While seeking life on a distant planet, an astronaut discovers an abandoned Russian town. He suspects his mission is a hoax until a mysterious young woman saves him from a strange and deadly phenomenon...
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While seeking life on a distant planet, an astronaut discovers an abandoned Russian town. He suspects his mission is a hoax until a mysterious young woman saves him from a strange and deadly phenomenon... Lifeless Planet is a third-person action-adventure that features an old-school sci-fi story and spectacular environments in the spirit of classic action-adventures.

After a hard landing on the planet, the astronaut discovers the planet that was reported to be rich with life is instead a barren wasteland. When he goes searching for his crew, he makes a more startling discovery: evidence that humans have already been to this planet years ago! When he comes upon a deserted Soviet-era Russian town, he struggles to make sense of his mission. Did his light-speed travel to the planet send him back in time? Or is this all some strange Cold War hoax?

Along the way, the astronaut meets a Russian woman, Aelita, who is somehow able to survive the hostile atmosphere of the planet. Through an unusual natural phenomenon, her skin causes the soil to glow green under her feet. The player must use these glowing tracks as a guide across the planet past treacherous and deadly threats. Is she leading him to safety... or an untimely death?

Lifeless Planet was inspired by Cold War era science fiction stories, posing questions about humankind's desire for space travel. What if you journeyed across the galaxy to another planet, only to find humans had already been there? What kind of person would sign up for a one-way mission, leaving behind planet Earth and everyone they've ever known and love... to go in search of an Earth-like planet?

Equipped with a limited-use jet-pack and a mobile robotic arm, the player must use wits and skill to solve puzzles, unravel the mystery, and survive the Lifeless Planet!

Key Features:
  • Explore 20 unique and atmospheric environments on a vast and treacherous planet.
  • Follow a mysterious young woman as she guides you past dangerous terrain and deadly life-forms.
  • Investigate the startling discovery of an abandoned Russian town.
  • Experience an exciting and intriguing story through rich graphics and cinematic cut-scenes.

Requisitos del sistema

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 1500 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 or ATI equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 900 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DX9.0c compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 or faster
    • Memory: 3000 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce GT 640 or faster
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Hard Drive: 900 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DX9.0c compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.7 (Lion) or newer
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo or Better (2ghz or faster)
    • Memory: 1500 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia/ATI Dedicated Graphics (Integrated Intel Graphics not supported)
    • Hard Drive: 900 MB available space
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Exploración con un claro sabor indie que deja ese regusto a "cutre", "inacabado" o "viejo" que a algunas personas les gusta, a mí personalmente me entristece un poco, hay indies de muy buena calidad pero este siempre mantiene ese halo aunque salga airoso al final.

La presentación de la historia es directa y clara, somos un astronauta de U.S.A. y nos vemos solos ante un proyecto fallido de los rusos, toca investigar que ha pasado, no sin dejar claras las aspiraciones de grandeza de la URSS y su imposibilidad técnica, con crítica al comunismo incluída. Tenemos una PDA que registra los documentos que nos vamos encontrando y nos los traduce, dándole mucho encanto a la exploración. Gráficamente destacar el uso de la linterna y de sombras proyectadas en tiempo real, espectaculares, resultonas y que curiosamente no están presentes en muchos juegos modernos por su consumo de recursos, lástima que este no sea una excepción y se le una la mala optimización y es que se notan las caidas de fotogramas aunque no nos vayamos fijando en ello, en la parte final incluso puede ser injugable en muchos equipos, por suerte se puede reducir la carga gráfica. La música está perfectamente sincronizada con el juego, dejándonos "a solas" cuando no tenemos un rumbo marcado, acompañándonos cuando hay un atisbo de esperanza por descubrir que ha pasado, y realmente es bella y desoladora a la vez. La parte de plataformas es simple pero suficiente, con un jetpack que nos permite saltos extra gana mucho interés y posibilidades, la de exploración por su parte es enorme pero bastante limitada (incluso pasillera en ocasiones), si el juego hubiera permitido mayor libertad en plan sandbox quizá habría sido un grande del género, sin embargo es bastante limitado, por suerte más de una vez tendremos que pensar por donde continuar, no hay ayudas y todo es muy lógico, se agradece que no sea un paseo. Otro acierto es que hay pocas zonas de carga y estas son super rápidas, según vamos avanzando un pequeño mensaje nos avisa de que hemos cambiado de zona y guardado la partida, que además se guarda de forma automática permitiendo que nos centremos en disfrutar lo que hacemos, mención especial a que es un juego donde no daremos ni un solo disparo, cosa rara hoy en día, y no creo que por ello sea aburrido.

Lo malo es que no está libre de bugs y eso si que me parece grave, me he encontrado con que al "guardar y salir" no se guardaba algo que había hecho, encontrarme un documento que sale varias veces como si fuera el último encontrado, o que al personaje sin venir a cuento le da por dejar de correr y tengo que reiniciar el juego para no desesperarme, también me quedé metido en un hueco sin poder hacer nada o caí a un precipicio en un salto fácil hacia una roca que no se dejo montar. Al terminar algunas fases continuamos con otra en la que el cambio se hace brusco, como pasar del día a la noche o estar en una zona rocosa y pasar a una desértica.

Si te gusta mucho la exploración, las plataformas y eres capaz de jugarlo durante una hora seguida probablemente el juego ya te habrá atrapado lo suficiente como para querer acabarlo, y es que sabe mantener el suspense, dándonos la historia poco a poco, permitiéndonos imaginar el desenlace pero sin dejarlo claro, vale la pena.
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"Lifeless Planet" se promociona con una idea poderosísima que es raro que no produzca grandes espectativas: en un primer viaje tripulado a un lejano planeta, el viajero se encuentra con un pueblo soviético en ruinas. ¿Qué cojones pasa? Tendrás que seguir jugando... Ahí está el gancho para que sigas jugando.
El juego nos crea unas enormes espectativas, pero no te confundas, lo que vas a encontrar después es más de lo mismo. No es un juego de misterio, sino de explorar. Iremos recorriendo kilómetros y kilómetros, a veces saltando precipios, y otras resolviendo sencillos puzzles. ¿Qué gracias tiene el juego entonces? En opinión de un murciano, "una poquica". Tras llegar al planeta empezamos a correr porque nos estamos quedando sin oxígeno y necesitamos encontrar unas unidades destinadas a restablecer el oxígeno de nuestro equipo que se enviaron al planeta tiempo antes. Esto nos ocurrirá unas cuantas veces durante la partida. Luego nos encontraremos el percal: un pueblo soviético abandonado. Tu explorador, que tiene los huevos "cuadraos", sigue con la misión, aventurándose en diferentes tipos de terreno, pegando brincos ayudándose de su jetpack y descubriendo más acerca del planeta y del descubrimiento que ha hecho allí. Además, para avanzar, tendremos que activar y usar diversos mecanismos.
Todo es como una historia pulp de ciencia ficción con un comienzo "amazing" como diría alguien hostiable, y que después se va haciendo algo monótono, ¿para qué engañarnos? Bueno... hasta que lo que ves a lo lejos... ¡parece una extraña silueta!
La historia va esclareciéndose, pero por otro lado vas formulándote más preguntas, y por otro lado, descubres algo de la vida personal del protagonista.
"Lifeless Planet" es una aventura a tomar por ♥♥♥♥ que llevará al explorador descubrir su "yo" más cercano, y tras esta comparación bastante barata y superficial, voy a ponerme los calzoncillos, que hace frío.
El sonido es justito, pero es que no hace falta más. El aspecto visual, sin ser sobresaliente, es más que digno. Todo junto produce una sinergia de tres pares de cojones que resulta es un juego curiosísimo y que tenía muchas ganas desde que lo veía anunciado por ahí.

¿Cuánto tiene de "juego de andar" y cuánto de "juego juego"? Yo soy archienemigo de los juegos de andar. Bazofias como "Dear Esther" le sientan peor a mi Mogwai que comer pasadas las 12 de la noche, pero en este juego es un 15% a lo sumo. Es cierto que no dejas nunca de avanzar, pero siempre con cuidado de no caerte por un precipio, morir achicharrado o intentando buscar orientación.
¿Es sólo ir andando por dunas de tierra como si estuvieras de vacaciones por Almería? No. En el camino encontrarás instalaciones soviéticas a las que también tendrás que entrar, así como terrenos muy distintos entre sí.
No me convence siento que me va a drefaudar. En serio, no es una película española. No lo acabarás con la sensación de haber sido estafado.
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Vi un video suyo en Youtube y me llamo la atencion la propuesta, una vez finalizado el juego este es mi resumen de puntos fuertes y flojos :

Puntos fuertes :

+ Buena ambientiacion, eso si...tengo la sensacion de que el inicio es mucho mas "especial" y luego al avanzar todo muchisimo mas repetitivo, como si le hubieran acabado con prisas.
+ Engancha, me recuerda en eso al "A story about my uncle", siempre quieres avanzar un poco mas, es un juego que si le empiezas le vas a quere acabar.
+ Buenos graficos y buenos controles, tiene algunos fallos puntuales pero en general la experiencia es positiva.
+ Atmosfera y banda sonora.

Puntos flojos :

- La historia...empieza muy fuerte pero poco a poco se va dispersando...tengo la sensacion de que se queria hacer un proyecto mucho mas profundo y largo pero por falta de presupuesto y/o tiempo acabaron haciendo algo mas "simple".
- Duracion...no es poca la duracion pero en ocasiones se hace pesado y peca de repetitivo, aun asi no deja de ser un plataformas pero podian haberle añadido algo mas...

En resumen...le recomiendo y le dejo de nota un 7/10, al menos por mi parte la experiencia fue gratificante...eso si...vas a notar como segun avanzas se vuelve menos "especial" y mas repetitivo.
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Que juegazo desde la primera vez que lo vi los trailer , imagenes lo quize jugar ahora que tengo la oportunidad lo recomiendo vale mucho la pena (y)
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Muy atrapante!!! La mecánica del juego es muy simple, lo más importante es la historia. Básicamente se trata de explorar todos los rincones del mapa, buscar notas y resolver algun que otro puzles simples. Nada de acción de ningún tipo, solo sentir la misma soledad que nuetro personaje. Se pasan horas jugando y no te das cuenta, y varias veces te quedas viendo todos los paisajes: Lo unico malo es que suele ser lineal

9/10

Si te gusta la exploracion y el silencio,,,, tomar mates mientras jugas =)
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Un buen juego. Te cuenta una història de una manera diferente. El hecho de ir tu solo por un planeta siguiendo una história, junto con una buena ambientación tanto gràfica como músical hacen de el un juego muy immersivo.

Yo lo recomiendo aunque cuando este de oferta a menos de 1€. Se tiene que jugar pero a un precio bajo.

Lo que no me ha gustado es que es excesivamente escriptado, el control es muy pero que muy mejorable y la mecánic de juego a veces es demasiado repetitiva. Aún así, lo recomiendo.



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Nota 15/01/2015: 8/10

Lo primero que pienso al terminar este juego es "como este juego puede ser un Indie y no haber sido famoso haciéndose voces" porque menuda obra de arte, es increíble en todos sus aspectos ( aunque le falta un poquito de jugabilidad que no se llega a echar mucho en falta ); gráficos que no destacan pero que te meten en el juego, jugabilidad un poco difícil en ciertos momentos, historia increíble y banda sonora bestial. Si te gustan los juegos de plataformas y puzzles ( aunque hay pocos ) éste es tu juego, lo tendrás todo y con el añadido de una historia intrigante desde el primer segundo en el que estás en el juego hasta su final, una joya que no debe faltar en tu colección de juegos.

En cuanto a la historia que anteriormente he mencionado haré un muy breve resumen, porque desde el primer momento podría considerarse spoiler: Eres un astronauta que ha dedicido emprender un viaje que no hay posible retorno hacia un planeta desconocido el cuál parece estar a mucho años luz de la tierra y justo al llegar al susodicho planeta te estrellas y te encuentras que tus compañeros han desaparecido; después de caminar durante unos minutos te encuentras lo último que te podrías imaginar en ese sitio: Un poste de luz que conduce electricidad que no se sabe de donde viene y que no sabes a donde va.
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Un amargo "no". La verdad es que el juego parte de una idea bonita, pero muere en el desarrollo. La primera media hora lo juegas con la sensación de que "algo gordo" va a pasar y entonces se pondrá dificil y emocionante. Pero avanzas y avanzas en el juego, y el misterio solo se escabuye de ti, no cambia. Y te encuentras jugando a un juego de plataformas sin enemigos (al menos nada mencionable) que deja la sensación de estar sin terminar.
Quería que me gustase. Pero no lo ha hecho y no lo recomiendo.
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Eres un astronauta en un planeta remoto que persigue a una tipa comunista con problemas de hongos en los pies, y va por ahí apestándolo todo y dejándolo verde. Tu misión es echarle fungosol en los pies.

11/10
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I wish I could recommend this game, since it does have a certain beauty. But in the end too many negative bits sucked the fun out of it for me. It just felt tedious towards the end. Here is what is good and bad.

The good:
  • Beautiful Landscapes: You basically “run” (more on that later) through a series of truly well-drawn landscapes. The graphic textures are not always the greatest, but overall you get some stunning visuals. Especially the vertical elements can be quite remarkable.
  • Atmospheric Sound/Music: Minimalistic, but appropriately used. Simply good.

The not-so good:
  • So… much… walking… : Unfortunately your movement speed is not very high. Which means that you transverse above mentioned landscapes step by step by step for what simply feels way too long. It certainly contributes to the atmosphere of solitude/lifelessness (because very little is happening while you walk). Just, that is not a very neat atmosphere to build up. The whole thing is compounded by the fact that:
  • The story does not move forward: Most of the time you are running somewhere you are doing so without much motivation, but simply because you are following the only viable way through this world. Not everything has to be open world, but at least give me a reason why I should now be traversing the lava level. God, I felt with my character when he character said “I demand answers! Now!” some hours in. Neither of us would get any for many more hours.
  • Unmotivated Discontinuity: Sometimes a new level begins without any discernible transitions from the last. Example: Last minute it was daylight and you were standing on a cliff. Next second you are in a canyon and its night. Eh, what?
  • Puzzles are way too easy: Most of the game you are following a giant “follow me” trail of glowing green, the only challenge being to keep your motivation for these long minutes. Puzzles are sparse (which in itself is a bit of a problem for a puzzle platformer), and never pose the slightest challenge. Like one-moveable-object-besides-one-landmark-easy: move object to landmark, done. When you get stuck, this it is very likely because you overlooked a required booster pack that is hidden a few hundred meters back. And who explores slightly off track at this walking speed?
  • Abilities are arbitrarily removed: At some points you get a cool booster pack. Not only does it allow you to solve some platform puzzles, it also allows you to move quicker (yay!). Now you can spend an hour flying around with this thing in one level without a problem. But as soon as you cross a line the game declares it has run out of fuel (regardless of how long you have been using it). This is feels completely arbitrary. Similarly, sometimes the plot will decide you need more oxygen, regardless of when you refilled last or what you have been doing in the meantime.

Overall, a tedious experience with some visisal perks. Did not go into the story becuase it might be subjective, but personally I am not blown away.
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TL;DR at the bottom.

Lifeless Planet is an incredible game filled with atmospheric joy and a story that only gives you just enough to figure out what is going on. You play as an American astronaut that is sent to explore a planet that your readings suggest is brimming with life. Upon arrival you find that this planet is nothing like you expected. It houses strange secrets of past explorers and a nation trying to find the perfect life away from Earth only to find that meddling with things they don't understand almost never ends happily. An interesting mix of casual exploration and platforming, it keeps things relatively fresh most of the time. You should feel the want to get to the end to see how everything pans out and what the mysteries of this Lifeless Planet are, but at the same time your feeling of eerie isolation and the ambient sounds of the world make you want to take your time looking at the planet and chilling out as well. I became lost in the isolationist atmosphere and didn't want it to end.

If you peer at the store page for this game and look at the user tags you would think that this is a game in the same genre as Dear Esther and the other "walking simulator" sorts of games. In some instances this is accurate, but in Lifeless Planet you have more than just your feet to work with. You are in a space suit with a jetpack! So while this game is semi-casual most of the time, there are a fair amount of platforming situations in which you must use the jetpack to make some pretty intense jumps now and then. I wouldn't say that this is extremely difficult to do, but you don't just walk from point to point here like a "walking simulator" would suggest. Not only that, but there are puzzles that you will come into contact with that force you to ponder the environment a bit as well as some technology to help you solve these puzzles. So it definitely delves into much more gameplay than just walking from story point to story point.

Besides the tags being somewhat misleading, that META Score is completely off base in my opinion. Lifeless Planet is a fantastic game with a fantastic atmosphere, a cornucopia of map changes that will give you an explosion of color in some areas that is intensified by the more “Lifeless” areas you will find. The game has about 20 different areas with about 15 of them feeling like something completely different from the rest. Each area can be blown through in 10-15 minutes if you want to unless there are puzzles to get through, but anyone that enjoys looking at scenery and taking their time to explore game worlds should find more joy. (While discussing the want for even more little discoveries outside collectibles like random gravestones and such to add to the flavor of the world on the forums the developer said that they will be adding in more of this in a future patch.) It is not open world, but the areas feel wide and spacious enough that you will be able to wander a bit. Not to mention that there are some collectible items such as minerals and documents found in the game to give you a reason to check some of the back corners. Documents, which add a great deal of the story aspects to the game tend to be on the main path, however so you shouldn't miss any of these.

The soundtrack is used sparingly, but feels like when the music comes into play it is escalating the situation and your feeling of isolation and the importance of where you are. It creeps into the feeling of the game and gives you the impression that it is pushing you towards an important moment when it begins to quietly chime in as you move forward. Most of the time, however the isolation you feel is intensified by the ambient sounds of a barren world. Winds and other strange sounds like rocks falling while looking into a great chasm add to the effects of your play.

The story is mysterious, creepy, and interesting. While the main protagonist is your view into Lifeless Planet, you can hear the echos of others throughout your exploration in documents. Some documents contain a sound file in which you can read along as a Russian speaker transcribes it in their own language. It is a Russian speaking voice from someone native to the language as well so it feels authentic. Based solely on the game's title graphic, it is obvious that there is a Russian aspect to the game, but a Russian aspect from the Soviet Union of old. While you are an astronaut from the United States, and there is a Soviet Union background within the game, it does not delve into politics of any sort, nor does it make any statements about either of these nations, or any conflict they had other than maybe a passing note here, or there if necessary to understand the story within the game. The story is one of DISCOVERY, and what it would be like for someone to travel many light years away from Earth and to explore a new world. Their excitement with seeing new forms of life, as well as their struggles with dealing with the unknown.

The best part of the story to me, however is your own discovery of something else being there, and your interactions with it throughout the game. Very little communication is had as you feel it out and it brings an aspect of humanity to the game that is wonderfully done I feel. Without talking, or actively communicating you do feel a sense of closeness to something while making your way to the end. It is too spoilerish to discuss it really, but it is something I feel should be mentioned because the impression you will get mostly looking at this game is that you are fighting the planet and the story is just one of looking at the past more than anything else. This is a major part, but there is the sci-aspect that all good sci-fi stories have in which humanity and human experience comes into play.

Graphically the game is solid and gives you a great many screenshot opportunities. The game uses a bit of a filter on it that you would see if you were on such a place to blur it up some, but it is clear for the most part. On the outside of the FOV you will see blurring on the edges, however. Even on fantastic the game looks very good, but it is definitely not a AAA title quality level of HD graphics. For an Indie title they are great though and they fit the game perfectly.

Gamepad support is good and is preferable to me while playing the game. I used a PS3 gamepad with Xbox 360 plugins and it worked fine the entire game.

The game is predominantly bug free from my playthrough except there seems to be a bug with an Achievement that the developer has said will be addressed in a patch coming soon. There is an Achievement in which you must collect all documents in game, but as of now it seems the few of us that have looked for this final document to unlock the achievement cannot find it. The document is known to exist from the game files, but does not appear to be in the game anywhere. The developer is quite active on the forums and said they will fix this soon so there should be no worries here.

TL;DR/BOTTOM LINE: Lifeless Planet is a great game that will appeal more to a casual gamer from a gameplay standpoint, but to a wider audience of gamers who like sci-fi mysteries, exploring new worlds, and feeling the isolation of a lost planet. The developer, David Board and his team should be proud of their work and congratulate themselves on an epic and unique game. I loved it all the way through and plan to play it again. There is an Achievement to beat the game in under 4 hours, so it could be completed in under that time, however it would be a complete waste to blow through it that quickly. It took me close to 10 hours to finish the game taking my sweet time. There is an Achievement for playing 10+ hours in one game as well too, and I got that without actually having to just idle the game so it is possible to spend over 10 hours in it easily.

9/10 Space Suits
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It's hard to pin down the genre of Lifeless Planet. It's part walking simulator, part platformer, part puzzle game, with an overarching strong story focus. You're an astronaut sent on a mission to explore a lush planet but end up on a deserted wasteland. Questions like "What happened to the planet?" soon meld into questions like "Did something happen to me?" when all kinds of weirdness starts popping up.

Elaborating further would steer the review into spoiler territory, so I won't go there. But unfortunately I have to report that while I make the game sound very mysterious (and it certainly is that, up to a point), the final answers provided do not end up being nearly as satisfying as I would've initially hoped they'd be. There is some neat psychological ambiguity lightly sprinked around, but most of the story is rather standard sci-fi fare.

While you wait for the game to reveal its next story nugget, you'll traverse through some pretty arid environments and do a lot of jumping. And I do really mean a LOT of jumping. Most of the actual gameplay in Endless Planet consists of jumping and platforming, and it ends up being more of a nuisance than interesting or rewarding in any way. I feel like majority of the bouncing around could be replaced with just bog-standard walking sections, and the game would work a lot better. A few simple puzzles also felt a bit hastily thrown together.

Lifeless Planet is heavily banking on the player finding its story worthwhile, but at least for me, it just didn't hit home at all. The most interesting facets of the story are hardly explored at all, and the least interesting ones are shoved into the limelight and paraded around. I just can't root for this one.
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I thoroughly enjoyed Lifeless Planet. It was a fairly long game considering the price.

What stood out the most for me was the sharp controls and mysterious storyline that kept me wanting to see more. The environments vary greatly and really did a good job at making me feel isolated in a “foreigner” sort of way. I felt like an explorer and each new level I encountered showed me something new.

Lifeless Planet was a nice break from the typical game genres out there and I’m sure that most people can appreciate it the same way I did.
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Publicado: 5 de octubre de 2014
A damn fine adventure game with platforming galore and some basic problem solving (well really basic). Well worth taking for anyone that enjoys undergoing a journey into the unknown and doesn't mind getting right up after failing their jumps time and time again.

Though underscored a bit the game is not just an adventure to understand what's going on with this strange planet but also to understand why our astronaut took his one way journey into an alien world in the first place. All is revealed to the determined, fear not.
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Publicado: 17 de febrero
Great game! Pleasantly surprised by the story, wanted to know how it ends. If you want loneliness, you MUST playing it. In recent indie games deliver a lot more fun than the industry giants. Interesting design, well-written notes, telling the story, and simple puzzles do not leave me no choice, no doubt,recommend!
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Publicado: 26 de octubre de 2014
Basically I didn't like it - the game is very short, finished it under 4 hours and more than half of it was simply running - and the half of other half was reading log entries. You might think that I should've been enjoying the scennery - but there isn't much to enjoy, everything is pretty monotonic - starting from orange and brown hills, through grey and black hills and even some blue glossy hills that probably were meant as glaciers, finally finishing with green hills.

Graphics of this game were pretty outdated, which would be hard to notice, since most of what you see are rocks and hills, but... well, suffice to say that I've seen better character models in games made ten years ago. And you'd think that gamedevs would put some more work into character models, since there are about THREE of those in the entire game.

Dying - dying was pretty annoying. I understand the fact that dropping from 100 feet to the ground is lethal, but seeing me fall and turn into bloodied ragdoll about 30 feet above ground is laughable. Similarly, I understand that stepping into lava is lethal, but ragdolling with the cheerful sound of flatline after one step into a burning rock? Am I to understand that burning your toe causes immediate heart failiure?

Well, you might say that this is a story-driven game and what I should look for is good story - and the fact is that story in this game is pretty interesting. But the way it is delivered is, in my opinion, horrible. Voice in this game is used only as single sentences spoken by main character (in plain, monotonic voice) or single words by the Russian girl (which are, obviously, in Russian). Pictures are so confusing that without reading full logs you're not sure what exactly is happening.

So to sum up, what we have here is neglegible quantity of voice acting, couple of nice pictures and several pages of text. Good enough for a sci-fi novel, not good enough for a game, not nearly enough for this price.

I'd say 4 out of 10.
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Publicado: 25 de enero
I enjoyed this game. It took under 4 hours to beat it. Which is about right since the game play is like a exploration puzzle solving. The story is what kept me interested. There could have been better cut-scenes. I loved the idea of the story and watching unfolded. The ending was good. I got the game for a few bucks during a sale. I would wait for a $5 price before buying. I give this a 79/100
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Publicado: 23 de noviembre de 2014
Moje česká recenze: http://www.playhit.cz/2014/10/lifeless-planet-bezova-planeta/

This game is awesome! It's mostly just jumping and avoiding deadly root-bushes, but what matters is the story. I can't tell much more not to spoil it though. As an american astronaut, you travel onto a foreign planet, that could serve as the next Earth. But you discover so many strange things that you might wish to have stayed home. I couldn't stop once I started playing. I recommend this to everybody, who doesn't need to spill gallons of virtual blood everytime they play. 8.5/10
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Publicado: 6 de octubre de 2014
Good story, not bad storytelling, a bit tedious at some points, several flaws in the sound department (it might be just me being a picky sound engineer) but a beautiful experience nonetheless.

Recommended if you like relaxed exploring and discovering.

If you're looking for a challenging game wirh puzzles hard enough to boil some brain cells... Move along, you've got nothing to see here.
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Publicado: 14 de diciembre de 2014
If you see Lifeless Planet on sale, grab it, otherwise I'm not sure I can recommend it at the full $20 price.

The first 30-60 minutes of the game will absolutely grab you, blow your mind, and leave you excited for more and more.

Unfortunately, as high of a standard the beginning of the game sets, the rest of the game floats betwen okay and good but never returns to the level the beginning led you to believe.



More than anything, Lifeless Planet is a running sim. It looks like an open world and there is a lot of space in which to run, but by and large there is only one path to progress the story and lots of dead ends along the way. Lots of running, lots of jumping, and it does get to be tedious after a while. Every time I ran into a situation where I couldn't progress the story but it seemed like if I just timed this jump just right I'd make the landing and things would go forward, but instead I'd just keep dying over and over, in truth it turned out that there was actually a puzzle hidden somewhere off-the-beaten path that was overlooked so I had to go explore every nook and cranny to find where the puzzle was. There's a number of 'puzzles' in the game though once you do one or two to understand how they work they are pretty simple to solve. As immersive and excellent as the atmosphere of Lifeless Planet is though, these shortcomings are pretty easy to overlook.

Atmosphere - atmosphere is what Lifeless Planet does best and at a level not many games out there can keep up with. The graphics are imaginative and alien and beautiful. I would love to play this again on a high-end gaming PC just for that experience. Mine's just middle-of-the-ground PC but the game really begs to be revisited whenever I can upgrade - it's just too beautiful and alien to not. Music is spot on and never intrudes. What little voice acting is in the game is done well, too.


Story.........

I don't know if the gamemakers were too overambitious or just lacked a professional writer on the team to tie it all in together better. There's a few different plotlines and unfortunately they are all undeveloped. The most story by far goes into what happened with the Russians and that is learned entirely by finding and reading documents or listening to audio recordings. Far too much of the present-day story that you actually play in is progressed solely by you do this or you go here simply because it is the only thing to do or the only place to go. Your are given a little bit of backstory for your character at the beginning of the game, which honestly is enough to get things in motion and get the game going, but any sort of character development is pretty much ignored until the very end of the game where those original few sentences of backstory are integral to so the whole thing ends up just coming across as shallow and anticlimatic.

There's also a few transitions between scenes or chapters where the screen will fade-to-black, sometimes unexpectedly, and the new scene starts in a new location and even if there is a cut-scene it lacks any explanation for the transition. It was twice, maybe three times, I had to pause and look up some YouTuber Let's Play videos because I thought I had missed something.



Conclusion

I enjoyed the game. Spaceman on a dead planet and all you got is your spacesuit. "Ummmmmmmmmm......." Yeah, it's bloody brilliant.

Setting and atmosphere are awesome and at a level all games should aspire to.

It's just the story falls way flat in a game that should be story-driven.

I think you're better off waiting for a sale to buy. Maybe I'm a cheapskate, but that $10-15 range seems like a fair price for an incredibly atmospheric game, but there's enough story issues I'd feel let down if I paid $20.
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