So when a game with the name Lost Planet starts with an old man dying looking back at his life, I can’t help thinking oh no not one of those games again, however lets run with it, you are Peyton the newest member of a crew on a faraway planet to collect energy to make money, to send home to your pregnant wife.
Your employer is the ultimately successful and apparently global dominating company NEVEC who is apparently into everything and now trying to build better worlds, you can’t help to shake the feeling this is a hell lot like the story from Aliens. Far away planet, global dominating company, secrets hidden, aliens attacking and when a face hugger suddenly comes into the game it gets really strange.
But as said let’s run with it, so ♥♥♥♥ hits the fan and it’s up to Peyton to put things straight again, which of course doesn’t go according to plan.
So there you are about a couple of million light years away from your wife, trying to make a living doing standard tasks such as repairs, gathering energy, making money, and accepting messages from your more than mental other half.
Knowingly that there are hostile creatures on the planet that you have to kill to get this energy, when things starts to get weird and of course you go look for answers in the deep cold places of the planet.
This game really doesn’t do all what you expect it to anyway, the gameplay is smooth and nice, however you have more buttons for quick time events than any other game I’ve ever seen.
You have to mass tap F for combat quick time event, you have to click and hold V to repair stuff, and you have to click another two to three different buttons for different things which is really annoying.
If they had in fact let you free roam a lot more than they do, it would have given the game a lot more gameplay and feel a lot larger than it really does. There is no health bar and your rig can’t really break, it just stands there for 20-30 seconds before you can jump back in it like it was never destroyed. Also what the hell is up with repeatable quests in a single player campaign, who came up with that idea? if you look away from all the quick time events is just basic cover based shooting where a lot of other games do it a lot better.
The graphics of the game are really amazing. The storms, feeling and everything is really spectacular, and I had multiple times where I was about to die but just stood there stunned looking at the scenery. Everything in all sizes have amazing details and were really well designed.
The graphics of the game were everything that kept me going, specially the feeling of being in the middle of some of the storms where the graphics really just popped and made it feel like a good game. Sadly the feeling was destroyed and rather fast.
The soundtrack for this game is like watching the Alien movies. What’s nice however is when inside your rig you can turn on your radio and listen to some mixed stuff. Unfortunately, most of the time you spend on the ground outside where the soundtrack is Aliens all over again.
Sadly I didn´t get to test this as it is already dead. I did try for over 2 hours to see if I could find a match but barely anyone every hosted or could be found for a game.
Sum Up -
So did I enjoy playing Lost Planet 3? No, the game did bore me to death and I had to stop and just go play something else to avoid falling asleep. The story is so like Aliens and so is the sound that you really wonder why the game wasn’t called Aliens: Loader Edition now with more quick time events.
This is not a game I would recommend anyone buying unless it is $10 or less, the graphics are stunning but are let down by the gameplay and story. However as said above, I doubt I was even half way in the game when the game bugged out and was impossible to continue. When they patch the game I will take a look again and see if i will eat my words
Posted: October 21st, 2013