Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Xbox 360

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  • Summary: In Lost Planet, human snow pirates navigate VS (Vital Suits) through hostile ice-covered environments, fighting against the indigenous Akrid creatures for the precious thermal energy they need to survive. For one such pilot named Wayne, death almost seemed imminent until he was fortunatelyIn Lost Planet, human snow pirates navigate VS (Vital Suits) through hostile ice-covered environments, fighting against the indigenous Akrid creatures for the precious thermal energy they need to survive. For one such pilot named Wayne, death almost seemed imminent until he was fortunately rescued. However, he can only remember a few fragments of his past including the slaying of his father by the monstrous beings. Yet under the veil of ice, a devious plan has been set into motion for the termination of all Akrid and snow pirates alike. What really happened to Wayne? Who is plotting the destructive scheme? Encounter valuable allies and dangerous enemies on Wayne's search for the truth. [Capcom] Expand
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  1. Positive: 59 out of 76
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  1. From the well planned and executed single player campaign to the never-ending online battles, it’s one of those rare games where you feel like you got every penny’s worth and then some. [JPN Import]
  2. Lost Planet is a great game with action-packed gameplay and a nice cinematic feel to it. Even though the single-player mode is a little on the short side, the great multiplayer elements are enough for the price of admission.
  3. While the game's definitely not perfect, it introduces some interesting gameplay mechanics to keep the action steady from start to finish, and it sports some truly excellent graphics. It's not going to win any awards for its storyline (I still don't know who some of the characters are), but when viewed as a series of standalone missions, it's a blast.
  4. As an action game, Lost Planet: Extreme Condition delivers in spades – even if it can be finished in under 8 hours total playtime.
  5. Despite some niggling flaws with the camera and general speed of the game it does feel reasonably polished. There are some really neat effects used and the idea of having the choice to use the Vital Suits or on foot makes for some inspiring gameplay moments.
  6. There are downsides, like the Akrid's lack of any sense of self-preservation (and strict attack patterns) and a heavy dependence on mechs which are not as much fun to control as in other, mech-centric games. But the biggest drawback is the lack of options and reliability in online multiplayer, which may hurt the game's long term popularity.
  7. On the one hand it has so many design flaws that Gamestyle should hate it. But on the other hand it's a fun experience with a number of memorable moments.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 69
  2. Negative: 13 out of 69
  1. MichaelL.
    Jan 13, 2007
    10
    This game has a great story and the fire FXs are amazing. and its great because how many Akrid you have to kill AWESOME!!!.
  2. Rol
    Jan 13, 2007
    10
    Beautiful and fun in an arcade not realistic way. Games this good are rare. My new favourite 360 game. And why do some of the reviews Beautiful and fun in an arcade not realistic way. Games this good are rare. My new favourite 360 game. And why do some of the reviews undervalue the multiplayer. It's great. Maps are interesting and you can change the layouts of each map. Also the free CE map is very good as well. Plenty of life in the multiplayer maybe more than Gow's to be truthful. Expand
  3. DominicK.
    Jun 25, 2007
    9
    Great Game! Single Player is like going through a Sci FI Movie and Xbox Live MP is the best!! This game as already added three map packs with Great Game! Single Player is like going through a Sci FI Movie and Xbox Live MP is the best!! This game as already added three map packs with three new maps in each one and has also put out one free map for download from Xbox Live. Expand
  4. TheMoo
    Jan 31, 2007
    8
    Definitely a good game. not the best of them all, but yes, passes time quickly from boss to another. Didn't like the repetitive (after a Definitely a good game. not the best of them all, but yes, passes time quickly from boss to another. Didn't like the repetitive (after a while) gameplay, but I guess can't get it all. Multiplayer's awesome. should have worked a bit more on graphics. Playing this after Gears of War is kinda disappointing. Expand
  5. StevieB.
    Aug 24, 2007
    7
    I am being VERY genorous giving this game a seven. i would give the graphics 89% as the explosions are f**king awesome. i would give the I am being VERY genorous giving this game a seven. i would give the graphics 89% as the explosions are f**king awesome. i would give the sound 74% and i would give the gameplay 40% the environments are tiny there is nowhere to explore. it is also very very very very repetitive with no replay value at all, you wont even want to finish it nevermind go back to it once you have. once youve seen the first 2 levels youve seen it all it doesnt get any better. overall i would give this game 59%. Expand
  6. PlayerH.
    Jan 24, 2007
    5
    Decent game. Great graphics and great third person control. I bought it for the online action and the third person view and have been Decent game. Great graphics and great third person control. I bought it for the online action and the third person view and have been disappointed with the online play. The large maps online are a mess...you run for 2 minutes to find someone to shoot, you get killed, then you spawn at the beginning and do it all over again, very boring even if you are the guy who gets the kill. On the small maps, there's so much smoke and other explosion effects blurring your vision you can't see who you're shooting at half the time. Also, you can't exit an online match with out exiting the game completely and restarting it. There was so much potential for this game and you can feel it at times but it's disappointing that the forementioned things really ruin the game for me. Note to developers, make smaller maps with more objectives and shorting time rounds....if this had SOCOM esk multiplayer it would have been the next biggest thing. Instead it's just another game on the long list of decent attempts at online multiplayer mayhem. Expand
  7. BenG.
    Mar 28, 2007
    1
    Lost Planet is more drab, slow, mundane, and shallow than any other shooter I've played. The graphics are very nice, but don't dare Lost Planet is more drab, slow, mundane, and shallow than any other shooter I've played. The graphics are very nice, but don't dare make the mistake of believing that Lost Planet is worthy of a comparison to games like Gears of War. Expand

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