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 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:
- Shot with pistol (you're out of ammo)
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.