Lost Planet 2 Review (Xbox 360)

Introduction:

Really, life is not easy for humans living on planet EDN III. Ten years
after the events of Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, here is a new
invasion of Akrid threatens the fragile colony. A good opportunity to
highlight the assault rifle from the closet. The square, simply called
Lost Planet will try to rub competition much more fierce now in the
Third Person shooter. However, Capcom has substantially revised its
formula to try to differentiate themselves with a different approach.
Lost Planet is a square as quite different from its predecessor, yet
very popular in his time. Do not worry, it is still rub out the entire
gigantic monsters. On foot or by flying robots that most armed nuclear
aircraft carrier. But Capcom has nonetheless sought to give new
direction to its title, and that in many respects.

The next installment in the popular action series returns in Lost
Planet 2. Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, the landmark third-person
shooter that debuted on Xbox 360, went on to sell over 2.2 million
units worldwide after its release. Lost Planet 2, will offer deeper
insight into the world of E.D.N III and the uncertain fate of future
mankind.If the first episode illustrated the tribulations of Wayne and
his fight against the Akryd on a frozen planet, this time things are
very different because little has been done so that the player is
interested in the scenario and the history of the group of soldiers he
represents. Understand by this that the adventure does not really have
heroes, the enemy whom we meet are never really opposed identifiable,
and we finally changing from mission to mission, almost without knowing
anything about the reason for this war . An odd choice, however, the
absolute sticking with the "philosophy" of a title where everything was
designed for multiplayer.

About the Game:

As mentioned in the introduction, the story of Lost Planet 2 takes
place ten years after the first episode. A period that has been used by
humanity to transform the planet EDN III, to make it more livable.
Forget about frozen environments of the original album, this sequel
offers much more varied settings: jungle, desert, wasteland … Not to
mention crossing urban areas and some snow, just the same. This
diversity allows very significant renewed interest over the progress
and offers some beautiful scenery in addition, as we have seen playing
the demo given by Capcom.

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. The grappling hooks that made
the gameplay in Lost Planet a true 3-D experience are back allowing
gamers to gain tacticle advantage by quickly scaling buildings.


Gameplay:

For it is better to know: the Lost Planet ² has virtually no interest
since it is practiced alone. The campaign missions are the same whether
you’re playing solo or with up to three other partners (online or
screen- split ), the game loses much of its flavor without using human
partners. Worse, it sometimes becomes quite annoying. The developers
have done everything to encourage and work in cooperation to the squad
of soldiers led, but they have not thought strangely we propose an
artificial intelligence good enough to take the sauce in the presence
of allies as directed by the console. For example, among many others: a
battle against a gigantic boss can not be won in shooting him in the
mouth at the appropriate time, the aim being to push several times
before fleeing.

With a few friends on hand, the thing poses virtually no problem. But
with these idiots bots as an alloy, it will really step up efforts to
find the most powerful weapons and do enough damage to himself hoped to
pass the test. The inefficiency of the AI coupled with the inability to
give himself orders to get a semblance of cohesion and often leads to
frustrating situations where the game over happens for reasons
difficult to justify. As the checkpoints are absent, it will sometimes
start over, the old, having struggled for over an hour between two
chapters, which will certainly make some rage.

No action game would be complete without an arsenal of Weaponary, and
Lost Planet 2 has Huge variety of hardware for players to unleash on
unsuspecting enemies. Machine guns, shotguns, rocket launchers, lasers,
sniper rifles, grenades and a host of other weapons are scattered
across the game. However, Lost Planet 2’s biggest weapons come on two
legs: the heavily armed and armored robotic Vital Suits return in
greater numbers and variety than the first game. There are VS that
transform into other vehicles, hold up to three players and some that
even take multiple players to operate.

The problem when you heat a planet to melt the ice is that you may
awaken the sleeping peacefully horrors below. Scenario classic science
fiction and lacks clearly not happen here … So expect a lot to see a
surge of new creatures more dangerous than the other, ready to pounce
on you and tear you to pieces. Among the new species of Lost Planet 2,
we could face such two-legged creatures extremely fast, but easy to
unbalance because of their bipedalism. The gigantic bosses are also
back, offering non-scripted battles but managed entirely by artificial
intelligence. Thus, we fought a big sprawling Queen insect, which had a
capacity to freeze our characters (which then gave rise to a quick QTE
to unlock). A battle of anthology, which has also resulted in the death
of our entire team.

Because the game system of Lost Planet 2 evolved at the same time that
the climate of EDN III, which runs the war. Forgotten the time when the
thermal energy alone lowered, forcing the player to reap ever to combat
the cold. This time, the precious substance orange accumulates and is
used to recharge his health bar at all times. A second bar representing
the points battle is also displayed on the screen. It corresponds to
the "lives" of the squad. If the team has 2,000 points, each death
truncating the gauge of 500 units, and the game is lost when it reaches
zero. Enable terminals respawn points lets return from time to time,
but it must therefore remain vigilant and not too exposed to avoid
losing his team by driving headlong. The news is not many more than
that, as regards the core of the gameplay , Lost Planet is square on
the same basis. Heroes on movement painful, grapple, or weapons and
grenades are always varied ingredients of an action game where the
limited use of robots Empowered brings good dose of fun. The fighting
punch, and alternating between opposition factions and pirates Akryds
what to bring variety to the action that is repeated enough in a lot of
hours of gameplay.

Checkout the Gameplay Video:


Fortunately for her, Lost Planet ² scores when it is played with a
bunch of friends. To many, the level design of Capcom is immediately
more justifications, and the levels are still sufficiently supplied
mechas ride and nice big monsters to strafe to the intensity up a
notch. Cons Akryd the G class, at least the size of a building, it
becomes very pent-up use everything we have at hand to achieve the
greatest possible damage, because developers have not been stingy
ammunition. The arsenal is, at least, monstrous. Whether with grenades
(several types), the classic guns, weapons of mechas, or sometimes the
turrets which can take control, it is common to make real cards. The
ability to regenerate itself and heal its partners also added tactical
possibilities that are not too many as things get tough in the second
part of the adventure. In addition to his campaign a bit impersonal,
but then again raised in anger in the right conditions, the game relies
on new competitive multiplayer modes that we can play until 16. The
formula worked in the first episode, and this should also be the case
for this new version with the addition of new customization options
that will shape her warrior to his liking.

Team:

Capcom must now contend with a much more serious competition. But
despite this, Lost Planet ² remains a title that may rely on its
graphics. All is not perfect, with examples of textures by a little too
bright, and sets uneven. But we appreciate to finally fight elsewhere
than in the snow, allowing much more variety in environments, and
environments. The modeling of characters, monsters, robots and weapons,
for its part is convincing, which allows the game to keep his entire
identity, in spite of obvious gaps scriptwriting. The explosions and
other special effects are also a good level. The engine is smooth
enough.

Clearly, without the benefit of the same freshness as its predecessor,
the game fulfills its part of the contract in terms of graphics. This
is a detail in an action-oriented as he is always good to show off the
view. Developers have still benefited from the suite to correct some
points of detail. For instance, you’ll probably be delighted to learn
that it is now possible to sprint, a feature that had been demanded by
fans. There is also a system of raising and improving weapons during
the solo campaign. In short, unannounced revolutionary, Lost Planet 2
is probably worthy sequel to his big brother, and that’s all we ask.

Game Features:

  • 4-player co-op action: Team up to battle the giant Akrid in
    explosive 4 player co-operative play. Teamwork is the player’s key to
    victory as the team is dependent on each other to succeed and survive.

  • Single-player game evolves based on players decisions and actions
  • Deep level of character customization: Players will have hundreds
    of different ways to customize their look to truly help them define
    their character on the battlefield both on- and offline. Certain
    weapons can also be customized to suit individual player style.

  • Beautiful massive environments: Capcom’s advanced graphics engine,
    MT Framework 2.0, will bring the game to life with the next step in 3D
    fidelity and performance.

  • Massive scale of enemies: Players skill on the battlefield and work
    as a team will be tested like never before against the giant Akrid.
    Players will utilize teamwork tactics, new weapons and a variety of
    vital suits (VS) to fight these larger-than-life bosses.

  • Rewards System- Players will receive rewards for assisting teammates and contributing to the team’s success
  • Multiplayer modes and online ranking system
  • Exciting new VS features- Based on fan feedback, the team has
    implemented an unbelievable variety of Vital Suits and new ways to
    combat VSs. The new VS system will have a powerful impact on the way
    the player takes to the war zone in Lost Planet 2


Conclusion:

Successful return for Lost Planet 2, but the honor roll of 2007.
Indeed, the game can get this time a compelling experience that under
certain conditions, namely, being played at several levels to better
enjoy fighting and specially designed for this purpose. Only the title
suffers from disturbing inconsistencies, and old school difficulty may
soon be discouraged. The life support system slightly modified for its
part is a bit of freshness, even if the heat of battle is largely
identical, the set is still quite volatile so that the action takes
over. Less memorable than its predecessor, Lost Planet ² nonetheless
effective. A title first and foremost for those who want a big dose of
action in co-op , without necessarily trying to find out why they broke
the chain of monsters than twenty meters high.

 

 

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