Lost Planet 2
Lost Planet 2
Bought this game a couple months ago and I enjoyed it alot. Then I sold the game to try and get another, big mistake. Recently got the game back during a sell at gamestop and I haven't stopped playing it. I play roughly four plus hours at a time and I absolutely love it. The weapons you get are all unique, the characters you can play are amazingly detailed and the downloads are good too. I would consider this game to be one of the best third person shooters out there involving mobile machines, aliens and fighting other humans. I recommend this heavily for anyone.
Great game for sure!
At first, this game took a little getting used to, but after the first mission, I started to get the hang of things. Controls were a little different than I'm used to, but thats just the fun and challenge in playing a new game. Their controls are different for the reason that you can do things differently than most other shooter games, and you know, with the kinds of things you can do in the game, the controls just begin to make sense. The bosses are super fun. Almost feels like Im playing Monster Hunter or something like that. Only thing that I thought was really weird is starting a game. It was kind of weird trying to start the new game because you have to host a game in order to start a mission. Bottom line though, this game is a solid game with solid controls, great battles, and is just a TON of fun. I think once more people get this game, more people will be online to play it. Sooooo....WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR! BUY THE GAME ALREADY! (My display name is my PS3 SN if you wanna add me)
The game is ok.
Some people say this game is hard but it's not hard it's just kind of boring.Your shooting people I thought you should be shooting akrid thats what you did in the first game so I don't know why they changed that.All of the shooters I played lets you take your enemies weapons when you kill them thats not the case here.There are a lot of weapons but you can only pick one gun from each class why is the energy gun considered a machine gun? I have no idea.You can't purchase the weapons you want you have to be lucky to get a weapon in a stupid slot machine.The online is boring and if you don't have good internet it's going to get really laggy and eventually your going to lose connection and that means you have to make up for it by playing another match if you want to be ranked then your going to lose connection again.The co-op is the most fun thing to do and you can play split-screen.I f you complete all of the tutorials you unlock something that might help you rank up.The game is fun if you have a friend to play with but if you don't just skip it.Overall 7.6
A decade has passed since the events of Lost Planet, and the face of E.D.N. III has changed dramatically. Terraforming efforts have been successful and the ice has begun to melt, giving way to lush tropical jungles and harsh unforgiving deserts. Players will enter this new environment and follow the exploits of their own customized snow pirate on their quest to seize control of the changing planet. Players control their heroes across 6 interconnected episodes, creating a truly unique interactive experience that changes depending upon the actions of the players involved. With this concept, players will have the opportunity to engage in the story in a much more dynamic way as plot threads evolve from different players' perspectives. Beyond the deep single player mode, Lost Planet 2 is loaded with extensive multiplayer modes. The intense and action packed campaign mode comes with the ability to form teams of up to 4 players online to clear mission objectives with friends.
Get Lost, in Lost Planet 2
It was summer, The longest game drought of the year. I found myself mindlessly strolling the isles at my local GameStop, when i came upon this title. I briefly played the first Lost Planet when it came out for PS3, never picked up the retail copy but did play the demo... I wasn't all that impressed. But Lost planet 2 was on the cheap so i picked it up. What ultimately made me decide on the purchase was the Local Split-Screen multiplayer, Where in the world did this concept go? Not very many games support this anymore. I love Sitting with a mate playing a game and having a good time, This game in particular gave me a lot of fun experiences. The campaign is quite lengthy, Lots of replay-ability and tons of things to unlock. this is a great game to play with your friends, that's not to say it didn't have its flaws however. One of the hardest parts to get used to are the sometimes frustrating controls, i cant even tell you how may times i tried to throw a grenade but upon pressing the button... nothing happened. but once you get familiar with the layout it plays well. The Story feels empty and the characters are as hollow as my empty mountain due can. But i still found myself drawn in, in a campy sorta way. All-in-all this game is worth picking up, you will have fun, followed by scattered throw-the-controller-against-the-wall frustration (very few of these moments) Buy it, Play it, Trade it....
When Good Games Go Bad
The first game immersed the player into a well written and creative story that had the player moving from one mission to the next very smoothly, and as a well written novel it was hard to put down. The effects were also well done, you could almost feel your playable character sinking in the snow and they managed to find a way to make the intense cold an issue to the player. The so called sequel is like they slapped together a few modules, blended it with some beautiful art work and kicked it out the door. It should have been marketed as an online only game, not that it would be a very good one. The campaign mode has no story and deserved a 0 not a 1 and is just you hosting an online game that you have set to offline, It is nothing more than a string of capture the flag missions with a red line marking the end of the mission with a count down. This falls in line with the sequels of army of 2 and bad company which also felt incomplete and more like expansion packs.
Not for everyone
Lost Planet 2 came out last year to less than sub-par reviews. The game had a multitude of problems with some of the design decisions. Most notable was the huge barrier to entry with multiplayer. For these reasons the game took a sit in my backlog and it wasn't until recently that I got to it. I wouldn't recommend this game to most people. It's made for die hard monster hunter fans and people who love poor/weird Japanese game design (I'm a fan :3).
-Campaign Co-op and Big Battles-
If your looking for a game with great campaign co-op, look no further. It's the main drive of this game and the best part. You can play with up to 3 other people through the entire campaign. It's easy to jump in and out of the online campaign as well. It doesn't matter who leaves or stays the campaign will still continue for you. For example, if you join a game and the host leaves the campaign still continues with no pause. People can continue to join and leave the campaign. This makes for a seamless online campaign experience.
It's also worth mentioning that after you beat the campaign once, you can play with custom characters. Custom characters appear in cutscenes too. There's nothing better than seeing Frank West(Dead Rising), Albert Wesker(Resident Evil) or a Helghast(Killzone) in one of the games cutscenes. It's something only die hard Capcom fans could love. Another great part of the game is the huge battles. Monsters are gigantic and, unlike most games, feel like they are actually in the environment.
If your a die hard fan of the Monster Hunter series, you will really dig Lost Planet 2. During these giant boss battles you will have access to vital suits(mechs), giant gatling and laser guns and loads of awesome weapons. The game has a rather complicated system when it comes no knowing what everything does and I do recommend taking an hour to read up on what all the weapons and vital suits do. You can still easily find an online campaign at any hour to join.
This is the most disappointing part of the game. The multiplayer for this game has one of the largest barrier to entry's ever. If you join an online match without playing through the campaign at least once, you will have no idea why you are dieing so many times. Many of the ability's for your character, vital suits and weapons are hidden or not explained very well. Even after you have played the campaign all the way through and read up on what everything does you will still die a lot.
Most of your deaths will probably be from random grenades you don't have access to. This is because the game has a slot machine unlock system. While playing the game you will earn credits for playing the campaign and online matches. The campaign gives you tons of credits, so it's best for you to play the campaign at least 3 times for credits before even considering competitive multiplayer.
When you use credits for the slot machine you have a chance to win an emote, Noms de Guerre (war name), ability (perk) or weapon. You wiill need enough credits to unlock a significant amount of your arsenal. This isn't as bad as it seems because the co-op campaign is lots of fun. Online multiplayer matches are somewhat hard to find at non-peak hours. However, you can usually find a basic online match at any hour.
-Who to Recommend-
Back when this game came out in May 11, 2010 I would not recommend this game to anyone at the price of $60. At $40 to $30 I would have recommended this game to any fan of the Monster hunter series. Now you can find Lost Planet 2 for around $20. At that price I recommend it in the following way.
1. I can easily recommend this game to die hard fans of the Monster Hunter series. The system of fighting the same monsters and the barrier to entry is very much the same.
2. If your looking for a fun campaign co-op experience and you like Monster Hunter (or your interested in MH) then I can recommend this to you.
3. If your a fan of poor/weird Japanese game design (I'm a fan :3) and are looking for a fun co-op experience (or like Monster Hunter) then I can recommend this to you.
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REALLY FUN GAME LOTS OF BIG BOSS BATTLES AND JUST A TON OF ACTION.
Shut Up- This game is Awesme
You know this game is really reeally reeeally fun. With some of the greatest boss fight of all time and most fun online EVER; you should focus more on the co-op and less on the story. if you want to know what happens to the rest of the gang from the first game watch the movie when its released in theatres. With the most fun gameplay to date this game is gonna remembered for its co-op greatest not its story, but if you didnt realize it yet that's kind of what capcom wanted. Now if you dont play this game your missing out on a ton of fun. With tons of weapons to choose from, mechs that are "out of this world", and sweet character customization tools, its easy to say this is one of the "sweeter" 3rd person shooters out there. O ya and its way better then Halo!
The first lost planet game was so much fun. It had a great story and it just felt nice. This one got me so exited and I picked it up release date. This game is just to hard and no fun. It has no story what so ever. I may be alone here but I like to play games for their story and just fun factor. The levels are very long and if you die you have to do it all over again. The online was fun and the first day I got to rank 3 but the next day all extited I was playing against level 30's. When you get hit by rockets the level of animation is so much that it takes forever to be able to move again. The graphics are goo but they don't mean much to me. One thing I don't understand is what happened to Wayne ( protaganist in the first one). He wasn't in this one even though the whole first game was about him. You have to go in and destroy people an laird but there is no story backing to inform you why you are found said thing. In my opinion save your 60$!!