Lost Planet 3 reveals new truths about the foreboding planet and the colonial history of E.D.N. III. The game introduces Jim, a rig pilot who leaves Earth to take on a hazardous but lucrative contract on E.D.N. III. Working for Neo-Venus Construction (NEVEC) who are preparing the planet for colonization, Jim joins his fellow pioneers at the Coronis base and begins surveying the uncharted terrain and obtaining samples of the planet's energy supply - Thermal Energy. With NEVEC's existing Thermal Energy reserve running low the fate of the Coronis mission depends on the natural source of the energy supply being located. Realizing that this is a great opportunity for a huge pay-off and early ticket home to his family, Jim braves the risk of the treacherous environment and threat of the indigenous Akrid. Acting as a home away from home and boasting an array of tools that can assist Jim on the field, the utility rig provides Jim's safety and is essential for not only his contract work but also his protection against the ever-changing climate. Lost Planet 3 delivesr a diverse range of gameplay including on-foot battles and intense first person action. With a number of multiplayer modes and a compelling single player experience, Lost Planet 3 will delves deeper into the Lost Planet universe, uncovering hidden truths within the unique and dynamic environment of E.D.N. III.
Lost Planet has always been a scattershot series of sorts. Where the first game was interesting but wonky, the second game was a messy amalgam of cooperative Monster Hunter-esque battles and mechs. Now, Lost Planet 3 is a strange brew of excellent narrative and hackneyed third-person shooter elements. The potential for greatness is evident every time we interact with protagonist Jim Peyton, but lost in the blustery wilderness each time we're faced with the gravity of the situation: Lost Planet is a completely different beast than before, and this may have been its last attempt at getting things right. A repetitive single-player campaign, lackluster gunplay, and other issues mar what could have been an excellent third entry. You're dropped onto the icy planet E.D.N.... Read Review