If you're a big fan of Lost planet 1 or 2, this game probably isn't for you.
It does away with the open levels, fast paced combat and co-op in favour for a more linear story driven experience.
Please note that this entry into the franchise isn't developed by Capcom like it's predecessors, but instead by Spark unlimited (makers of Legendary, CoD: Finest hour), it's important to note this because combat in this game is completely different to the other 2 in terms of combat. (Also because their games are anything but popular)
The reason for this is Capcom wanted to get a Western studio to develop the franchise with the intent of expanding the LP series in the West.
Now, I don't want to write an essay on this game because it would be all too easy, but if you're still interested in buying this or on the fence, I reccomend watching total biscuits review for the game; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoQQPmjF5T4
Althought this review is very negative, I feel it captures my sentiments for the game perfectly.
TLDR; The only similarities to the previous installments in the series is the lore, it's a story driven game, combat feels very dull and repitive.
The writers of the story got nominated for outstanding achievement in videogame writing by the writers guild of America (it does have good story, and great character development)
3/10 from me, I dropped this game due to the combat.