As many professional reviews have indicated this game is more of a reboot than a sequel of the Lost Planet series.
It has much of the feel of prior Lost Planet games, but many changes too. In particular it is more of a story based game and has some of the feel of Dead Space 3. Some changes like T-Eng being currency instead of necessary for survival I liked. One of the most bizarre and negative changes in my opinion is the mech combat (it is a utility mech only so combat only allows melee and drilling....ie. no guns).
It is not a great game, but I ended up liking it the more I played. The game had potential, but lack of polish and fetch based errands has it not live up to its potential.
I should also warn it has serious frame rate issues and other technical glitches/bugs that detract at times.
Interestingly the multiplayer component is pretty good. It is a 3rd person cover based shooter, but actually plays pretty well. Also you have mech combat in the multiplayer.
1) story is actually pretty good (you will like the guy)
2) multiplayer is better than expected
1) bugs and frame rate issues
2) fetch quests get dull
3) horrible decision to take guns off of the mechs
posted by Maydayy247 (LOS ANGELES, CA) Nov 1, 2014
Member since Nov 2014
Too bad they ruined the Lost Planet franchise with this piece of junk. Never have I been so frustrated with clunky controls and bad game play before. If you're going to make a shooter then at least make the shooting work, but in this game you're lucky to hit what you're pointing at. The horrible camera shifting and movement just add to the frustration of playing this game. Overall it has a decent story line, visuals and missions, but it's not even fun to play and that's really sad since I wanted to like this game as I've liked the first to editions.
Save your money unless it's dirt cheap and you're willing to deal with the terrible controls.