What's the story behind the icy wasteland from which Lost Planet takes its name? No one really knows. Not even the fantastically named Wayne, furry jacket-sporting hero of Lost Planet. Seriously, he doesn't have the foggiest clue what's going on - his memory has been wiped, y'see.
But he does remember his father getting sliced into untidy little squares by the Akrids, the collective name for the enormous insect-beings that populate the planet. He's also remembered that he's got some really big
In the world of videogames, there are three evergreen enemies that we'll always look forward to splattering: Nazis, zombies and giant bugs. Lost Planet deals with the latter, then has the good graces to throw in giant robots armed with senses-shattering missiles. This formula sounds absolutely bulletproof on paper - and it's just the single-player game. The multiplayer madhouse we sprinted through was devoid of oversized insects, but it retained every ounce of the explosive gameplay we've been
Wednesday 23 August 2006
Xbox 360's frozen sci-fi shooter Lost Planet received a warm reception both at this year's E3 and with its downloadable Live demo, but the Game Convention currently running in Leipzig has provided the first showing for its multiplayer.
While the finished game - due out early next year - will feature a variety of maps and play styles, currently only the snowy urban warzone from the single-player game is available for five-versus-five team-play.
Each team scores points
We've been exposing ourselves to the elements for the past two weeks in an effort to bring you the most in-depth coverage of Lost Planet possible. After tearing through an uncountable number of Akrid (the insectoid monsters that plague our icy homeland) and gutting more than a few ice pirates, we're back to deliver our preliminary verdict on the extremely early version we played: Lost Planet is legitimate, concentrated awesome.
As you undoubtedly already know from our previous coverage, you
Thursday 16 November 2006
In keeping with Capcom's Onimusha and Devil May Cry series, Lost Planet is a cinematic adventure that mixes some of the best virtual acting with eye-popping style and epic set-piece battles. It's no wonder blasting though Lost Planet feels a lot like Devil May Cry either - it's by the same development team at Capcom.
From the moment you step onto the icy tundra Lost Planet explodes with fire and ice. Your hero, erm, Wayne is on a mission to uncover new sources of
It may not be snowing yet where you live, but that doesn't mean you can't have a snowball fight. And if you prefer your whimsical winter wonderlands being pockmarked with blackened rocket blasts and colossal robot footprints, this is one fight you'll definitely want to join.
As we reported earlier, Capcom will give 360 gamers their first freezer burned taste of Lost Planet multiplayer action tomorrow, when they unleash a new playable demo over Xbox Live. If you have an account, the demo and
With Gears of War ripping up the sales charts, it's hard to get excited about the Xbox 360's "next big thing." After our most recent multiplayer mash-up with Lost Planet, however, we're ready to declare it next in line for the coveted Xbox Live crown. We just spent several hours duking it out with 15 other players on all kinds of maps, and now we're loading up our frost-bitten experiences into a gargantuan mech-cannon and blasting it down your gullet.
Unlike Gears' chainsaw-in-your-mouth