Set within the merciless frozen tundra of a hostile planet,
humans struggle for survival as conflicts arise between man,
the surrounding indigenous creatures and the monstrous beings
that have invaded. Enormous world maps unfold as players battle
the menacing invaders during blistering weather conditions
throughout vast snow fields and deserted cities...
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, human snow pirates
navigate VS (Vital Suits) through hostile ice-covered environments,
fighting against the indigenous Akrid creatures for the precious
thermal energy they need to survive. For one such pilot named
Wayne, death almost seemed imminent until he was fortunately
rescued. However, he can only remember a few fragments of
his past including the slaying of his father by the monstrous
beings. Yet under the veil of ice, a devious plan has been
set into motion for the termination of all Akrid and snow
pirates alike. What really happened to Wayne? Who is plotting
the destructive scheme? Encounter valuable allies and dangerous
enemies on Wayne's search for the truth.
impressed me most about the game play was that in the opening
few minutes you face off against a beast that most games have
as the final boss. And this is just the start of your problems.
Constantly being pitted against enemies with a pretty high
level of AI (although you can out fox the rolling beasties
by jumping off the cliff and saving yourself at the last minute
with your grappling hook) helps to keep you glued to the screen.
Level after level brings surprise after surprise as you are
pitted against more and more difficult aliens.
the negative side it can be a little frustrating trying to
kill beasts that don't want to die - I'm thinking here of
the huge snow worms that you encounter. Getting around to
their sides in order to destroy their glowing spots (this
is the common weak spot of all the aliens you encounter) is
not easy and if you are in the wrong place for too long they
will lunge at you and bite you in half instantly. This seems
a little unfair, but in truth works well - as it ensures that
you never let your guard down for a second. It also brings
a great sense of achievement once you finally destroy them.
To be honest though, you can avoid quite a lot of the creatures,
but if you do that then the game can probably be finished
in a lazy weekend.
has also produced a Collector's Edition.
For the same price you can own the game in metal tin packaging
as well as get a whole heap of extras. We only received the
standard version for review, but the Collector's Edition
exclusive bonus multiplayer map; exclusive art book with concept
sketches from all stages of development including character
renders, VS renders and enemy art; soundtrack of select songs
from the game; fan kit assets for gamers to create their own
Lost Planet websites; action packed videos and trailers;
wallpapers, AIM icons, board icons and signature banners;
and digital art files including screens, character art and
variety of beasts you encounter, along with the numerous vehicles
and heavy weapons make Lost Planet a game that you
are bound to come back to time and time again. There is no
lukewarm response from this reviewer - Lost Planet
is hot stuff.
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