The extreme and unpredictable conditions that characterized 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.Read full description
The extreme and unpredictable conditions that characterized 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 colonization, 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. Realizing 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.
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Lost planet 3 is a game that I've had fun with walking around in the utility rig stomping over things without really using the quick travel function. I guess big mech don't really need actual weapons to be awesome! Below are the pros and cons of the game that I've summed up. Pros: 1. You get to walk around and crush things on foot or pick them up on your utility rig. 2. Fighting with giant crab doesn't make you feel like a small fry. 3. You learn that throwing grenades into a big akrid's mouth causes the explosions to muffle instead of blowing them up. 4. Hidden weapons from old inaccessible areas from previous visits. 5. Ammo are everywhere during combat, so no worries about bullet/grenade shortage. Cons: 1. Melee is essentially useless. 2. Instructions is not made for keyboard users. Turning valve on utility rig for keyboard by default is F. 3. Side quest is not attractive and essentially ignorable. 4. Did not fight last boss on utility rig :( 5. Last quick time event is highly reliant on a sensitive keyboard. Conclusion: Overall, Lost Planet 3 is a so-so game because there's too little bossfights in my opinion. I suggest getting it during a sale as the full price isn't really worth it.
After reading the reviews of this game, I was a little hesitant about getting it. However once I did, I couldn't put it down. I really enjoyed the story and game play. Capcom did a great job polishing this game. Some moments feel a lot like dead space, where as other moments are more action oriented. Wonderful game overall. and worth a look into. 8/10. Giant robots and monster aliens. Enough said
The first few hours, the game gives the illusion of an open world, with each region being associated with some other (much like the recent Monster Hunter) where we go from one point to another completing quests and returning back to our base to buy upgrades arms and our robot. The problems start after the first piece, so the title "hits" a severe form of identity crisis when converted (or at least trying) to a ... survival-horror in dark, claustrophobic spaces in the footsteps of Dead Space.
The game isn't that bad as the critic reviews may suggest. The music is good, the visuals are quite acceptable (on my older rig), the storytelling is capturing. The voiceover is good but the audio quality is a bit strange. True, it has some tedious parts and lack of rig-weaponry; somehow, it doesn't feel right. I enjoyed the maintenance tasks with the rig which is well suited for those, but for combat is unsatisfying. Yes it tries to be Dead Space-like, but I felt some Rage and Mass Effect in it. No achievements so there is little to no replay value for me right now even if I left out a bunch of collectibles. The key configuration is a bit awkward and didn't allow me to remap most of the keys, i.e., use E for multiple actions was rejected, even though some keys were by default mapped to many actions at one. Still, its a buy for me.
I was not quite sure how high my expectations regarding this game should be, after the second Lost Planet game, which (although visually superior) didn't manage to remain as interesting as the first part of the series as far as the story and tension go. Fortunately the third game returns to the right track with everything that was wrong in the previous part. The storyline is much better and I think I won't be spoiling it when I say this game is actually a prequel to the series. This gives us the opportunity to play as beginners in survival on this dangerous planet, and offers interesting challenges. And even if visuals could be a bit better, they're good enough for demanding players of today. So even though I am afraid the game will not win popularity contests against other recent releases, it is still a very solid game, now backed up with solid story, good characters and interesting gameplay.
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