Underrated...Beautifully rendered...unapologetically difficult are the many ways to describe this game. Don't play alone
1. The game doesn't do any hand holding, so often times you'll have to figure out on your own how to take down certain enemies
2. Even once you've figured it out, the friendly A.I. doesn't perform at the same level as another person who knows what to do as well
The story and the way its presented is entirely different than what was delivered in the first game. It takes place 10 years after the events of Lost Planet and there's no appearance or even mention of any of the characters from the original's story. The games plays out more like a chronicle...you play different episodes (which have their own chapters) with a different group people on the snowy planet, all facing a common threat: Another catastrophic NEVEC plan to harvest thermal energy from the planet. Of course, in the end everyone's story collides into an epic showdown that'll determine the planet's fate. This approach to the storytelling is a common complaint amongst reviewers and some who play through the game...personally, I enjoyed it! I thought it was pretty great to play as and see through the perceptive of many different character with their varying agendas. Its what made the ending worthwhile in my opinion.
- Wonderful integration of online gameplay into the single player campaign
- Beautiful Graphics
- Challenging: Latter boss fights require more strategy other than mindless shooting
- Interesting approach to storytelling
- Offers great customization options but they can't be used until after one complete play through of the campaign
- The story was a bit too similar to the first game's
- The online multiplayer was decent but only really good for trophy hunting
- Total disregard for the complete cast of character in the prior entry
- Trophy hunting is a pain! Seriously...if you're trying Platinum this game (legitamitely) it requires players to at least spend six months playing the game!!!
In all, Lost Planet 2 is very misunderstood game and seems to generally get a lot of negative feedback for reasons outside of being a quality experience. Do not be decieved however, while it is very much different than its predecessor (and may not be the most ideal sequal), it is a very enjoyable game that many can enjoy if given the chance.