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GF Rating
6.2

348 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
7

Good

Better than I expected

posted by chuck74 (SAN DIEGO, CA) Sep 1, 2013

Member since Dec 2009

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

Overview
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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.

Pros
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1) story is actually pretty good (you will like the guy)
2) multiplayer is better than expected

Cons
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1) bugs and frame rate issues
2) fetch quests get dull
3) horrible decision to take guns off of the mechs

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

The most frustrating game played

posted by striders13 (WALNUT CREEK, CA) May 11, 2014

Member since Oct 2011

You'll come across bosses where you will spend 35+ MINUTES just doing this:

- Run
- Roll
- Shot with pistol (you're out of ammo)
- Repeat

Search for Cat-L Akrid Boss for an example. I like hard game, but making you spend 35 minutes to defeat ONE boss?

It's the game design, not how you play. I tried this scene 3 times and same thing. You will be out of ammo then down to the weakest weapon - a pistol. It's like how the designed wants it to be. OK, then, I have better time that to play this.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

Horrible Game

posted by Lateralus70 (SALEM, OR) May 3, 2014

Member since May 2014

Easily the worst game I have played in a very long time, don't waste your time renting or buying this game.

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