The extreme and unpredictable conditions that characterised the Lost Planet series return, harsher than ever before. Lost Planet 3 reveals new truths about the foreboding planet and the colonial history of E.D.N. III. Lost Planet 3 introduces Jim Peyton, a rig pilot who leaves Earth to take on a hazardous but lucrative contract on E.D.N.
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Release Date: Aug 26, 2013

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The extreme and unpredictable conditions that characterised the Lost Planet series return, harsher than ever before. Lost Planet 3 reveals new truths about the foreboding planet and the colonial history of E.D.N. III.

Lost Planet 3 introduces Jim Peyton, a rig pilot who leaves Earth to take on a hazardous but lucrative contract on E.D.N. III. Working for Neo-Venus Construction (NEVEC) who are preparing the planet for colonisation, Jim joins his fellow pioneers at the Coronis base and begins surveying the uncharted terrain and obtaining samples of the planet’s energy supply – Thermal Energy.

With NEVEC’s existing Thermal Energy reserve running low the fate of the Coronis mission depends on the natural source of the energy supply being located. Realising that this is a great opportunity for a huge pay-off and early ticket home to his family, Jim braves the risk of the treacherous environment and threat of the indigenous Akrid.
Acting as a home away from home and boasting an array of tools that can assist Jim on the field, the utility rig provides Jim’s safety and is essential not only for his contract work but also his protection against the ever-changing climate.

Lost Planet 3 will deliver a diverse range of gameplay including on-foot battles and intense first person action. With a number of multiplayer modes and a compelling single player experience, Lost Planet 3 will delve deeper into the Lost Planet universe, uncovering hidden truths within the unique and dynamic environment of E.D.N. III.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Dual core CPU 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 9800 or better, ATI Radeon™ HD 4770 or better
    • Hard Drive: 16 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Standard audio device
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Quad core 2.7 GHz or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460 or better
    • Hard Drive: 16 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Standard audio device
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614 of 678 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
Giving a thumbs down to LP3 feels painful. It's got a lot of heart. The animations, the graphics, the voice acting, it's all wonderfully cinematic, and it's a loose sci-fi blue collar theme, with space contractors in a space wasteland planet trying to do science in the face of aliens everywhere. Your dude is a bearded contractor who gets messages from his wife and country music plays in his giant robot. Gamers in general don't see much manual labor so it's always nice to see stories that focus on that sort of hard work. That said, thematically, it's a bit of an odd mix since your average mission is to "go fix X, okay, all done? Good, now get back to the robot and march back oh wait there's 400 aliens between you and your robot. And this isn't a problem at all." What was the want ad for this? Space engineer, must be able to perform QTE repairs while shooting 4000 aliens. Still, they want it to work so bad, they fill this story with real heart.

But for all the glitz and polish it's just not that much fun. You walk places and walk some more then get in a robot and walk places with slow robot clomping and FINALLY you get to dive roll and shoot aliens and that part is actually kinda fun in a low budget Red Faction Armageddon sense but then you get to walk back and talk some more and walk and walk and climb and it's all just such a waste of time and then they expect you to go back to earlier locations for some dumb sidequests and there's just no way, no how.

It's clear the man hours went into this game that should, by the book, have created a solid fun, but forgettable AAA game. But the talent somehow didn't make its way to the final product. And it's a shame because so much love went into this but it just was not enough.

I would have watched the movie of this.
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217 of 297 people (73%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2014
First of all I want to say that I didnt played the first Lost Planet game but I played the second one. I like Lost Planet 2 because it has its own style. Lost Planet 2 was "crazy" and I enjoyed the journey through the singleplayer campaign. I hoped Lost Planet 3 would have the same style but I got greatly disappointed.


Negative Points:

Controls
- The assignment of keys was horrible in Lost Planet 2 but this time they really wrecked it. I changed the sh*tty layout but after that the most keys just didnt work correctly anymore. I changed the key layout to default because of this but I also had to start a new game cause nothing worked properly after I used a different layout.
- Default layout also dont work as well as it should.. Great work!

Controls (again)
- I raged a lot because the game says at some quicktime events things like "Hold w/s/a/d" but in reality I have to press "F" several times. It really p*ssed me off. I even reinstalled the game because of this sh*t.

Cover System
- The cover system works horribly. I even stopped using it because 1) It dont work well and 2) You dont need it.

HUD
- I dont like the HUD. It dont show me the things I need in a acceptable way. And if you are too far away from your mech you will lose important things like the mini map.

Enemies
- Sometimes enemys just appeared in front (sometimes even inside) of me
- The variety of enemys is a joke
- Grabbing enemys with the mech is so buggy
- Enemies often just stuck in something (especially the flying enemies)

Boss Enemies
- "Boss Enemies" - or should I say "Boss Enemy"? Really you have to fight the same typ of Boss for uhm 3 times I think. Well maybe the crab looks a little bit different every time but it is the same stupid "crab thing" over and over again.
- One time the boss crab was invincible.. wasted 30 minutes.

Weapons
- Boring weapons like shotgun, pistol or assault rifle. No crazy "Holy sh*t" weapons here..
- There are also just a few weapons for you. No fun!

Map/World
- They call it "Open World".. I call it "Path between 2 loading zones"
- Loading zones.. so much loading...even with a strong PC

Price & DLC
- Overpriced DLCs
- Got the game during a sale and I am happy that I didnt pay the full price (40 euros - 1 year after release) because it is way too much for this game.

Bugs
- There are some bugs in the game which can make you rage a lot (game breaking bugs like not triggering something are §/"§&$(%&$!!!)
- Other bugs are for example: Explosive weapons shell just explode after you shot for no reason so you hurt yourself a lot / cant shoot (only aim) with weapons / invisible walls (no I didnt reach the end of the map because I walked there 5 minutes ago without problems)

Steam Connection
- You lost connection to steam for about 2 seconds? Well no connection to steam = playing not possible. The game will stop and throw you back to the main menu. Will the game saving the progress? Nope. Seriously why cant I play the game in singleplayer without a connection to steam?

Windows Live
- Dont worry GFWL died and Lost Planet 3 uses Steamworks now. I still blame every studio which have chosen this GFWL sh*t!

Multiplayer
- Is nearly dead. You will find some players in Team Deathmatch but the other modes are dead. Maybe you will find some players which are playing for achievements but normally you will not find anyone in a other game mode than Team Deathmacht
- Lost all my stats. Just got reseted and after that happend the new stats dont work correctly. Well I dont care that much because I dont got much after 4 hours MP
- Now I am in the "Top 1000" from the MP leaderboard again.. with 4 kills. Says a lot about activity.

Savegame
- Only 1 save slot
- Savegame got wrong date (I think this is not the year 2013..)

Other problems
- Subtitles (german) are sometimes incorrect
- Lip sync is bad
- The jokes which are made by the characters are really bad the most time
- You liked the mechs in Lost Planet 2? Yes? Well forget them you only get 1 boring mech with no third person view!
-Cant skip credits



Neutral Points:

Graphics
- The game graphics are ok (not good for release 2013 but also not the worst)

Story
- Story (I have to say that I didnt follow the Lost Planet story that much at all)



Positive Points:

Characters
- I like Jim, his wife and the other women you will meet, I dont want to spoiler too much. You will know which one (psst I dont mean the annoying black b*tch) just in case you still want to play this game.

Well I just tried to find something positive... actually I hate more characters in Lost Planet 3 than I like.



At the end I have to say: Dont buy this game for more than 5 euros! It is a boring game with so many problems. You can feel that this game was made for consols and not for the PC. Lost Planet 2 had a lot of problems too but it was much more fun than Lost Planet 3. The style of Lost Planet 3 reminds me a little bit at Dead Space 3. Also Lost Planet 3 failed as sequel just like Dead Space 3 did. Maybe the number "3" is cursed in the gaming industry and Gabe know it? Would explain why we will never see Half Life 3..

Back to topic: Do not buy this game. If you really want to buy it do not pay more than 5 euros and do not buy the DLCs!
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75 of 100 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
LOST PLANET® 3 is one of a kind, it's a game that sucks at being a successor of the Lost Planet franchise with its totally different type of story, speed, gameplay, BUT I do think it's one of the most interesting games I played in a while, here's why I think this way:

The game puts you in the role of Jim Peyton, husband and father who's trying to earn some money with working for NEVEC.
What I liked particularly about the game is its way of making you believe you really work on E.D.N. III, because the game is not trying to be make some things simple in order to make it more fun or faster.

That of course may be why most of the fans of the series won't like it though, because it's as different as it can be considering the first two games were fast arcade shooters.

I'ts been a long time since I played Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, but this game makes me wanna pick it up again
and I do recommend getting this game if anything I wrote above appeals to you, but I don't think it's worth the full price though.

Score: 7/10
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40 of 51 people (78%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
Finished 7/10

Good:
+ Good voice acting
+ Great blend of Carpenter's "The Thing" and Dead Space atmosphere
+ Tense soutrack

Bad:
- Dull and cliched story
- Boring and repetitive boss fights
- Upgrade system almost doen't mean a thing
- Awkward QTE moments
- Occasional environment glitches
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109 of 171 people (64%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 11, 2014
http://youtu.be/AbWi05pn3Ss

I really don't understand MOST of the hate for this game!
Basically if the movie Aliens and the Dead Space series had a baby and moved to Hoth you would have Lost Planet 3.

Graphically it's stellar. The vistas are something to behold and even the small details you come across in the world.
The facial animations in the cutscenes are expressive and the voice acting is top notch. I really cared about these characters and their back stories.

It played a lot like a poor mans Gears of War, which in my book is not a bad thing. The gun play was pretty basic but at times frenzied as well. More than once I fear for my life much the way I did in the Dead Space games. A lot of the enviroments are truley unsettling and coupled with ALIENS soundtrack I was hooked and immersed.

In true Capcom fashion there are little details that make this game stand out. One being the 'hominess' of you RIG (mech). You get messages from your wife back on earth, updates about your baby boy and even a vlog. Not only that but in most of the traversal parts of the game you're able to play a music list. By that I mean YOUR MUSIC ON YOUR PC! that changed a lot of the game for me. Heres an example:

http://youtu.be/_7J2fI0vz9Y

Being able to listen to oldies or whatever your cup of tea is while walking around this vast frozen tundera really scored big points with me.

To keep this short, play it for yourself. It's on sale right now and if your up for something immersive and pretty erie with a tight story to boot then give Lost Planet 3 a shot. I'm glad I did, it's something I will remember for a long time to come.

Now, for a fight with a giant Akrid to 'Sleepwalking' from GTA5.

http://youtu.be/a6KDHYEDaOU
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44 of 65 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
I am really enjoying this game a lot with 4 hours into the game. I am still only using a single gun and a hookgun. The athosphere in this game is amazing. Its like being on the Ice Planet Hoth which is great!! I am loving the music too. Very Alien 1 inspired. I love what they did with the game. The different look and graphics. I mean if we want Lost Planet 1 or 2 graphics lets play those games. I am glad they went into a different direction. Just like many people give negative reviews because "this Call of Duty or AC game looks exactly like the last one" Lost Planet 3 did something about that. It doesn't look like LP 1 or 2 but Lost Planet 3. Now also many people don't like that either and want the old look back. They compare it to Dead Space or Red Faction. What can I say. Well I dont think so. I have played al those games and Lost Planet 3 doesn't try to be anything but Lost Planet 3. A 3rd prson shooter is a 3rd person shooter. And this a really good one. The story is really starting to pick up. The Voice acting is very good and so are the sound effects and graphics. A great effort from Capcom. The price could be a little less at this stage and the DLC should be free but don't we wish that for all games. I give this a 8/10. will edit after finishing the game.
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21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
-Excellent Singleplayer Story & Gameplay.
-No COOP, SP & MP.
-DX9 UnrealEngine, good looking tho.
-As a Fan of Lost Planet at first Glance it might be disappointing but I got into it and I love this Story-driven Game.
-Overall very polished game, they added Steamworks & Achievements, Vanilla Version had none of it.
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73 of 124 people (59%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
Let me start by saying Lost Planet Extreme Condition colonies edition , and Lost Planet 2 are two of my favorite PC games. So I am a HUGE Lost Planet fan. This so called "Lost Planet 3" However is so bad in everyway possible...1st off let us start with the graphics..Lost planet Pushed PC graphics to the max at the time of release(really taking advantage of DX10 effects) Lost Planet 2 also Pushed PC tech at the time,and Really utilized DX11.
The DX9 ONLY graphics on Lost Planet 3 and effects are Just really bad...
If you are a fan of the series,be ready to be Very disappointed. Gameplay and Graphics wise. Lost Planet and Lost Planet 2 are such beautiful looking , and playing games,with the PERFECT 3rd person View with such original satisfying gameplay, Lost planet 3 however is atrocious ,in all regards.. from the horrible graphics,horrible effects,bad gameplay..the every been there done that 3rd person view,This game does not feel look or satisfy the Lost Planet fan :(
Red faction is also a great game series,and This game looks and feels Like a very very bad & Rushed version of a red faction game..
Multiplayer is so linear,and single player,is decent at best,The whole Control scheme,gameplay,graphics ,EVERYTHING about lost planet 3 does not look,feel or satisfy me,and has changed for the worse.
I can't stress enough how extremely disappointed I am with Lost Planet 3...
It Feels as if The game was made by people who have NEVER played or worked on Past Lost Planet Games,It feels like any old bland 3rd person shooter with rushed xbox 360 quality graphics/effects.
The gameplay also feels rushed.
I can only Hope Lost planet 4 will return to Lost Planet's Roots.
Avoid Lost Planet 3 at all costs sadly is my recommendation.
If you have Never played a Lost Planet game,and start with Lost Plant 3 , prepare to have you're mind Blown when you try Lost Planet 2, or Colonies,or extreme condition.
If you are a Fan of the Lost Planet Series,well then..be prepared to be Very disappointed...
This is NO Lost Planet game.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
60.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 14, 2014
I'd like to say that I love the game, but I can only say I really like the game. I can only recommend it conditionally -- get it on sale, otherwise, pass it up. You'll get frustrated with some of the problems.

I haven't played the other two Lost Planet games in the series, so I have nothing for comparison (which is what lots of the negative reviews seems to be about.) As a stand alone game, it has a solid linear story line in single player (and single player is what I play for) RPG with really good narrative cinamagraphic cut away scenes, plus the occassional cut-in videos of communications between the character you play and the wife back on Earth which adds to the character background. Everything experienced is in the past - a retelling of events as a sort of confessional story.

The world is not free roam. There are definte restrictions on where one can go and how one can move through the environment. Not a huge problem for the linear narrative story format of the game, but there are few opportunities to really explore that makes the world really interesting. No really hidden areas or out-of-the-way places to discover that would flesh out the world a bit more for the player.

Player movement is also limited - you can't jump or climb or crouch or crawl except in special places and in a choreographed manner. This normally isn't a problem, except in combat where you see a place of solid cover, but there's abosolutely no way to get to it... however, there generally are points of cover available in most combat settings, if one scramble about sufficiently to find them unless the combat situation is designed without it (and, yes, there are those situations, often in "boss" type battles.) Though, on second thought, it would be nice to be able to jump over obstacles instead of having to walk around them and even be able to jump on top of them. It's also rather nice not to be able to wander over a cliff as most cliffs have an invisible barrier to prevent this, but it also takes away some of the fun of game play if you can't have those moments of "oh, fraaaaaaaaaaaack...." as one plummets over by mistake.

Weapons are simple, but work fine for the game. The game isn't really combat intensive as you're fighting indigenous creatures, some very easy to defeat with a shot or two while others are heavily armored. Enough variety to keep it interesting, if only it doesn't get too tedious over time. I'm not there yet, so I don't know though I could see it becoming so given the limits of the creatures and one's own arsenal.

My major complaint is that they keybindings for custom key settings are screwed up. When I set them, I get errors like the key is already assigned and it obviously is not as it doesn't show the key, or I assign the key and then when I play, the key doesn't work. A similar problem occurs when I try to change graphic or sound settings, and then click on "Apply Settings", sometimes I get the prompt to save the new settings, sometimes nothing happens. It's very odd.

Also, I often run into the issue that the standard keys for action don't work on ocassion. notably for maniuplating the clamp arm of the utility rig (after clamping on to an object, the WASD keys don't operate to turn or pump or move the grasped object.) Very frustrating when the keys don't work. Makes the game unplayable and it seems to happen at random and I have yet to figure out what gets the keys working again.

A second major complaint is no SAVE feature beyond the AUTO-SAVE. This really sucks as the AUTO-SAVE seems to kick in only after a mission completion. So, if I'm half-way through a mission and need to quit to get on with my real life, forget it. I lose all the progress on the mission, even if the last thing I have to do is turn a crank, then open a door and go through it after defeating the "boss" creature. Sometime, yes, real life can't wait for those extra five minutes. Rather silly not to have a user initated SAVE option.

Finally, I expect playing with a game controller would be easier than with keyboard/mouse. However, I don't have that option with my set-up. I suspect the problems I'm having with key mapping don't apply with a game controller - or maybe they do if all the game controller does is map to keyboard/mouse. In which case, same problems.

ADDENDUM: The WSAD issue is cleared up on the Steam Forums (took some searching) - one can simply use the F key. Hey, that isn't presented on the screen, another problem! Wrong instructions! Also, on the Steam Forms, one can locate how to edit the key mapping config file directly to bypass the cruddy and disfunctional ingame interface, if that's to your liking. Me? I'd rather have a functional interface rather than have to muck about with config files... I've gotten past that sort of thing in my life and I just want to recreate now, not hack on the back end of things or tweak or poke about in the mechanics of the program or config files so much anymore.
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
23.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 7, 2014
I have been a Capcom Fan for many many years now and Lost Planet 3 just showed me why.

This game, for me, is almost perfect on every aspect, from gameplay to story to environment to sounds etc etc.
It is just so well made and so immersive.

Being a 3D animator myself, i have to say that the animation and sounds effect related to them is simply gorgeous and so well done.

Every Lost Planet are different from one another and LP3 is a really great asset to the serie.

I've been enjoying every single minutes i've played this game so far and would totally recommend that game.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
I originally gave this game a negative review due to a gamebreaking bug. Having come back months later this bug seemed to have been fixed so I decided to edit my review.

Unlike a lot of space shootman games, LP3 takes its time introducing its characters and giving you the opportunity to give a ♥♥♥♥ about them, it also focuses on civilians like scientists and engineers instead of your usual "HOORAH SPESH MAHREENS!". Biggest example is the protagonist, Jim Peyton. Jim is no Master Chief or Commander Shepard, he’s just a contractor out to get a paycheck to support his family. He’s a relative everyman and the game does a quality job actually showing you his relationship with his family, mainly through videos he exchanges with his wife, Grace, back on Earth. The game takes it time establishing Jim’s day to day life and I think it works. All the approaches the writers make to establish the characters really help give some real heart to what otherwise could have been a generic TPS game. Though there is also the atmosphere which is really freaking good, EDN 3 looks like an utterly hostile planet filled with freezing blizzards and massive lava pools. The country music Grace gives you also adds to this “space trucker” vibe that the game gives off and it really adds to the atmosphere, though you can just play your own music if you want. Overall, it was clear the writers (One of them wrote Anachronox!) wanted something more than flimsy cardboard excuses for story and characters most actions games. They do well for a while but disappointingly it craps itself at the end with a transparently evil villain that ruins the whole theme of not having any real villains. This really brings the game down from being great but the writing is still solid.

When it comes to the combat it is essentially Dead Space and its serviceable but way too many enemies tend to spawn and there’s not much enemy variety. Fighting in your mech can be cool but sometimes it can be a real pain in the ♥♥♥ due to some obtuse mechanics. It’s not a game you really play for the combat, just stick to Easy.

Overall LP3 has a really strong start with a more unique character driven take on an action game but this peters out as it goes on. It’s still a solid game and worth picking up on sale now
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18 of 28 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 14, 2014
Having played the game solely for the campaign, with one or two multiplayer matches under my belt, I'm not entirely certain I can give a good review, but I can give my opinon at the very least.

I had an interesting experience while playing. The introduction to E.D.N. III was splendid and gave me a pretty blatant message that the game was not going to be like it predecessors. Which in some ways is unfortunate, but in others it's great.
It was great because it meant they changed it to a way that would allow a much more closely followed story. Rather than LP 2, where the story kinda jumped all over the play till it came all together at climax.

The akrid enemies were varied in some scenarios, some added new tactics other than just being big an menacing, and some just marched toward you like an explosive cow towards a humansized-shotgunweilding-meatgrinder. Not to say it wasn't fun mowing down waves of that strange basic acrid tripod thingy.

Fighting the large creatures on foot proved a challenge sometimes, though their tactics were easy to learn. When you later face similar creatures in your Rig I found the experience of welding and/or drilling them to death quite relaxing.

One unfortunate thing is the grappling hook. I loved that thing in the first installments of the Lost Planet series. Sadly thanks the games changes, usage of it as an exploration and tool have been limited to 'designated' cliffs and such. I mean later in the game you get a zip-line upgrade that lets you slide on zip-lines sometimes. Either way, one the few things I didn't like.

Overall the game was good from start to finish. Except for a certain part about 2/5th in, where they try to shove you into a cramped station and the pit orchestra from Dead Space returns with a raging vengeance as they ♥♥♥♥ your ears while the awesome nothingness ensues! Really, they try to create an atmosphere that just really was never there for me.

So in closing:
Do you want a game that's fun and you can just ♥♥♥♥ around it? LP2 or 1 might be a better bet.
Want a game that gives and interesting explanation as to how ♥♥♥♥ got to the first LP with a cool ♥♥♥ take on Rigs and VSs? This is for you~
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 7, 2014
Well, the game is definietely NOT what I expected. First Lost Planet, which I absolutely love, was waaay more about shooting aliens, wrecking enemy VS' and making a lot of noise. This game, however, is much more story-driven and sometimes suffers from it - it gets boring at times. What it lacked in fast action it made up for in characters and storyline, which I really liked. The main protagonist, Jim Peyton, is a very well-written character whom which I identified a lot - the way in which he acts and speaks is not only lifelike, but also logical and at points witty, which makes him a likeable fellow. What saddened me is the unused potential of Jim's robot, RIG, which looks awesome, but is pretty much useless. I admire Capcom for sticking to the convention (its a prequel, so robots with big-♥♥♥ guns were unneccessary), but I really regret that in the end the player-controllable RIG never got any weapon other than its utility equipment, and most of the fights are resolved by quick time events. To sum up: a good 7/10 game: intresting story, characters and dialogues, decent graphics, but too few not sufficiently varied Akrid to shoot, dissapointing robot and monotonous locations. Had fun anyway.
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
Lost Planet was dumb game with crappy story, idiotic characters and awful acting. But it was fun third person action game with vehicles. Yeap it was fun to play between awfulness of it's plot cutscenes.
Lost Planet 2 was boring mediocre game without any redeeming qualities at all. Just grindy third person shooter to kill hour or so with your friends (co-op fixes everything as always).
Lost Planet 3 is very very immersive, very personal game full of atmosphere, beautifully fleshed out characters, detailed environments and great voice acting. It's competent but not very memorable shooter. The problem with Lost Planet 3 is it's own franchise. Lost Planet was dumb but fun bug shooter. Lost Planet 3 is neither dumb or fun shooter. If you want to catch a cold on a distant planet and ride in your trusted drilling machine while listening to great music - Lost Planet 3 is for you. If you just want to shoot some bugs - avoid.
For me - I grew tired of mindless shooting. I prefer immersion. I prefer details. That's it. That's why I put thumb up here and recommend this game for any fan of immersive games.

I never liked Lost Planet franchise anyway (can't see a single reason why anyone would like it anyway), but I really like LP3.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
Decent game. Nice graphics. A relaxing shooter. Takes too long to get to ur rig, as well as anything else. Not fond of the country music that I am unable to change.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
After reading the reviews of this game, I hesitated getting it. However, once I got it, I couldn't stop playing. I really enjoyed the story. Capcom did a great job with this game. This game has moments that feel like dead space, and moments that are more action oriented. Wonderful game overall.
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80 of 152 people (53%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 30, 2014
I just finished the game and I'm like WOW!!Of course lost planet 3 is different from the other 2 games but i liked it most of all!!! WTF IS WRONG WITH HATERS ♥♥♥♥ing critising the game?!?!? ITS JUST AWESOME with a great story and twists till the very end that kept me at the edge of my seat 4 days continiously!!! I had no crashes and in general everything was pretty nice and smooth! I dont know what others say maybe their system's not good I dont know! But this game deserves way more and in my opinion is in my top 10 games list!!! Try it and you WONT regret it!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
19.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
Great Game. If you want a game about giant robots facing monstrous aliens, other giant robots, and stalagtites, buy this game.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
26.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
Not a single disappointment anywhere in this game except noone plays multiplayer but who cares. It has an amazing story. All the pieces are starting to come together.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
This game plays and feels different from the other Lost Planet entries. That much you can get from any other review, and that by itself puts some people off - but not me, and I think you should give this game a chance. That said, I'm not much one for multiplayer, so my comments are about the campaign.

The sound and graphics are good, especially the sound design for the weather. Very atmospheric, it really gets your attention when a howling, thundering blizzard rolls in and whites everything out. The music is not bad, and comes in two flavors: moody science fiction-style instrumentals, like what you'd hear in Aliens or Homeworld, and some surprisingly classy western-style guitar and fiddle tunes the main character likes to listen to. They're both understated, but nice touches.

The art design and graphics fit the mood as well, giving E.D.N. III a stark beauty you don't find very often. The character animations are a little stiff in-game, but not anything that really breaks immersion - and the mech animations feel nice and stompy, like they have real weight to them. It's a nice effect that I appreciate.

The storytelling style is well done, particularly given it's a Capcom game. I don't think they'll ever really live down Resident Evil's infamously cheesy dialogue, but this game feels like it was written by Joss Whedon. Some commenters have mentioned the game feeling similar to the movie Aliens, and I can see that, but I think the main character has more in common with the frontier pragmatism of Jim Raynor or Malcolm Reynolds.

So, that's scene-building and mood-setting, and it's done well. But this is a shooter, right? So, how is the action?

It's a solid third-person shooter. You have different loadouts you can switch between, upgradeable weapons, and a basic cover system. Getting new weapons can be kind of slow, especially if you focus on side-quests, but every weapon always has some utility: there aren't many trash guns in this game.

The pacing can be a bit ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, and is my only real issue with the game. One of the first QTE's - sorry, I didn't mention those, did I? Yeah, there are some QTE's in this game. They're pretty forgiving, though, and they don't show up enough to be obnoxious.

Where was I? Oh, right, pacing. One of the first QTE's is in the middle of a "help us, player character! Fix this problem RIGHT NOW!" situation that blows in out of nowhere. The urgency of that errand is a pretty sharp break from the smoother pace the game had had before that, and afterward, it goes immediately back to that "take your time if you want" approach. It's a bit jarring sometimes.

So overall, if you're a fan of shooters and gritty science fiction, you like mood-building and atmosphere, and you don't mind some pacing shifts, I would definitely recommend this game.
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