Lost Planet, more than anything, creates a wonderful arctic atmosphere and some very intense if not epic battles.

User Rating: 8.8 | Lost Planet: Extreme Condition X360
While the controls feel a little clunky at first, you quickly get used to the shoulder quick turn manuvers and feel right at home waging war with giant aliens and pirates. In terms of visuals, the game looks great. The textures are splendid and the atmosphere is top notch. The game does a great job of creating a very cool (no pun intended) world in which you get to fight it out with very fun and beautiful enemies. The sound is also a huge strength, as the explosions, while looking amazing, also sound very full and powerful (especially with the proper surround sound setup). All other sound effects are well done also such as machine gun fire, heavy mech sounds, and the alien screams.

The story falls flat, but still is entertianing enough to keep it from being much of a downfall. The characters are more or less likable and the plot doesn't move too slow, even if it is a little too silly or cliche. Gameplay is the selling point. Whether in champaign or online, the guns are a ton of fun to use and you get into some truly epic boss battles and mech wars. Good times all around. The pacing is well done and you never find yourself growing tired of the firefights the game puts in front of you. While there are minor control issues as well as the issue of the game going by too quickly, the online play is a blast and the game looks and sounds amazing. With no xbox live it might just be a rent,but any mulitplayer fan can buy this game with a confidence. A great way for the 360 and Capcom to start off the new year.