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The unbearable imperfections of Lost Planet 2

Tom Chick writes: "Lost Planet 2 is not perfect. Which is really disappointing. How is it that Capcom makes a game so good, but they can't be bothered to go that little bit of extra distance to make it perfect? Are they lazy? Negligent? Oblivious? Just teasing us? We may never know. We can only consider the missed opportunity that is Lost Planet 2."

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Silly gameAr2060d ago

Awesome post. Pretty much nailed my praise and complaints about the game. I hope that if and whenever Lost Planet 3 is announced, they fix the getting shot and can't shoot back "feature" and they also need to give us more useful abilities to unlock.

I went through the easy, normal, and hard difficulties without switching out my default abilities once because to me, they were the most useful.

I had a pretty good time with it and it has crazy replay value and good weapon variety. The VS were pretty awesome too.

Quagmire2060d ago

The game is unlike any other game I've played before. Its mixture of pro's and cons are unbelievable, but In a way, THAT is what makes Lost Planet.

If there was any improvements to be made for LP3, (and boy are there quite a few) it this:

1. Single Player campaign. That's what made the gameplay in LP1 great, was that you didnt have to rely on others to get a battle done. It should be SP only, with the ability of drop-in, drop-out offline/online co-op, but shouldnt rely heavily on co-op.

2. If you do want to continue the four player co-op approach , make sure you fix their damn AI! They were dumb as hell.

3. Controls. They were strange, unlike an other game, but you could easily get used to them. I suggest including customizable button-mapping.

4. Animation. Their faces...didnt...do...anything/ The graphics are quite impressive, and the physics and effects are great, tha Engine is really god. But make use of it, like you did with LP1.

5. Story, continue with the awesome, epic, over-the-top action oriented story which borderlines on a Starship Troopers lawsuit on your hands!

6. Characters, make clear who the characters are, I got a bit confused when I was constantly switching betweeen different factions, as to who I was playing, which side they were one, and what their motives were.

and a whole bunch of others which I CBFed typing...i'm going to bed.

Myst2060d ago

There actually was a kind of "warehouse" if you count the level with the grinder in it as one. It was the underground base or something just before the railway gun stage. The only problem with LP2 is the activation of data post. It seems that was more of the undertaking than actually fighting monsters.

UnSelf2060d ago

does anybody, and goddamn i mean ANYBODY kno how to kill that giant akrid (its the biggest akrid in the game)? it says im supposed to put all the data posts together but HOW THE FK DO U DO THAT?!?!?!??!?!?!?

its the level where you go to the akrid city.....after those bandits crashes their train with the railgun into the frozen ice.

Prototype2060d ago

I have the ps3 version, if you have it also I'll add you and help you beat it. I beat the game on all 4 difficulty levels

Myst2060d ago

Yeah I beat it as well. You must be mean the 'old one' technically where you go through multiple zones fighting it or something?

Convas2060d ago

My biggest problems with Lost Planet 2 was that they built the game from the ground up for 4 players and made the game very unfriendly to the single player.

Hopefully, Lost Planet 3 will once again make the Single Player (Me) the priority. I really love fighting the Akrid. And with the story plot revolving around the Space Akrid, it's possible that we could get to invading the Akrid home planet.

Xfanboy2060d ago

They jacked this game up!!

HungryGoku2060d ago

What do you expect from new Capcom there is no soul to there video games.

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