiceovers, Koei may have hit a new low with the game. I can't even come up with a creative hyperbole to describe it. It's just … plain … bad.
Excerpt: Date: 1/25/2007 Lost Planet: Extreme Condition certainly creates a unique world for its setting. The planet E.D.N. III is a frozen wasteland populated by aggressive beasts of all sizes known as the Akrid and home to roving gangs of mech-riding pirates perpetually at war with each other.
Excerpt: Capcom met sur le devant de la scène le jeune coréen Lee Byung Hun, machine de guerre incontestée dans cet opus. Un peu plus de 2 ans ont suffit pour le développement de la "bête", avec pas moins de 40 à 50 personnes travaillant dessus.
Excerpt: Video game companies have been milking Romance of the Three Kingdoms for over twenty years. Of these companies, Koei has been the most successful. They've been so successful that, although Japanese fans know better, I wouldn't blame Western gamers for thinking Koei invented the franchise.
Conclusion: While downright beautiful the stale gameplay, mostly dumb AI and incomprehensible (and frankly boring) story make Lost Planet seem like a super model. Fun to look at, just don't expect any depth to it. If you are looking for a pure adrenaline action game, look elsewhere.
Excerpt: Ever since the announcement of the Xbox 360, a couple of games, such as Oblivion or Gears of War have been in the spot light from day one. And while hype can be a very good thing, aiding games reach legendary status before they’re actually released, it can be a double-edged sword, sometimes leading...
Excerpt: Capcom has been firing on all cyllinders when it comes to the Xbox 360 and gamers with that small white box could not be happier. Following their critically received efforts of Dead Rising, Lost Planet is a third-person shooter set on the fictitious ice-planet E.D.N.
Pros: ups: Graphics, Soundtrack, firing a weapon and having a rocket whiz by, Some good multiplayer modes including Post-Grab, Variable controller layouts, VS (mech) combat
Cons: downs: Storyline was written by second graders and pulls too much cliche collateral to be worth paying attention to, getting stunned over and over, cheap enemies, unballanced single player difficulties, unballanced multiplayer weapons, quirks too numerous