Thought game was stupid at first, but once you get past the horrible story game-play is great and worth it.
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Lost Planet turns out to be a very interesting adventure-shooter. The game provides a unique arcade-esqe experience through the use of TEng which ends up acting like a clock. The only huge issue with Lost Planet is the B-movie like story line. I am a huge stickler for storytelling in games, and Lost Planet sets video game story telling back 20 years. This problem would usually make me drop the games score way down, but the amazing game play overcomes this tragedy that is the games story.
By the time you finish this game you will realize the brilliance of the game play, however it must be admitted that the sometimes awkward controls makes it hard to get into at first. Strange mapping includes reloading by clicking the right joystick and constantly changing controls depending on the VSs you pilot (the robots you get to drive around). Once past this learning curve, the game play shines. The game offers a refreshing challenge. This game is definitely not for the easily frustrated. The challenging bosses remind me of playing old school NES games, where you had to be almost perfect to defeat them.
And I think that is what I really loved about this game. I is almost a throwback to the old school video game challenges, but stays true to this next gen style. Hurray capcom! Now I am actually excited about Lost Planet 2.