Design: Randall Montanari
It's been a good year for Capcom and the Xbox 360. Last summer, they released Dead Rising, a critically acclaimed (and fan favorite) zombie adventure game. In fall, they released Street Fighter II for Xbox Live Arcade, which quickly became the quickest-selling XBLA game after its launch. Now, in winter, Capcom's shipped its long-awaited game Lost Planet.
Lost Planet tells the story of Wayne, a colonist on the planet of E.D.N. III, which was intended to be a new outpost for the human race. After the colonizing project took off, though, the planet's intimidating climate and fiercesome fauna became problematic for the settlers, which quickly factioned and split. The largest faction is NEVEC, a scientific group that's attempting to terraform the planet, while the ice pirates, of which Wayne is one, wishes simply to be left alone to live their lives. Or...something like that.
Honestly, the story in Lost Planet is about as confusing a hodgepodge of random cutscenes as you're likely to find anytime soon. Characters come in and out of the story, plotlines pop up and disappear just as quickly, and there's never really any coherent theme to the game. The action, though, should sustain most gamers for a few hours of fun. Lost Planet lets you take on the role of Wayne as he battles across the ice-covered surface of the world, into NEVEC's underground facilities, and through the heart of a volcano.
GameSpot's Game Guide to Lost Planet is intended to be a walkthrough for the single-player portion of the game, first and foremost. You can expect videos for all of the bosses, as well as some tips on getting through the levels and which weapons to select as you play. Enjoy!