The good: I actually found the graphics very good. Sure, they're not CoD4 quality, but they are good. The design of the Akrid are really well done, with great animations. The design of the V.S. suits (mechs) were excellent. For me, the framerate was solid. It only faltered in one area, but nothing was there to fight, and the area was small, so no harm done.
A lot of people complained about the slowness of the character, but when the character is in the snow, I think it's spot on. But when the character is inside, the devs could have speeded things up a bit.
The story's not great, but it's good. I did want to find out what happened at the end, which was why I finished the game.
Game controls. Most reviews of this game talk about dodgy controls. But it's not the controls themselves (they work quite well, actually), but the fact that when the player is hit, you lose all control of the character until the current animation is completed. And often, you are struck again, before control is returned. This is probably the most frustrating thing in the game, and quite frankly, completely ruins the experience.
I thought we left "pattern-play" games back in the 90s, yet this is what every boss battle is. Play long enough to be able to recognize the pattern, then you can beat the boss. If you do NOT recognize the pattern, your weapons will not damage the boss' health meter. You can't defeat a boss your way, only the way the developers want you to, and huge potential was missed here.
Concerning voice acting, it's quite poor. But more importantly, the translation to English is terrible, and often doesn't make any sense.
AI is another problem in this game. Most of the time, it doesn't exist, as the devs apparently decided on pattern play over AI. There is some, but the AI reminds me of the AI in a Sonic the Hedghog game from the 90s.
Unfortunately, this is a game to avoid, if anything because of the level of frustration it will induce
posted by psyCh0i (Storrs Mansfield, CT) Mar 6, 2008
Member since Dec 2006
Frame rate stutter when fighting big bosses. Sometimes down to single digits, causing unnecessary damages/death. It's a real shame as I actually like the game design and presentation. This game was just let down by terrible programing. I can't understand how Capcom can produce the fantastic DMC4 and release this crxp at the same time. Don't waste your money on this. Buy DMC4 instead.
I've lost planet for the past week and here are my impressions.
Ive never had so much fun swatting bugs out of the sky. The Boss Battles are epic and really fun. Best game out there, not by any means ,but definetely packed with action and a perfect rental. Yeah yeah i see the frame rate drop at certain sequences but hey i'll live and you will too. The arsenal of weaponry is great and a harpon to boot! Now the question is it Worthy of your time, thats up to u. multiplayer is fun and will help the longevity of the game. The story is by no stretch of the imagination, awe inspiring and the voice acting at times is B movie magic at its best. Its a great sci fi bug swat fest that i will continue to enjoy. Whether the 360 is better i guess it is, from the views from everybody i've seen. Guess what, i dont have one so this will do and it will do nicely.