talk about no expectations when lost planet 3 was announced pretty much everyone was "whatever", hell i wasn't interested in it till this year, you wanna know why aside from me being interested in the franchise it's also because spark unlimited was developing the makers of top notch games like turning point fall of liberty and the ok legendary so I was curious to see how they would do a game in this generation and to see them take on lost planet. I had pretty low expectations going into this really but hey i gave spark unlimited a chance so how is the game. Well damn the visuals in this game are Triple A really good texture work,amazing particle effects,great motion capture, fluent animations, and surprisingly well optimized. the game runs acceptionally well with barely any slow down. The art design I thought was pretty cool as well (no that's not a pun) particulary the mechs,the guns, and especially the akrid like the panthers with facehuggers for faces. the game has a differant feel from the previous games it goes for a more atmospheric kind of game like aliens and no this does not rip off dead space guys although both feel like aliens which i never a bad thing. The music or should i say jusic or jack wall music OR MUJACK it's jack ♥♥♥♥ing wall and it's amazing when you listen to it you know you are in for a good time. the voice acting is very top notch there is some ok preformances but it's mostly good. sound effects are top notch as well particulary the guns which sound powerful. The story is a prequel to the first 2 game and you play as nicholas cage actually you play as jim peyton and he comes to EDN 3 to become an engineer for NEVEC to grow money for his family now The story surprised me of how good it was which when it comes to lost planet you never expect it. What really shines is the main character Jim who is really likeable,relatable, and is one of the best aspects of the game. The gameplay like the previous 2 games is a third person shooter so how's the shooting well it's pretty good with fun shooting but did feel standard. The weapons are pretty cool ranging from pistols,rifles,explosive crossbows, and even a charging sniper rifle. The game is a semi open world game which is pretty cool because it encourages you to explore the area to find collectables which are worth a damn because they give you additiional ammo types where you can buy from the store. You also have a rig which can be used to fight larger akird and these can be fun to fight your rig is also used to get to certain enviornments. Fighting the large and medium akrid are the highlights and never get old. now lost planet 3 isn't without it's problem now it can boring in some parts especially early in the game since you are walking all the time thankfully later which isn't too long you get a fast travel which is very useful. The campaign is surprisingly long and it's a great length which took me 15 hours to finish. you also have mp which is good but too bad it uses gamespy,no bots, and you can't turn the mics off. the mp is suprisingly more fun than the sp but I don't see the community playing this for months really. you have the standards but you also have akrid survival sort of a mixture of co-op and king of the hill and it's 2 of the best things about the mp the other the vital suits which are fun as hell why weren't these in the campaign spark. Lost planet 3 surprised me a lot and it's one of the best games i've played this year, great job spark definately looking forward to ninja gaiden z. I felt satisfied with my purchase of this surprisingly great game and i don't regret it.
8.9/10 Great package with some issues here and there.