Critic & User Reviews
posted by kanoeN (TORRANCE, CA) Sep 3, 2013
Member since Apr 2006
3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
This time around, expect more story than action, but the story is decent, even if it doesn't feel spectacularly original. Lots of time spent contemplating the cold in the mech, probably much more than actual fighting, was a bit of an isolating experience.
Overall, I'd say if you're into story-driven action and not an ADD gamer, it's worth checking out.
Overall good but a couple issues
posted by gallagher2201 (SNOHOMISH, WA) Sep 12, 2013
Member since Oct 2012
1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
The Story Lost Me - contains some spoilers
posted by Tirade (GLENDALE, CA) Jul 7, 2014
Member since Oct 2009
Then a few hours in, the whole script is flipped and you leave the base to go to a town of freedom fighters. Apparently, you were working for the evil company and now, to progress, the game compels you to work for these new guys. I really wish the game offered you the choice of who to work for. These freedom fighters complain that they are oppressed by the evil company but they seem to be living quite securely while the evil company base was inches from destruction last time you were there.
Anyway, the story lost me. I just didn't care about doing missions for this new group of jerks. it went against the whole premise of the main character doing a JOB to support his family.
The gameplay was great, but the monsters were really tough and retreading through the same areas and killing the same tough monsters over and over got to be a chore.
What could have been
posted by Gamecreep (ELMWOOD PARK, IL) May 27, 2014
Member since Jun 2005
However, where it gets bad is the atrocious nav point system. I mean why is it that all optional missions do not show a nav point when trying to get to your objective? Was my particular game broken? The main missions are easy to follow but side missions are a "your guess is as good as mine" experience. In short, you get lost a lot with no sure indication as to where to go and no help along the way. I only completed a few of the side missions because of this and I really wanted to play all of them to get the complete experience.
Secondly, and maybe this somehow was my system or disc (although I cant see how since we are all playing the same game on the same system) but why does the audio in almost every cutscene sound distorted. I almost wanted to stop playing the game just because of the in game cinematics. What a shame. I couldn't even enjoy the story because of this unforgivable garbage.
Anyway, I won't ramble on but please do give it a rent before you buy. I would love to have purchased this game but some things are inexcusable and I just cant recommend this one.
it was ok
posted by someguy098 (CHESTERFIELD, VA) May 12, 2014
Member since May 2014
great game the best
posted by kdog2 (OMAK, WA) Apr 10, 2014
Member since Apr 2014
Game play is horrible
posted by Jason9651 (SPRINGFIELD, TN) Jan 18, 2014
Member since Jan 2014
not a bad game
posted by frostmare (INTERLAKEN, NY) Nov 27, 2013
Member since Feb 2010
the good part that if you like fighting in a robot with some action sequences with bosses then this game has. it limited but good. either way should try this out. you don't know until you try it.
I gave it a 6 for a fair review
Got Tired of It
posted by Billy1234744 (SAMSON, AL) Nov 14, 2013
Member since Feb 2012
posted by BNG2RSM (CHICAGO, IL) Sep 17, 2013
Member since Sep 2013
Terrible mechanics seems like some amateur dude design this game. Worst game I ever played !
They are truly lost this time too bad... :(
sloww could have been a 7!
posted by Raskal2048 (CARMICHAEL, CA) Sep 14, 2013
Member since Jul 2013
posted by Anubis833 (OWENSBORO, KY) Sep 12, 2013
Member since Jun 2012
--Characters and voice acting pretty good. Jim was an all around likable character
--the rig was cool, especially with all its upgrades
--the rig soundtrack was a good addition
--good selection of weapon choices
--while the rig was cool, there could have been so much more done with it
--while at this point in time chronologically VS suits weren't created yet it still would have been cool to have them
--rig soundtrack, while a nice addition, was "temporarily disabled" way too much
--repetitive side missions (t-eng posts)
--not enough side missions
All around I liked it. Liked it much better than the second game and in my opinion was equal or perhaps a little better than the first. I just like the style. Was not a big fan of the style the first two were.
posted by Ekuriox (FORT WORTH, TX) Aug 30, 2013
Member since May 2003
This time around it has a more of a deadspace feel in gameplay but Multiplayer feels more like the original conception of the game but a step back.
You assume the role of Jim Peyton.
In a distant future of humanity... Resources and renewable energy are scarce and in order for humanity to survive a renewable energy is sought-out. Energy known as Thermal Energy is found on planet E.D.N. III .
Jim is a pilot of a robotic construction rig and sets off into the frigid and extreme environment. Braving the planet and keeping the Base furnished with thermal energy... Jim finds a trail that shows that his contractor, NEVEC has a hidden agenda.
The game really had a Deadspace feeling, but without the zombie astronauts... The level design was very well refined and a great amount of detail was placed into the environment. The RIG you control periodically is hardly ever used -- You are limited to small levels and it made the rig pretty useless.
The multiplayer is a step back from Lost Planet 2... In the last installment, they had many vehicles and fairly large maps... In this version you have constant tight corridors and they do not give you real choice of vehicles.
I still enjoyed the game... The single player had a Borderlands feel also--besides containing many loading screens--you do get the feeling of being on a empty, vast planet that contains no life.
I hope they continue Lost Planet on the next generation consoles. If the game had no loading screens and was far more open to explore, it would have been perfect. Maybe bring back the complex of Lost planet2 Multiplayer also.. The multiplayer now seems VERY dull with lack of option.