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Hope this planet stays lost,
This review is from: Lost Planet 2 (PS3) (Video Game)
This is another of those games that I never got around to playing and only decided to play it on the strength of the trailer for the 3rd instalment, a rookie mistake as I am now aware.
Some have stated that this game is bad and looks like it wouldn't have been out of place on the PS2 era of machines, I disagree as how the game looks is one of its least evident issues as in some places it actually looks very good thanks to the grand set pieces. My main issue is that this game feels and plays like something from the generation past. It suffers from clunky controls, a poor checkpoint system and worst of all a general lack of excitement due to the seen it all before nature of the game.
Admittedly for a squad based shooter it does not play too bad either online or offline but it really is third person shooting by the numbers. If you want to play a game that requires little to no thought while you are running, sorry crawling through it then this is the game for you. Why crawling because everything moves so slow you feel like your character is running through treacle and that is before you add on extra armour et al.
If that's not bad enough remember the old chestnut of one hit kills they are back in abundance in this title as it seems to be an answer for the unimaginative boss battles which add up to shoot the glowing orange bit.
If all of this isn't last gen enough for you there is more as the previously mentioned checkpoint system is incredibly annoying as it decides when the game will save and this can result in replaying sections of the game if you suddenly have to pop down the shops or get an overwhelming urge to do something less boring.
Avoid this game as it hasn't aged particularly well and if you want to experience a retro type title there are better examples of third person shooters on last gen machines.